HMS Glory (1788)

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Glory and valiant.jpg
HMS Glory (center) in company with HMS Valiant
History
Royal Navy EnsignUK
Name: HMS Glory
Ordered: 16 July 1774
Builder: Plymouth Dockyard
Laid down: 7 April 1775
Launched: 5 July 1788
Honours and
awards:
Fate: Broken up, 1825
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Duke-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1931 bm
Length: 177 ft 6 in (54.10 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 98 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 30 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 12 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs

HMS Glory was a 98-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 5 July 1788 at Plymouth.[1]

Glory served as the flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Stirling at the Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1805, commanded by Captain Samuel Warren.

She was converted to a prison ship in 1809, and was broken up in 1825.[1]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p179.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.