HMS Hannibal (1810)
|Ordered:||31 January 1805|
|Builder:||Adams, Bucklers Hard|
|Fate:||Broken up, December 1833|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Fame-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1749 bm|
|Length:||175 ft (53 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
On 26 March 1814, Hannibal, Hebrus, and Sparrow encountered two French frigates, the Sultane and the Etoile, which were returning from the Cape Verde Islands and a cruise of commerce raiding. Hannibal set off after Sultane and sent Hebrus and Sparrow after Etoile. Both French vessels were captured the next day. Hannibal captured Sultane, without a fight. Hebrus captured Étoile, but only after severe fighting at the ensuing Battle of Jobourg.
She was used for harbour service from August 1825. Hannibal was broken up in December 1833 at Pembroke Dock.
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