HMS Hannibal (1810)

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Name: HMS Hannibal
Ordered: 31 January 1805
Builder: Adams, Bucklers Hard
Launched: May 1810
Fate: Broken up, December 1833
General characteristics [1]
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)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 4 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Hannibal was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by Adams of Bucklers Hard and launched in May 1810.[1]

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.[2] Hebrus captured Étoile, but only after severe fighting at the ensuing Battle of Jobourg.[3]

She was used for harbour service from August 1825. Hannibal was broken up in December 1833 at Pembroke Dock.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.
  2. ^ "No. 16875". The London Gazette. 29 March 1814. p. 678.
  3. ^ "No. 16876". The London Gazette. 2 April 1814. pp. 698–699.

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