HMS Hindostan (1841)

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Hindustan broken up at Woolwich RMG PU6178.jpg
Hindustan at Woolwich for breaking
History
Royal Navy EnsignUK
NameHMS Hindostan
Ordered21 September 1819
BuilderPlymouth Dockyard
Laid downAugust 1828
Launched2 August 1841
FateSold, 1921
General characteristics [1]
Class and type80-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen2029 bm
Length185 ft 8 in (56.59 m) (gundeck)
Beam50 ft 9 in (15.47 m)
Depth of hold21 ft (6.4 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament
  • 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Upper gundeck: 32 × 24 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
NotesThe name of the ship is HINDOSTAN and not HINDUSTAN which is the spelling of later vessels.

HMS Hindostan was an 80-gun two-deck second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 2 August 1841. Her design was based on an enlarged version of the lines of Repulse.[1]

In 1865 she became an auxiliary to the training ship Britannia at Dartmouth, and remained part of that establishment until it was transferred ashore to the Royal Naval College there. She joined the boy artificers' training establishment at Portsmouth that year and was renamed Fisgard III. She was renamed Hindostan in 1920, and sold to J. B. Garnham & Sons in 1921.[2] After being broken up, her timbers and those of HMS Impregnable were used in 1924 in the renovation of the Liberty department store in London.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, 191.
  2. ^ Winfield, 97.
  3. ^ "Our history". Liberty.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2013.

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003). The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • Winfied, Rif (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 1 86176 032 9.

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