HMS Hindostan (1841)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Hindostan.
History
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Name: HMS Hindostan
Ordered: 21 September 1819
Builder: Plymouth Dockyard
Laid down: August 1828
Launched: 2 August 1841
Fate: Sold, 1921
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 80-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2029 bm
Length: 185 ft 8 in (56.59 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 50 ft 9 in (15.47 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full 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
Notes: The 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.