HMS Magnificent (1806)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Magnificent.
HMS Magnificent in a Gale.jpg
History
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Name: HMS Magnificent
Ordered: 31 January 1805
Builder: Perry, Wells & Green, Blackwall
Laid down: April 1805
Launched: 30 August 1806
Fate: Sold, 1843
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Repulse-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1732 394 (bm))
Length: 174 ft (53 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 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 Magnificent was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 30 August 1806 at Blackwall Yard, captained by Rear-Admiral William Lloyd Towns.[1]

She was hulked in 1825, and eventually sold out of the service in 1843.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.

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.