HMS Milford (1809)

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Milford
History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
NameHMS Milford
Ordered6 December 1796
BuilderJacobs, Milford Haven
Laid downJune 1798
Launched1 April 1809
FateBroken up, 1846
General characteristics [1]
Class and type74-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen1919 (bm)
Length181 ft (55 m) (gundeck)
Beam49 ft (15 m)
Depth of hold21 ft (6.4 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 24-pounder guns
  • QD: 12 × 9-pounder guns
  • Fc: 4 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Milford was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 1 April 1809 at Milford Haven. She was designed by Jean-Louis Barrallier as a large class 74, and was the only ship built to her draught. As a large 74, she carried 24 pdrs on her upper gun deck, instead of the 18 pdrs found on the middling and common class 74s.[1]

Milford was placed on harbour service in 1825, and was broken up in 1846.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p184.

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.