HMS Montagu (1779)
|Ordered:||16 July 1774|
|Laid down:||30 January 1775|
|Launched:||28 August 1779|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1818|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Alfred-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1631 (bm)|
|Length:||169 ft (52 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 2 in (14.38 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
On 30 October 1794 Montagu and Ganges captured the French corvette Jacobin. Jacobin was armed with twenty-four 12-pounder guns, and had a crew of 223 men; she was nine days out of Brest and taken nothing. The Royal Navy took Jacobin into service as HMS Matilda.
Montague was broken up in 1818.
Citations and references
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p179.
- Winfield, British Warships.
- The London Gazette: . 10 February 1795.
- Lavery, Brian, The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850, 1983, ISBN 0-85177-252-8
- Lyon, David, The Sailing Navy List, All the Ships of the Royal Navy - Built, Purchased and Captured 1688-1860, pub Conway Maritime Press, 1993, ISBN 0-85177-617-5
- Winfield, Rif (2007) British Warships of the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates, (Seaforth). ISBN 1-86176-295-X
- Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.
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