HMS Ocean (1805)

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History
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Name: HMS Ocean
Ordered: 4 May 1797
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard
Laid down: 1 October 1792
Launched: 24 October 1805
Fate: Broken up, 1875
Notes: Depot ship from 1841
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 98-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 22764994 (bm)
Length: 196 ft (60 m)(gundeck)
Beam: 51 ft (16 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 98 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 30 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 12 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs

HMS Ocean was a 98-gun second-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched from Woolwich Dockyard on 24 October 1805. She was the only ship built to her draught, and designed by Sir John Henslow.[1]

She was converted to serve as a depot ship in 1841, and was eventually broken up in 1875.[1] Her figurehead is preserved at Queenborough, Kent.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p183.
  2. ^ Simper, River Medway and the Swale, p2

References[edit]

  • Mid-Victorian RN vessel HMS Ocean. William Loney RN - Background. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  • 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.
  • Simper, Robert (1998). River Medway and the Swale. Lavenham: Creekside Publishing. ISBN 978-0951992777.