HMS Pembroke (1812)
|Ordered:||17 May 1808|
|Builder:||Wigram, Wells & Green, Blackwall Yard|
|Laid down:||March 1809|
|Launched:||27 June 1812|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Vengeur-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1758 bm|
|Length:||176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
As a part of a squadron under the command of Sir James Brisbane Pembroke, in company with Alcmene and Aigle, on 11 April 1814 captured Fortune, Notre Dame de Leusainte, and a settee  of unknown name, at Fort Maurigio, in the Gulf of Genoa, near Monaco. The squadron silenced the fort's guns, and attacked 20 vessels; 4 were captured, and the cargoes of another 15 taken off ships whose crews scuttled them.[Note 1]
In 1836 Pembroke formed part of an experimental squadron, which were groups of ships sent out in the 1830s and 1840s to test new techniques of ship design, armament, building, and propulsion. In March 1837, she was driven ashore at Gibraltar, but she later was refloated with assistance from the French steamship Minos.
Pembroke was fitted with screw propulsion in 1855. On 16 September 1857, she ran down and sank the British brig Lady Sale off the Isle of May. The Admiralty Court found Pembroke to blame for the collision. She was transferred to the Coastguard in 1858, and used as a base ship from 1887. She was renamed HMS Forte as a receiving hulk in 1890, and was eventually sold out of the navy in 1905.
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- 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.
- Media related to HMS Pembroke (ship, 1812) at Wikimedia Commons
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