HMS Prince of Wales (1794)
|Name:||HMS Prince of Wales|
|Ordered:||29 November 1783|
|Laid down:||May, 1784|
|Launched:||28 June 1794|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1822|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Boyne-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2024 1⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||50 ft 3 in (15.32 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft 9 in (6.63 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
In the spring of 1795, she served as the flagship of Admiral Henry Harvey who commanded a squadron in the North Sea and later participated in the Battle of Groix in 1795. Prince of Wales served as the flagship of Admiral Robert Calder at the Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1805. She was not present at Trafalgar. In consequence of the strong feeling against him for his conduct at Cape Finisterre, Calder had demanded a court-martial. Nelson was ordered to send Calder home, and allowed him to return in his own flagship, even though battle was imminent. Calder left in early October 1805, missing the battle.
Prince of Wales was broken up in December 1822.
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