HMS Princess Royal (1773)

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History
Royal Navy EnsignUK
Name: HMS Princess Royal
Ordered: 10 September 1767
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid down: 31 October 1767
Launched: 18 October 1773
Honours and
awards:
Fate: Broken up, 1807
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Barfleur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1973 (bm)
Length: 177 ft 6 in (54.10 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 50 ft 3 in (15.32 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 750 officers and men
Armament:
  • 90 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Middle gundeck: 30 × 18-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 12-pounder guns
  • Fc: 2 × 9-pounder guns
  • 98 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Middle gundeck: 30 × 18-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 12-pounder guns
  • QD: 8 × 12-pounder guns
  • Fc: 2 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Princess Royal was a 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 18 October 1773 at Portsmouth. During her career she was upgraded to a 98-gun ship, by the addition of eight 12 pdr guns to her quarterdeck.[1]

In 1795, Princess Royal took part in the Naval Battle of Genoa and the Naval Battle of Hyères Islands under Captain John Child Purvis.

She was broken up in 1807.[1]

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p179.

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.