HMS Royal Adelaide (1828)

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Joseph Walter - HMS Royal Adelaide lying at anchor in the Hamoaze at Devonport.jpg
History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
NameHMS Royal Adelaide
Ordered6 January 1812
BuilderPlymouth Dockyard
Laid downMay 1819
Launched28 July 1828
FateSold, 1905
General characteristics [1]
Class and type Princess Charlotte-class ship of the line
Tons burthen2446 bm
Length197 ft 7 in (60.22 m) (gundeck)
Beam52 ft 10 in (16.10 m)
Depth of hold22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament
  • 104 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Middle gundeck: 32 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 32 × 24 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 2 × 18 pdrs, 12 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 18 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades

HMS Royal Adelaide was a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 28 July 1828 at Plymouth.[1]

When first ordered in 1812 she was intended to be a second rate of 98 guns, but in the general reclassifications of 1817 she was reclassed as a first rate.

She was converted to serve as a depot ship in 1860, and was eventually sold out of the navy in 1905.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p187.

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.

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