HMS Royal Adelaide (1828)

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Name: HMS Royal Adelaide
Ordered: 6 January 1812
Builder: Plymouth Dockyard
Laid down: May 1819
Launched: 28 July 1828
Fate: Sold, 1905
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Princess Charlotte-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2446 bm
Length: 197 ft 7 in (60.22 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 52 ft 10 in (16.10 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full 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.

By the time of the 1871 census she was the flagship at the Hamoaze, Devonport.[citation needed]

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.