HMS Sandwich (1759)
|Ordered:||22 November 1755|
|Launched:||14 April 1759|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1810|
|Notes:||Floating battery from 1780; harbour service from 1790|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Sandwich-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1869 tons bm|
|Length:||176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||49 ft (15 m)|
|Depth of hold:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
She was converted to serve as a floating battery in 1780, and from 1790 was on harbour service. She was Richard Parker's "flagship" in the 1797 Nore Mutiny made up of 28 ships. The ship was later used to hang the leaders of the mutiny.
Sandwich was broken up in 1810.
Ghost ship in Trafalgar
Citations and references
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p175.
- Auguste Mayer's picture as described by the official website of the Musée national de la Marine (in French)
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- 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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