HMS Scipio (1782)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Scipio.
History
Royal Navy EnsignGreat Britain
Name: HMS Scipio
Ordered: 11 November 1779
Builder: Barnard, Deptford
Laid down: January 1780
Launched: 22 October 1782
Fate: Broken up, 1798
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 64-gun third-rate Crown-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1387 (bm)
Length: 160 ft 5 in (48.90 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 10 in (13.67 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 3.5 in (5.880 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 24-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18-pounder guns
  • QD: 10 × 4-pounder guns
  • Fc: 2 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Scipio was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 October 1782 at Deptford.[1] She was broken up in 1798.[1]

Notable people who sailed on her include Matthew Flinders, Francis Laforey, John Nicholson Inglefield and Edward Thornbrough.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p181.

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.