HMS Trafalgar (1820)

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HMS Camperdown 1843
History
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Name: HMS Trafalgar
Ordered: 12 June 1807
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: May 1813
Launched: 26 July 1820
Decommissioned: 1854
Renamed:
  • HMS Camperdown, 22 February 1825
  • HMS Pitt, 29 July 1882
Fate: Sold, May 1906
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 98-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2404 bm
Length: 196 ft (60 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 52 ft 6 in (16.00 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft 8 in (6.91 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 98 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 30 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 6 × 12 pdrs, 8 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Trafalgar was ordered as a 98-gun second rate ship of the line,[1] re-rated as a 106-gun first rate ship of the line in February 1817 and launched on 26 July 1820 at Chatham. She was jointly designed by the Surveyors of the Navy at the time, and was the only ship built to her draught.[1]

She was renamed HMS Camperdown on 22 February 1825.

Camperdown was placed on harbour service in 1854 and became a coal hulk three years later. She was renamed HMS Pitt on 29 July 1882 and was sold out of the Navy in May 1906.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p187.
  2. ^ Wilson, p. 15

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.
  • Wilson, Bob (2009). "Fuelling the Victorian Navy". In Jordan, John. Warship 2009. London: Conway. pp. 10–21. ISBN 978-1-84486-089-0. 
  • Winfield, Rif (2005) British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-717-4.

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