HMS Triumph (1764)

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HMS Triumph 1764.jpg
A sketch of HMS Triumph
History
Great Britain
NameHMS Triumph
Ordered21 May 1757
BuilderWoolwich Dockyard
Launched3 March 1764
Honours and
awards
FateBroken up, 1850
General characteristics [1]
Class and type Valiant-class ship of the line
Tons burthen1825 (bm)
Length172 ft (52 m) (gundeck)
Beam49 ft 8 in (15.14 m)
Depth of hold22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 30 × 24-pounder guns
  • QD: 10 × 9-pounder guns
  • Fc: 2 × 9-pounder guns
A proposal for a 74-gun two-decker third rate, based on Triumph

HMS Triumph was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 3 March 1764 at Woolwich.[1]

In 1797, she took part in the Battle of Camperdown, and in 1805 Triumph was part of Admiral Calder's fleet at the Battle of Cape Finisterre.

In 1810 Triumph and Phipps, salvaged a large load of elemental mercury from a wrecked Spanish vessel near Cadiz, Spain. The bladders containing the mercury soon ruptured, poisoning the crew with mercury vapour.

Triumph was on harbour service from 1813 but was not broken up until 1850.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p176.

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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