HMS Waterloo (1818)

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Name: HMS Waterloo
Ordered: 1809
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Laid down: November 1813
Launched: 16 October 1818
Renamed: HMS Bellerophon, 1824
Fate: Sold, 1892
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2041 bm
Length: 192 ft (59 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 49 ft (15 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 80 guns:
  • Gundeck: 30 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 32 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades

HMS Waterloo was an 80-gun third rate ship of the line, launched on 16 October 1818 at Portsmouth. She was designed by Henry Peake, and was the only ship built to her draught. She had originally been ordered as HMS Talavera, but was renamed on the stocks after the Battle of Waterloo.[1]

In 1824 Waterloo was renamed HMS Bellerophon. She was placed on harbour service in 1848, and was sold in 1892.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 187.

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.