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SHIPS-OF-THE-LINE, CAPITAL SHIPS & MONITORS

BLACK PRINCE 3rd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1816-1826)

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Black Prince     Woolwich DYd 7/1814 30/3/1816 29/8/1816 prison ship 1848
Wellesley     East India Co., Bombay 5/1813 24/2/1815 2/1825 TS 1862
Hawke     Woolwich DYd 4/1815 16/3/1820 25/5/1820 converted to screw blockship 4/1855, BU 1865
Melville     East India Co., Bombay 7/1815 17/2/1817 12/1826 hospital ship 3/1857

 

 

Data variant sailing

Displacement normal, t

1738bm

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

53.6 gundeck

Breadth, m

14.5

Draught, m

6.40 hold depth

No of shafts

 

Machinery

sails

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

 

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

28 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr SBML, 28 x 1 - 139/19 18pdr SBML, 12 x 1 - 159/8 32pdr SBML carronades, 6 x 1 - 139/8 18pdr SBML carronades, 6 x 1 - 118/14 12pdr SBML

Complement

590

 

Ship project history: 74-gun 3nd rate two-deckers. 1810 design to reduced lines of the Danish prize Christian VII taken in 1807. Built on Seppings' principles of diagonal framing.

Modernizations: 1855, Hawke: was converted to 60-gun screw ship with data as given in the table

Data variant screw

Displacement normal, t

2808

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

53.7 gundeck

Breadth, m

14.8

Draught, m

6.44 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + 1 2-cyl HSE (trunked)

Power, h. p.

500ihp

Max speed, kts

6.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

4 x 1 - 254/11 10'' 85cwt shell SBML, 2 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt shell SBML, 4 x 1 - 204/15 68pdr 65cwt shell SBML , 24 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 26 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr 50cwt SBML

Complement

600

Naval service: No significant events.

 

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