HMS Barham (1811)

HMS Barham was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy named after Admiral Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, launched on 8 July 1811 at Blackwall Yard.[1]

HMS Barham (as a 50-gun ship) at Malta on 25 September 1833
History
UK
Name: HMS Barham
Ordered: 2 November 1807
Builder: Perry, Wells & Green, Blackwall Yard
Laid down: June 1808
Launched: 8 July 1811
Fate: Rescued in Bonaire 1829, Broken up, 1839
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1761 bm
Length: 176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12-pounders, 10 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12-pounders, 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder carronades

In 1826 Barham was reduced to a 50-gun ship. On 29 April 1829 she suffered severe damage when she ran aground off Bonaire; she was refloated on 30 April 1829 after her crew threw 37 cannon overboard.[2] She was broken up in 1839.[1]

Notable crew

Notes

  1. Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 188.
  2. "HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP BARHAM". The Times (13956). London. 3 July 1829. col B, p. 3.

References

  • 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.
  • Douvry, Olivier (2012) Shipwrecks of Bonaire, the warship HMS Barham wasn’t wrecked at Red Slave., GlobeDivers.org.
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