HMS Belleisle (1819)

HMS Belleisle was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 26 April 1819 at Pembroke Dockyard.[1]

The hospital ship Belleisle taking provisions during the Crimean War
History
UK
Name: HMS Belleisle
Ordered: 17 November 1812
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Laid down: February 1816
Launched: 26 April 1819
Fate: Broken up, 1872
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Repulse-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1709 bm
Length: 174 ft (53 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9-pounders
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9-pounders

Belleisle was converted to serve as a troopship in 1841.[1] On 10 June 1856, she ran aground on the Englishman's Shoal, in the Bosphorus. she was refloated on 13 June.[2] Bellisle was broken up in 1872.[1]

Notes

  1. Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 189.
  2. "Devon". The Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet, and General Advertiser (2771). Truro. 1 August 1856. p. 5.

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.
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