HMS Talbot (1824)

HMS Talbot was a 28-gun Atholl-class sixth-rate frigate built for the Royal Navy during the 1820s.

United Kingdom
Name: Talbot
Ordered: 30 April 1818
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Laid down: March 1821
Launched: 9 October 1824
Completed: 21 December 1825
Commissioned: 21 September 1825
Reclassified: As a depot ship, February 1855
Fate: Sold for scrap, 5 March 1896
General characteristics
Class and type: Atholl-class frigate
Tons burthen: 500 18/94 bm
  • 113 ft 8 in (34.6 m) (gundeck)
  • 94 ft 8 in (28.9 m) (keel)
Beam: 31 ft 10 in (9.7 m)
Draught: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Depth: 8 ft 9 in (2.7 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 175


Talbot had a length at the gundeck of 113 feet 8 inches (34.6 m) and 94 feet 8 inches (28.9 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 31 feet 10 inches (9.7 m), a draught of 12 feet (3.7 m) and a depth of hold of 8 feet 9 inches (2.7 m). The ship's tonnage was 500 1894 tons burthen.[1] The Atholl class was armed with twenty 32-pounder carronades on her gundeck, six 32-pounder carronades on her quarterdeck and a pair of 9-pounder cannon in the forecastle. The ships had a crew of 175 officers and ratings.[2]

Construction and career

Talbot, the fourth ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy,[3] was ordered on 30 April 1818, laid down in March 1821 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 9 October 1824.[2] She was completed on 21 December 1824 at Plymouth Dockyard and commissioned on 21 September of that year.[1] She took part in Inglefield’s 1854 Arctic expedition as a depot ship.


  1. Winfield, p. 795
  2. Winfield & Lyon, p. 112
  3. Colledge, p. 343


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