HMS Talbot (1824)
|Ordered:||30 April 1818|
|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|
|Class and type:||Atholl-class frigate|
|Tons burthen:||500 18/94 bm|
|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|
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 18⁄94 tons burthen. 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.
Construction and career
Talbot, the fourth ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy, was ordered on 30 April 1818, laid down in March 1821 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 9 October 1824. She was completed on 21 December 1824 at Plymouth Dockyard and commissioned on 21 September of that year. She took part in Inglefield’s 1854 Arctic expedition as a depot ship.
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