HMS Royal George (1827)
Depiction of HMS Royal George by Charles Fitzgerald
|Name:||HMS Royal George|
|Ordered:||2 September 1819|
|Laid down:||June 1823|
|Launched:||22 September 1827|
|Class and type:||Caledonia-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||2616 bm|
|Length:||205 ft (62 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||53 ft 6 in (16.31 m)|
|Depth of hold:||23 ft 2 in (7.06 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
In 1853 she was fitted with screw propulsion. Boilers and engines were placed in space previously used for water tanks. Further space had to be given over to storing coal, which made the ship rather crowded. In February 1856 Captain Henry Codrington was replaced by Captain Robinson.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p190.
- admiral Charles Cooper Penrose Fitzgerald (1913). Memories of the Sea. London: Edward Arnold.
- 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.
- Lyon, David and Winfield, Rif (2004) The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815-1889. Chatham Publishing, London. ISBN 1-86176-032-9.
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