HMS Royal George (1827)

HMS Royal George was a 120-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 22 September 1827 at Chatham Dockyard.[1]

Depiction of HMS Royal George by Charles Fitzgerald
History
UK
Name: HMS Royal George
Ordered: 2 September 1819
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: June 1823
Launched: 22 September 1827
Fate: Sold, 1875
General characteristics [1]
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)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 120 guns:
  • Gundeck: 30 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68-pdr carronades
  • Middle gundeck: 34 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 34 × 32 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 2 × 18 pdrs, 14 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 18 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades

In 1853 she was fitted with screw propulsion.[1] 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.[2]

She was sold out of the service in 1875.[1]

Notes

  1. Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p190.
  2. admiral Charles Cooper Penrose Fitzgerald (1913). Memories of the Sea. London: Edward Arnold.

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.
  • 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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