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BLACK PRINCE 3rd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1816-1826)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Black Prince     Woolwich DYd 7/1814 30/3/1816 29/8/1816 prison ship 1848
Wellesley     East India Co., Bombay 5/1813 24/2/1815 2/1825 TS 1862
Hawke     Woolwich DYd 4/1815 16/3/1820 25/5/1820 converted to screw blockship 4/1855, BU 1865
Melville     East India Co., Bombay 7/1815 17/2/1817 12/1826 hospital ship 3/1857


Technical data


Data variantsailing screw
Displacement normal, t

1738bm

2808

Displacement full, t   
Length, m

53.6 gundeck

53.7 gundeck

Breadth, m

14.5

14.8

Draught, m

6.40 hold depth

6.44 hold depth

No of shafts

 

1

Machinery

sails

sails + 1 2-cyl HSE (trunked)

Power, h. p. 

500ihp

Max speed, kts 

6.5

Fuel, t 

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)   
Armament

28 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr SBML, 28 x 1 - 139/19 18pdr SBML, 12 x 1 - 159/8 32pdr SBML carronades, 6 x 1 - 139/8 18pdr SBML carronades, 6 x 1 - 118/14 12pdr SBML

4 x 1 - 254/11 10'' 85cwt shell SBML, 2 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt shell SBML, 4 x 1 - 204/15 68pdr 65cwt shell SBML, 24 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 26 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr 50cwt SBML

Complement

590

600



Ship project history


74-gun 3nd rate two-deckers. 1810 design to reduced lines of the Danish prize Christian VII taken in 1807. Built on Seppings' principles of diagonal framing.

Modernizations


1855, Hawke: was converted to 60-gun screw ship with data as given in the table

Naval service


No significant events.