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COLOSSUS 3rd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1803-1808)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Colossus     Deptford DYd 5/1799 23/4/1803 20/6/1803 BU 2/1826
Warspite     Chatham DYd 3/12/1805 16/11/1807 8/6/1808 frigate 9/1841, Marine Society TS 5/1862


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1881bm

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

54.9 gundeck

Breadth, m

14.9

Draught, m

6.40 hold depth

No of shafts 
Machinery

sails

Power, h. p. 
Max speed, kts 
Fuel, t 
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

28 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr SBML, 10 x 1 - 159/8 32pdr SBML carronades, 36 x 1 - 148/18 24pdr SBML, 2 x 1 - 148/8 24pdr SBML carronades, 6 x 1 - 139/8 18pdr carronades

Complement

590



Ship project history


74-guns two-deckers. Designed by Sir John Henslow.

Modernizations


1815, Colossus: - 30 x 1 - 148/18 24pdr SBML; + 30 x 1 - 139/19 18pdr SBML

9/1841, Warspite: as 3rd rate 50-gun frigate: 54.9x15.1x4.14m, 1885bm; 6 x 1 - 204/13 68pdr 65cwt SBML, 22 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 22 x 1 - 161/16 32pdr 45cwt

Naval service


No significant events.