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CUMBERLAND 3rd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1842-1848)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Cumberland     Chatham DYd 4/1836 21/10/1842 7/12/1842 sheer hulk 4/1863
Boscawen     Woolwich DYd 1/1826 3/4/1844 26/9/1848 drill ship 2/1862


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

2212bm

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

54.9 gundeck

Breadth, m

16.5

Draught, m

6.81 hold depth

No of shafts

 

Machinery

sails

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

6 x 1 - 204/13 68pdr 65cwt SBML, 22 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 26 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr 50cwt SBML, 12 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt, 4 x 1 - 139/19 18pdr 10cwt SBML

Complement

620



Ship project history


70-gun 3nd rate two-deckers. William Symonds design of 1833. Boscawen was originally ordered as a member of 74-gun Armada class in 1812 but was reordered to new 80-gun design in 1817 and began building as such in 1826 but cancelled in 1831 and reordered again as 50-gun frigate Indefatigable in 1832 before finally reordered as a 70-gun ship.

Modernizations


1850s, both: - 4 x 1 - 139/19 18pdr 10cwt; + 4 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Naval service


No significant events.