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NELSON 1st rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1814-1815)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Nelson     Woolwich DYd 12/1809 4/7/1814 17/8/1814 screw 2/1860, screw TS 2/1867, screw frigate 1878, sold 4/1898
Howe     Chatham DYd 6/1808 28/3/1815 1815 BU 2/1854
Saint Vincent     Plymouth DYd 5/1810 11/3/1815 1815 troopship 1854


Technical data


Data variantsailing screw
Displacement normal, t

2601bm

St. Vincent: 4672

2736bm

3158

Displacement full, t   
Length, m

62.5 gundeck

65.9 gundeck

Breadth, m

16.3

16.6

Draught, m

7.32

6.65

No of shafts

 

1

Machinery

sails

sails + 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p. 

2102

Max speed, kts 

11.5

Fuel, t 

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)   
Armament

32 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 64cwt SBML, 12 x 1 - 159/8 32pdr 17cwt SBML carronades, 34 x 1 - 148/18 24pdr SBML, 34 x 1 - 139/19 18pdr SBML, 6 x 1 - 139/8 18pdr carronades, 8 x 1 - 118/14 12pdr SBML

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt, 32 x 1 - 203/13 65cwt SBML, 34 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 22 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt

Complement

875

850



Ship project history


120-guns three-deckers. Designed by the Surveyors' Office, modified from the draught for the Caledonia but proved poor sailers, being 'very crank'.

Modernizations


1840, all: completely rearmed with: 4 x 1 - 204/13 68pdr 60cwt SBML, 66 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 36 x 1 - 161/14 32pdr 40cwt SBML, 14 x 1 - 159/12 32pdr 25cwt SBML carronades

(3/1859-1/9/1860), Nelson: was converted to screw 89-guns 2nd rate three-decker with data as given in the table

2/1867, Nelson: as TS was armed with 2 x 1 - 178/14 7''/110pdr 95cwt MLR, 20 x 1 - 160/16 64pdr 58cwt MLR, 20 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 43cwt SBML

1878, Nelson: as frigate was armed with 2 x 1 - 178/14 7''/110pdr 95cwt MLR, 19 x 1 - 160/16 64pdr 58cwt MLR, 10 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 43cwt SBML

1884, Nelson: - 1 x 1 - 160/16 64pdr 58cwt MLR; + 2 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 43cwt SBML

Naval service


No significant events.