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HMS Conqueror (1773)
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Conqueror
Ordered: 12 October 1768
Builder: Plymouth Dockyard
Laid down: October 1769
Launched: 10 October 1773
Fate: Broken up, 1794
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Royal Oak-class ship of the line[2]
Tons burthen: 1606 Long ton (1631.8 tonnes)
Length: 168 ft 6 in (51.36 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Conqueror was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 10 October 1773 at Plymouth.[1]

She was commanded by Captain George Balfour in the Battle of the Saintes, 1782.[3]

She was broken up in 1794.[1]

Citations and notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol. 1, p. 180.
  2. Winfield, British Warships.
  3. "Balfour". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The Naval Historical Foundation. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/b1/balfour.htm. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2007) British Warships of the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-295-X.

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