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HMS Mars (1848)
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Mars
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: December 1839
Launched: 1 July 1848
Fate: Sold, 1929
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Vanguard-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 2576 bm
Length: 190 ft (58 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 56 ft 9 in (17.30 m)
Depth of hold: 22 ft 6 in (6.86 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

78 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 32 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 4 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Mars was a two-deck 80-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 1 July 1848 at Chatham Dockyard.[1]

She served as a supply carrier in the Crimean War, and was fitted with screw propulsion in 1855. She then saw service in the Mediterranean.[2] In 1869 she was moored in the River Tay.[3] She served there as a training ship until 1929, when she was sold and towed to Inverkeithing to be broken up.[1][4]

Notes[]

Gordon Douglas's book "We'll Send Ye Tae The Mars"(Published 13 November 2008) is a history of the Mars Training Ship and is supported by a website http://www.sonsofthemars.com

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p191.
  2. Mars, Dundee. Dundee City Council. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  3. Mars Training Ship, Dundee. Dundee City Council. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  4. Mars, Dundee. Dundee City Council. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  • 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.

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