|HMS Mars (1848)|
|Laid down:||December 1839|
|Launched:||1 July 1848|
|General characteristics |
|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)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
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. In 1869 she was moored in the River Tay. She served there as a training ship until 1929, when she was sold and towed to Inverkeithing to be broken up.
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
- 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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