Watercolor by an unidentified artist, depicting the ship at Malta.
|Ordered||13 July 1807|
|Laid down||February 1808|
|Launched||2 December 1811|
|Fate||Broken up, 1865|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type||Vengeur-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen||1763 (bm)|
|Length||176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam||47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)|
|Depth of hold||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Sail plan||Full-rigged ship|
HMS Asia was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 2 December 1811 at Frindsbury.
On 26 July 1813 Asia sailed from Negril as escort to a convoy bound for London.
Asia was off Chesapeake Bay in July 1814. The Royal Marine Artillery company of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Marines were ferried from Bermuda to the Chesapeake aboard Asia, via HMS Tonnant. During the bombardment of Fort McHenry, Asia was moored off Baltimore, along with Seahorse, Severn and Surprise. Asia was among Admiral Alexander Cochrane's fleet moored off New Orleans at the start of 1815. In support of the attack on New Orleans, 107 Royal Marines from Asia were disembarked.
Renamed as HMS Alfred in 1819. From 1822 to 1828 Asia was reduced to a 50-gun fourth rate Frigate, and was eventually broken up in 1865.