H.M.S. Barham quitting Constantinople With Sir Stratford Canning on bd. 12th August 1832 RMG PY0777 (cropped).jpg
HMS Barham (as a 50-gun ship) at Malta on 25 September 1833
History
Royal Navy Ensign
United Kingdom
NameHMS Barham
Ordered2 November 1807
BuilderPerry, Wells & Green, Blackwall Yard
Laid downJune 1808
Launched8 July 1811
FateRescued in Bonaire 1829, Broken up, 1839
General characteristics [1]
Class and typeVengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen1761 bm
Length176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
Depth of hold21 ft (6.4 m)
PropulsionSails
Sail planFull-rigged ship
Armament
  • 74 guns:
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounders
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12-pounders, 10 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12-pounders, 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder carronades

HMS Barham was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy named after Admiral Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, launched on 8 July 1811 at Blackwall Yard.[1]

In 1826 Barham was reduced to a 50-gun ship. On 29 April 1829 she suffered severe damage when she ran aground off Bonaire; she was refloated on 30 April 1829 after her crew threw 37 cannon overboard.[2] She was broken up in 1839.[1]

Notable crew

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 188.
  2. ^ "HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP BARHAM". The Times. No. 13956. London. 3 July 1829. col B, p. 3.

References

  • 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.
  • Douvry, Olivier (2012) Shipwrecks of Bonaire, the warship HMS Barham wasn’t wrecked at Red Slave., GlobeDivers.org.