Berwick
History
Royal Navy Ensign
United Kingdom
NameHMS Berwick
Ordered1 July 1807
BuilderPerry, Blackwall
Laid downOctober 1807
Launched11 September 1809
FateBroken up, 1821
General characteristics [1]
Class and type Vengeur-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
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
  • QD: 4 × 12-pounder guns + 10 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Fc: 2 × 12-pounder guns + 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder guns carronades

HMS Berwick was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 11 September 1809 at Blackwall.[1]

Career

At the action of 24 March 1811, Berwick under Captain James Macnamara led the pursuit and destruction of the French frigate Amazone near the Phare de Gatteville lighthouse, Normandy. One sailor was killed in the engagement.[2]

Before the fall of Genoa in April 1814, the boats of Berwick and Rainbow, together with two Sicilian gunboats, attacked French posts near the pass of Rona on 8 and 10 April to assist the British army in its advance. The British drove off the French defenders, who left behind two 24-pounder guns and two mortars. The British lost two men killed and five wounded.[3]

Fate

Berwick was broken up in 1821.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 188.
  2. ^ "No. 16469". The London Gazette. 26 March 1811. p. 573.
  3. ^ "No. 16897". The London Gazette. 10 May 1814. p. 984.

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.