Devonshire
History
Royal Navy Ensign
United Kingdom
NameHMS Devonshire
Ordered28 May 1808
BuilderBarnard, Deptford
Laid downOctober 1810
Launched23 September 1812
FateBroken up, 1869
General characteristics [1]
Class and type Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen1742 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 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Devonshire was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 23 September 1812 at Deptford.[1]

The Devonshire prison-ship, at Sheerness in 1854, holding Russian prisoners of war
The Devonshire prison-ship, at Sheerness in 1854, holding Russian prisoners of war

She was placed on harbour service in 1849, and was broken up in 1869.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 189.

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.