Egmont
History
United Kingdom
NameHMS Egmont
Ordered13 July 1807
BuilderPitcher, Northfleet
Laid downOctober 1807
Launched7 March 1810
FateSold, 1875
General characteristics [1]
Class and type Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen1760 bm
Length176 ft (53.6 m) (gundeck)
Beam47 ft 6 in (14.5 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 pdr carronades
Egmont and HMS Narcissus at the Fort on Villegagnon Island, Rio de Janeiro
Egmont and HMS Narcissus at the Fort on Villegagnon Island, Rio de Janeiro

HMS Egmont was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 7 March 1810 at Northfleet.[1]

[Note 1]

In January 1819, the London Gazette reported that Parliament had voted a grant to all those who had served under the command of Lord Viscount Keith in 1812, between 1812 and 1814, and in the Gironde. Egmont was listed among the vessels that had served under Keith in the Gironde.[Note 2]

She was converted to serve as a storeship in 1862, and was sold out of the Navy in 1875.[1]

Notes, citations and references

Notes

  1. ^ A first-class share was worth £167 11sd; a sixth-class share, that of an ordinary seaman, was worth £1 12s 5¼d.[2]
  2. ^ The sum of the two tranches of payment for that service was £272 8s 5d for a first-class share; the amount for a sixth-class share was £3 3s 5d.[3]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.
  2. ^ "No. 17011". The London Gazette. 13 May 1815. p. 903.
  3. ^ "No. 17864". The London Gazette. 26 October 1822. p. 1752.

References