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HMS Stirling Castle in 1780 entering Cork Harbour, by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson
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NameHMS Stirling Castle
Ordered12 August 1807
BuilderRoss, Rochester
Laid downJuly 1808
Launched31 December 1811
FateBroken up, 1861
General characteristics [1]
Class and type Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen1774 bm
Length176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam47 ft 6 in (14.5 m)
Depth of hold21 ft (6 m)
Sail planFull-rigged ship
  • Gundeck: 28 × 32-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18-pounder guns
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12-pounder guns, 10 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12-pounder guns, 2 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18-pounder carronades

HMS Stirling Castle was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 31 December 1811 at Rochester.[1]

Stirling Castle was in company with HMS Cormorant on 11 June 1813. Stirling Castle was sailing to the East Indies and Cormorant was sailing to the Cape of Good Hope. On the way, on 11 June, they boarded Ainsley, Brown, master, which was returning to Liverpool from Africa.[2]

Stirling Castle became a prison ship in 1839, and was broken up in 1861.[1]

Citations and references


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.
  2. ^ Lloyd's List №4791.