HMS Princess Amelia (1757)

HMS Princess Amelia was an 80-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Woolwich Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, and launched on 7 March 1757.[1]

History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: HMS Norfolk
Ordered: 25 April 1751
Builder: Woolwich Dockyard, M/Shipwright Thomas Fellowes, followed by Thomas Slade, Adam Hayes, Edward Allin, and Israel Pownoll
Launched: 7 March 1757
Renamed: HMS Princess Amelia on 1 November 1755
Fate: Sold, 1818
Notes:
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 1745 Establishment 80-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1579 3994 (bm)
Length: 165 ft 0 in (50.3 m) (gundeck); 133 ft 0 in (40.5 m) (keel)
Beam: 47 ft 3 in (14.4 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft 0 in (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 650
Armament:
  • Gundeck: 26 × 32-pounder guns
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 18-pounder guns
  • Upper gundeck: 24 × 9-pounder guns
  • QD: Nil
  • Fc: 4 × 6-pounder guns

She participated in the 1781 Battle of Dogger Bank under the command of Captain Macartney with reduced masts and guns.[2]:46

Princess Amelia was lent to the Board of Customs in November 1788, and thereby deleted from the Navy List. She arrived at Sheerness on 24 March 1818 from Stangate Creek. The Admiralty then sold her on 11 June 1818 to a Mr. Snooks for £2,610.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Winfield (2008), p.28.
  2. ^ Ross, Sir John. Memoirs of Admiral de Saumarez Vol 1.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.
  • Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.