HMS Northumberland (1798)
Destruction of the French Frigates Arianne & Andromachee 22nd May 1812. Northumberland is the ship at the right of the picture.
|Ordered:||10 June 1795|
|Laid down:||October 1795|
|Launched:||2 February 1798|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1850|
|Notes:||Hulked, February 1827|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||America class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1907 bm|
|Length:||182 ft (55 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||48 ft 7.5 in (14.821 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft 7 in (6.58 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
She received a measure of fame when she transported Napoleon I into captivity on the Island of Saint Helena. Napoleon had surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon, on 15 July 1815 and transported him to Plymouth. Napoleon was transferred from the Bellerophon to the Northumberland for his final voyage to St. Helena because concerns were expressed about the suitability of the ageing ship. HMS Northumberland was therefore selected instead.
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