HMS Magnanime (1780)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Magnanime
Ordered: 16 October 1775
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: 23 August 1777
Launched: 14 October 1780
Commissioned: October 1780
Fate: Broken up at Sheerness Dockyard, July 1813
Notes: Razeed to a 44-gun fifth rate, 1795
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Intrepid-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1369 51/94 bm
Length: 159 ft 6 in (48.62 m) (gundeck)
131 ft 6 in (40.08 m) (keel)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Complement: 500 (as 64-gun ship); 310 officers and men (as frigate)

As third rate, 64 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 4 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 9 pdrs

HMS Magnanime was a 64-gun Third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 14 October 1780 at Deptford Dockyard. She belonged to the Intrepid-class designed by Sir John Williams.[1] Commissioned in October 1780 under Captain Charles Wolseley, she sailed in 1781 with the Relief Expedition to Gibraltar, and subsequently to the Indian Ocean, where she participated in several of the series of battles against French forces off India - including those of Providien, Negapatam and Trincomalee in 1782 and Cuddalore in 1783. She returned to the United Kingdom and paid off into Ordinary (reserve) in June 1784.
From 1794—95, she was cut down into a 44-gun razee Fifth rate frigate and recommissioned in November 1794 under Captain Isaac Schomberg; she served as such throughout the French Revolutionary War before paying off into Ordinary again in 1802. During the Napoleonic War she servedf in a variety of ancillary capacities - as a floating battery, then as a hospital ship. The Magnanime was eventually broken up in July 1813.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p181.


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  • Winfield, Rif (2007) British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.

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