HMS Venerable (1808)
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HMS Venerable fighting the French frigate Alcmène on 16 January 1814
|Ordered:||31 January 1805|
|Laid down:||December 1805|
|Launched:||12 April 1808|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1838|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Repulse-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1716 tons (1743.5 tonnes)|
|Length:||174 ft (53 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
On 31 December 1813, she captured the French privateer which became HMS Jason.
She was placed on harbour service in 1825, and was broken up in 1838.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p188.
- 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.
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