|HMS Prince George (1772)|
|Name:||HMS Prince George|
|Ordered:||11 June 1766|
|Laid down:||18 May 1767|
|Launched:||31 August 1772|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1839|
|Notes:||Sheer hulk from 1832|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Barfleur-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1955 Long ton (1986.4 tonnes)|
|Length:||177 ft 6 in (54.10 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||50 ft 3 in (15.32 m)|
|Depth of hold:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Complement:||750 officers and men|
HMS Prince George was a 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 31 August 1772 at Chatham. During her career, she was upgraded to a 98-gun ship, through the addition of eight 12 pdr guns to her quarterdeck.
Prince George was converted to serve as a sheer hulk in 1832, and was broken up in 1839.
Citations and notes
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p179.
- 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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