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Canada class ship of the line

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Name  Canada
Preceded by  Ramillies class
Completed  4
Operators  Royal Navy
Succeeded by  Albion class
Canada-class ship of the line
In service  17 September 1765 - 1834

The Canada class ships of the line were a series of four 74-gun third rates designed for the Royal Navy by William Bateley. The name ship of the class was launched in 1765.

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Design

During this period in British naval architecture, the 74-gun third rates were divided into two distinct groupings: the 'large' and 'common' classes. The Canada class ships belonged to the latter grouping, carrying 18-pounder guns on their upper gun decks, as opposed to the 24-pounders of the large class.

Service

HMS Captain, made famous for Nelson's actions at the Battle of Cape St Vincent, belonged to this class of ships.

Ships

  • HMS Canada
  • Builder: Woolwich Dockyard Ordered: 1 December 1759 Launched: 17 September 1765 Fate: Broken up, 1834
  • HMS Majestic
  • Builder: Adams & Barnard, Deptford Ordered: 23 August 1781 Launched: 11 December 1785 Fate: Broken up, 1816
  • HMS Orion
  • Builder: Barnard, Deptford Ordered: 2 October 1782 Launched: 1 June 1787 Fate: Broken up, 1814
  • HMS Captain
  • Builder: Batson, Limehouse Ordered: 14 November 1782 Launched: 26 January 1787 Fate: Burned and broken up, 1813

    References

    Canada-class ship of the line Wikipedia


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