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HMS Benbow (1813)

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Name  HMS Benbow
Laid down  July 1808
Construction started  July 1808
Builder  Rotherhithe
Ordered  11 June 1808
Fate  Broken up, 1895
Launched  3 February 1813
Notes  Coal hulk from August 1859
Class and type  Vengeur-class ship of the line

HMS Benbow was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by Brent of Rotherhithe and launched on 3 February 1813.

In 1840 Benbow saw action in the bombardment of the city of Acre under the command of Admiral Robert Stopford. At the height of the battle either Benbow or the naval steamer HMS Gorgon fired the shell that destroyed Acre's powder magazine, causing an explosion that greatly weakened the city's defences.

Benbow was used for harbour service from February 1848 until August 1859, when she was converted to be used as a coal hulk. In 1892, after 79 years of service, she was sold out of the Navy, and was broken up in 1895 at Castle, Woolwich.


HMS Benbow (1813) Wikipedia

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