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HMS Defence (1815)

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Name  HMS Defence
Builder  Chatham Dockyard
Fate  Burnt, 1857
Launched  25 April 1815
Ordered  23 March 1809
Laid down  May 1812
Construction started  May 1812
Class and type  Vengeur-class ship of the line

HMS Defence was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 25 April 1815 at Chatham.

She was converted to serve as a prison ship in 1849. Defence was badly damaged by an accidental fire, probably caused by spontaneous combustion in a load recently delivered coal, at Woolwich on 14 July 1857. The fire was extinguished by scuttling the ship and while it was not totally destroyed the remains were broken up later.


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