Canopus Class

Design prototypeB181

Design based on the French 80 Franklin taken in 1798



NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns84
Approved1815
DesignerSir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)
RateSecond Rate
TypeShip of the Line
Designed Crew700
Ships in Class3

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 1,224.00 Imperial Pound ( 555.08 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck32 x British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 x British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 x British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 x British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 x British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 x British 24-Pounder

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     193' 10"160' 2 ⅝"51' 5 ¼"22' 6"2,254 6994
Ganges (84) 4.6.1816Bombay Dockyard - Bombay 10.11.182131.8.1929Sold for Break Up196' 5 ½"162' 3 ½"51' 5 ½"22' 6"2,285 8194
Formidable (84) 8.5.1815Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 19.5.182510.7.1906Sold for Break Up196' 1 ½"162' 0 ⅛"51' 6 ½"22' 6"2,289 2894
Calcutta (84) 4.4.1827Bombay Dockyard - Bombay 14.3.183112.5.1908Sold for Break Up196' 1 ½"161' 11 ½"50' 9"21' 0"2,029

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook

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