Calcutta

3464
Nominal Guns84B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.4.1827B065
Keel Laid Down3.1828B065
Acquired14.3.1831B028
ShipyardBombay Dockyard - Bombay B181
Ship ClassCanopus Class
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up12.5.1908B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck196' 1 ½"Imperial Feet59.7535 
Length of Keel161' 11 ½"Imperial Feet49.0855 
Breadth50' 9"Imperial Feet15.4686 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen2,029Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck196' 0"Imperial Feet59.7408 
Length of Keel162' 4 ½"Imperial Feet49.3903 
Breadth52' 6"Imperial Feet15.9258 
Depth in Hold22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Burthen2,290 6294Tons BM 

Armament


1831Broadside Weight = 1220 Imperial Pound ( 553.27 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder

1831Broadside Weight = 1344 Imperial Pound ( 609.504 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 British 32-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1815700Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.3.1856 - 8.1859CaptainWilliam King Hall (1816-1886)W025

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.9.1840 - 9.11.1843LieutenantRobert Laurie Atkinson (1811-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1840Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £72225.0.0dB181
9.1863Gunnery training ship at PortsmouthB181
1865Gunnery training shipB065


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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