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HMS Brunswick fighting the Achille and Vengeur du Peuple simultaneously
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Brunswick
Ordered: 7 January 1785
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: May 1786
Launched: 30 April 1790
Honours and

Participated in:

Fate: Broken up, 1826
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 74-gun third rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1836 tons (1865.5 tonnes)
Length: 176 ft 2.5 in (53.708 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 48 ft 9 in (14.86 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 14 × 9 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 4 × 9 pdrs

HMS Brunswick was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 30 April 1790 at Deptford.[1]

On 29 October 1792, three condemned mutineers of the Mutiny on the Bounty were hanged from her yardarms.

She fought at the Glorious First of June in 1794 under Captain John Harvey, who died of the wounds he received in the battle, sinking the French ship Vengeur du Peuple.

In 1812 Brunswick was on harbour service, and she was broken up in 1826.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 185.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.


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