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HMS Union (1756)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Union.
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Union
Ordered: 12 July 1750
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Launched: 25 September 1756
Fate: Broken up, 1816
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: 1750 amendments 90-gun second rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1,781 long tons (1,809.6 t)
Length: 171 ft (52.1 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 48 ft 6 in (14.8 m)
Depth of hold: 20 ft 6 in (6.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

90 guns:

  • Gundeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
  • Middle gundeck: 26 × 18 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 12 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 10 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Union was a 90-gun second rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment as amended in 1750, and launched on 25 September 1756.[1]

In 1756, one of the midshipmen on the Union was John Hunter, later to become an admiral and the second Governor of New South Wales.[2]

In 1799, Union was converted to serve as a hospital ship, and continued in this role until 1816, when the decision was taken to have her broken up.[1]

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References

  • 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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