HMS Northumberland (1798)


HMS Northumberland (1798)

HMS "Northumberland" was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at the yards of Barnard, Deptford and launched on February 2 1798. She participated in the Battle of San Domingo, where she was damaged, and suffered 21 killed and 74 wounded, the highest casualties of any British ship in the battle.

She received a measure of fame when she transported Napoleon I into captivity on the Island of Saint Helena. Napoleon had surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS "Bellerophon", but the authorities were concerned that the aging ship would not be up to the voyage. HMS "Northumberland" was therefore selected instead.

She was converted to a hulk in February 1827, and returned to Deptford to be broken up in 1850.

References


*Colledge
*David Cordingly, "The Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon" (Bloomsbury USA, 2003) ISBN 1-58234-468-X
*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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