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HMS Nassau (1785)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Nassau.

Silhouette of the ship-of-the-line Nassau
Career (Great Britain)
Name: HMS Nassau
Ordered: 14 November 1782
Builder: Hilhouse, Bristol
Laid down: March 1783
Launched: 28 September 1785
Fate: Wrecked, 1799
General characteristics [1]
Class & type:
Tons burthen: 1384 (bm)
Length: 160 ft (49 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 44 ft 4 in (13.51 m)
Depth of hold: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship

64 guns:
Gundeck: 26 × 24-pounder guns
Upper gundeck: 26 × 18-pounder guns
QD: 10 × 4-pounder guns

Fc: 2 × 9-pounder guns

HMS Nassau was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 28 September 1785 by Hilhouse in Bristol.[1]

During the Nore Mutiny she was commanded by Captain Edward O'Bryen. She was converted for use as a troopship in 1797. Nassau was wrecked in 1799.[1]



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