⚓ HMS BELLONA ⚓
third rate frigate 1760
HMS BELLONA fregatt
Ez a 74 ágyús hajó volt az egyik legismertebb az angol flottánál.
A hajó építését 1758. május 10-én kezdték el Chathamban.
1760. február 19-én bocsátották vízre és április 8-án hajózott ki, hogy részt vegyen egy csatában Brest ostromában.
Járt Nyugat-Indiában, Jamaicában, és Barbadoson.
Több, mint ötven éves aktív szolgálat után 1814-ben Chathamban lebontották.
H.M.S. BELLONA 1760 plans
The story ...
The Bellona-class ships of the line were a class of five 74-gun third rates, whose design for the Royal Navy by Sir Thomas Slade was approved on 31 January 1758. Three ships were ordered on 28 December 1757, with names being assigned on 1 February 1758. Two further ships to this design were ordered on 13 December 1758, at the same time as two ships of a revised design - the Arrogant Class
Slade's Bellona class was the first class of British 74s to have a gun deck length of 168 ft (51 m), and marked the beginning of a stabilisation of the design of this size of ship. Several subsequent classes designed by Slade were almost identical to the Bellona draught, with the main differences restricted to the underwater hull - the most numerous of these being the Arrogant and Elizabeth classes.[
The H.M.S. Bellona was one of the most famous 74-gun ships of the British Navy.
The Bellona, launched on 19th February 1760, sailed to join the battlefleet wich was then blockading Brest.
On 30th December 1780 the Bellona took part in the capture of the 44-gun Dutch ship Pricess Caroline; then she cruised off Gibraltar, in the North Sea and the West Indies.
She was employed in the blockade of Cadiz; then the Bellona was at Jamaica, at Portsmouth and at Barbados.
In 1801 she was in the Battle of Copenhagen, participating despite having grounded on a shoal. She continued to serve in the North Sea and Bay of Biscay until 1814, when she paid off for the last time and was broken up,having served in the navy for over 50 years, an unusually long time for one of the old wooden ships.
The bombardment of Morro Castle on Havana