Hms Alexander 1778

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8 October 1778 – Launch of HMS Alexander, a 74-gun Alfred-class third-rate


HMS Alexander was a 74-gun third-rate of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Deptford Dockyard on 8 October 1778. During her career, she was captured by the French and later recaptured by the British. She fought at the Nile in 1798 and was broken up in 1819. She was named after Alexander the Great.

The Alfred-class ships of the line were a class of four 74-gun third rates for the Royal Navy by Sir John Williams. They were an enlarged version of the Royal Oakclass.

Ships
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Ordered: 21 July 1773
Launched: 8 October 1778
Fate: Broken up, 1819
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Ordered: 13 August 1772
Launched: 22 October 1778
Fate: Broken up, 1814
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard
Ordered: 13 July 1773
Launched: 18 October 1781
Fate: Broken up, 1857

Hms Alexander 1778 a.jpg
Scale: 1:48. Plan showing the body plan, sheer lines with stern quarter decorations, longitudinal half-breadth for Alexander (1778) and Warrior (1781), and later for Montague (1779), all 74-gun Third Rate, two-deckers. The plans sent to Woolwich Dockyard were returned as no ship was built there. Signed by John Williams [Surveyor of the Navy, 1765-1784].
Read more at http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/80477.html#fiKWCjHAaRXH7BCB.99


Hms Alexander 1778 b.jpg
Scale: 1:48. Plan showing the section and profile for the main yard made of two Riga timbers for Alexander (1778), a 74-gun Third Rate two-decker. A copy was sent to the Surveyor of the Navy, Sir John Williams.
Read more at http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/382707.html#2AdSHJElU5yJRCQH.99
 
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