HMS Warrior (1781)
HMS Warrior as a prison ship. This image was published in 1862.
|Ordered:||13 July 1773|
|Laid down:||November 1773|
|Launched:||18 October 1781|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1857|
|Class and type:||Alfred-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1642 (bm)|
|Length:||169 ft (52 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||47 ft 2 in (14.38 m)|
|Depth of hold:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
A year after her launch she took part in the Battle of the Saintes. In 1801, she was part of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker's reserve squadron at the Battle of Copenhagen, and so did not participate in the battle. In 1805, she was part of Admiral Robert Calder's fleet at the Battle of Cape Finisterre. Later in December of that year she was involved in towing HMS Victory to Spithead.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 180.
- Wells, John (1987). The immortal Warrior Britain’s first and last battleship. Kenneth Mason. p. 242. ISBN 0-85937-333-9.
- 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.