HMS Prince (1788)  (4th)
2nd Rate 98-gun

This the fourth ship to carry the name HMS Prince was a 98-gun, second rate, ship-of-the-line.

Built at Woolwich Dockyard, laid down 01-Jan-1782, launched 04-Jul-1788 and completed 25-Jul-1788.

Although considered a very poor sailing ship served various commissions until 1796 some as Flagship.

Underwent a major refit May to Jun-1796 when a 17ft (5.2m) midsection was inserted. This improved her sailing qualities, increased the freeboard to her lower deck gunports and increased her endurance by enlarging her water stowage.

Paid off Sep-1815 and used as a victualling vessel and officers accommodation Apr-Jun-1916.

Broken up at Portsmouth Nov-1837. 

Won the Battle Honours:  Groix Island 1795 and Trafalgar 1805.



Other HMS Prince
- 1st  HMS Prince
- 2nd HMS Prince
- 3rd HMS Prince
- 4th HMS Prince
- 5th HMS Prince
- 6th HMS Prince

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This page last edited - 08 November, 2012.

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