HMS Mars (1848)


HMS ''Mars'' was a two-deck 80-gun
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, launched on 1 July 1848 at
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. She served as a supply carrier in the
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, and was fitted with in 1855. She then saw service in the
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.''Mars'', Dundee
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In 1869 she was moored in the
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River Tay
.''Mars'' Training Ship, Dundee
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She served there as a training ship until 1929, when she was sold and towed to Thos. W. Ward
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to be broken up.''Mars'', Dundee
. Dundee City Council. Retrieved 6 November 2008.


Citations Bibliography *Lavery, Brian (2003) ''The Ship of the Line – Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650–1850.'' Conway Maritime Press. . Ships of the line of the Royal Navy Vanguard-class ships of the line Ships built in Chatham 1848 ships {{UK-line-ship-stub