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Blenheim

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Second Rate ship of the line 'Blenheim' (1761) (90) 1761-1801
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
Ordered31.1.1801BWAS-1714
Acquired5.1801BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSandwich ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Israel PownollBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1779
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered1.3.1807BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck176' 1"Imperial Feet53.6451 
Length of Keel142' 7"Imperial Feet43.2858 
Breadth49' 1"Imperial Feet14.938 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Draught Aft17' 10 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,827 1394Tons BM 

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1801 - 9.1803Captain
Peter Turner BoverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1802
BWAS-1714
9.1803 - 23.4.1804Captain
Sir Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1812
BWAS-1714
10.1804 - 3.1805Captain
Loftus Otway BlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1808
BWAS-1714
3.1805 - 1.3.1807Captain
Austin BissellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1801 - 15.12.1802Admiral of the Blue
Archibald DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1802
BWAS-1714
12.1802 - 9.1803Commodore
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
BWAS-1714
3.1805 - 1.3.1807Rear-Admiral of the White
Sir Thomas Troubridge (1st Baronet of Plymouth)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1804 - 22.10.1804Lieutenant
Robert MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1806
NAO
1807 - 1.3.1807Lieutenant
Robert BendysheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1807
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1807 - 1.3.1807Gunner
James MorrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
E-WIKI

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1805 - 9.6.1806Midshipman
Edward Hollingworth DelafosseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1816
NBD1849
1807 - 1.3.1807Midshipman
George CarnegieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807
E-WIKI

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1801 - 6.18021st Class Volunteer
James AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1823
NBD1849

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
1807 - 1.3.1807Captain
Charles Fullerton ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource

4.1801Recommissioned as a 74-gun Third rateBWAS-1714
12.1802Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1804Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
25.4.1805Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
6.8.1805Action of 1805-08-06
1.3.1807Lost, presumed foundered with all hands off RodriquesBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian on Monday 16th of June 2014 15:43

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 74:pt. 1 (1804).
Blenheim off Martinique September 16
Sir, Yesterday at 2 P.M. I discovered a small schooner privateer, apparently just returned from her cruise and endeavouring to get into Port Royal. It being nearly calm, I directed Lieut. Furber, of his Majesty's ship Blenheim, under my command to take the pinnace, Lieutenant Campbell, the barge and to cut her off; she was rowing with her sweeps , but the boats never the less came up with her in about an hour and a half, in a most spirited manner, under the fire of grape and musketry, boarded and carried her. I am happy to add, that no lives were lost; the enemy had one man wounded. She is called the Fortunee, and mounts 2 carriage guns and 29 men on board. Thos. Graves.

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