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Blenheim

11064
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered31.1.1801BWAS-1714
Acquired5.1801BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSandwich Class (1755)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Israel PownollBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1779
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 David Peate on Friday 8th of October 2021 15:45

Newspaper report of death of George Howell of Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, in April 1805 shows him to have been First Lieutenant of Blenheim. He was buried on 12 April aged 28.


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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