Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Blenheim' (1761) (90)
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSandwich ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorIsrael Pownoll (d.1779)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 Commanding Officers

4.1801 - 9.1803CaptainPeter Turner Bover (1772-1802)BWAS-17149.1803 - 23.4.1804CaptainSir Thomas Graves (1747-1814)BWAS-171410.1804 - 3.1805CaptainLoftus Otway Bland (d.1810)BWAS-17143.1805 - 1.3.1807CaptainAustin Bissell (d.1807)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

1.1.1801 - 15.12.1802Admiral of the BlueArchibald Dickson (c.1739-1803)BWAS-171412.1802 - 9.1803CommodoreSamuel Hood (1762-1814)BWAS-17143.1805 - 1.3.1807Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Thomas Troubridge (1st Baronet of Plymouth) (1758-1807)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

1804 - 22.10.1804LieutenantRobert Mayne (d.1846)NAO1807 - 1.3.1807LieutenantRobert Bendyshe (d.1807)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

1807 - 1.3.1807GunnerJames Morrison (1760-1807)EWIKI

2 Petty Officers

1805 - 9.6.1806MidshipmanEdward Hollingworth Delafosse (1788-?)NBD18491807 - 1.3.1807MidshipmanGeorge Carnegie (1790-1807)EWIKI

1 Crewman

1.1801 - 6.18021st Class VolunteerJames AndersonNBD1849

1 Passenger

1807 - 1.3.1807CaptainCharles Fullerton Elphinstone (1784-1807)EWIKI

Service History


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


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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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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