Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Atlas' (1782) (98)
Keel Laid Down11.1802BWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDuke ClassBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1821BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 7"Imperial Feet53.9519 
Length of Keel145' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Breadth50' 2"Imperial Feet15.2908 
Depth in Hold21' 2"Imperial Feet6.4516 


1804Broadside Weight = 814 Imperial Pound ( 369.149 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 12-Pounder

5 Ship Commanders

3.1804 - 1805Captain William Johnstone Hope (1766-1831)BWAS-17141805Captain William BrowneBWAS-17143.1806 - 11.1807Captain Samuel PymBWAS-171411.1807 - 12.1810Captain James Sanders (d.1834)BWAS-171425.3.1814 - 5.1814Lieutenant Robert Yule (d.1849)NBD1849

1 Flag Officer

4.1808Rear-Admiral of the Red John Child Purvis (1746/47-1825)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

5.8.1806 - 1808Lieutenant John William Bailey (1781-1860)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

16.4.1803 - 15.6.1805Boatswain James GregsonADM 29/81806Master William Mowbrayref:865

1 Petty Officer

1808 - 16.5.1811Midshipman Benjamin Aplin (1791-1860)NBD1849

Service History

3.1804Recommissioned as a Third-RateBWAS-1714
5.1804Completed process of cutting down and refit at Chatham at a cost of £24,870BWAS-1714
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
3.11.1806Sailed for teh MediterraneanBWAS-1714
12.1810Paid off into ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1714
12.1813Fitted as a temporary prison shipBWAS-1714
12.1813Refitted as a Unrated Prison hulk E-WIKI
10.1814Fitted as powder magazine at Portsmouth (completed 1815/01)BWAS-1714
1.1815Refitted as a Unrated Powder Hulk E-WIKI
5.1821Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Dimensions shown are those for the original Second-Rate vessel


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