Windsor Castle

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Windsor Castle' (1790) (98)
Keel Laid Down10.1813BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorMartin Ware (d.1801)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1839BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel145' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet44.2182 
Breadth49' 2"Imperial Feet14.9408 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 


6.1814Broadside Weight = 1152 Imperial Pound ( 522.432 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder

5 Commanding Officers

1.1819 - 6.1821CaptainThomas Gordon CaulfieldBWAS-17146.1821 - 1.1822CaptainC CochraneBWAS-171411.1824 - 5.1825CaptainHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-17145.1825 - 5.1828CaptainEdward Durnford King (1771-1862)BWAS-171415.5.1828 - 6.1831CaptainDuncombe Pleydall Bouverie (1780-?)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

3.6.1824 - 1825LieutenantHenry KnollesNBD18494.2.1825 - 1826LieutenantJohn Harrison Bowker (d.1848)NBD184931.5.1828 - 17.2.1829First LieutenantCharles BasdenNBD184912.6.1829 - 17.8.1830LieutenantDouglas CurryNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1829 - 12.6.1829MidshipmanDouglas CurryNBD1849

Service History

6.1814Cutting down completed at a cost of £47,725BWAS-1714
12.1818Began fitting for sea at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1.1819Completed fitting at a cost of £10,497. Didn't not sail, instead commissioned as a guardshipBWAS-1714
1.1822Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1825Started a small repair and refit as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
12.1826Completed repair and refit at a cost of £27,787BWAS-1714
5.1828Commissioned as a 76-Gun ship for Mediterranean serviceBWAS-1714
6.1831Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1833Fitted as a Divisional ShipBWAS-1714
1834Became a depot ship at Deal until 1838BWAS-1714
5.1839Broken up at Pembroke DockyardBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Dimensions are those for the original Second-Rate


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