Nominal Guns98BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.4.1775BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDuke Class
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up30.7.1825BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 5"Imperial Feet53.9512 
Length of Keel145' 5"Imperial Feet44.1988 
Breadth50' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet15.2559 
Depth in Hold21' 2"Imperial Feet6.4516 
Draught Forward13' 3"Tons BM 
Draught Aft18' 9"Tons BM 
Burthen1,944 1794Tons BM 


1788Broadside Weight = 907 Imperial Pound ( 411.3245 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

6.1790Broadside Weight = 958 Imperial Pound ( 434.453 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

23 Commanding Officers

10.1793 - 1794CaptainFrancis PenderBWAS-17141794 - 5.1794CaptainGeorge Duff (1764-1805)BWAS-17145.1794 - 8.1794CaptainJohn Elphinstone (d.1802)BWAS-17148.1794 - 23.10.1794CaptainJohn Bourmaster (1736-1807)BWAS-171423.10.1794 - 1.1795CaptainThomas Larcom (d.1804)ref:6761.1795 - 6.1795CaptainAlexander Graeme (1741-1818)BWAS-17146.1795 - 9.1795CommanderJohn EatonBWAS-17149.1795 - 12.1795CaptainGeorge Grey (d.1828)BWAS-171412.1795 - 4.1796CaptainJames Bowen (1751-1835)BWAS-171422.3.1796 - 1797CaptainSir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)BWAS-17141797 - 3.1799CaptainJames Brine (d.1814)BWAS-17143.1799 - 6.1801CaptainThomas Wells (1759-1811)BWAS-17146.1801 - 40.1820CaptainJohn DraperBWAS-17141804CaptainGeorge Martin (1765-1847)ODNB8.1804 - 10.1804CaptainWilliam ChampainBWAS-171410.1804 - 5.1805CaptainCharles CravenBWAS-17143.1805 - 18.5.1805Acting CaptainFrederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)NBD184918.5.1805 - 6.1805CaptainFrederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)BWAS-17146.1805 - 7.1806CaptainSamuel Warren (d.1839)BWAS-17147.1806 - 2.10.1807CaptainWilliam Albany OtwayBWAS-171410.1807 - 1809CaptainDonald M'LeodBWAS-17141810 - 1811LieutenantRichard Simmonds (d.1814)BWAS-17141812 - 6.1814LieutenantRobert TyteBWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers

5.1794 - 8.1794Rear-Admiral George Keith Elphinstone (1745/46-1823)BWAS-171423.10.1794 - 6.1795Rear-Admiral of the BlueJohn Bourmaster (1736-1807)ref:6769.1795 - 4.1796Rear-AdmiralHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798)BWAS-171410.1804 - 5.1805Vice-AdmiralSir John Orde (1751-1824)BWAS-17146.1805 - 7.1806Rear-AdmiralCharles Stirling (1760-1833)BWAS-17142.10.1807 - 28.4.1808Rear-Admiral of the BlueWilliam Albany OtwayBWAS-171428.4.1808 - 1809Rear-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Albany OtwayBWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers

1794First LieutenantWilliam Ogilvyref:9241794Second LieutenantAndrew Todd (d.1803)ref:9241794Third LieutenantEdward Ramageref:9241794Fourth LieutenantJohn Turner (d.1801)ref:9241794Fifth LieutenantThomas Alexander (d.1843)ref:9241794Sixth LieutenantWilliam Bainbridge (d.1803)SNForum1794Seventh LieutenantPeter Ribouleau (d.1847)ADM 171/818.4.1794 - 1.1797Eighth LieutenantDaniel Oliver Guion (1776-1811)PMD24.10.1794 - 11.1794LieutenantSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD18491804 - 1808SurgeonGeorge Bellamy (1773-1863)ref:8471807LieutenantJohn BrineNBD1849

9 Warrant Officers

1794CarpenterRussel Whiteref:9241794BoatswainGeorge Rossref:9241794MasterGregory Metcalferef:9241794SurgeonPeter Smithref:9241794PurserCharles Lowryref:9241794GunnerBenjamin Evansref:9248.9.1794 - 6.8.1795MasterRobert BlackADM29-115.9.1795 - 23.11.1795MasterWilliam TatlockADM29-113.4.1796 - 8.3.1801MasterRichard NicholsonADM29-1

7 Petty Officers

1794MidshipmanJohn WilsonADM 171/81794MidshipmanJames DalrympleADM 171/81794 - 7.1794MidshipmanCharles Adam (1780-1853)NBD18492.1797 - 1799MidshipmanGeorge BrineNBD18493.1797 - 11.4.1797Master's MateWilliam Pardoe (d.1861)NBD18495.1804 - 1.1808MidshipmanJames AtkinsNBD184921.6.1805 - 1.1808MidshipmanJonathon Butcher (1789-?)NBD1849

18 Crewmen

1794Cook's ServantRichard SoperADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam LangfordADM 171/81794Able SeamanGeorge SimpsonADM 171/81794LandmanEdward JonesADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam ShawADM 171/81794LandmanH HavilandADM 171/81794ServantIsrael RoseADM 171/81794LandmanNicholas HalloranADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJohn PowerADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanRichard WindtADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn DebenhamADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames MitchellADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanWilliam WhiteADM 171/81794Captain's ServantHenry Thomas Davies (d.1868)ADM 171/81794SupernumeraryJames McNicolADM 171/89.7.1794 - 1794Able SeamanJohn Ballantyne (1775-?)NBD18491798 - 4.18001st Class VolunteerJohn BrineNBD18494.1804 - 8.18041st Class VolunteerGeorge Bury (1790-?)NBD1849

3 Marines

1794Ensign, 29th Regiment of FootPatrick Hendersonref:9241794Captain, 29th Regiment of FootWilliam Jacquesref:9241794Private, 29th Regiment of FootJames KilgroveADM 171/8

Service History

10.1793Commissioned for Howe's fleetBWAS-1714
23.12.1793Completed at a cost of £57,790.9.5d plus £6,926 for fittingBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
9.12.1795Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.1797Involved in the Spithead MutinyBWAS-1714
3.1798Involved in a MutinyBWAS-1714
10.1798Involved in a MutinyBWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth

1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1800In the Channel FleetBWAS-1714
3.1.1801Started having her Poop cut down at PlymouthBWAS-1714
10.1.1801Completed having her Poop cut down at PlymouthBWAS-1714
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1804Started fitting at ChathamBWAS-1714
4.1804Recommissioned for the Channel fleetBWAS-1714
4.1805Completed fitting at a cost of £13,560BWAS-1714
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
4.1.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.9.1809Re-rated as a prison shipBWAS-1714
6.1814Paid of into ordinaryBWAS-1714
1815Converted to a powder hulkBWAS-1714
1819Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
30.7.1825Break up completed at ChathamBWAS-1714


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:924A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet under the Command of Earl HoweA C de PoggiBook
SNForumSailing Navies (Forum) Web Site
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
ref:847The Lancet Vol. 2 Digital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
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