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Prince

115
Nominal Guns98BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.12.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1.1782BWAS-1714
Launched4.7.1788BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1837BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel146' 6"Imperial Feet44.5041 
Breadth49' 0"Imperial Feet14.9352 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen1,824Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck194' 6"Imperial Feet59.1328 
Length of Keel163' 6"Imperial Feet49.6848 
Breadth49' 0"Imperial Feet14.9352 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Draught Aft17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen2,088Tons BM 

Armament


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
7.1790750EstablishmentBWAS-1714
1794738EstablishmentBWAS-1714

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1790 - 8.12.1790Captain
Josiah RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
: on board from 6.8.1790 ADM 6/24/56
BWAS-1714
22.2.1793 - 21.12.1793Captain
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
: on board from 10.3.1793 Transfered ADM 6/24/213
BWAS-1714
30.9.1794 - 1.6.1795Captain
Francis ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1801
ADM 6/25/90
BWAS-1714
6.1795 - 6.1796Captain
Charles Powell HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
BWAS-1714
10.1796 - 3.1799Captain
Thomas LarcomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1804
BWAS-1714
3.1799 - 1800Captain
Samuel SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1805
BWAS-1714
8.1800 - 10.1800Captain
James WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1714
10.1800 - 4.1802Captain
Lord William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1830
BWAS-1714
11.1801 - 12.1801Captain
John LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1803
BWAS-1714
4.1803 - 3.1806Captain
Richard GrindallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1714
3.1806 - 10.1806Captain
William LechmereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1806Captain
Peter PugetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
BWAS-1714
12.1806 - 3.1807Captain
Alexander FraserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
10.1813 - 5.1815Captain
George FowkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714
5.1815 - 19.1815Captain
Edmund BoyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815
BWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.8.1790 - 8.12.1790Rear-Admiral of the Blue
John JervisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1806
BWAS-1714
10.3.1793 - 15.1.1794Rear-Admiral of the White
George BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
Transfered
BWAS-1714
10.1796 - 1799Rear-Admiral
Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
BWAS-1714
3.1799 - 1799Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
BWAS-1714
7.5.1804 - 26.6.1805Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
BWAS-1714
10.1813 - 5.1815Admiral of the BlueBWAS-17145.1815 - 9.1815Admiral
Sir Edward ThornbroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1819
BWAS-1714

24 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1790 - 21.11.1790First Lieutenant
William CarthewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1812
ADM 6/24/56
ADM 6/24
30.7.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
John CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 6/24/56
ADM 6/24
30.7.1790 - 5.10.1790Sixth Lieutenant
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1825
Transfered ADM 6/24/56
ADM 6/24
30.8.1790 - 5.12.1790Seventh Lieutenant
Henry William BayntunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1837
Transfered ADM 6/24/63
ADM 6/24
4.10.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
George GreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1804
ADM 60/24/73
ADM 6/24
4.10.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
James CarpenterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1837
ADM 60/24/73
ADM 6/24
4.10.1790 - 1790Eighth Lieutenant
Richard Henry Alexander BennetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1809
ADM 60/24/73
ADM 6/24
27.10.1796 - 6.6.1798Lieutenant
James KatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1841
Discharged ADM 196/5/1
ADM 196
28.3.1799 - 27.11.1800Lieutenant
John BowkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1819
NBD1849
5.4.1803 - 3.7.1804Lieutenant
William BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
19.4.1803 - 12.11.1805Lieutenant
Abel FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
NAO
13.4.1804 - 1804Lieutenant
Abraham BaldwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1804
NAO
13.4.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
William GodfreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1822
NAO
8.1804 - 1807Lieutenant
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849
3.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NAO
21.11.1804 - 27.10.1806Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
NAO
17.12.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
James HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1809
NAO
1805Lieutenant
Abel FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
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14.2.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
John EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1813
NAO
5.6.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
John BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1806
NAO
27.10.1805 - 30.12.1806First Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
NBD1849
11.1805 - 5.2.1806Acting Lieutenant
John BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1839
NBD1849
9.10.1813 - 4.1815Lieutenant
George ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1848
NBD1849
3.11.1813 - 11.5.1815Flag Lieutenant
Henry BoyesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1843
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.4.1795 - 11.3.1796Master
John TillyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1796
ADM 29-1

11 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1795 - 1797Midshipman
Archibald BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1843
NBD1849
1796 - 1797Master's Mate
James BrockmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
NBD1849
1799Midshipman
George BrineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
7.1803 - 2.1807Midshipman
Peregrine BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1814
BWAS-1714
1804 - 8.2.1805Midshipman
Thomas BurdwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1844
NBD1849
8.1805 - 4.1807Midshipman
John Hoskins BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849
5.1812 - 1814Midshipman
Robert Augustus BradshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1841
NBD1849
1814 - 1815Master's Mate
John Williams AldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1862
NL1865
1814 - 11.1814Midshipman
Archibald CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
NBD1849
1814 - 22.2.1815Midshipman
George Hans BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1822
NBD1849
1815Master's Mate
James AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NL1865

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1805 - 1806Able Seaman
Thomas Simonds AkersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NL1865
25.7.1805 - 8.18051st Class Volunteer
John Hoskins BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1790Commissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
10.1790Fitted at Plymouth at a cost of £6,227.17.8dBWAS-1714
12.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1794RecommissionedBWAS-1714
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
6.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
2.6.1796Ordered to be lengthened at Portsmouth with a new 17 foot section insertedBWAS-1714
10.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1796Completed lengthening at a cost of £31,267BWAS-1714
1798At the Blockade of CadizBWAS-1714
1799Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1800Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.1800Started making defects goodBWAS-1714
4.1800Completed making defects goodBWAS-1714
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1802Started a very small repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
6.1802Completed very small repair at a cost of £8,668BWAS-1714
4.1803Began fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1804Completed fitting at a cost of £17,110BWAS-1714
12.1804At the Blockade of BrestBWAS-1714
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
10.1806Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
12.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1807Paid offBWAS-1714
1808Placed in ordinary until 1813BWAS-1714
8.1813Started refitting as a guardshipBWAS-1714
10.1813Completed refitting at a cost of £20,861BWAS-1714
10.1813Recommissioned as guardship at SpitheadBWAS-1714
4.1816Fitted at Portsmouth as a victualling vessel and as accomodaiotn for dockyard officials. Completed 1816/06BWAS-1714
11.1837Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



The dimensions taken from Rif Winfield's British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1793 are after the 1796 lengthening, the dimensions taken from Lavery are as designed.

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by TopNard on Friday 14th of October 2016 12:13

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18598.0


Posted by cy on Friday 14th of October 2016 10:53

Hi Topnard
Thanks for the info, but no source indicated and no date for the armament list. The Prince (not HMS until mid 19C) was not originally armed with carronades.


Posted by TopNard on Friday 14th of October 2016 10:28

HMS Prince was armed with 28 32pdr long guns on the lower gun deck, 30 18pdr long guns on the middle gun deck, 30 12pdr long guns on her upper gun deck, with 8 more 12pdr long guns on her quarterdeck and 2 on the forecastle. In addition, she carried 6 12pdr carronades on her poop deck and 2 more on the forecastle. There would also have been 20 or so half-pounder swivel guns on her upper deck handrails and in her fighting tops

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