Nominal Guns98BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1782/01/01BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1837/11BWAS-1714


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


1790Broadside Weight = 958 Imperial Pound ( 434.453 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

Flag Officers

1790/071790/12Rear-AdmiralSir John JervisBWAS-1714
1793/021794/01Rear-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge BowyerBWAS-1714
1796/101799Rear-AdmiralSir Roger CurtisBWAS-1714
1799/031799Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Charles CottonBWAS-1714
1804/05/071805/06/26Vice-Admiral of the BlueCuthbert CollingwoodBWAS-1714
1813/101815/05Admiral of the BlueSir Richard Hussey BickertonBWAS-1714
1815/051815/09AdmiralSir Edward ThornbroughBWAS-1714


1790/071790/12CaptainJosiah RogersBWAS-1714
1793/021794/01CaptainCuthbert CollingwoodBWAS-1714
1794/101795/06CaptainFrancis ParryBWAS-1714
1795/061796/06CaptainCharles Powell HamiltonBWAS-1714
1796/101799/03CaptainThomas LarcomBWAS-1714
1799/031800CaptainSamuel SuttonBWAS-1714
1800/081800/10CaptainJames WalkerBWAS-1714
1800/101802/04CaptainLord William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk)BWAS-1714
1801/111801/12CaptainJohn Wentworth LoringBWAS-1714
1803/041806/03CaptainRichard GrindallBWAS-1714
1806/031806/10CaptainWilliam LechmereBWAS-1714
1806/121806/12CaptainPeter PugetBWAS-1714
1806/121807/03CaptainAlexander FraserBWAS-1714
1813/101815/05CaptainGeorge FowkeBWAS-1714
1815/051815/19CaptainEdmund BoyerBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1790/08/201790/12/05LieutenantHenry William Bayntunref:616
1799/03/281800/11/27LieutenantJohn BowkerNBD1849
1803/04/051804/07/03LieutenantWilliam BlackNBD1849
1803/04/191805/11/12LieutenantAbel FerrisNAO
1804/04/131804LieutenantAbraham BaldwinNAO
1804/04/131806LieutenantWilliam GodfreyNAO
1804/081807LieutenantSamuel BurgessNBD1849
1804/09/031806LieutenantSamuel BurgessNAO
1804/11/211806/10/27LieutenantWilliam KellyNAO
1804/12/171806LieutenantJames HallNAO
18051805LieutenantAbel Ferrisref:815
1805/02/141806LieutenantJohn EdwardsNAO
1805/06/051806LieutenantJohn BerryNAO
1805/10/271806/12/30First LieutenantWilliam KellyNBD1849
1805/111806/02/05Acting LieutenantJohn BinghamNBD1849
1813/10/091815/04LieutenantGeorge ButlerNBD1849
1813/11/031815/05/11Flag LieutenantHenry BoyesNBD1849

Petty Officers

Unknown1814/11MidshipmanArchibald CampbellNBD1849
17951797MidshipmanArchibald BlackNBD1849
17961797Master's MateJames BrockmanNBD1849
17991799MidshipmanGeorge BrineNBD1849
1803/071807/02MidshipmanPeregrine BowenBWAS-1714
18041805/02/08MidshipmanThomas BurdwoodNBD1849
1805/081807/04MidshipmanJohn Hoskins BrownNBD1849
1812/051814MidshipmanRobert Augustus BradshawNBD1849
18141815Master's MateJohn Williams AldridgeNL1865
18141815/02/22MidshipmanGeorge Hans BlakeNBD1849
18151815Master's MateJames AndersonNL1865


18051806Able SeamanThomas Simonds AkersNL1865
1805/07/251805/081st Class VolunteerJohn Hoskins BrownNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1790/07Commissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
1790/10Fitted at Plymouth at a cost of £6,227.17.8dBWAS-1714
1790/12Paid offBWAS-1714
1794/01Paid offBWAS-1714
1795/06/23Action of Ile Groix 
1796/06Paid offBWAS-1714
1796/06/02Ordered to be lengthened at Portsmouth with a new 17 foot section insertedBWAS-1714
1796/11Completed lengthening at a cost of £31,267BWAS-1714
1798At the Blockade of CadizBWAS-1714
1799Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth

1799/06/01Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1800Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1800/02Started making defects goodBWAS-1714
1800/04Completed making defects goodBWAS-1714
1802/04Paid offBWAS-1714
1802/05Started a very small repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1802/06Completed very small repair at a cost of £8,668BWAS-1714
1803/04Began fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1804/01Completed fitting at a cost of £17,110BWAS-1714
1804/12At the Blockade of BrestBWAS-1714
1805/10/21Battle of Trafalgar 
1806/10Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1807/03Paid offBWAS-1714
1808Placed in ordinary until 1813BWAS-1714
1813/08Started refitting as a guardshipBWAS-1714
1813/10Completed refitting at a cost of £20,861BWAS-1714
1813/10Recommissioned as guardship at SpitheadBWAS-1714
1816/04Fitted at Portsmouth as a victualling vessel and as accomodaiotn for dockyard officials. Completed 1816/06BWAS-1714
1837/11Broken 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.


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B065 The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:815 Trafalgar Roll (Partial) Web Site
NL1865 The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook

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

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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