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

15 Ship Commanders

30.7.1790 - 8.12.1790Captain Josiah Rogers (1755-1795): on board from 6.8.1790 ADM 6/24/56BWAS-171422.2.1793 - 21.12.1793Captain Cuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810): on board from 10.3.1793 Transfered ADM 6/24/213BWAS-171430.9.1794 - 1.6.1795Captain Francis Parry (c.1739-1803) ADM 6/25/90BWAS-17146.1795 - 6.1796Captain Charles Powell Hamilton (d.1825)BWAS-171410.1796 - 3.1799Captain Thomas Larcom (d.1804)BWAS-17143.1799 - 1800Captain Samuel SuttonBWAS-17148.1800 - 10.1800Captain James Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-171410.1800 - 4.1802CaptainLord William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk) (1756-1831)BWAS-171411.1801 - 12.1801Captain John Loring (d.1808)BWAS-17144.1803 - 3.1806Captain Richard GrindallBWAS-17143.1806 - 10.1806Captain William LechmereBWAS-171412.1806Captain Peter PugetBWAS-171412.1806 - 3.1807Captain Alexander Fraser (d.1829)BWAS-171410.1813 - 5.1815Captain George FowkeBWAS-17145.1815 - 19.1815Captain Edmund BoyerBWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers

6.8.1790 - 8.12.1790Rear-Admiral of the Blue John Jervis (1734/35-1823)BWAS-171410.3.1793 - 15.1.1794Rear-Admiral of the White George Bowyer (1740-1800) TransferedBWAS-171410.1796 - 1799Rear-AdmiralSir Roger Curtis (Baronet ) (1746-1816)BWAS-17143.1799 - 1799Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet) (1753-1812)BWAS-17147.5.1804 - 26.6.1805Vice-Admiral of the Blue Cuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)BWAS-171410.1813 - 5.1815Admiral of the BlueSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832)BWAS-17145.1815 - 9.1815AdmiralSir Edward Thornbrough (1754-1834)BWAS-1714

20 Commissioned Officers

30.7.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant William Carthew ADM 6/24/56ADM 6/2430.7.1790 - 1790Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Cooke ADM 6/24/56ADM 6/2430.7.1790 - 1790Sixth Lieutenant James Young (1762-1833) ADM 6/24/56ADM 6/2430.8.1790 - 5.12.1790Seventh Lieutenant Henry William Bayntun (1766-1840) Transfered ADM 6/24/63ADM 6/2428.3.1799 - 27.11.1800Lieutenant John Bowker (1770-1847)NBD18495.4.1803 - 3.7.1804Lieutenant William BlackNBD184919.4.1803 - 12.11.1805Lieutenant Abel FerrisNAO13.4.1804 - 1804Lieutenant Abraham BaldwinNAO13.4.1804 - 1806Lieutenant William Godfrey (d.1835)NAO8.1804 - 1807Lieutenant Samuel Burgess (1781-?)NBD18493.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant Samuel Burgess (1781-?)NAO21.11.1804 - 27.10.1806Lieutenant William Kelly (1782-?)NAO17.12.1804 - 1806Lieutenant James HallNAO1805Lieutenant Abel Ferrisref:81514.2.1805 - 1806Lieutenant John EdwardsNAO5.6.1805 - 1806Lieutenant John Berry (d.1809)NAO27.10.1805 - 30.12.1806First Lieutenant William Kelly (1782-?)NBD184911.1805 - 5.2.1806Acting Lieutenant John Bingham (1785-?)NBD18499.10.1813 - 4.1815Lieutenant George Butler (1791-?)NBD18493.11.1813 - 11.5.1815Flag Lieutenant Henry BoyesNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

13.4.1795 - 11.3.1796Master John TillyADM 29-1

11 Petty Officers

1795 - 1797Midshipman Archibald Black (1770-1852)NBD18491796 - 1797Master's Mate James Brockman (d.1845)NBD18491799Midshipman George BrineNBD18497.1803 - 2.1807Midshipman Peregrine BowenBWAS-17141804 - 8.2.1805Midshipman Thomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD18498.1805 - 4.1807Midshipman John Hoskins BrownNBD18495.1812 - 1814Midshipman Robert Augustus Bradshaw (1800-?)NBD18491814 - 1815Master's Mate John Williams Aldridge (1794-1875)NL18651814 - 11.1814Midshipman Archibald CampbellNBD18491814 - 22.2.1815Midshipman George Hans Blake (1791-?)NBD18491815Master's Mate James Anderson (d.1846)NL1865

2 Crewmen

1805 - 1806Able Seaman Thomas Simonds Akers (1784-1863)NL186525.7.1805 - 8.18051st Class Volunteer John Hoskins BrownNBD1849

Service History

7.1790Commissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
10.1790Fitted at Plymouth at a cost of £6,227.17.8dBWAS-1714
12.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1794Paid offBWAS-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
11.1796Completed lengthening at a cost of £31,267BWAS-1714
1798At the Blockade of CadizBWAS-1714
1799Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth

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
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
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

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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