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 Commanding Officers

30.7.1790 - 8.12.1790CaptainJosiah Rogers (1755-1795): on board from 6.8.1790 ADM 6/24/56BWAS-171422.2.1793 - 21.12.1793CaptainCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810): on board from 10.3.1793 ADM 6/24/213BWAS-171430.9.1794 - 1.6.1795CaptainFrancis Parry (c.1739-1803) ADM 6/25/90BWAS-17146.1795 - 6.1796CaptainCharles Powell Hamilton (d.1825)BWAS-171410.1796 - 3.1799CaptainThomas Larcom (d.1804)BWAS-17143.1799 - 1800CaptainSamuel SuttonBWAS-17148.1800 - 10.1800CaptainJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-171410.1800 - 4.1802CaptainLord William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk) (1756-1831)BWAS-171411.1801 - 12.1801CaptainJohn Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)BWAS-17144.1803 - 3.1806CaptainRichard GrindallBWAS-17143.1806 - 10.1806CaptainWilliam LechmereBWAS-171412.1806CaptainPeter PugetBWAS-171412.1806 - 3.1807CaptainAlexander Fraser (d.1829)BWAS-171410.1813 - 5.1815CaptainGeorge FowkeBWAS-17145.1815 - 19.1815CaptainEdmund 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 WhiteGeorge Bowyer (1740-1800)BWAS-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 BlueCuthbert 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

17 Commissioned Officers

20.8.1790 - 5.12.1790LieutenantHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)ref:61628.3.1799 - 27.11.1800LieutenantJohn Bowker (1770-1847)NBD18495.4.1803 - 3.7.1804LieutenantWilliam BlackNBD184919.4.1803 - 12.11.1805LieutenantAbel FerrisNAO13.4.1804 - 1804LieutenantAbraham BaldwinNAO13.4.1804 - 1806LieutenantWilliam Godfrey (d.1835)NAO8.1804 - 1807LieutenantSamuel Burgess (1781-?)NBD18493.9.1804 - 1806LieutenantSamuel Burgess (1781-?)NAO21.11.1804 - 27.10.1806LieutenantWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NAO17.12.1804 - 1806LieutenantJames HallNAO1805LieutenantAbel Ferrisref:81514.2.1805 - 1806LieutenantJohn EdwardsNAO5.6.1805 - 1806LieutenantJohn Berry (d.1809)NAO27.10.1805 - 30.12.1806First LieutenantWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NBD184911.1805 - 5.2.1806Acting LieutenantJohn Bingham (1785-?)NBD18499.10.1813 - 4.1815LieutenantGeorge Butler (1791-?)NBD18493.11.1813 - 11.5.1815Flag LieutenantHenry BoyesNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

13.4.1795 - 11.3.1796MasterJohn TillyADM29-1

11 Petty Officers

1795 - 1797MidshipmanArchibald Black (1770-1852)NBD18491796 - 1797Master's MateJames Brockman (d.1845)NBD18491799MidshipmanGeorge BrineNBD18497.1803 - 2.1807MidshipmanPeregrine BowenBWAS-17141804 - 8.2.1805MidshipmanThomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD18498.1805 - 4.1807MidshipmanJohn Hoskins BrownNBD18495.1812 - 1814MidshipmanRobert Augustus Bradshaw (1800-?)NBD18491814 - 11.1814MidshipmanArchibald CampbellNBD18491814 - 1815Master's MateJohn Williams Aldridge (1794-1875)NL18651814 - 22.2.1815MidshipmanGeorge Hans Blake (1791-?)NBD18491815Master's MateJames Anderson (d.1846)NL1865

2 Crewmen

1805 - 1806Able SeamanThomas Simonds Akers (1784-1863)NL186525.7.1805 - 8.18051st Class VolunteerJohn 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.


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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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