Windsor Castle

Nominal Guns98BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.8.1784BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Martin Ware (d.1801)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Windsor Castle' (1814) (74)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel145' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet44.2182 
Breadth49' 2"Imperial Feet14.9408 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Draught Aft18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,873 9094Tons BM 


7.1790Broadside 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

18 Ship Commanders

6.7.1790 - 10.1790CaptainSir James Mantle Barclay (7th Baronet of Pierston) (1750-1793) ADM 6/24/47BWAS-17148.2.1793 - 4.1794CaptainSir Thomas Byard (d.1798) ADM 6/24/206BWAS-17144.1794 - 10.1794Captain Edward Cooke (1772-1799)BWAS-17147.10.1794 - 11.1794Captain William ShieldBWAS-171411.1794 - 12.1795Captain John Gore (1772-1836)BWAS-171412.1795 - 1798Captain Edward O'Bryen (1753-1808)BWAS-17147.1799 - 9.1799Captain John ManleyBWAS-17149.1799 - 11.1799Captain John Chambers White (1770-1845)BWAS-171410.10.1799 - 5.1800Captain Albemarle Bertie (1755-1824) ADM 6/27/84BWAS-17145.1800 - 9.1800Captain James OughtonBWAS-17149.1800Captain Peter Turner Bover (1772-1802)BWAS-171490.90.1800 - 4.1803Captain James OughtonBWAS-17144.1803 - 6.1803Captain Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham (1763-1845)BWAS-17146.1803 - 1.1804Captain Albemarle Bertie (1755-1824)BWAS-17141.1804 - 4.1804Captain Thomas Wells (1759-1811)BWAS-17144.1804 - 5.1804Captain Samuel OsbornBWAS-17145.1804 - 5.1805Captain Davidge Gould (1758-1847)BWAS-17145.1805 - 9.1808Captain Charles BoylesBWAS-1714

6 Flag Officers

7.1790 - 10.1790Rear-Admiral of the White Herbert Sawyer (c.1731-1798)BWAS-171412.1792 - 1794Rear-Admiral of the Blue Philips Cosby (1729-1808)BWAS-17148.1794 - 12.1795Rear-Admiral of the White Robert Linzee (c.1740-1805)BWAS-171412.1795 - 1792Rear-Admiral Robert Man (1745-1813)BWAS-17145.1800 - 1800Vice-Admiral Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806)BWAS-17144.1803 - 1803Admiral George Montagu (1750-1829)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

3.8.1790 - 1790Seventh Lieutenant George Moorhead ADM 6/24/57ADM 6/241.1794 - 10.1794Unknown Hugh Downman (1765-1858)WWNH1.9.1803 - 1.2.1804First Lieutenant Robert Benjamin Young (1773-1846)NBD184924.9.1822 - 1822Lieutenant John Adams (d.1866)W033

2 Warrant Officers

3.8.1790 - 5.7.1799Boatswain David OgilvieADM 29-110.4.1800 - 6.6.1801Chaplain J AustinADM 29-1

7 Petty Officers

1.1793 - 2.1793Midshipman William Pardoe (d.1861)NBD18492.7.1794 - 27.8.1795Midshipman George Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)NBD18491795Midshipman Joseph WilliamsADM 171/81795Midshipman John LawrenceADM 171/81795Midshipman William FerrisADM 171/81805 - 1808Midshipman George ButlerNBD18497.1805 - 11.1808Midshipman William Francis BondNBD1849

6 Crewmen

14.2.1793 - 22.1.1797Able Seaman William RawlinsADM 29/81794 - 1795Servant William Henry BoyceNBD18491795Able Seaman William RobertsADM 171/81795Able Seaman John ChapmanADM 171/81795Able Seaman Thomas ArmstrongADM 171/81795Boy Thomas LipsonADM 171/8

2 Marines

1795Private Thomas MinceADM 171/81795Private Thomas TerryADM 171/8

Service History

6.6.1790Completed at a cost of £51,198.8.6d including fittingBWAS-1714
7.1790Commissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
10.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
22.4.1793Sailed for the MeditterraneanBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
7.1798Started a very small repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
10.1799Completed very small repair at a cost of £29,069BWAS-1714
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
19.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles
1.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles
9.1808Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.1808Paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1714
10.1813Began the process of being cut down to a 74-Gun Third-RateBWAS-1714


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