Prince of Wales

Nominal Guns98BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1784BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBoyne ClassBWAS-1793
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up26.12.1822BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 3"Imperial Feet55.4745 
Length of Keel149' 11 ⅜"Imperial Feet45.4247 
Breadth50' 4 ½"Imperial Feet15.2527 
Depth in Hold21' 9"Imperial Feet6.6294 
Draught Forward14' 5"Imperial Feet4.299 
Draught Aft18' 8"Imperial Feet5.5118 
Burthen2,024 194Tons BM 


1794Broadside Weight = 958 Imperial Pound ( 434.453 kg)BWAS-1793
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

13 Commanding Officers

11.11.1794 - 12.1795CaptainJohn BazelyBWAS-179312.1795 - 1.1798CaptainJohn Harvey (d.1837)BWAS-17931.1798 - 6.1799CaptainRichard Brown (d.1803)BWAS-17936.1799 - 6.1800CaptainAdrian Renou (d.1805)BWAS-17937.1800 - 5.1803CaptainWilliam ProwseBWAS-17931.1806 - 3.1806CaptainHenry GarrattBWAS-17933.1806 - 4.1807CaptainWilliam BedfordBWAS-17934.1807 - 7.1807CaptainThomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)BWAS-17937.1807 - 1808CaptainHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-179312.1811 - 1.1812CaptainWilliam BedfordBWAS-17931.1812 - 3.1812CaptainThomas Burton (d.1843)BWAS-17933.1812 - 5.1812CaptainSir Richard King (2nd Baronet of Bellevue) (1774-1834)BWAS-17935.1812 - 1813CaptainJohn Erskine Douglas (1758-1847)BWAS-1793

9 Flag Officers

10.1794 - 8.1799Rear-AdmiralHenry Harvey (1812-1869)BWAS-17931.1795 - 1.6.1795Rear-Admiral of the BlueHenry Harvey (1737-1810)ODNB1.6.1795 - 2.1799Rear-Admiral of the RedHenry Harvey (1737-1810)ODNB11.1799 - 6.1800Vice-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Hugh Seymour (1759-1801)BWAS-17937.1800 - 1806Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Robert Calder (1st Baronet of Southwick) (1745-1818)BWAS-17931.1806 - 4.1807Vice-AdmiralEdward Thornbrough (1754-1834)BWAS-17934.1807 - 7.1807Vice-AdmiralSir James Saumarez (1st Baronet) (1757-1836)BWAS-17934.1807 - 7.1807Rear-AdmiralThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-17937.1807 - 1808Admiral of the BlueJames Gambier (1756-1833)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers

3.1800 - 13.7.1801Acting LieutenantWilliam BlackNBD184912.1804 - 1.1808LieutenantAugustus BaldwinNBD18497.1807 - 1808UnknownAdam Mackenzie (d.1823)BWAS-179310.11.1812 - 26.1.1813LieutenantJames BrasierNBD1849

4 Petty Officers

1799 - 31.7.1799MidshipmanJohn Read BindonNBD18491800 - 1804MidshipmanRichard BastardNBD18491.1.1801 - 1802MidshipmanJohn KnapmanNBD18491813 - 7.1814MidshipmanThomas Metcalfe Currie (1800-1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman

20.6.1803 - 10.18041st Class VolunteerJames CrutchleyNBD1849

Service History

27.12.1794Completed at a cost of £58,483 including fittingBWAS-1793
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
16.2.1797Capture of Trinidad
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
9.1800Completed a refit at Portsmouth as a cost of £13,765BWAS-1793
10.1804Started a refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1.1805Completed refit at a cost of £12,998BWAS-1793
3.1805Took part in the blockade of FerrolBWAS-1793
22.7.1805Lost three killed and twenty wounded in Calder's ActionBWAS-1793
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
26.7.1807Sailed for the BalticBWAS-1793
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
1808In ordinary until 1811BWAS-1793
3.1809Started a small to middling repair at ChathamBWAS-1793
8.1810Completed small to middling repair at a cost of £31,659BWAS-1793
1.1812Fitted at Sheerness at a cost of £17,156BWAS-1793
7.1814Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
26.12.1822Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Peter Hore on Wednesday 25th of June 2014 10:10

and William Cuming was Calder's flag captain in 1805 ...

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