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Nominal Guns98BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.11.1783BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1784BWAS-1793
Named3.12.1783BWAS-1793
Launched28.6.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBoyne Class (1783)BWAS-1793
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up26.12.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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
1794750EstablishmentBWAS-1793

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.11.1794 - 12.1795Captain
John BazelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1814
BWAS-1793
12.1795 - 1.1798Captain
John HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1793
1.1798 - 6.1799Captain
Richard BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1801
BWAS-1793
6.1799 - 6.1800Captain
Adrian RenouBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
BWAS-1793
7.1800 - 5.1803Captain
William ProwseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
BWAS-1793
1.1806 - 3.1806Captain
Henry GarrattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1808
BWAS-1793
3.1806 - 4.1807Captain
William BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
BWAS-1793
4.1807 - 7.1807Captain
Thomas Byam MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1849
BWAS-1793
7.1807 - 1808Captain
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
BWAS-1793
12.1811 - 1.1812Captain
William BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
BWAS-1793
1.1812 - 3.1812Captain
Thomas BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1793
3.1812 - 5.1812Captain
Sir Richard King (2nd Baronet of Bellevue)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
BWAS-1793
5.1812 - 1813Captain
John Erskine DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1838
BWAS-1793

9 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1794 - 8.1799Rear-Admiral
Henry HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1857
BWAS-1793
1.1795 - 1.6.1795Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Henry HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ODNB
1.6.1795 - 2.1799Rear-Admiral of the Red
Henry HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ODNB
11.1799 - 6.1800Vice-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. Hugh SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1797
BWAS-1793
7.1800 - 1806Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Robert Calder (1st Baronet of Southwick)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
BWAS-1793
1.1806 - 4.1807Vice-Admiral
Edward ThornbroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1819
BWAS-1793
4.1807 - 7.1807Rear-Admiral
The Hon. Michael de CourcyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1793
4.1807 - 7.1807Vice-Admiral
Sir James Saumarez (1st Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
BWAS-1793
7.1807 - 1808Admiral of the Blue
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1800 - 13.7.1801Acting Lieutenant
William BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
12.1804 - 1.1808Lieutenant
Augustus BaldwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1846
NBD1849
7.1807 - 1808Unknown
Adam MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1823
BWAS-1793
10.11.1812 - 26.1.1813Lieutenant
James BrasierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1837
NBD1849

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799 - 31.7.1799Midshipman
John Read BindonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
NBD1849
1800 - 1804Midshipman
Richard BastardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1832
NBD1849
20.9.1800 - 30.6.1801Admiral's Secretary
Daniel B DawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1777-1822
ADM 29/8
1.1.1801 - 1802Midshipman
John KnapmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1809
NBD1849
1813 - 7.1814Midshipman
Thomas Metcalfe CurrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1836
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
20.6.1803 - 10.18041st Class Volunteer
James CrutchleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1821
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1794CommissionedBWAS-1793
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
12.1811RecommissionedBWAS-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

 

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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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