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Neptune

119
Nominal Guns98BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.2.1790BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1791BWAS-1793
Named24.7.1790BWAS-1793
Launched28.1.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDreadnought Class (1788)BWAS-1793
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1818BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck184' 9 ½"Imperial Feet56.0959 
Length of Keel152' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet46.336 
Breadth51' 2"Imperial Feet15.5956 
Depth in Hold21' 5 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Draught Forward14' 8"Imperial Feet4.318 
Draught Aft18' 1"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen2,119 2994Tons BM 

Armament


1797Broadside Weight = 1048 Imperial Pound ( 475.268 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

1808Broadside 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
1797738EstablishmentBWAS-1793

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1797 - 8.1797Captain
Sir Henry Edwin StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
BWAS-1793
8.1797 - 3.1799Captain
Sir Erasmus GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
BWAS-1793
4.1801 - 9.1801Captain
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
BWAS-1793
29.8.1801 - 30.9.1802Captain
Francis William AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1848
: on board from 12.9.1801 Discharged ADM 196/3/2
NBD1849
12.1802 - 5.1804Captain
William O'Bryen DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1811
BWAS-1793
5.1804 - 6.1805Captain
Sir Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1830
BWAS-1793
1805 - 1806Captain
Isaac ShawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1813
BWAS-1793
6.1805 - 12.1806Captain
Thomas Francis FremantleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1819
BWAS-1793
8.1807 - 1808Captain
Sir Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1830
BWAS-1793
1808 - 1810Captain
Charles DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
BWAS-1793
1810 - 12.1810Captain
Sir James Athol WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1821
BWAS-1793
1813 - 1818Lieutenant
George LawrenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1818
BWAS-1793
5.1813 - 12.1.1814Lieutenant
James Fearnley ArnoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1801 - 1802Vice-Admiral of the Red
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
BWAS-1714
1808 - 1810Rear-Admiral of the Red
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
BWAS-1793

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1797 - 1798Lieutenant
Francis BeaumanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1841
NBD1849
15.9.1798 - 5.10.1798Acting Lieutenant
John QuilliamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1815
NAO
4.1.1800 - 17.11.1800Lieutenant
Colin MacDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
George AcklomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
NAO
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Amos Freeman WestroppBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1818
NAO
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
William MowattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1806
NAO
13.10.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Andrew Pellatt GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1820
NAO
29.9.1807 - 28.11.1808Lieutenant
Thomas BurdwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1844
NBD1849
7.5.1808 - 7.2.1809Lieutenant
James BrasierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1837
NBD1849
12.1808 - 1809Lieutenant
George Guy BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
1809 - 21.9.1809Lieutenant
Colin CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
NBD1849
5.1809 - 5.7.1809Lieutenant
The Hon. Edmund Sexton Pery KnoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1846
NBD1849
11.10.1809 - 18.3.1810Lieutenant
John Thomas YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
11.5.1810 - 20.7.1810Lieutenant
George Guy BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
5.10.1810 - 5.12.1810Lieutenant
William BowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1837
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.5.1801 - 29.4.1802Surgeon
William WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Medic
Service 1787-1821
ADM 29/8

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1797Midshipman
Samuel Perkins PritchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1847
NBD1849
10.6.1797 - 2.9.1797Midshipman
Thomas FifeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
NAO
11.10.1797 - 7.4.1800Midshipman
Thomas FifeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
NAO
19.11.1807 - 1807Midshipman
William AnleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849
4.1809 - 1809Midshipman
William AnleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849
1810 - 16.7.1810Midshipman
Martin BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1816
NBD1849
4.1810 - 14.3.1811Midshipman
Henry KentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1822
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.5.1801 - 18021st Class Volunteer
Henry BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1830
NBD1849
1.5.1811 - 30.11.1813Shipkeeper
William RawlinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1821
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
12.2.1797Completed at a cost of £77,053 including fittingBWAS-1793
4.1797CommissionedBWAS-1793
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
12.1806Paid offBWAS-1793
3.1807Began refitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1807RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1807Completed refitting at a cost of £29,053BWAS-1793
23.9.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
2.1809Took part in the capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1793
14.4.1809Action off the SaintesBWAS-1793
14.1.1810Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
12.1810Fitted for ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1813Fitted as a temporary prison ship at Portsmouth, completed 1813/12BWAS-1793
10.1818Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Henrietta Harrison on Thursday 29th of March 2018 10:20

Sorry, previous message incorrect. A merchant ship with the same name.


Posted by Henrietta Harrison on Thursday 29th of March 2018 10:17

In 1897 the Neptune was in Canton, where her sailors were involved in riots and a famous legal dispute. Source: Hosea Ballou Morse, Chronicles of the East India Company Trading in China vol 3 p 40-70. There is a painting of the trial in the National Maritime Museum.

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