Temeraire

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Nominal Guns98BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.12.1790BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1793BWAS-1793
Launched11.9.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDreadnought ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Edward SisonBWAS-1793
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up16.8.1838BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck185' 0"Imperial Feet56.388 
Length of Keel152' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet46.3391 
Breadth51' 2"Imperial Feet15.5956 
Depth in Hold21' 6"Imperial Feet6.5532 
Draught Forward14' 8"Imperial Feet4.318 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen2,120 5894Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentADM 95
Laden Draught Aft24' 11"Imperial Feet7.3216 
Laden Draught Forward22' 11"Imperial Feet6.7183 

Armament


1799Broadside 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
1799738EstablishmentBWAS-1793

15 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1799 - 8.1799Captain Peter PugetBWAS-17938.1799 - 11.1799Captain Thomas EylesBWAS-179311.1799 - 1801Captain Edward MarshBWAS-17931801 - 1803Captain Thomas EylesBWAS-179310.1803 - 8.1804Captain Eliab Harvey (1758-1830)BWAS-17938.1804Captain William Hancock KellyBWAS-17938.1804 - 12.1805Captain Eliab Harvey (1758-1830)BWAS-179312.1805 - 1806Captain John LarmourBWAS-17933.1807 - 1809CaptainSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17931809 - 1810Rear-Admiral of the Blue Manley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17931809 - 1810Captain Edward Snyd ClayBWAS-17931.1810 - 9.1810Captain Edwin Henry ChamberlayneBWAS-17939.1810 - 3.1811Captain George HonyBWAS-17933.1811 - 3.1812Captain Joseph Spear (d.1837)BWAS-17933.1812 - 1812Captain Samuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-1793

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1799 - 1799Rear-Admiral of the Blue John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822)BWAS-179311.1799 - 1801Rear-Admiral James Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849)BWAS-17931801 - 1803Rear-Admiral of the Blue George Campbell (1759-1821)BWAS-17933.1811 - 3.1812Rear-Admiral Francis Pickmore (d.1818)BWAS-1793

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant James MouldNAO1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant Thomas Fortescue Kennedy (1774-1846)NAO1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant Henry Conyngham CoxenNAO1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant Benjamin VallackNAO1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant William SmithNAO29.4.1805 - 1806Lieutenant John WallaceNAO4.5.1805 - 1806Lieutenant Alexander DavidsonNAO6.9.1805 - 13.1.1806Acting Lieutenant Thomas Coakleyref:8156.1807 - 6.1810Lieutenant George Bentham (1787-?)NBD184924.5.1808 - 17.11.1809Lieutenant Christopher William BettyNBD184918.7.1810 - 1812Lieutenant William CarletonNBD184925.12.1813 - 25.3.1814Lieutenant Robert Yule (d.1849)NBD184923.4.1834 - 1836Commander John Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD18491836 - 5.1837Unknown John Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD18491.9.1837 - 1.7.1838Lieutenant Jospeh Bage Boultbee (1791-1865)NBD1849

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.11.1791 - 27.7.1799Boatswain William CunninghamADM 29-17.5.1799 - 18.2.1811Gunner Francis HarrisNAO26.5.1799 - 16.11.1799Carpenter William LemonADM 29/81.9.1804 - 1805Surgeon Thomas CairdNAO1.9.1804 - 1805Master Thomas PriceNAO

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1799 - 2.10.1800Master's Mate Robert Bloye (d.1847)NBD18491803 - 3.1806Midshipman John KnapmanNBD184914.1.1804 - 1.12.1805Midshipman William ShepheardRNB18236.1804 - 12.1805Midshipman William Edward Hughes Allen (1787-1856)NBD18491.9.1804 - 6.9.1805Master's Mate Thomas CoakleyNAO

Service History


DateEventSource
18.5.1799

Completed at a cost of £73,241 including fitting

BWAS-1793
23.6.1799

Sailed from Sheerness

ADM 95
12.1801Involved in the Bantry Mutiny then sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
5.1803Began fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1804Completed fitting at a cost of £16,898BWAS-1793
21.10.1805

Had 47 killed and 76 wounded at the [Battle of Trafalgar]

BWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
1806Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1806Began fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
3.1807Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
9.1807Completed fitting at a cost of £25,352BWAS-1793
1811Blockade of ToulonBWAS-1793
1813Refitted as a Unrated Prison hulk E-WIKI
11.1813Started fitting as a prison shipBWAS-1793
12.1813Completed fitting as a prison shipBWAS-1793
1814In ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
9.1819Began fitting at Plymouth as a receiving shipBWAS-1793
6.1820Completed fitting at a cost of £27,733BWAS-1793
1829Victualing depotBWAS-1793
8.1836Receiving ship and depot at SheernessBWAS-1793
16.8.1838

Sold for breakup to J Beatson for £5,530

BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by John Alexander Davidson on Saturday 10th of November 2018 21:54

LT Alexander Davidson my 3 Great Grandfather. Have many of his papers and The Hat he wore at Trafalgar.

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