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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 by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Edward SisonBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1793
BWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1799 - 8.1799Captain
Peter PugetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
BWAS-1793
8.1799 - 11.1799Captain
Thomas EylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
11.1799 - 1801Captain
Edward MarshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1801
BWAS-1793
1801 - 1803Captain
Thomas EylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
10.1803 - 8.1804Captain
Eliab HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795
BWAS-1793
8.1804Captain
William Hancock KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1810
BWAS-1793
8.1804 - 12.1805Captain
Eliab HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795
BWAS-1793
12.1805 - 1806Captain
John LarmourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1807
BWAS-1793
3.1807 - 1809Captain
Sir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1819
BWAS-1793
1809 - 1810Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Manley DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1825
BWAS-1793
1809 - 1810Captain
Edward Snyd ClayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1793
1.1810 - 9.1810Captain
Edwin Henry ChamberlayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1811
BWAS-1793
9.1810 - 3.1811Captain
George HonyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1811
BWAS-1793
3.1811 - 3.1812Captain
Joseph SpearBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1812
BWAS-1793
3.1812 - 1812Captain
Samuel Hood LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1799 - 1799Rear-Admiral of the Blue
John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
BWAS-1793
11.1799 - 1801Rear-Admiral
James Hawkins-WhitshedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1844
BWAS-1793
1801 - 1803Rear-Admiral of the Blue
George CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
BWAS-1793
3.1811 - 3.1812Rear-Admiral
Francis PickmoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1801
BWAS-1793

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
Benjamin VallackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1806
NAO
1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1806
NAO
1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
James MouldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1816
NAO
1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
Thomas Fortescue KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1813
NAO
1.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
Henry Conyngham CoxenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1811
NAO
29.4.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
John WallaceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1806
NAO
4.5.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Alexander DavidsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1806
NAO
6.9.1805 - 13.1.1806Acting Lieutenant
Thomas CoakleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1806
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6.1807 - 6.1810Lieutenant
George BenthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
NBD1849
24.5.1808 - 17.11.1809Lieutenant
Christopher William BettyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
NBD1849
18.7.1810 - 1812Lieutenant
William CarletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1826
NBD1849
25.12.1813 - 25.3.1814Lieutenant
Robert YuleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
23.4.1834 - 1836Commander
John Aitken BlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1842
NBD1849
1836 - 5.1837Unknown
John Aitken BlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1842
NBD1849
1.9.1837 - 1.7.1838Lieutenant
Jospeh Bage BoultbeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1855
NBD1849

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.11.1791 - 27.7.1799Boatswain
William CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1802
ADM 29-1
7.5.1799 - 18.2.1811Gunner
Francis HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
NAO
26.5.1799 - 16.11.1799Carpenter
William LemonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1804
Discharged
ADM 29/8
1.9.1804 - 1805Surgeon
Thomas CairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1805
NAO
1.9.1804 - 1805Master
Thomas PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
NAO

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1799 - 2.10.1800Master's Mate
Robert BloyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
1803 - 3.1806Midshipman
John KnapmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1809
NBD1849
14.1.1804 - 1.12.1805Midshipman
William ShepheardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1909
RNB1823
6.1804 - 12.1805Midshipman
William Edward Hughes AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
NBD1849
1.9.1804 - 6.9.1805Master's Mate
Thomas CoakleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1806
NAO

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
26.7.1808 - 3.18112nd Class Boy
Richard GoodridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1830
NBD1849

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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