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


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 


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

15 Commanding Officers

3.1799 - 8.1799CaptainPeter PugetBWAS-17938.1799 - 11.1799CaptainThomas EylesBWAS-179311.1799 - 1801CaptainEdward MarshBWAS-17931801 - 1803CaptainThomas EylesBWAS-179310.1803 - 8.1804CaptainEliab Harvey (1758-1830)BWAS-17938.1804CaptainWilliam Hancock KellyBWAS-17938.1804 - 12.1805CaptainEliab Harvey (1758-1830)BWAS-179312.1805 - 1806CaptainJohn LarmourBWAS-17933.1807 - 1809CaptainSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17931809 - 1810Rear-Admiral of the BlueManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17931809 - 1810CaptainEdward Snyd ClayBWAS-17931.1810 - 9.1810CaptainEdwin Henry ChamberlayneBWAS-17939.1810 - 3.1811CaptainGeorge HonyBWAS-17933.1811 - 3.1812CaptainJoseph Spear (d.1837)BWAS-17933.1812 - 1812CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-1793

4 Flag Officers

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

15 Commissioned Officers

1.9.1804 - 1806LieutenantHenry Conyngham CoxenNAO1.9.1804 - 1806LieutenantBenjamin VallackNAO1.9.1804 - 1806LieutenantWilliam SmithNAO1.9.1804 - 1806LieutenantJames MouldNAO1.9.1804 - 1806LieutenantThomas Fortescue Kennedy (1774-1846)NAO29.4.1805 - 1806LieutenantJohn WallaceNAO4.5.1805 - 1806LieutenantAlexander DavidsonNAO6.9.1805 - 13.1.1806Acting LieutenantThomas Coakleyref:8156.1807 - 6.1810LieutenantGeorge Bentham (1787-?)NBD184924.5.1808 - 17.11.1809LieutenantChristopher William BettyNBD184918.7.1810 - 1812LieutenantWilliam CarletonNBD184925.12.1813 - 25.3.1814LieutenantRobert Yule (d.1849)NBD184923.4.1834 - 1836CommanderJohn Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD18491836 - 5.1837UnknownJohn Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD18491.9.1837 - 1.7.1838LieutenantJospeh Bage Boultbee (1791-1865)NBD1849

4 Warrant Officers

8.11.1791 - 27.7.1799BoatswainWilliam CunninghamADM29-17.5.1799 - 18.2.1811GunnerFrancis HarrisNAO1.9.1804 - 1805SurgeonThomas CairdNAO1.9.1804 - 1805MasterThomas PriceNAO

5 Petty Officers

5.1799 - 2.10.1800Master's MateRobert Bloye (d.1847)NBD18491803 - 3.1806MidshipmanJohn KnapmanNBD184914.1.1804 - 1.12.1805MidshipmanWilliam ShepheardRNB18236.1804 - 12.1805MidshipmanWilliam Edward Hughes Allen (1787-1856)NBD18491.9.1804 - 6.9.1805Master's MateThomas CoakleyNAO

Service History

18.5.1799Completed at a cost of £73,241 including fittingBWAS-1793
12.1801Involved in the Bantry Mutiny then sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
5.1803Began fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1793
2.1804Completed fitting at a cost of £16,898BWAS-1793
21.10.1805Had 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 EWIKI
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
16.8.1838Sold for breakup to J Beatson for £5,530BWAS-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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