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Dreadnought

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Nominal Guns98BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.1.1788BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1788BWAS-1793
Named23.10.1788BWAS-1793
Launched13.6.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDreadnought Class (1788)BWAS-1793
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up31.3.1857BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck184' 11"Imperial Feet56.0835 
Length of Keel152' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet46.3487 
Breadth51' 2 ½"Imperial Feet15.5575 
Depth in Hold21' 6"Imperial Feet6.5532 
Draught Forward14' 7"Imperial Feet4.3117 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen2,123 2394Tons BM 

Armament


1801Broadside 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
1801738EstablishmentBWAS-1793

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1803 - 5.1803Captain
James BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1793
5.1803 - 7.1803Captain
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
BWAS-1793
7.1803 - 9.1803Captain
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
BWAS-1793
9.1803 - 5.1804Captain
John Child PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1812
BWAS-1793
5.1804 - 1.1805Captain
George ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1815
BWAS-1793
1.1805 - 10.1805Captain
Edward RotherhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1808
BWAS-1793
10.1805 - 11.6.1806Captain
John ConnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1793
12.1806 - 1808Captain
William LechmereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
BWAS-1793
1808 - 1810Captain
George Burgoyne SaltBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1793
1810 - 8.1810Captain
Valentine CollardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1793
8.1810 - 8.2.1812Captain
Samuel Hood LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
1.1832 - 1837Lieutenant
William BowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1837
NBD1849

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1803 - 9.7.1803Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. William CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1807
BWAS-1793
22.8.1804 - 10.10.1805Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
NAO
12.1805 - 3.1806Rear-Admiral of the White
Lord William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1830
NAO
1808 - 1811Rear-Admiral
Thomas SothebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1814
BWAS-1793
4.2.1810 - 6.2.1810Rear-Admiral of the White
Robert StopfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
Transfered ADM 196/68/191
ADM 196

17 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.6.1801 - 22.1.1802Lieutenant
Henry BaughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1841
NBD1849
1805 - 10.10.1805Lieutenant
Brice GillilandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1805
Transfered
NAO
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
William LandlessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1860
NBD1849
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
James Llewin LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1806
NBD1849
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Robert MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1807
NBD1849
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
George StoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1806
NBD1849
6.3.1805 - 4.1806Lieutenant
Christopher William BettyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
NAO
16.4.1805 - 14.1.1806Lieutenant
John NealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1814
NBD1849
11.11.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
George HewsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
NBD1849
11.11.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Nisbet PalmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
NBD1849
14.2.1806 - 14.8.1806Flag Lieutenant
William BlightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1855
NBD1849
30.12.1806 - 27.5.1807First Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
NBD1849
1807 - 19.10.1807First Lieutenant
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849
12.8.1808 - 12.6.1810Flag Lieutenant
John Norman CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1845
NBD1849
5.5.1809 - 20.1.1810Lieutenant
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1851
BWAS-1714
6.12.1809 - 23.6.1812Lieutenant
Flowers BeckettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1814
NBD1849
28.11.1811 - 8.2.1812Lieutenant
Francis Anderson CalderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.7.1801 - 26.1.1803Purser
Daniel B DawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1777-1822
ADM 29/8

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.9.1801 - 12.8.1802Master's Mate
James Balfour RobertsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1811
NBD1849
1803 - 1804Midshipman
William Henry BoyceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1813
NBD1849
4.1803 - 8.1804Midshipman
Francis BeaumontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1844
NBD1849
21.8.1804 - 10.10.1805Midshipman
Gilbert Dutton KennicottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849
2.1806 - 1806Midshipman
Emanuel BlightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849
1811 - 19.11.1811Midshipman
George ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1816
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.8.1801Completed at a cost of £60,484 including fittingBWAS-1793
17.5.1803Sailed from Cawsand Bay as Flagship of a squadron under
Sir William CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1807
to cruise off Ushant and watch Brest
TRN5
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
11.6.1806Paid offADM 51
9.1806Began refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1.1807Completed refitBWAS-1793
8.2.1812

Paid off at Portsmouth

ADM 51
8.1812Started a large repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
3.1814Completed large repair at a cost of £72,511 and placed in ordinary.BWAS-1793
9.1825Fitted at Portsmouth as a lazaretteBWAS-1793
3.1831Began fitting as a hospital ship at SheernessBWAS-1793
5.1831Completed fitting as a hospital shipBWAS-1793
6.1831At SheernessBWAS-1793
6.1831Moved to Greenwich as the seaman's hospitalBWAS-1793
24.2.1857Began breaking up at WoolwichBWAS-1793
31.3.1857Break up completed. The stores returned were valued as £3,389BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Richard McKinnon on Monday 30th of October 2017 07:14

Lieutennant James Balfour Robertson (1804) was a Midshipman and Masters Mate aboard Dreadnought under the command of James Vashon from 11th Sep 1801 to 10th Feb 1802. they were stationed in the Mediterranean in the Port of Cadiz.
Source: National Archives "Memorandum of the Services of Lieutenant James Balfour Robertson"

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