Nominal Guns98BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.10.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-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
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Ocean' (1821) (80)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck196' 6 ½"Imperial Feet59.7535 
Length of Keel164' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet49.9904 
Breadth51' 1"Imperial Feet15.5702 
Depth in Hold21' 6"Imperial Feet6.5532 
Draught Forward14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen2,276 4994Tons BM 


1805Broadside Weight = 1326 Imperial Pound ( 601.341 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

3 Ship Commanders

11.1805 - 1807Captain Francis PenderBWAS-17141807 - 7.1809Captain Richard ThomasBWAS-17141.1812 - 7.1814Captain Robert Plampin (1762-1834)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

24.4.1806 - 14.4.1809Vice-Admiral of the RedLord Cuthbert Collingwood (1st Baron Collingwood, of Caldburne and Hethpool) (1750-1810)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers

1806 - 1809Flag Lieutenant George Brown (1784-?)NBD18494.1.1806 - 14.11.1806Lieutenant Alexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO24.4.1806 - 21.12.1807Lieutenant Abel FerrisNAO21.12.1807 - 27.7.1808Acting Lieutenant Whitwell ButlerNBD184927.7.1808 - 14.7.1809Lieutenant Whitwell ButlerNBD184912.12.1808 - 11.4.1809Lieutenant William Waldegrave (1788-1859)NBD18493.1809 - 2.1.1810Acting Lieutenant Benjamin Baynton (1789-1854)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

6.2.1806 - 26.12.1807Boatswain James GregsonADM 29/81.5.1806 - 10.1.1811Carpenter Thomas Chaplin DischargedADM 29/8

4 Petty Officers

11.1805 - 1807Midshipman Henry Lancaster (1791-?)NBD18496.1.1806 - 15.1.1806Coxswain Robert Buckless (1776-?)NAO5.1807 - 9.1.1808Midshipman Alexander Bissett (d.1848)NBD184911.1808 - 13.1.1809Midshipman Thomas Beer (1787-1867)NBD1849

1 Crewman

9.1813 - 7.18141st Class Volunteer Orbell Oakes (1800-?)NBD1849

Service History

10.12.1805Completed at a total cost including fitting of £90,076BWAS-1793
1806Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.1809Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1811Began a small repair and refitting at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1812Completed repair and refitting at a cost of £49,622BWAS-1793
17.4.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.1814Paid off into ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
2.1817Reclassed as a 110-gun First-RateBWAS-1793
9.1819Started being cut downBWAS-1793
4.10.1819Ordered cut down to a 80-gun Third-RateBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Originally ordered 1790/12/09 and laid down 1792/10/01. but reordered and restarted on the dates given above


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Posted by Roger Hutchins on Wednesday 1st of August 2018 14:15

(4) Petty Officers: Pascoe Dunn (1786-1826) in March 1806 joined her in the Thames as Master's Mate and served on her until November 1806 "off Cadiz". There he then rejoined his former Captain F. Pender on HMS Queen.

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