Alexander

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Alexandre' (1794) (74)
Captured23.6.1795BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1819BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck169' 0"Imperial Feet51.5112 
Length of Keel138' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet42.0656 
Breadth46' 11"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Draught Aft16' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,620 7194Tons BM 

Armament


23.6.1795Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1772600Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.6.1795 - 1796Commander Alexander Wilson (1760-1834)BWAS-171416.3.1796 - 6.10.1796Captain Arthur Phillip (1738-1814)BWAS-17141.1797 - 2.1800Captain Alexander John Ball (1757-1809)BWAS-17142.1800 - 2.1801Lieutenant William HarringtonBWAS-17142.1801 - 27.8.1802Captain Manley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.6.1800 - 13.7.1800Rear-Admiral of the Red Horatio Nelson (1st Duke of Bronté in the Kingdom of Sicily) (1758-1805)NAO

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1798 - 1.8.1798Lieutenant John Collins (d.1798)TNC

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.12.1796 - 13.9.1800Chaplain William Pargeter (1760-1810)ADM29-126.12.1801 - 26.8.1802Chaplain William Pargeter (1760-1810)ADM29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1795 - 21.8.1797Able Seaman George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

Service History


DateEventSource
10.9.1795Re-registeredBWAS-1714
10.1795Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1796Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £28847.0.0dBWAS-1714
18.3.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.5.1798Towed the   in a gale off SardiniaBWAS-1714
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
1799Blockade of MaltaBWAS-1714
18.2.1800Capture of the Généreux
27.8.1802Paid offADM 51
6.1805Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1805Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
10.1805Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1819Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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