Duke of Wellington

Nominal Guns131B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.1.1852B181
First Commissioned27.11.1853B181
ShipyardPembroke Dockyard - Pembroke Dock B181
CategoryFirst RateB181
Ship TypeScrew Ship of the Line B181


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck240' 7"Imperial Feet73.1564 
Length of Keel201' 11 ½"Imperial Feet61.2775 
Breadth60' 1"Imperial Feet18.3134 
Depth in Hold24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Burthen3,771 1994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1817
Indicated Horse Power (ihp)1,979  
Number of Screws1  
Nominal Horse Power (nhp)700  
Max speed under engines10.15Knot 
Engines2-cylinder horizontal single expansion  


1853Broadside Weight = 1858 Imperial Pound ( 842.603 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck10 British 8inch
Middle Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck6 British 8inch
Upper Gun Deck38 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle20 British 32-Pounder
Pivot Mount1 British 68-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
17531,100 B181

2 Ship Commanders

2.2.1853 - 25.2.1854Commodore Henry Byam Martin (1803-1865)W0254.3.1854 - 3.1855Captain George Thomas GordonW025

Service History

14.9.1852building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £176918.0.0dB181
11.10.1852Began Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
27.11.1853Completed Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £40716.0.0dB181


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