Commerce de Marseilles

Nominal Guns120BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench First Rate ship of the line 'Le Commerce de Marseille' (1788) (118)
ShipyardToulon - Provence EWIKI
Ship ClassCommerce de Marseille Class
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)EWIKI
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1802BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck208' 4"Imperial Feet63.4111 
Length of Keel172' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet52.4288 
Breadth54' 9 ½"Imperial Feet16.4719 
Depth in Hold25' 0 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Burthen2,746 7394Tons BM 


1796Broadside Weight = 1392 Imperial Pound ( 631.272 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck34 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse8 British 24-Pound Carronade

6 Commanding Officers

2.1795 - 10.5.1795CaptainGeorge Grey (d.1828)BWAS-179310.5.1795 - 1.6.1795CaptainRobert Biggs (d.1803)BWAS-179313.6.1795 - 10.9.1795CaptainGeorge Grey (d.1828)BWAS-179310.9.1795 - 16.3.1796CaptainSmith Child (1729-1813)BWAS-17936.1798 - 7.1800LieutenantHenry Holland SearleBWAS-17937.1800 - 4.1802LieutenantJames RogersBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

9.7.1794 - 16.3.1796LieutenantJohn Baker (1770-1845)NBD1849

Service History

12.1793Carried away from ToulonBWAS-1793
24.1.1795Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Storeship
1796Refitted as a 120 gun First Rate Ship of the Line
2.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793

Paid off

11.1796Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3750.0.0dBWAS-1793
1798Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
22.6.1802Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1793
8.1802Break up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1793


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