Ville de Paris

Nominal Guns110BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.7.1789BWAS-1793
First Commissioned17.9.1796BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Edward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.6.1845BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck190' 2 ½"Imperial Feet57.9247 
Length of Keel156' 1 ½"Imperial Feet47.5615 
Breadth53' 2 ½"Imperial Feet16.1671 
Depth in Hold22' 2 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Draught Forward14' 8"Imperial Feet4.318 
Draught Aft18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen2,351 2294Tons BM 


10.1796Broadside Weight = 1340 Imperial Pound ( 607.69 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1796837 BWAS-1793

24 Ship Commanders

17.9.1796 - 7.1.1797Captain Walter Locke (d.1835)ref:5597.1.1797 - 13.2.1797Captain Alexander Hood (1758-1798)ref:55913.2.1797 - 30.6.1798Captain Robert Calder (1745-1818)BWAS-17931799Captain George Grey (d.1828)BWAS-17933.1799 - 8.1799Commander Walter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-17934.1800 - 1801CaptainSir Thomas Troubridge (1st Baronet of Plymouth) (1758-1807)BWAS-17938.10.1800 - 16.10.1800Captain Michael Seymourref:5591801 - 1802Captain John SuttonBWAS-17934.1803 - 6.1803Captain Tristram Roberts RickettsBWAS-17936.1803 - 2.1804Captain William Domett (1754-1828)BWAS-17932.1804 - 1804Captain Thomas Le Marchant Gosselin (1765-1857)BWAS-17933.1804 - 1805Captain John Whitby (d.1806)BWAS-179310.1804 - 1805Captain William ChampainBWAS-17932.1806 - 7.1806Captain George Aldham (1772-1834)BWAS-17937.1806 - 8.1806Captain Henry GarrettBWAS-17935.1807 - 1808Captain Alan Hyde Gardner (1770-1815)BWAS-17931808 - 1.1809Captain Harry Burrard NealeBWAS-17931.1809 - 4.1809Captain John Surman Carden (1771-1858)BWAS-17934.1809 - 1811Captain Richard ThomasBWAS-179327.9.1810 - 21.10.1810Acting Captain Francis Beaufort (1774-1857)NBD18491811 - 1812Captain George John Honey (d.1812)BWAS-17931812Captain George Burlton (d.1815)BWAS-17931813 - 1814Captain Charles JonesBWAS-17931815 - 8.1815Captain Robert JacksonBWAS-1793

13 Flag Officers

6.1797 - 6.1799Admiral of the BlueLord John Jervis (1st Earl St. Vincent) (1734/35-1823) ResignedBWAS-17934.1800 - 4.1801Admiral of the WhiteLord John Jervis (1st Earl St. Vincent) (1734/35-1823)BWAS-17931801Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)BWAS-17939.7.1803 - 1805Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)TRN53.1804 - 1805Vice-Admiral of the Blue Charles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844)BWAS-179310.1804 - 1805Vice-Admiral of the White Charles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844)BWAS-17935.1807 - 1808Admiral of the WhiteLord Alan Gardner (1st Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter) (1742-1809)BWAS-17931808 - 1.1809Admiral of the Blue James Gambier (1756-1833)BWAS-179314.11.1808 - 10.12.1808Rear-Admiral of the Blue Robert Stopford (1768-1847) Transfered ADM 196/68/191ADM 19615.4.1809 - 7.3.1810Vice-Admiral of the RedLord Cuthbert Collingwood (1st Baron Collingwood, of Caldburne and Hethpool) (1750-1810)BWAS-17931811 - 1812Rear-Admiral Thomas Francis Fremantle (1765-1819)BWAS-17931813 - 1814Rear-Admiral of the Red Harry Burrard NealeBWAS-17931815Admiral of the WhiteSir George Keith Elphinstone (1st Viscount Keith) (1745/46-1823)BWAS-1793

18 Commissioned Officers

17.9.1796 - 15.12.1796Acting Lieutenant George Hoad (d.1801)ref:55911.1796 - 3.1797Lieutenant Thomas Cowanref:5593.1797 - 26.7.1797First Lieutenant Hugh Downman (1765-1858)WWNH3.1797 - 5.1801Flag Lieutenant John Baker (1770-1845)NBD18494.3.1797 - 30.3.1797Lieutenant Robert Bustardref:55923.10.1798 - 1.5.1802First Lieutenant John Joyce (d.1839)ref:55916.4.1802 - 27.1.1804Lieutenant James Atwater (1774-1847)NBD184910.5.1803 - 22.1.1806Lieutenant Thomas Edward Symonds (1781-1868)NBD184910.5.1803 - 4.3.1805First Lieutenant Francis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD184916.2.1806 - 12.1806Lieutenant Matthew Young (1786-?)NBD184927.5.1807 - 8.8.1808Fifth Lieutenant William Kelly (1782-?)NBD18491809 - 7.3.1810Flag Lieutenant George Brown (1784-?)NBD184911.4.1809 - 11.1809Lieutenant William Waldegrave (1788-1859)NBD18496.1809 - 14.11.1810Acting Lieutenant John Willison (1789-1847)NBD184925.11.1809 - 1810Lieutenant John M'Dougal (1790-1865)
Confirmed 3.1.1810
28.1.1810 - 22.8.1810Acting Lieutenant Gilbert Dutton Kennicott (1789-1874)NBD184917.1.1811 - 1812Lieutenant John Willison (1789-1847)NBD18493.1813 - 3.11.1813Lieutenant Henry BoyesNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

15.4.1803 - 22.5.1803Master John Pike (d.1818)ADM 29-1

15 Petty Officers

1797 - 20.11.1798Master's Mate James Brockman (d.1845)NBD184931.3.1797 - 11.4.1797Midshipman Charles Cobbe (d.1811)5.1798 - 1799Midshipman David BoydNBD18497.1801 - 16.4.1802Midshipman James Atwater (1774-1847)NBD18499.1803 - 24.11.1804Master's Mate Samuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:5741804Midshipman William Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD18491804 - 11.3.1805Midshipman William Henry BoyceNBD18491805 - 13.2.1806Midshipman Matthew Young (1786-?)NBD18491808 - 1809Midshipman Edward BiddulphNBD184911.1809 - 1811Midshipman John BranfordNBD18491810 - 6.1810Midshipman Joseph Cammelleri (1794-1860)NBD18499.10.1810 - 20.3.1811Midshipman George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD1812Midshipman Thomas BunnNBD18491813 - 8.1814Midshipman Edward Joseph Bird (1798-1881)NBD18493.3.1814 - 1815Midshipman William Burt (1799-?)NBD1849

4 Crewmen

14.5.1800 - 22.5.1800Able Seaman Thomas Fife (1774-1829)NAO5.1806 - 11.18061st Class Volunteer William Nettleton BoyceNBD184920.6.1807 - 18081st Class Volunteer Charles George ButlerNBD18494.9.1810 - 8.10.1810Able Seaman George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

Service History

17.9.1796Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £78830.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.3.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1.1799Sailed homeBWAS-1793
3.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
8.1799Sailed homeBWAS-1793
4.1800In the ChannelBWAS-1793
5.1802Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1802Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4031.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.8.1803Took the Lugger Le Messager (6) BG
1804In the ChannelBWAS-1793
8.1806Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1807Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £39289.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1809At CorunnaBWAS-1793
22.2.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
12.1812Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1813Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £19718.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1814Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
8.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 112 gun First Rate
8.1825fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.6.1845Broken up at PembrokeBWAS-1793


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 4th of February 2018 10:04

Circa 30 Jun 1804 on Tuesday se'nnight, the Committee of the Patriotic Fund, presented a sword to Capt Watt, RN, for his son, Lieut Watt, of the Ville de Paris, absent on active service.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 12th of September 2017 18:01

1 Sep 1800 Lieutenant-Colonel Flight, of HM Marine Forces, has been appointed Adjutant-General of the Channel Fleet, and in consequence has taken post on board the Ville de Paris, the flag ship of the Commander in Chief.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 12th of September 2017 17:52

Circa 1 Sep 1800 J. Sedgewick, Esq. one of the Clerks of the Admiralty, is appointed Purser of the Ville de Paris110.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 28th of August 2017 13:58

Circa 24 Jan 1802 Mr. John Clark, Carpenter of his Majesty's ship London, is appointed to the Ville de Paris, in the room of Mr. John Praid?, Carpenter, deceased.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 James Irwin. First Lieutenant of the Ville de Paris, is promoted to the rank of Commander.

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