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
ConstructorEdward 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 Commanding Officers

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

18 Commissioned Officers

17.9.1796 - 15.12.1796Acting LieutenantGeorge Hoad (d.1801)ref:55911.1796 - 3.1797LieutenantThomas Cowanref:5593.1797 - 26.7.1797First LieutenantHugh Downman (1765-1858)WWNH3.1797 - 5.1801Flag LieutenantJohn Baker (1770-1845)NBD18494.3.1797 - 30.3.1797LieutenantRobert Bustardref:55923.10.1798 - 1.5.1802First LieutenantJohn Joyce (d.1839)ref:55916.4.1802 - 27.1.1804LieutenantJames Atwater (1774-1847)NBD184910.5.1803 - 22.1.1806LieutenantThomas Edward Symonds (1781-1868)NBD184910.5.1803 - 4.3.1805First LieutenantFrancis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD184916.2.1806 - 12.1806LieutenantMatthew Young (1786-?)NBD184927.5.1807 - 8.8.1808Fifth LieutenantWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NBD18491809 - 7.3.1810Flag LieutenantGeorge Brown (1784-?)NBD184911.4.1809 - 11.1809LieutenantWilliam Waldegrave (1788-1859)NBD18496.1809 - 14.11.1810Acting LieutenantJohn Willison (1789-1847)NBD184925.11.1809 - 1810LieutenantJohn M'Dougal (1790-1865)
Commission confirmed 3.1.1810
28.1.1810 - 22.8.1810Acting LieutenantGilbert Dutton Kennicott (1789-1874)NBD184917.1.1811 - 1812LieutenantJohn Willison (1789-1847)NBD18493.1813 - 3.11.1813LieutenantHenry BoyesNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

15.4.1803 - 22.5.1803MasterJohn Pike (d.1818)ADM29-1

15 Petty Officers

1797 - 20.11.1798Master's MateJames Brockman (d.1845)NBD184931.3.1797 - 11.4.1797MidshipmanCharles Cobbe (d.1811)5.1798 - 1799MidshipmanDavid BoydNBD18497.1801 - 16.4.1802MidshipmanJames Atwater (1774-1847)NBD18499.1803 - 24.11.1804Master's MateSamuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:5741804MidshipmanWilliam Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD18491804 - 11.3.1805MidshipmanWilliam Henry BoyceNBD18491805 - 13.2.1806MidshipmanMatthew Young (1786-?)NBD18491808 - 1809MidshipmanEdward BiddulphNBD184911.1809 - 1811MidshipmanJohn BranfordNBD18491810 - 6.1810MidshipmanJoseph Cammelleri (1794-1860)NBD18499.10.1810 - 20.3.1811MidshipmanGeorge Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD1812MidshipmanThomas BunnNBD18491813 - 8.1814MidshipmanEdward Joseph Bird (1798-1881)NBD18493.3.1814 - 1815MidshipmanWilliam Burt (1799-?)NBD1849

4 Crewmen

14.5.1800 - 22.5.1800Able SeamanThomas Fife (1774-1829)NAO5.1806 - 11.18061st Class VolunteerWilliam Nettleton BoyceNBD184920.6.1807 - 18081st Class VolunteerCharles George ButlerNBD18494.9.1810 - 8.10.1810Able SeamanGeorge 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 Privateer Messagre (6)
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


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:559Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:574 Web Site
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site

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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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