Tremendous -> 1845 Grampus

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Tremendous' (1784) (74)
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGanges ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorSir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 11"Imperial Feet51.8164 
Length of Keel139' 3"Imperial Feet42.3692 
Breadth48' 0"Imperial Feet14.6304 
Depth in Hold20' 4"Imperial Feet6.1976 
Burthen1,706 5294Tons BM 


1.1811Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1811550 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

12.1810 - 9.1815CaptainRobert CampbellBWAS-179315.11.1845 - 1845Captain Henry Byam Martin (1803-1865)W025

2 Commissioned Officers

1812LieutenantWilliam CarletonNBD184928.3.1815 - 2.10.1815LieutenantFrancis Anderson CalderNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

1.1811 - 4.1815Master's MateWilliam Case Burbidge (1789-?)NBD18498.1812 - 1813MidshipmanEdward Canes (d.1848)NBD1849

Service History

2.1807Began rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1811Off LorientBWAS-1793
1.1811Completed rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £53989.0.0dBWAS-1793
1812Off TexelBWAS-1793
15.8.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
9.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
4.1816Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1819Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £38070.0.0dBWAS-1793
1822Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Receiving Ship
5.1844Began cut down at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
30.50.1845Renamed GrampusBWAS-1793
1846In the PacificW025
1846Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
1.1846Completed cut down at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £27610.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1866fitting as a Powder Magazine at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1883Lent to the War Department for the stowage of naval minesBWAS-1793
19.5.1897Sold at Portsmouth to John Read for £1,605BWAS-1793


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