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Aboukir

2640
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.8.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
Launched18.11.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCarnatic ClassBWAS-1793
Constructor
Josiah BrindleyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold16.8.1838BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck172' 5 ⅝"Imperial Feet52.4415 
Length of Keel140' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet42.6784 
Breadth47' 9 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold20' 10"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward13' 11"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,703 1594Tons BM 

Armament


18.11.1807Broadside Weight = 996 Imperial Pound ( 451.686 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779640Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1808 - 1812Captain
George ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1837
BWAS-1793
17.5.1808 - 5.1808Captain
Percy FraserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1808
BWAS-1793
1812 - 1813Captain
Sir Thomas BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1838
BWAS-1793
1813 - 9.1813Captain
George ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1837
BWAS-1793
9.1813 - 23.9.1814Captain
Norborn ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1812 - 1813Rear-Admiral of the White
Thomas Byam MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1849
BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.9.1805 - 13.9.1815Midshipman
Charles James BeartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NBD1849
1.1813 - 8.1813Midshipman
Grosvenor BunsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1804Began building at Frindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
18.11.1807Completed building at Frindsbury - Kent at a cost of £41430.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.11.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.7.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £31439.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
10.6.1812Passed the Belt in company with
Orion (74) 1787-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
NWB
20.6.1812Off DanzigNWB
1.7.1812At LibauNWB
4.7.1812Arrived off Dunamunde near RigaNWB
22.8.1812Sailed as escort to 13 Russian transportsNWB
3.9.1812Covering troop landings at Heel near DanzigNWB
19.6.1813Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1814At GenoaBWAS-1793
1817In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
7.1823Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1824Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3834.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1831fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.8.1838Sold to J. Lachlan for £4,240BWAS-1793

 

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