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Nominal Guns98BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.1.1798BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down23.2.1802BWAS-1793
Named7.3.1800BWAS-1793
Launched1.8.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorSir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)BWAS-1793
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up10.7.1906BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck196' 0"Imperial Feet59.7408 
Length of Keel163' 7"Imperial Feet49.6852 
Breadth51' 2"Imperial Feet15.5956 
Depth in Hold22' 2"Imperial Feet6.731 
Draught Forward14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2863 
Draught Aft17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen2,278Tons BM 

Armament


1811Broadside Weight = 1166 Imperial Pound ( 528.781 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1811738EstablishmentB033

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1811 - 1813CaptainCharles Adam (1780-1853)W0337.1811 - 1812CaptainJames Wilkes MauriceBWAS-17931812 - 7.1813CaptainGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-17937.1813 - 5.1814CaptainJohn Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)BWAS-17935.1814 - 10.1814CaptainCharles Adam (1780-1853)BWAS-179310.1814 - 3.1815CaptainRobert HallBWAS-17933.1815 - 12.1815CaptainJohn Campbell RowleyBWAS-179312.1815 - 6.1816CaptainJames PackW0336.1816 - 10.1816Captain Edward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-179310.1816 - 9.1817CaptainSir James NashBWAS-17939.1817 - 6.1821CaptainPownall Bastard PellewBWAS-17936.1821 - 1823CaptainAlexander SkeneBWAS-179327.10.1840 - 3.1843Captain Thomas Forrest (d.1844)B1771.1.1849 - 1852Captain Thomas Maitland (1803-1878)W0251.1.1852 - 6.1855CaptainArthur Lowe (1814-1882)W0253.5.1860 - 2.4.1861CaptainFrederick Herbert Kerr (1818-1896)W025

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1813AdmiralWilliam Young (1761-1847)BWAS-17936.1816 - 10.1816Rear-AdmiralDavid Milne (1763-1845)BWAS-179310.1816 - 1817Admiral of the WhiteSir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)BWAS-1793

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.6.1811 - 27.6.1814LieutenantAlexander Dundas Young Arbuthnott (1789-1871)NBD18498.7.1811 - 3.9.1811LieutenantRichard BluettNBD184919.10.1812 - 15.6.1814LieutenantCharles Cowper BenettNBD184916.9.1814 - 23.3.1815LieutenantHenry Brett (1790-?)NBD184922.2.1815 - 8.1815LieutenantPhilip BowdenNBD184927.3.1815 - 12.1815LieutenantJames BrasierNBD184927.3.1815 - 15.12.1815LieutenantRichard BluettNBD184917.6.1815 - 19.4.1817Flag LieutenantThomas Wentworth BullerNBD18497.1816 - 11.1816LieutenantJoseph O'BrienNBD18491843 - 1844LieutenantPerceval BaskervilleNBD18491.4.1852 - 3.1857CommanderJohn Rashleigh RoddW025

14 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1812 - 1814MidshipmanJohn Adams (1781-1855)NBD18495.1812 - 2.1815MidshipmanEdward AcklandNBD18498.1814 - 10.1816MidshipmanHenry QuinNBD18491815 - 4.2.1815Master's MateJames Sutter Britton (1781-?)NBD18491815 - 22.2.1815Master's MatePhilip BowdenNBD18494.1815 - 10.1815MidshipmanThomas Carey (1797-?)NBD184911.4.1815 - 10.1815MidshipmanGeorge Bohun Martin (d.1854)NBD184910.1815 - 1816MidshipmanCharles George ButlerNBD18491816MidshipmanJohn James KerrNBD18491816 - 9.1816Master's MateWilliam BlenkarneNBD18491816 - 16.9.1816Master's MateJames CrutchleyNBD18491817 - 31.10.1817MidshipmanWilliam Burt (1799-?)NBD18492.1820 - 10.1823MidshipmanGeorge William RabettNBD18491841 - 23.11.1841Master's MateThomas Adye AlldridgeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
24.10.1810Completed for a total cost of £65,025 including fittingBWAS-1793
7.1811CommissionedBWAS-1793
1.1812Began fitting for seaBWAS-1793
4.1812Completed fitting for sea at a cost of £19,032BWAS-1793
7.7.1816Sailed in the expedition to AlgiersBWAS-1793
27.8.1816Participated in the bombardment of Algiers, receiving 233 shot in her hull and having 50 killed and 160 woundedBWAS-1793
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers
2.1817Reclassed as a 106-gun First RateBWAS-1793
1823Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
2.1825Started rebuildingBWAS-1793
4.1826Completed rebuild with a circular sternBWAS-1793
1839Harbour flagship at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1862Training shipBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B033British Sailing WarshipsJ J ColledgeBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
B177The Corsairs of FranceCharles Boswell NormanBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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