Zealand -> 1812 Justitia

Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Third Rate ship of the line 'Zeeland' (1784) (68)
ShipyardVlissingen - Zeeland - Walcheren M01
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck156' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet47.5552 
Breadth127' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet38.7255 
Depth in Hold44' 4 ⅜"Imperial Feet13.4207 
Depth in Hold18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,332 7194Tons BM 


3.1797Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1797491 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

3.1797 - 10.1797CaptainThomas Revell ShiversBWAS-179310.1797 - 1800CaptainThomas Parr (d.1800)BWAS-17936.1800 - 1803CaptainWilliam Mitchell (1746-1816)BWAS-17939.1804 - 1805CaptainAdrian Renou (d.1805)BWAS-17931805CaptainHenry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-17931805 - 1807CaptainRobert Devereux Fancourt (c.1742-1826)BWAS-1793

4 Flag Officers

10.1797 - 1799Vice-Admiral of the BlueSkeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814)BWAS-17938.1799 - 4.1803Vice-AdmiralAlexander Graeme (1741-1818)ref:6761805Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBartholomew Samuel Rowley (1763-1811)BWAS-17931805 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the RedThomas Wells (1759-1811)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers

6.1799 - 4.1802First LieutenantWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:6162.6.1799 - 28.7.1799LieutenantGeorge Ralph Collier (1774-1824)ref:6161800 - 16.10.1800LieutenantJames RyderTNC24.8.1803 - 3.7.1805LieutenantAlexander BorthwickNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1808 - 31.8.1809MidshipmanPeter Bayly (d.1853)NBD1849

Service History

1797Guardship and Flagship at the NoreBWAS-1793
5.1803fitting as a Receiving Ship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5685.0.0dBWAS-1793
1805Flagship at the NoreBWAS-1793
11.1809Convict hulk in the MedwayBWAS-1793
11.1809fitting as a Prison Ship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
19.8.1812Renamed Justitia
1814Moved to WoolwichBWAS-1793
2.11.1830Sold to John Small Sedger for £700BWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Harbour Service 1805


Previous comments on this page

Posted by M Walker on Tuesday 16th of June 2020 14:30

Adm. B.S. Rowley signed a letter from the Zealand at the Nore Station on May 31, 1804. Adm 1/737/349 TNA.

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