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Achille

2866
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1795BWAS-1793
Launched16.4.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAchille Class (1795)BWAS-1793
Constructor
William CleverleyBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1800
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up11.1865BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 2"Imperial Feet55.4742 
Length of Keel149' 7"Imperial Feet45.4188 
Breadth49' 3"Imperial Feet14.9437 
Depth in Hold21' 11"Imperial Feet6.4262 
Burthen1,929 8594Tons BM 

Armament


16.4.1798Broadside Weight = 1050 Imperial Pound ( 476.175 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795640Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.7.1798 - 4.1799Captain
Sir Henry Edwin StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
BWAS-1793
27.2.1799 - 26.2.1801Captain
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
ref:559
1.3.1801 - 28.4.1802Captain
Edward BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ref:559
11.1801Acting Captain
James WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1804
BWAS-1793
5.1802 - 4.1803Captain
John Oakes HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
BWAS-1793
11.1804Captain
George DundasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1793
31.3.1805 - 1811Captain
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
BWAS-1793
1.1811 - 4.1811Captain
Askew Pafford HollisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1841
BWAS-1793
4.1811 - 9.8.1815Captain
Askew Pafford HollisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1841
BWAS-1793

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.7.1798 - 4.7.1799Lieutenant
William MercerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1799
ref:559
8.7.1799 - 13.3.1800Lieutenant
Joseph Ore MasefieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1808
ref:559
23.2.1800 - 29.6.1802Lieutenant
Allan StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814
ref:559
31.3.1805 - 12.12.1805Lieutenant
George CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NAO
31.3.1805 - 27.12.1805Lieutenant
William Westcott DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
NAO
31.3.1805 - 2.1.1806Lieutenant
Parkins PrynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
NAO
3.4.1805 - 4.8.1807Lieutenant
Josias BrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1825
NAO
18.4.1805 - 27.7.1807Lieutenant
William HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1819
NAO
9.5.1805 - 7.1.1806Acting Lieutenant
Edward BarnardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
28.12.1805 - 15.3.1808Lieutenant
John ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1808
NAO
7.1.1806 - 2.1811Lieutenant
Edward BarnardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
14.9.1809 - 11.12.1809Lieutenant
Thomas BurdwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1844
NBD1849
3.5.1814 - 9.8.1815Lieutenant
James KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1816
NBD1849
8.2.1815 - 12.7.1815Lieutenant
Thomas BennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.8.1798 - 31.5.1802Carpenter
John ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1819
Discharged
ADM 29/8
22.9.1805 - 3.2.1806Acting Boatswain
Peter JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1806
NAO

10 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
21.10.1800 - 3.1801Midshipman
Charles BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
BWAS-1714
7.4.1805 - 26.10.1805Master's Mate
John ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1808
NAO
11.4.1805 - 6.4.1808Midshipman
William John SnowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NAO
1.10.1805 - 11.6.1806Master's Mate
George PiggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1811
NAO
4.11.1805 - 27.12.1805Master's Mate
John ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1808
NAO
3.1806 - 1807Midshipman
John KnapmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1809
NBD1849
4.1806 - 8.2.1815Midshipman
Thomas BennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849
12.6.1806 - 31.1.1807Midshipman
George PiggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1811
NAO
1.2.1807 - 7.8.1807Master's Mate
George PiggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1811
NAO
1.2.1809 - 17.4.1811Master's Mate
George PiggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1811
NAO

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
18.1.1799 - 21.10.1800Boy
Charles BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
BWAS-1714
31.3.1805 - 30.9.1805Captain's Clerk
George PiggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1811
NAO
8.8.1807 - 31.1.1809Captain's Clerk
George PiggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1811
NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1795Began building at Gravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
16.4.1798Completed building at Gravesend - Kent at a cost of £38450.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.4.1798Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
25.8.1798Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £15165.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
2.1800refitting at Unknown at a cost of £6881.0.0dBWAS-1793
1805Paid offBWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
1807Blockade of FerrolBWAS-1793
1809Walcheren expeditionBWAS-1793
18.2.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1811In the AdriaticBWAS-1793
1814Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1817Began rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1822Placed in ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
1822Completed rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1829At SheernessBWAS-1793
1839Refitted as a 76 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1.11.1865Sold to Castle & Beech to be broken upBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Prussian MARTIN on Tuesday 27th of November 2012 18:03

Charles William MARTIN, ordinary seaman served on ACHILLE at the Battle of Trafalgar and until his discharge and its decommissioning in August 1815.

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