Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAchille ClassBWAS-1793
Constructor William CleverleyBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up11.1865BWAS-1793


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 


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

4.7.1798 - 4.1799CaptainSir Henry Edwin Stanhope (1754-1814)BWAS-179327.2.1799 - 26.2.1801Captain George Murrayref:5591.3.1801 - 28.4.1802Captain Edward Buller (1764-1824)ref:55911.1801Acting Captain James Wallis (d.1808)BWAS-17935.1802 - 4.1803Captain John Oakes HardyBWAS-179311.1804Captain George Dundas (c.1756-1814)BWAS-179331.3.1805 - 1811Captain Richard King (1774-1834)BWAS-17931.1811 - 4.1811Captain Askew Pafford Hollis (1766-1844)BWAS-17934.1811 - 9.8.1815Captain Askew Pafford Hollis (1766-1844)BWAS-1793

14 Commissioned Officers

4.7.1798 - 4.7.1799Lieutenant William Mercerref:5598.7.1799 - 13.3.1800Lieutenant Joseph Ore Masefield (d.1808)ref:55923.2.1800 - 29.6.1802Lieutenant Allan Stewartref:55931.3.1805 - 12.12.1805Lieutenant George CanningNAO31.3.1805 - 27.12.1805Lieutenant William Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO31.3.1805 - 2.1.1806Lieutenant Parkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO3.4.1805 - 4.8.1807Lieutenant Josias Bray (d.1846)NAO18.4.1805 - 27.7.1807Lieutenant William Hill (1779-?)NAO9.5.1805 - 7.1.1806Acting Lieutenant Edward Barnard (1782-1863)NBD184928.12.1805 - 15.3.1808Lieutenant John Man (1783-?)NAO7.1.1806 - 2.1811Lieutenant Edward Barnard (1782-1863)NBD184914.9.1809 - 11.12.1809Lieutenant Thomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD18493.5.1814 - 9.8.1815Lieutenant James Kerr (1791-?)NBD18498.2.1815 - 12.7.1815Lieutenant Thomas BennNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

7.8.1798 - 31.5.1802Carpenter John Parry DischargedADM 29/822.9.1805 - 3.2.1806Acting Boatswain Peter JohnsonNAO

9 Petty Officers

21.10.1800 - 3.1801Midshipman Charles BowenBWAS-17147.4.1805 - 26.10.1805Master's Mate John Man (1783-?)NAO1.10.1805 - 11.6.1806Master's Mate George Pigg (1770-?)NAO4.11.1805 - 27.12.1805Master's Mate John Man (1783-?)NAO3.1806 - 1807Midshipman John KnapmanNBD18494.1806 - 8.2.1815Midshipman Thomas BennNBD184912.6.1806 - 31.1.1807Midshipman George Pigg (1770-?)NAO1.2.1807 - 7.8.1807Master's Mate George Pigg (1770-?)NAO1.2.1809 - 17.4.1811Master's Mate George Pigg (1770-?)NAO

3 Crewmen

18.1.1799 - 21.10.1800Boy Charles BowenBWAS-171431.3.1805 - 30.9.1805Captain's Clerk George Pigg (1770-?)NAO8.8.1807 - 31.1.1809Captain's Clerk George Pigg (1770-?)NAO

Service History

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

Sailed from Portsmouth

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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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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