Albion

2963
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1800BWAS-1793
Launched17.6.1802BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFame Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1836BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 0"Imperial Feet53.34 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth47' 8"Imperial Feet14.3546 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft18' 5"Imperial Feet5.5023 
Burthen1,740 3294Tons BM 

Armament


1802Broadside Weight = 858 Imperial Pound ( 389.103 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800640Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1802 - 1808CaptainJohn Ferrier (d.1836)BWAS-17933.1813 - 3.1814CaptainJohn Ferris Devonshire (d.1839)BWAS-17933.1814 - 5.1815CaptainCharles Bayntun Hodgson RossBWAS-17935.1815 - 6.1815CaptainPhilip SomervilleBWAS-17936.1815 - 30.12.1815Captain James Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-179331.12.1815 - 1819CaptainJohn GoodBWAS-17935.1819 - 6.1822CaptainRichard RaggettBWAS-17936.1822 - 1824CaptainSir William HosteBWAS-17936.1825 - 1828CaptainJohn Acworth OmmanneyBWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1803Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir James Saumarez (1st Baronet) (1757-1836)BWAS-17933.1814 - 5.1815Rear-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Cockburn (1772-1853)BWAS-17931817Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Charles Vinicombe PenroseBWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1813 - 11.1813MidshipmanRichard BowenBWAS-17142.1816 - 9.1817LieutenantJames Ryder Burton (1795-?)NBD18491.10.1818 - 23.1.1819LieutenantJohn Rivett-Carnac (1796-1869)NBD18491.6.1822 - 30.4.1823First LieutenantJames AndersonNBD184912.12.1823 - 5.5.1824LieutenantJoseph Cammelleri (1794-1860)NBD184930.8.1825 - 9.1828LieutenantJohn Harvey Boteler (1796-?)NBD184914.5.1827 - 21.10.1827CommanderJohn Norman Campbell (d.1849)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1815SurgeonGabriel JohnstonNA-ROA

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1803 - 1811MidshipmanRichard BartonNBD18491804MidshipmanAlexander KennedyNBD184928.2.1807 - 4.6.1809QuartermasterGeorge Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD12.1811 - 5.1815MidshipmanFrederick BedwellNBD18491814 - 17.5.1814Master's MateTimothy CarewNBD184912.1815 - 5.1819MidshipmanEdward Joseph Bird (1798-1881)NBD18491816 - 1818MidshipmanParker Duckworth Bingham (1799-?)NBD18493.3.1825 - 17.7.1831Master's MateThomas Frederick Birch (1805-?)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.1.1804 - 30.6.1804Quarter GunnerGeorge Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD1.7.1804 - 27.2.1807Coxswain's MateGeorge Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

Service History


DateEventSource
19.6.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
27.8.1802Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
1803In the ChannelBWAS-1793
28.5.1803Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Franchise (40) in the Channel
12.1810Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
3.1813RecommissionedBWAS-1793
6.1813Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £71268.0.0dBWAS-1793
1814In North AmericaBWAS-1793
1.1816In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
6.1816fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £11635.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers
7.1825Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1825Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6190.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.10.1827Battle of Navarino
1829In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
30.10.1830Refitted as a Other Vessels Lazarette
1832At LeithBWAS-1793
6.1836Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NA-ROAThe National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
 

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