Nelson

30
Nominal Guns120
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.11.1805
Keel Laid Down12.1809
Launched4.7.1814
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich
Ship ClassNelson Class
Designed by The Surveyors
ConstructorEdward Sison
CategoryFirst Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold28.4.1898

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck205' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet62.5031 
Length of Keel170' 10"Imperial Feet51.816 
Breadth53' 8"Imperial Feet16.2221 
Depth in Hold24' 0"Imperial Feet7.3152 
Burthen2,617 494Tons BM 

Armament


1814Broadside Weight = 1538 Imperial Pound ( 697.483 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck34 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 24-Pound Carronade

1840Broadside Weight = 1996 Imperial Pound ( 905.186 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Middle Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Upper Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1814875EstablishedBWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1814CaptainThomas Burton (d.1843)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1809Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1814Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £123469.0.0dBWAS-1793
19.1814Moved for fitting at Woolwich and a voyage to PortsmouthBWAS-1793
10.1825Started very large repair, housed over and breadth increased by doubling at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
9.1828Completed very large repair at a cost of £86,512BWAS-1793
9.1837Doubling removedBWAS-1793
10.3.1859Started conversion to a two-deck 89-gun with screw propulsionBWAS-1793
7.2.1860Undocked after conversion to steamB068
2.1867Handed over to New South Wales governmentB068
2.1867Went to Victoria, Australia for coast defence and use as a training shipBWAS-1793
28.4.1898Converted and sold as a Store HulkB068
9.1928Broken up at LauncestonB068


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B068Warships of the Great lakesRobert MalcomsonBook
 

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