Nominal Guns54BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Alkmaar' (1782) (50)
ShipyardEnkhuizen - Holland M01
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 4"Imperial Feet43.5888 
Length of Keel117' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet35.668 
Breadth40' 9"Imperial Feet12.4206 
Depth in Hold15' 6 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen1,040 8394Tons BM 


12.3.1801Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder

16.1.1805Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck12 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 9-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers

3.1798 - 6.1798CaptainGeorge BurdonBWAS-17931800CaptainThomas ElphinstoneBWAS-17936.9.1800 - 1801CaptainThomas James MalingBWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers

9.1800 - 1.1801Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-17931.1.1801 - 3.1801Rear-Admiral of the BlueThomas Totty (d.1802)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

1799Acting LieutenantCharles Anthony (1777-1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman

17981st Class VolunteerGeorge Bentham (1787-?)NBD1849

Service History

20.10.1797Arrived at SheernessBWAS-1793
6.1798fitting as a Troopship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8968.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1801Began fitting as an Hospital Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1801Completed fitting as an Hospital Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1805Began fitted as a storeship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1805Completed fitted as a storeship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1807Paid off and laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
1812In ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
30.11.1815Sold at Sheerness for £1,050BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
M01Dutch Navy Vessels 1700-1799 (Manuscript)Ron von MannenDocument
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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