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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.8.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1808BWAS-1793
Launched21.4.1810BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1811BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1867BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 0"Imperial Feet53.6448 
Length of Keel144' 11 ⅝"Imperial Feet43.9071 
Breadth48' 6"Imperial Feet14.6495 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,758Tons BM 

Armament


21.4.1810Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1811 - 1812CaptainThomas Ussher (1779-1848)BWAS-17931812 - 6.1814CaptainJosias Rowley (1756-1842)BWAS-179322.2.1844 - 10.11.1846CaptainJohn GordonW02510.11.1846 - 1847Captain Thomas Maitland (1803-1878)W025

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1844 - 7.10.1844LieutenantRobert James Darley Waddilove (1819-1844)TGM6.4.1844 - 1846First LieutenantJames David AgassizNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1808Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
21.4.1810Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £57456.0.0dBWAS-1793
21.4.1810Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.6.1810Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £17807.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.6.1810Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.6.1811Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £16659.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.9.1811Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
9.5.1812Attack at Laigueglia
10.5.1812Destruction of convoy at LaiguegliaBWAS-1793
4.1813Reduction of GenoaBWAS-1793
10.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
11.1814Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1815Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £28820.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1827Began cut down at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
20.3.1827Ordered reduced to a 50-gun fourth rateBWAS-1793
2.1835Completed cut down at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £36743.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1844Recommissioned for the PacificBWAS-1793
2.1844Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
2.1844Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1844Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11690.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1847Returned home and laid upBWAS-1793
3.1864fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1867Used for torpedo experiments at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
27.6.1867Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1793
6.2.1869Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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