Anson

3075
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.11.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1808BWAS-1793
Launched11.5.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas SteemsonBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1851BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet53.3432 
Length of Keel144' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet43.8944 
Breadth48' 4 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 10"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,742Tons BM 

Armament


11.5.1812Broadside 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

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1808Began building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1793
11.5.1812Completed building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £56004.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.7.1812Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.8.1812Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7404.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1812Laid up in OrdinaryBWAS-1793
2.1815coppering at UnknownBWAS-1793
9.1831fitting as a Lazarette at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1834At LeithBWAS-1793
1837At Stangate CreekBWAS-1793
5.1843Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1843Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £19137.0.0dBWAS-1793
1844Sailed to Tasmania as a convict shipBWAS-1793
1851Broken up at HobartBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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