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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named14.7.1795BWAS-1793
Acquired9.4.1796BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1796BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas PitcherBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1745-1837
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
 3.1824BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck173' 3"Imperial Feet52.7314 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth43' 0"Imperial Feet13.1064 
Depth in Hold19' 10"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,416 2494Tons BM 

Armament


5.1796Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1796491 BWAS-1793
30.8.1799491 BG

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 11.10.1797Captain
Richard Rundle BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1795
RNB1823
11.1797 - 6.1801Captain
Thomas HoarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1825
BWAS-1793
20.10.1801 - 11.1801Captain
George McKinleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
BWAS-1793
11.1801 - 1802Captain
William NowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
BWAS-1793
3.1803 - 1805Captain
Robert WinthropBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
BWAS-1793
7.1806 - 9.1806Captain
George EyreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
BWAS-1793
9.1806 - 5.1807Captain
Ross DonnellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1838
BWAS-1793
5.1807 - 2.1808Captain
Edwin Henry ChamberlayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1811
BWAS-1793
1808 - 2.1808Captain
John SykesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1810
BWAS-1793
10.1808 - 4.1809Captain
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
BWAS-1793
4.1809 - 1812Captain
Robert HoneymanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1847
BWAS-1793
4.1812Captain
John DavieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1818
BWAS-1793
4.1812 - 1813Captain
George BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1813
BWAS-1793
2.1813 - 5.1814Captain
John CochetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1793
26.5.1814 - 5.1816CommanderNBD1849

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1801 - 6.1801Admiral of the Blue
Sir Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
BWAS-1793
2.1805Admiral of the Blue
Lord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1815
BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.5.1800 - 26.2.1801Lieutenant
Philip BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
16.3.1802 - 14.11.1803Lieutenant
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849
1.8.1806 - 10.9.1806Lieutenant
John BroughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1831
NBD1849
1812 - 12.2.1812Lieutenant
William Lenthall BrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1851
NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799 - 1801Midshipman
George Hubert RyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1847
NBD1849
21.3.1803 - 18051st Class Volunteer
John Leigh BeckfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1821
NBD1849
6.1812 - 1813Midshipman
Charles BrandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1823
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.9.1801 - 12.4.18021st Class Volunteer
John Everrest CabburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1844
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.7.1795East India company Princess Royal puchased while buildingBWAS-1793
26.4.1796Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1796Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5262.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
8.1802Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1803Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11829.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.9.1807Sailed to join the River Plate operationsBWAS-1793
4.1808Began fitting as a Guardship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
6.1808Completed fitting as a Guardship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
19.5.1809Landed a party of about 80 men at the island of Romso, in the Great Belt. This force was surprised and captured by the Danes.NWB
2.1812Began fitting as a Troopship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1812Completed fitting as a Troopship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1813Began fitting as a Prison Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1813Completed fitting as a Prison Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1817At HalifaxBWAS-1793
1817Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk

 

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