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Nominal Guns120B033
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.1.1806B033
Keel Laid Down6.1808B033
Launched28.3.1815B033
First Commissioned8.1835B033
How acquiredPurpose builtB033
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B033
Ship ClassNelson ClassB033
Designed by The SurveyorsB033
ConstructorSir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)B033
CategoryFirst RateB033
Ship TypeShip of the Line B033
Sailing RigShip RiggedB033
Broken Up23.2.1854B033

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck205' 0"Imperial Feet62.484 
Length of Keel170' 7"Imperial Feet51.8185 
Breadth53' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet16.1735 
Depth in Hold24' 0"Imperial Feet7.3152 
Burthen2,619 3694Tons BM 

Armament


28.3.1815Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806875Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1835 - 1835CaptainAlexander Ellice26.8.1839 - 1839CaptainClarence Edward Paget1840 - 21.8.1841CaptainWatkin Owen Pell (1788-1869)29.7.1840 - 10.1840UnknownSir Henry Loraine Baker (Baronet ) (1787-1859)NBD184921.8.1841 - 27.7.1843CaptainRobert Smart3.1843 - 27.7.1843Captain Thomas Forrest (d.1844)B17728.4.1847 - 1847CaptainSir James Stirling (d.1865)

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1835 - 1835Vice-AdmiralCharles Elphinstone Fleeming (1774-1840)21.8.1841 - 3.1843Rear-AdmiralFrancis Mason (1779-?)

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1836 - 1837LieutenantGeorge Sherbrooke AireyNL18653.2.1837 - 25.2.1842First LieutenantJames AndersonNBD184920.5.1837 - 1838LieutenantDavid Charles CumbyNBD18491.10.1840 - 1843LieutenantPerceval BaskervilleNBD18491.10.1840 - 10.7.1843CommanderJames Vashon Baker (1798-1875)NBD184913.7.1842 - 31.12.1844LieutenantArthur Barrow (1815-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1815Laid up at Sheerness
28.3.1815building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £98105.0.0dBWAS-1793
90.1823Began making good defects at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1793
4.1824Completed making good defects at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £10520.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1832Began repairs at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1833Completed repairs at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5142.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1835Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1836Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £10109.0.0dBWAS-1793
1838

Half-pay

NBD1849
1840Fitted for the Mediterranean
8.1840Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
10.1840Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5603.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.7.1841Commissioned as flagship for the Mediterranean
27.7.1843Paid off at Sheerness
1844Laid up at Sheerness
1847Commissioned for the Mediterranean
3.1847Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1847Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £16044.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1847fitting at Unknown at a cost of £3042.0.0dBWAS-1793
1848Laid up at Sheerness
6.1848To the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.1850Returned homeBWAS-1793
1853In ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
23.2.1854Break up completed at SheernessBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B033British Sailing WarshipsJ J ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
B177The Corsairs of FranceCharles Boswell NormanBook
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
 

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