Barham

3236
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.11.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1808BWAS-1793
Launched8.7.1811BWAS-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 Up9.1840BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 0"Imperial Feet53.6448 
Length of Keel144' 11 ⅜"Imperial Feet43.9007 
Breadth47' 9 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold21' 1"Imperial Feet6.4262 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,761Tons BM 

Armament


8.7.1811Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1811 - 2.1812CaptainThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)BWAS-17932.1812 - 6.1814CaptainJohn William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-179318.11.1812 - 21.12.1812CaptainSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)NBD18499.3.1831 - 1834CaptainHugh Pigot (1775-1857)W0254.4.1835 - 4.1839CaptainArmar Lowry Corry (1793-1855)W025

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1812 - 29.12.1813LieutenantJohn Thomas Young (1782-1848)NBD184921.8.1826 - 14.4.1828LieutenantCharles Ramsay Drinkwater (1802-?)NBD184928.12.1836 - 10.5.1838LieutenantHawkins Godolphin AyscoughNBD18491839LieutenantSeymour Yorke Brown (d.1846)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
28.11.1812 - 7.1814MidshipmanAlexander Bridport BecherNBD18494.1835 - 2.1838MidshipmanAugustus John Burton (1818-?)NBD18495.1838 - 3.1839MidshipmanAugustus John Burton (1818-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1808Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
8.7.1811Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £57949.11.7dBWAS-1793
11.7.1811Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
21.8.1811Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £11785.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1812Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
20.5.1812Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16967.0.0dBWAS-1793
1813At WoolwichBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1793
7.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
3.1815Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1815Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £22686.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1815Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
2.1826Began cut down at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.1826Recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1793
8.1826Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
12.1826Completed cut down at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £41346.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1830Began fitting for sea at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
3.1831Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
6.1831Completed fitting for sea at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £19978.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1840Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


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

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