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Belleisle

3274
Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Formidable' (1794) (74) 1794-1795
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1793 Renamed "Marat"
1795 Renamed "Formidable"
Captured23.6.1795BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1740
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1814B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck184' 5"Imperial Feet56.0847 
Length of Keel149' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet45.4216 
Breadth48' 9"Imperial Feet14.659 
Depth in Hold21' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Burthen1,889 794Tons BM 

Armament


10.1800Broadside Weight = 1178 Imperial Pound ( 534.223 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1800700 BWAS-1793

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1800Captain
Michael SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1818
BWAS-1793
10.1800 - 1.1801Captain
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
BWAS-1793
1.1801 - 2.1801Captain
George LumsdaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1811
BWAS-1793
2.1801 - 10.1801Captain
Charles BoylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1793
10.1801 - 4.1802Captain
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
BWAS-1793
4.1802 - 12.1803Captain
William RickettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1804
BWAS-1793
12.1803 - 9.1807Captain
William HargoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1837
BWAS-1793
9.1807 - 9.1808Captain
William MaudeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1824
BWAS-1793
29.9.1808 - 2.1809Captain
Edward WoolcombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1814
BWAS-1793
2.1809 - 7.1809Captain
William Charles FahieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1830
BWAS-1793
7.1809 - 7.10.1809Captain
George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
BWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1800 - 4.1802Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. William CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1807
BWAS-1793
9.1807 - 9.1808Rear-Admiral of the White
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
BWAS-1793

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1800 - 18.8.1802Lieutenant
Thomas ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1806
NAO
1.11.1800 - 23.12.1805Lieutenant
Thomas FifeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
NAO
19.12.1800 - 21.10.1805Lieutenant
Ebenezer GealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1799
NAO
30.6.1802 - 12.12.1805Lieutenant
William FerrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1812
NAO
14.9.1802 - 14.1.1806Lieutenant
Thomas ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1806
NAO
20.6.1803 - 3.9.1803Acting Lieutenant
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
3.9.1803 - 1806Lieutenant
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
28.8.1804 - 17.10.1804Acting Lieutenant
John Portal WoodinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1805
NAO
18.10.1804 - 21.10.1805Lieutenant
John Portal WoodinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1805
NAO
5.1806 - 4.1807Lieutenant
James CrookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NBD1849
3.1808 - 3.1809Flag Lieutenant
Humphrey Fleming SenhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1841
W025
6.1808 - 5.8.1808Lieutenant
George PringleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
B145
21.10.1808 - 27.1.1809Acting Lieutenant
John BulfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
NBD1849
28.11.1808 - 14.9.1809Lieutenant
Thomas BurdwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1844
NBD1849
27.1.1809 - 7.10.1809Lieutenant
John BulfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1.1801 - 10.12.1801Chaplain
John CookesleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1801
ADM 29-1
12.1803Purser
Richard BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1827
DISP-HN

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1800 - 3.1804Midshipman
John BulfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
NBD1849
1808 - 22.10.1808Midshipman
John BulfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
NBD1849
1808 - 3.1809Midshipman
William BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.10.1795Registered by Admiralty OrderBWAS-1793
8.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £35842.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.2.1803Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
12.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £16384.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.9.1806Destruction of the Impétueux
20.1.1807Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
9.1809Laid up in ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
7.10.1809Paid offADM 51
7.1814Began a large repair at Portsmouth, but broken up insteadBWAS-1793
8.1814Completed break up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Notes on Ship


Journal. - W. HARGOOD, Captain.-Official No. 9406.

October 21st.




A.M. - Fresh breezes and squally. Down topgallant yards. Made and shortened sail occasionally. At daylight, saw the enemy's fleet bearing East, distant 9 miles, consisting of 33 sail of the line, 5 frigates, and a brig. 5.40, answered the general signal to form the order of sailing. At 6, answered general signal to bear up and sail large and to prepare for battle. Made all sail, bearing down on enemy. Threw overboard unavoidably, in clearing for action, butts in packs 7. Do., cut for grog and topsail halyard tubs, 2. Do, cut for cook's tubs, 3. Puncheons and harness casks, 2; some beef and pork in harness tubs, iron hoops, 6 parcels, 10 in each; biscuit bags from the different berths, 90 in number. At 8, light airs. Body of enemy's fleet SE 6 miles, formed in line of battle. 3/4 past 8, Royal Sovereign made signal for larboard division to make more sail. At 9, Admiral made general signal to alter course 1 point



 

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