Benbow

3286
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.6.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1808BWAS-1793
Launched3.2.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNelson Dock - Rotherhithe BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Brent (1729-1812)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up23.11.1892BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 3 ½"Imperial Feet53.6575 
Length of Keel145' 1 ⅞"Imperial Feet44.2182 
Breadth47' 11"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Burthen1,772 7294Tons BM 

Armament


3.2.1813Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1813 - 9.1814CaptainRichard Harrison PearsonBWAS-17934.1839 - 6.1842CaptainHouston Stewart (1791-1875)BWAS-17931.9.1854 - 1854LieutenantHenry Bryan EverestW025

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1839 - 22.5.1843LieutenantGeorge Blane (1813-?)NBD184925.4.1839 - 5.11.1840LieutenantEdward Philips Charlewood (1814-?)W02515.12.1840 - 13.9.1841LieutenantCharles Douglas O'Brien (d.1846)NBD184913.9.1841 - 5.11.1842LieutenantArther CummingNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.11.1813 - 10.18141st Class VolunteerRichard Crozier (1803-1880)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1808Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
3.2.1813Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £57411.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.2.1813Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
17.5.1813Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6409.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1814Laid up at Portmsouth in OrdinaryBWAS-1793
2.1836Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1837Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £55834.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1839RecommissionedBWAS-1793
4.1839Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.1839Began fitting for sea at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1839Completed fitting for sea at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £14600.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.11.1840Bombardment of Acre
5.1842Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
2.1848fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.1854fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
8.1859fitting as a Coal Depot at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793


Sources


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

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