Britannia

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Nominal Guns120B065
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1.1812B065
Keel Laid Down12.1813B065
Launched20.10.1820B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up20.11.1869B065

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck205' 0"Imperial Feet62.484 
Length of Keel170' 11"Imperial Feet51.8164 
Breadth53' 6"Imperial Feet16.2052 
Depth in Hold23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Burthen2,616Tons BM 

Armament


1820Broadside Weight = 1824 Imperial Pound ( 827.184 kg)B028
Gun Deck2 British 68-Pounder
Gun Deck64 British 32-Pounder
Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck34 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 18-Pounder

1820Broadside Weight = 1568 Imperial Pound ( 711.088 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck34 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 24-Pound Congreve
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1820900 B181
1820820Peace establishmentB181

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.4.1830 - 10.1831CaptainWilliam James Hope Johnstone (1798-1878)W03323.11.1839 - 1.10.1840CaptainJohn William Montagu (1790-1882)NBD18497.4.1841 - 9.1841CaptainMichael Seymour (1802-1887)W0339.1841 - 1844CaptainGeorge Mansel (d.1854)W03330.8.1850 - 2.12.1851CaptainRichard Augustus YatesW0339.8.1852 - 1854CaptainThomas Wren Carter (1798-1874)W0331.1.1859 - 1.10.1863CaptainRobert Harris (1809-1865)W0331.10.1862 - 1866CaptainRichard Ashmore PowellW0251.10.1863 - 20.4.1866CaptainRichard Ashmore PowellW03320.4.1866 - 1867CaptainGeorge Granville Randolph (1818-1907)W0331867CaptainJohn Corbett (1822-1893)W033

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.10.1823 - 1830Rear-AdmiralSir Alexander Inglis Cochrane (1758-1832)W0332.12.1851 - 1852Rear-AdmiralJames Whitley Deans Dundas (1785-1862)W0332.12.1851 - 9.8.1852Rear-AdmiralGeorge GoldsmithW033

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1824 - 1824LieutenantCharles Andros (d.1879)NBD184930.4.1827 - 2.1828LieutenantIsaac Avarne (d.1845)NBD184930.4.1827 - 4.1830LieutenantGodfrey BreretonNBD184912.5.1827 - 29.9.1827CommanderJohn FooteNBD184911.9.1827 - 1829LieutenantHenry BullNBD184931.5.1828 - 5.1830CommanderWilliam Blight (1785-1862)NBD18491.12.1830 - 5.1835LieutenantWilliam Fordyce Blair (1807-?)NBD184927.10.1831 - 1834LieutenantWilliam Francis Young (1804-?)NBD18495.4.1836 - 3.1837Flag LieutenantWilliam Fordyce Blair (1807-?)NBD184919.4.1839 - 23.11.1841First LieutenantCheesman Henry BinsteadNBD184923.11.1839 - 1.10.1840Flag LieutenantCharles Foreman BrownNBD184913.10.1840 - 22.9.1841LieutenantJames Thomas CaldwellNBD184918.10.1840 - 1841LieutenantGeorge BottNBD184912.11.1840 - 29.7.1841LieutenantWilliam BoysNBD184918.6.1841 - 13.9.1841LieutenantArther CummingNBD184928.7.1841 - 17.9.1841LieutenantWilliam King Hall (1816-1886)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1816 - 17.4.1824Master's MateIsaac Avarne (d.1845)NBD18492.1820 - 10.1823MidshipmanGeorge William RabettNBD18491841 - 23.11.1841Master's MateWilliam Graves James CunninghamNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1820Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £103768.0.0dB181
1.1843Placed in ordinary at PortsmouthW033
30.8.1850Guard ship in ordinary at PortsmouthW033
12.1851Commissioned for the MediterraneanW033
7.1855Hulked as a Hopital Ship at PortsmouthB181
2.1859Became a training shipB181
2.1862Moved to PortlandB181
9.1863Moved to DartmouthB181
20.11.1869Break up completed at DevonportB181


Notes on Ship



Dimensions other than tonnage are the design measurements for the class (Caledonia Class)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
 

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