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 - 10.1831Captain William James Hope Johnstone (1798-1878)W03323.11.1839 - 1.10.1840Captain John William Montagu (1790-1882)NBD18497.4.1841 - 9.1841Captain Michael Seymour (1802-1887)W0339.1841 - 1844Captain George Mansel (d.1854)W03330.8.1850 - 2.12.1851Captain Richard Augustus YatesW0339.8.1852 - 1854Captain Thomas Wren Carter (1798-1874)W0331.1.1859 - 1.10.1863Captain Robert Harris (1809-1865)W0331.10.1862 - 1866Captain Richard Ashmore PowellW0251.10.1863 - 20.4.1866Captain Richard Ashmore PowellW03320.4.1866 - 1867Captain George Granville Randolph (1818-1907)W0331867Captain John Corbett (1822-1893)W033

3 Flag Officers


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

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1824 - 1824Lieutenant Charles Andros (d.1879)NBD184930.4.1827 - 2.1828Lieutenant Isaac Avarne (d.1845)NBD184930.4.1827 - 4.1830Lieutenant Godfrey BreretonNBD184912.5.1827 - 29.9.1827Commander John FooteNBD184911.9.1827 - 1829Lieutenant Henry BullNBD184931.5.1828 - 5.1830Commander William Blight (1785-1862)NBD18491.12.1830 - 5.1835Lieutenant William Fordyce Blair (1807-?)NBD184927.10.1831 - 1834Lieutenant William Francis Young (1804-?)NBD18495.4.1836 - 3.1837Flag Lieutenant William Fordyce Blair (1807-?)NBD184919.4.1839 - 23.11.1841First Lieutenant Cheesman Henry BinsteadNBD184923.11.1839 - 1.10.1840Flag Lieutenant Charles Foreman BrownNBD184913.10.1840 - 22.9.1841Lieutenant James Thomas CaldwellNBD184918.10.1840 - 1841Lieutenant George BottNBD184912.11.1840 - 29.7.1841Lieutenant William BoysNBD184918.6.1841 - 13.9.1841Lieutenant Arther CummingNBD184928.7.1841 - 17.9.1841Lieutenant William King Hall (1816-1886)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1816 - 17.4.1824Master's Mate Isaac Avarne (d.1845)NBD18492.1820 - 10.1823Midshipman George William RabettNBD18491841 - 23.11.1841Master's Mate William 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)

 

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