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Blake

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.7.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
Launched23.8.1808BWAS-1793
First Commissioned9.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBlake Class (1805)BWAS-1793
Constructor
Robert John NelsonBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1789
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up17.10.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck180' 1 ½"Imperial Feet54.8767 
Length of Keel147' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet44.8247 
Breadth48' 2"Imperial Feet14.6368 
Depth in Hold20' 10"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Draught Aft18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,822 394Tons BM 

Armament


23.8.1808Broadside Weight = 994 Imperial Pound ( 450.779 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
Forecastle4 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1805640Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.1808 - 12.1808Captain
Charles BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
BWAS-1793
12.1808 - 1812Captain
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
BWAS-1793
1814Lieutenant
George ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1809Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1811 - 3.1813Lieutenant
Edward CurzonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1846
NBD1849

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1808 - 4.1809Midshipman
Thomas Simonds AkersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NL1865
10.1808 - 5.1813Midshipman
John Williams AldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1862
NL1865
8.1809 - 1814Midshipman
George BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1826
NBD1849
2.1810 - 3.9.1812Midshipman
Francis BickerstaffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849
1811 - 5.1813Midshipman
Sir Robert Lambert BaynesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1868
NBD1849
1813 - 9.1814Midshipman
William AnleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
19.4.1810 - 18111st Class Volunteer
Sir Robert Lambert BaynesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1868
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
26.8.1808Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
6.10.1808Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
27.5.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.1813Began fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1813Completed fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1813Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1814Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
17.10.1816Sold for £3,500 to be broken upBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Adam Quigley on Wednesday 21st of January 2015 20:20

1810-11 (Edward Codrington was captain)
april 1811 bombarded fort Trinidad at Rosas and landed marines at Cadaques on catalonian coast
may/june 1811 supported patriots at siege of Tarragona. Evacuated civilians and wounded

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