Blenheim

3336
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1808BWAS-1793
Launched31.5.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada Class
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert NelsonBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1865BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 9"Imperial Feet53.343 
Length of Keel144' 6 ⅞"Imperial Feet43.9134 
Breadth47' 8"Imperial Feet14.3546 
Depth in Hold21' 0 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Draught Forward13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,747 2594Tons BM 

Armament


31.5.1813Broadside 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

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1813 - 1815CaptainSamuel Warren (d.1839)BWAS-17939.4.1839 - 14.6.1841CaptainSir Humphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841)W02514.6.1841 - 28.3.1843CaptainThomas Herbert (1793-1861)W02525.1.1848 - 13.2.1850CaptainSir Horatio Thomas Austin (1801-1865)BWAS-179313.2.1850 - 14.8.1853Captain William Honeyman HendersonW02514.8.1853 - 18.11.1854CaptainFrederick Thomas Pelham (1808-1861)W02518.11.1854 - 4.6.1856CaptainWilliam Hutcheon Hall (1797-1878)W0255.6.1856 - 21.11.1857CaptainFrederick Thomas Pelham (1808-1861)W0251.2.1858 - 12.6.1860CaptainFrancis Scott (d.1875)W02512.6.1860 - 2.4.1861CaptainEdward TathamW0251.4.1861 - 2.4.1864CaptainFrederick Herbert Kerr (1818-1896)W0252.4.1864 - 31.8.1865CaptainThomas Henry Mason (1811-?)W025

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1839 - 10.8.1839LieutenantJames Crawford Caffin (1812-1883)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1808Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.5.1813Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £76862.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.6.1813Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
22.7.1813Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3215.0.0dBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1815Paid off into oridnary at ChathamBWAS-1793
4.1820Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
12.1824Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £41484.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1836Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
6.1836Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4351.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1839RecommissionedBWAS-1793
4.1839Began fitting for sea at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1839Completed fitting for sea at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £13223.0.0dBWAS-1793
1840To ChinaBWAS-1793
11.1845Began conversion to a Screw Vessel at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
3.1847Completed conversion to a Screw Vessel at Blackwall - London at a cost of £31857.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1847Began fitting for sea at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1847Completed fitting for sea at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5526.0.0dBWAS-1793
1858At PortlandBWAS-1793
2.1858Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1858Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8032.0.0dBWAS-1793
1860At PembrokeBWAS-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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