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3401
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Formidable' (1795) (84) 1795-1805
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1795 Renamed "Formidable"
Captured4.11.1805BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon FWAS1786
Ship ClassTonnant Class (1787)FWAS1786
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1758-1808
FWAS1786
Constructor
Jean-Jacques AbauzirFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1808
FWAS1786
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck194' 6"Imperial Feet59.1328 
Length of Keel159' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet48.4823 
Breadth51' 5 ½"Imperial Feet15.5575 
Depth in Hold21' 6"Imperial Feet6.5532 
Burthen2,248 5594Tons BM 

Armament


4.11.1805Broadside Weight = 1104 French Livre (1191.4368 lbs 540.408 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck30 French 36-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 French 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 French 12-Pounder

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1808 - 1810Lieutenant
John RibouleauBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1810
BWAS-1793
1810Captain
Edward HawkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1810
BWAS-1793
1811 - 1813Lieutenant
Henry RayeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
BWAS-1793
1813 - 11.1813Lieutenant
William StylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1813
BWAS-1793
11.1813 - 1814Captain
d'Arcy PrestonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1896
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
4.11.1805Taken by Strachan's squadron off the coast of SpainBWAS-1793
11.11.1805Arrived at Plymouth and laid upBWAS-1793
1.1808Commissioned as a prison shipBWAS-1793
1.1808Rerated as a Prison Ship
7.1814Began fitting as a powder hulkBWAS-1793
4.1816Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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