Bulwark

3447
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.11.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1804BWAS-1793
Named28.4.1806BWAS-1793
Launched23.4.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas DiddamsBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up26.9.1826BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck181' 10"Imperial Feet55.1688 
Length of Keel150' 4 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Breadth49' 3"Imperial Feet14.9437 
Depth in Hold20' 7"Imperial Feet6.2738 
Burthen1,939 8094Tons BM 

Armament


9.1807Broadside Weight = 1090 Imperial Pound ( 494.315 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1807640EstablishmentBWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1807 - 1811CaptainCharles Elphinstone Fleeming (1774-1840)BWAS-17935.1811 - 12.1811CaptainJoshua Sydney HortonBWAS-179329.11.1811 - 12.1811CaptainSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD184912.1811 - 12.1813CaptainJames Andrew Worth (d.1841)BWAS-179312.1813 - 12.1814CaptainDavid Milne (1763-1845)BWAS-179312.1814 - 6.1815CaptainFarmery Predam Epworth (1766-1826)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1812 - 1813Rear-Admiral of the BluePhilip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham (1763-1845)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.12.1811 - 11.5.1813LieutenantThomas BoardmanNBD184925.3.1818 - 2.7.1821Flag LieutenantThomas Blakiston (1790-?)NBD184926.6.1821 - 3.10.1821LieutenantJohn Williams Aldridge (1794-1875)W03320.3.1822 - 12.12.1823CommanderCharles Crowdy (1786-?)NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1812 - 1813MidshipmanDavid BriggsNBD18493.1817 - 14.1.1818MidshipmanGeorge Back (1796-?)NBD18495.1817 - 1817MidshipmanHenry Martin Blackwood (1801-1851)BWAS-17146.1824 - 3.12.1826MidshipmanJohn Burrough (1802-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
2.5.1812 - 12.18133rd Class BoyCharles Bell Bell (1797-1844)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1804Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
23.4.1807Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £57240.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.4.1807Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.9.1807Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.10.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
5.1811Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1812Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1813In the ChannelBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1793
23.10.1814Took the Privateer Harlequin (10)
22.1.1815Took the Privateer Schooner Tomahawk (9)
6.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
12.1815Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1816Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
2.1819Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1822Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
26.9.1826Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Notes on Ship



Originally ordered as Scipio

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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