Caesar

3460
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.11.1783BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down24.1.1786BWAS-1793
Acquired16.11.1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas PollardBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up2.1821BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck181' 0"Imperial Feet55.1688 
Length of Keel148' 1"Imperial Feet45.1109 
Breadth50' 5"Imperial Feet15.367 
Depth in Hold22' 11"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Draught Forward13' 8"Imperial Feet4.0301 
Draught Aft19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen2,002 7494Tons BM 

Armament


1794Broadside Weight = 945 Imperial Pound ( 428.5575 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794650 BWAS-1793

15 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.12.1793 - 8.1794Captain Anthony James Pye Molloy (d.1815): on board from 20.1.1794 ADM 6/24/292ADM 518.1794 - 1.1795Captain John Whitby (d.1806)BWAS-17931.1795 - 2.1795Captain William Mitchell (1746-1816)BWAS-17932.1795Lieutenant William MurrayBWAS-17933.1795 - 1795Captain Charles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844)BWAS-17931797 - 1798Captain Roddam Home (d.1801)BWAS-17933.1799 - 31.12.1799CaptainSir James Saumarez (1757-1836)BWAS-17931.1801 - 4.1802Captain Jahleel Brenton (1770-1844)BWAS-17934.1802 - 13.8.1802Captain Hugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-17939.5.1805 - 7.1805Captain John Tremayne RoddBWAS-17937.1805 - 9.11.1805CommodoreSir Richard John Strachan (6th Baronet of Thornton, Kincardine) (1760-1828)BWAS-17939.11.1805 - 12.1806Captain Thomas George Shortland (1771-1827)BWAS-179312.1806 - 1810Captain Charles Richardson (d.1850)BWAS-17931810 - 5.1811Captain William Granger (d.1848)BWAS-17931812Captain Jeremiah Coghlan (1775-1844)BWAS-1793

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1794 - 12.1794Rear-Admiral of the RedThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)E-WIKI1.1.1801 - c.13.8.1802Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir James Saumarez (1757-1836)BWAS-17939.11.1805 - 1806Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Richard John Strachan (6th Baronet of Thornton, Kincardine) (1760-1828)BWAS-17931809 - 1810Rear-Admiral of the White Robert Stopford (1768-1847)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794Lieutenant William Henry DicksonADM 171/87.1.1795 - 5.4.1799Lieutenant Richard KevernNBD184911.5.1805 - 30.1.1808Lieutenant Charles Cumby (1779-?)NBD1849

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Chaplain Robert Binghamref:9241794Surgeon Thomas Leedsref:9241794Purser Edward Eilbeckref:9241794Gunner John Filmoreref:9241794Carpenter William Holmesref:9241794Boatswain John Shaw (d.1801)ref:9241794Master John Luckey (d.1812)ref:9245.6.1797 - 21.3.1799Boatswain George William Forster (d.1820)NAO18.4.1800 - 25.4.1803Boatswain George William Forster (d.1820)NAO

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Midshipman Henry GordonADM 171/81794Quarter Gunner John WalkerADM 171/810.1794 - 24.10.1794MidshipmanSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD18491.7.1799 - 4.1802MidshipmanThe Hon. Arthur Richard Turnour (1787-1853)NBD18495.1805 - 12.8.1810Midshipman Isaac BurchNBD18495.12.1808 - 4.1810Midshipman Hugh Somerville Burniston (1796-?)NBD1849

15 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Able Seaman James KnightADM 171/81794Able Seaman William HartADM 171/81794Able Seaman Edward DraytonADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman G WadeADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman James CoombeADM 171/81794Able Seaman James TowberryADM 171/81794Able Seaman Thomas CarterADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman John SnellADM 171/81794Landman George BrewerADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman Joseph SmithADM 171/81794Able Seaman James BevanADM 171/81794Landman George SaulADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman James BattADM 171/81794Able Seaman George MugfordADM 171/85.4.1800 - 12.18021st Class Volunteer Frank CutlerNBD1849

5 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Private Robert CarneADM 171/81794Lieutenant of Marines Thomas Hopperref:9241794Lieutenant of Marines Benjamin Dickensonref:9241794Captain of Marines James Driffieldref:9241794Drummer James PrattonADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
13.2.1794Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £59786.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
2.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1796Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8221.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1797Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1798Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10999.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
6.7.1801Battle of Algeciras Bay
12.7.1801The Gut of Gibraltar
13.8.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1793
7.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £37300.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
27.2.1809Action at Sables d'Olonne
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
13.3.1810Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
1813Placed in ordinaryBWAS-1793
1813Fitted as an Army clothing depot ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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