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Nominal Guns80BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Named9.12.1798BWAS-1793
Captured1.8.1798BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon E-WIKI
Ship ClassTonnant Class (1787)E-WIKI
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1758-1825
E-WIKI
Constructor
Jean-Jacques AbauzirFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Service 1808
E-WIKI
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1887BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck193' 10"Imperial Feet58.8264 
Length of Keel159' 7"Imperial Feet48.4662 
Breadth51' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet15.5639 
Depth in Hold23' 4 ½"Imperial Feet7.0231 
Burthen2,258 7794Tons BM 

Armament


12.1798Broadside Weight = 1083 Imperial Pound ( 491.1405 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1798700 BWAS-1793

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1798 - 10.9.1799Captain
James BartholomewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1825
BWAS-1793
7.4.1803 - 2.1805Captain
John ConnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1793
18.2.1805 - 23.6.1806Captain
Francis William AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1848
Discharged ADM 196/3/2
NBD1849
7.1806 - 1807Captain
Thomas George ShortlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
BWAS-1793
1808 - 11.2.1812Captain
Charles InglisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
1.3.1845 - 5.1848Captain
Sir Fairfax MoresbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1870
2.2.1863 - 1865Commander
Charles Fenton Fletcher BougheyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1846-1873
BWAS-1793
1865 - 13.5.1865Captain
Charles Henry MayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1865
BWAS-1793
13.5.1865 - 2.9.1865Captain
George Le Geyt BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1830-1865
BWAS-1793
2.9.1865 - 1866Captain
Thomas Henry MasonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1870
BWAS-1793

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1798 - c.10.9.1799Admiral of the Blue
Philip AffleckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
BWAS-1793
4.1803 - 2.1805Rear-Admiral of the Blue
George CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
BWAS-1793
2.1805 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Thomas LouisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1807
BWAS-1793
1808 - 1810Rear-Admiral of the White
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1793
1811 - c.11.2.1812Rear-Admiral of the White
Charles BoylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1793

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.10.1798 - 6.9.1799Acting Lieutenant
Thomas ConsittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1830
NBD1849
13.4.1803 - 27.3.1805Lieutenant
Henry KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1814
NBD1849
15.2.1807 - 17.2.1807Lieutenant
Jeremiah BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
NAO
1.3.1834 - 5.7.1837Lieutenant
George BottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1823-1841
NBD1849
20.8.1834 - 1834Lieutenant
William Conrwallis AldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1853
NBD1849
4.3.1845 - 6.1.1846Lieutenant
Robert William Henry AlcockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1831-1846
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.1.1805 - 28.3.1805Master
John AireyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1814
Transfered ADM 196/1/1
ADM 196

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.2.1806 - 1806Midshipman
John William AndrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1846
NBD1849
7.1807 - 27.11.1810Midshipman
John Leigh BeckfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1821
NBD1849
4.1811 - 15.9.1811Midshipman
William Francis BondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1859
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1803 - 1.18051st Class Volunteer
George Pryse CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849
19.8.1806 - 18081st Class Volunteer
Charles AndrosBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1824
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1769Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.12.1798RegisteredBWAS-1793
17.7.1799Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.9.1799

Paid off into ordinary

BWAS-1793
8.1801Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1803Off ToulonBWAS-1793
24.5.1804Action off Cape Cepet
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
6.1806Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1806Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £31804.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.9.1806Took the Frigate
Le President (40) 1804-1806
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic

19.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles
1.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles
24.6.1809Operations in the Bay of Naples
21.10.1809Action of 1809-10-21
11.2.1812

Paid off into ordinary

BWAS-1793
3.1814Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1816Laid upBWAS-1793
3.1816Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £78909.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1834fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £15179.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1839Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1842Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20816.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1845Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1845Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £22079.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1848Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.1861Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1862Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1863Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1863Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1869Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1878DismastedBWAS-1793
10.1887Sold to J Pethick for £1,750BWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.8.1798-1798Saumarez's Squadron 1798
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
 
 

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