Canopus

3488
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Franklin' (1797) (84)
Named9.12.1798BWAS-1793
Captured1.8.1798BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon Dockyard EWIKI
Ship ClassTonnant Class
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)EWIKI
ConstructorJean-Jacques AbauzirEWIKI
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1798 - 8.1799CaptainJames Bartholomew (1752-1828)BWAS-17934.1803 - 2.1805CaptainJohn ConnBWAS-17932.1805 - 6.1806CaptainFrancis William Austen (1774-1865)NBD18497.1806 - 1807CaptainThomas George Shortland (1771-1827)BWAS-17931808 - 2.1812CaptainCharles Inglis (d.1833)BWAS-17931.3.1845 - 5.1848CaptainSir Fairfax Moresby (1786-1877)2.2.1863 - 1865CommanderCharles Fenton Fletcher Boughey (1823-1894)BWAS-17931865 - 13.5.1865CaptainCharles Henry MayBWAS-179313.5.1865 - 2.9.1865CaptainGeorge Le Geyt BowyerBWAS-17932.9.1865 - 1866CaptainThomas Henry Mason (1811-?)BWAS-1793

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1798 - 8.1799Admiral of the BluePhilip Affleck (1726-1799)BWAS-17934.1803 - 2.1805Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge Campbell (1759-1821)BWAS-17932.1805 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Thomas Louis (d.1807)BWAS-17931808 - 1810Rear-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Martin (1765-1847)BWAS-17931811 - 2.1812Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCharles BoylesBWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.4.1803 - 27.3.1805LieutenantHenry KingNBD184915.2.1807 - 17.2.1807LieutenantJeremiah BrowneNAO1.3.1834 - 5.7.1837LieutenantGeorge BottNBD184920.8.1834 - 1834LieutenantWilliam Conrwallis AldhamNBD18494.3.1845 - 6.1.1846LieutenantRobert William Henry AlcockNBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.2.1806 - 1806MidshipmanJohn William Andrew (1783-1854)NBD18497.1807 - 27.11.1810MidshipmanJohn Leigh BeckfordNBD18494.1811 - 15.9.1811MidshipmanWilliam Francis BondNBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1803 - 1.18051st Class VolunteerGeorge Pryse CampbellNBD184919.8.1806 - 18081st Class VolunteerCharles Andros (d.1879)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1769Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.12.1798RegisteredBWAS-1793
17.7.1799Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
8.1799Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
8.1801Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
4.1803RecommissionedBWAS-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 BWAS-1793
8.1806Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £31804.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.9.1806Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Le President (40) 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
2.1812Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
3.1814Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
3.1816Laid upBWAS-1793
3.1816Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £78909.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1834fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £15179.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1839Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.1842Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £20816.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1845Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.1845Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £22079.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1848Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.1861Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
10.1862Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
2.1863Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
4.1863Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
4.1869Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
4.1878DismastedBWAS-1793
10.1887Sold to J Pethick for £1,750BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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