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Centaur

3526
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.1.1788BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1790BWAS-1793
Named23.10.1788BWAS-1793
Launched14.3.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John ToveryBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1776-1784
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up11.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 0"Imperial Feet53.6448 
Length of Keel144' 3"Imperial Feet43.8929 
Breadth49' 0"Imperial Feet14.9352 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,842 2494Tons BM 

Armament


14.3.1797Broadside Weight = 880 Imperial Pound ( 399.08 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.3.1788640Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1797 - 3.1801Captain
John MarkhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1796
BWAS-1793
3.1801 - 10.1801Captain
Harry Burrard NealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1814
BWAS-1793
10.1801 - 4.1802Captain
The Hon. Arthur Kaye LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1820
BWAS-1793
4.1802 - 1804Captain
Bendall Robert LittlehalesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
BWAS-1793
1804 - 1805Captain
Murray MaxwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1826
BWAS-1793
31.12.1804 - 1805Captain
Charles RichardsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
BWAS-1793
1805Captain
Henry WhitbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
BWAS-1793
12.1805 - 1807Captain
John TalbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
1807 - 1810Captain
William H WebleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
BWAS-1793
9.1814 - 1815Captain
Thomas Gordon CaulfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1821
BWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1802 - 2.10.1807Commodore
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
BWAS-1793
2.10.1807 - 1810Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
BWAS-1793

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.7.1798 - 7.1798Lieutenant
David KeysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1841
NBD1849
19.6.1801 - 26.3.1802Lieutenant
Sir Thomas BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1838
NBD1849
1804 - 1.5.1804Lieutenant
Robert Carthew ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804
ODNB
4.1804 - 5.1804Lieutenant
Robert HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814
ODNB
20.1.1805 - 20.3.1805Lieutenant
George Guy BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
23.1.1805 - 7.1.1806Lieutenant
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849
9.1808 - 12.1810Lieutenant
George CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NAO
25.7.1811 - 1811Lieutenant
Alexander KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1822
NBD1849
24.10.1814 - 8.2.1816Lieutenant
Mark John CurrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1867
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.2.1797 - 30.3.1797Purser
Robinson KittoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820
ADM 29/8
31.3.1797 - 29.4.1802Purser
Robinson KittoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820
ADM 29/8

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1801Midshipman
Henry Dilkes ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1846
NBD1849
5.1802 - 7.11.1804Midshipman
John Donaldson BoswallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
NBD1849
10.1806 - 11.1810Midshipman
John BudgenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NBD1849
2.9.1809 - 11.1810Midshipman
Richard BudgenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849
1810 - 2.1815Midshipman
James Richard AuchinleckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1826
NBD1849
1811 - 31.1.1812Midshipman
Sir James AthillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1813
NBD1849
11.1814 - 6.12.1815Midshipman
John BradleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1838
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
24.4.1806 - 2.9.18091st Class Volunteer
Richard BudgenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1790Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
14.3.1797Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £59538.0.0dBWAS-1793
17.3.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.6.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.6.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1798Occupation of MinorcaBWAS-1793
2.2.1799Took the Privateer
La Vierga del Rosario (14) 1799-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer
at the Action off Rochefort

19.6.1799Capture off Cape Sicie
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
3.2.1804Capture of the Curieux
4.2.1804Took the Brig
Le Curieux (16) 1800-1804
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig
cut out at Port Royal

2.1806Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1806Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £41413.0.0dBWAS-1793
25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
25.9.1806Took the Frigate
La Gloire (40) 1803-1806
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Ile d'Aix

15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
12.1807Occupation of MadeiraBWAS-1793
24.12.1807Occupation of Madeira
1808In the BalticBWAS-1793
25.8.1808Capture of the Vsevolod
1809Operations in the ScheldtBWAS-1793
2.11.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1812Began making good defects at UnknownBWAS-1793
1.1813Completed making good defects at a cost of £15253.0.0dBWAS-1793
1815In North AmericaBWAS-1793
11.1815Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
11.1819Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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