Christian VII

Nominal Guns80BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish Second Rate ship of the line 'Christian VII' (1803) (90)
First Commissioned5.1808BWAS-1793
ShipyardCopenhagen - Zealand W006
Designed byF C H HohlenbergBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1838BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck187' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet57.004 
Length of Keel154' 10 ½"Imperial Feet46.9519 
Breadth51' 0"Imperial Feet15.5448 
Depth in Hold21' 7"Imperial Feet6.5786 
Burthen2,131 1694Tons BM 


5.1808Broadside Weight = 1032 Imperial Pound ( 468.012 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 18-Pound Carronade

1810Broadside Weight = 1124 Imperial Pound ( 509.734 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Roundhouse4 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1808670 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

5.1808 - 5.1810CaptainSir Joseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831)BWAS-17935.1810 - 6.1810CaptainWoodley LosackBWAS-17936.1810 - 4.1811CaptainRichard HarwardBWAS-17934.1811 - 5.1811CaptainGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-17935.1811 - 2.1812CaptainEdward Griffith (1767-1832)BWAS-17934.1812 - 1813CaptainHenry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers

6.1810 - 1811Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Edward Pellew (1757-1833)BWAS-17931811 - 1812Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Young (1751-1821)BWAS-17932.1812 - 1813Rear-Admiral of the BluePhilip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham (1763-1845)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

24.6.1808 - 5.1811LieutenantJames AndersonNBD184922.11.1810 - 8.5.1811LieutenantRichard Booth BowdenNBD184921.4.1812 - 7.6.1812LieutenantGeorge Guy BurtonNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

1.1811 - 16.12.1811MidshipmanAlgernon Percy (1792-1865)NBD18492.1812 - 3.1812MidshipmanDavid BriggsNBD1849

Service History

25.11.1807Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1808Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.9.1808Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £27230.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1810Off the TexelBWAS-1793
1811In the DownsBWAS-1793
12.1813Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1814Quarantine service at Stangate CreekBWAS-1793
7.1814Refitted as a Other Vessels Lazarette
7.1814Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1805.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1838Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


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