Clarence -> 1827 Centurion

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTurnchapel - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorIsaac BlackburnBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1828BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet53.6512 
Length of Keel145' 0 ⅞"Imperial Feet44.2182 
Breadth47' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Draught Aft17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Burthen1,749Tons BM 


11.4.1812Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

7.1812 - 3.1814CaptainHenry Vansittart (1777-1843)BWAS-1793

Service History

11.1807Began building at Turnchapel - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.4.1812Completed building at Turnchapel - Plymouth at a cost of £58400.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.4.1812Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.9.1812Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £30540.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1814Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
26.5.1827Renamed CenturionBWAS-1793
8.1827Moved to Chatham with orders to be converted to a 50-gun frigate, but found to be rotten and broken up insteadBWAS-1793


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