Conqueror

3674
Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1795BWAS-1793
Launched23.11.1801B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardHarwich - Essex B028
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph GrahamBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up7.1822B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 0"Imperial Feet53.6448 
Length of Keel144' 2"Imperial Feet43.8924 
Breadth49' 2"Imperial Feet14.9408 
Depth in Hold20' 9"Imperial Feet6.3246 
Draught Forward11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,853 6994Tons BM 

Armament


1803Broadside Weight = 1018 Imperial Pound ( 461.663 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1803590Design establishmentBWAS-1793

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1803 - 1.5.1804CaptainThomas Louis (c.1758-1807)BWAS-179324.4.1804 - 12.1807CaptainIsrael Pellew: on board from 1.5.1804BWAS-179312.1807 - 1811CaptainEdward Fellowes (d.1841)BWAS-17931813 - 1815CaptainRichard RaggettBWAS-17931816CaptainRobert FowlerBWAS-17931816 - 1818CaptainJohn DavieBWAS-17933.1818CaptainJames WallisBWAS-17933.1818 - 10.1820CaptainFrancis StanfellBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1816 - 10.1820Rear-Admiral of the BlueRobert Plampin (1762-1834)BWAS-1793

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1803 - 1806LieutenantHumphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841)NAO9.6.1804 - 1805LieutenantJames CouchNAO15.7.1804 - 23.12.1805LieutenantRichard SpearNAO20.11.1804 - 18.1.1805Acting LieutenantAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO20.11.1804 - 21.10.1805Sixth LieutenantWilliam Molyneux St George (1784-1805)NAO14.3.1805 - 21.10.1805Seventh LieutenantRobert Lloyd (1769-1805)NAO2.5.1805 - 1805LieutenantGamaliel FitzmauriceNAO7.2.1806 - 10.11.1807LieutenantGeorge Bowen (d.1872)BWAS-171426.10.1808 - 6.1.1812LieutenantLestock Francis Boileau (1785-?)NBD18494.1820 - 14.10.1820Acting LieutenantOrbell Oakes (1800-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1816 - 1.1820MidshipmanOrbell Oakes (1800-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.11.1801Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.5.1803Completed at Plymouth, costs unknownBWAS-1793
8.5.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1804In the ChannelBWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
1806Off RochefortBWAS-1793
15.7.1806Her boats assisted in the cutting out of the Cesar (16) from GirondeBWAS-1793
4.1807Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1807Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £13091.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.11.1807Sailed for the Tagus under Rear-Admiral Sidney SmithBWAS-1793
1809In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1810Off ToulonBWAS-1793
19.7.1811Action off Cape Sicie
10.1812Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1814Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £23708.0.0dBWAS-1793
1816Recommissioned as flagship at St HelenaBWAS-1793
1.1817fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £20120.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1820Paid off at ChathamBWAS-1793
7.1822Began breaking up at ChathamBWAS-1793
2.8.1822Breaking up completedBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Ray Milton on Wednesday 1st of July 2020 11:29

My ancestor served on HMS Conqueror at Trafalgar. He was a 'Private, Marine'. Do you know what that is?
Regards.

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