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


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 


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 Ship Commanders

3.1803 - 1.5.1804Captain Thomas Louis (c.1758-1807)BWAS-179324.4.1804 - 12.1807Captain Israel Pellew: on board from 1.5.1804BWAS-179312.1807 - 1811Captain Edward Fellowes (d.1841)BWAS-17931813 - 1815Captain Richard RaggettBWAS-17931816Captain Robert FowlerBWAS-17931816 - 1818Captain John DavieBWAS-17933.1818Captain James WallisBWAS-17933.1818 - 10.1820Captain Francis StanfellBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

1816 - 10.1820Rear-Admiral of the Blue Robert Plampin (1762-1834)BWAS-1793

10 Commissioned Officers

14.5.1803 - 1806Lieutenant Humphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841)NAO9.6.1804 - 1805Lieutenant James CouchNAO15.7.1804 - 23.12.1805Lieutenant Richard SpearNAO20.11.1804 - 18.1.1805Acting Lieutenant Alexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO20.11.1804 - 21.10.1805Sixth Lieutenant William Molyneux St George (1784-1805)NAO14.3.1805 - 21.10.1805Seventh Lieutenant Robert Lloyd (1769-1805)NAO2.5.1805 - 1805Lieutenant Gamaliel FitzmauriceNAO7.2.1806 - 10.11.1807Lieutenant George Bowen (d.1872)BWAS-171426.10.1808 - 6.1.1812Lieutenant Lestock Francis Boileau (1785-?)NBD18494.1820 - 14.10.1820Acting Lieutenant Orbell Oakes (1800-?)NBD1849

4 Petty Officers

19.7.1808 - 26.12.1808Midshipman Ordinary Joseph NorrisADM 19627.12.1808 - 6.3.1809Master's Mate Joseph NorrisADM 1967.3.1809 - 20.2.1812Midshipman Joseph NorrisADM 1961816 - 1.1820Midshipman Orbell Oakes (1800-?)NBD1849

Service History

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


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Saturday 12th of September 2020 09:37

Hi Hernan
You will need to see either (or both) the pay books and muster logs of the ship. These are held at the national Archive in Kew, but are not digitised.

Posted by Hernan on Saturday 12th of September 2020 09:30

I'm looking for information on the crew of the hms conqueror from 1793-1815
I am looking for a relative of mine whose last name is Smith and the name I am not sure is Jacob, born in Belfast

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?

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