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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 by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Joseph GrahamBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1803 - 1.5.1804Captain
Thomas LouisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1807
BWAS-1793
24.4.1804 - 12.1807Captain
Israel PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
: on board from 1.5.1804
BWAS-1793
12.1807 - 1811Captain
Edward FellowesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793
1813 - 1815Captain
Richard RaggettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1822
BWAS-1793
1816Captain
Robert FowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1816
BWAS-1793
1816 - 1818Captain
John DavieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1818
BWAS-1793
3.1818Captain
James WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1818
BWAS-1793
3.1818 - 10.1820Captain
Francis StanfellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1820
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1816 - 10.1820Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Robert PlampinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1793

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1803 - 1806Lieutenant
Humphrey Fleming SenhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1841
NAO
9.6.1804 - 1805Lieutenant
James CouchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1805
NAO
15.7.1804 - 23.12.1805Lieutenant
Richard SpearBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1814
NAO
20.11.1804 - 18.1.1805Acting Lieutenant
Alexander HillsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1809
NAO
20.11.1804 - 21.10.1805Sixth Lieutenant
William Molyneux St GeorgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1805
NAO
14.3.1805 - 21.10.1805Seventh Lieutenant
Robert LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1805
NAO
2.5.1805 - 1805Lieutenant
Gamaliel FitzmauriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1815
NAO
7.2.1806 - 10.11.1807Lieutenant
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1851
BWAS-1714
26.10.1808 - 6.1.1812Lieutenant
Lestock Francis BoileauBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
NBD1849
4.1820 - 14.10.1820Acting Lieutenant
Orbell OakesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1828
NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
19.7.1808 - 26.12.1808Midshipman Ordinary
Joseph NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1853
ADM 196
27.12.1808 - 6.3.1809Master's Mate
Joseph NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1853
ADM 196
7.3.1809 - 20.2.1812Midshipman
Joseph NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1853
ADM 196
1816 - 1.1820Midshipman
Orbell OakesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1828
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

 

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

Hello
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?
Regards.

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