Cornwall -> 1868 Wellesley

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up18.1.1875BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet53.6543 
Length of Keel145' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet44.2055 
Breadth47' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,751 2594Tons BM 


16.1.1812Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers

7.1812 - 4.1813CaptainJohn BroughtonBWAS-17934.1813 - 1814CaptainEdward William Campbell Rich Owen (1771-1849)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

9.7.1812 - 19.10.1812LieutenantCharles Cowper BenettNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

29.6.1812 - 2.1813MidshipmanCharles BurnetNBD1849

Service History

3.1809Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
16.1.1812Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £58330.0.0dBWAS-1793
25.1.1812Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.3.1812Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2227.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.3.1812Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.9.1812Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £17814.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1812Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1814In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
9.1816Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £18712.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1816Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
24.2.1827Ordered cut down to a fourth rate 50-gun firgateBWAS-1793
30.1827Began cut down at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1830Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
5.1830Completed cut down at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £26243.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1830Laid upBWAS-1793
4.1859fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
18.6.1868Renamed WellesleyBWAS-1793
18.1.1875Break up completed at SheernessBWAS-1793


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