Cressy

3741
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1807BWAS-1793
Launched7.3.1810BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1.1811BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up12.1832BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 1"Imperial Feet53.6451 
Length of Keel145' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet44.1992 
Breadth47' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold21' 1"Imperial Feet6.4262 
Burthen1,763 6394Tons BM 

Armament


7.3.1810Broadside 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


DatesRankNameSource
1.1811 - 1813CaptainCharles Dudley PaterBWAS-17938.1813 - 5.1814CaptainCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.11.1811 - 4.1813LieutenantWilliam Edward Curlewis (1789-1847)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1811 - 16.5.1811MidshipmanThomas Bushby (d.1865)NBD18491814MidshipmanWilliam BarnardNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1807Began building at Frindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
7.3.1810Completed building at Frindsbury - Kent at a cost of £56855.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.3.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.5.1810Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9893.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.5.1810Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1.1811Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
2.4.1811Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £16863.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.7.1811Action of 1811-07-04
5.7.1811Capture of a Danish GunboatBWAS-1793
21.2.1813Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
9.1813Began making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1813Completed making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £16803.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1814Paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1793
20.3.1827Ordered converted to a 50-gun frigate, but order cancelled due to state of decayBWAS-1793
12.1832Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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