Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRepulse ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 0"Imperial Feet53.0352 
Length of Keel143' 2"Imperial Feet43.5876 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Burthen1,706 894Tons BM 


19.8.1807Broadside Weight = 1014 Imperial Pound ( 459.849 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800590Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

22.11.1811 - 2.8.1815Captain Thomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:6167.1.1851 - 27.10.1854Captain George Henry Seymour (1818-1869)W025

4 Commissioned Officers

14.6.1809 - 11.1809Acting Lieutenant William BradleyNBD184914.6.1809 - 1.11.1809Lieutenant Richard StuartTRN520.4.1814 - 8.1815Lieutenant George BeaseleyNBD184920.3.1815 - 8.1815Lieutenant William Hollinshed BradyNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

18.9.1805 - 5.2.1806Boatswain James GregsonADM 29/8

3 Petty Officers

11.1808 - 20.3.1815Midshipman William Hollinshed BradyNBD18491.11.1809Master's Mate John WebsterBG4.1811 - 1812Midshipman Joseph ArguimbauNBD1849

10 Crewmen

1.11.1809Able Seaman John JamesBG1.11.1809Able Seaman John WhiteBG1.11.1809 - 11.1809Ordinary Seaman John RiellyBG1.11.1809Ordinary Seaman John Leigh Discharged DeadBG1.11.1809Ordinary Seaman Robert KellyBG1.11.1809Ordinary Seaman Stephen MillerBG1.11.1809Ordinary Seaman Isaac StaffordBG1.11.1809Ordinary Seaman Timothy CollinsBG1.11.1809Ordinary Seaman Oliver IsaacBG1.11.1809Ordinary Seaman Charles SpraggsBG

4 Marines

1.11.1809Private Thomas Gibson Discharged DeadBG1.11.1809Private George MitchellBG1.11.1809Private Thomas BowlesBG1.11.1809Private George HetherstonBG

Service History

21.10.1809Action of 1809-10-21
31.10.1809Action in Rosas Bay


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 11th of February 2018 14:07

Near the close of the year 1807, Captain Philip Wodehouse appointed into the Cumberland, a new 74.
In Oct. 1809, the Cumberland formed part of Lord Collingwood’s fleet in the Mediterranean and assisted at the destruction of two French line-of-battle ships near Frontignan and the capture of a fleet of transports in Rosas Bay. She was subsequently stationed at Sicily for the protection of that island.
About the autumn of 1811, Captain Philip Wodehouse was appointed Resident Commissioner at Halifax,

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