Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRepulse Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 Commanding Officers

22.11.1811 - 2.8.1815CaptainThomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:6167.1.1851 - 27.10.1854CaptainGeorge Henry Seymour (1818-1869)W025

3 Commissioned Officers

14.6.1809 - 11.1809Acting LieutenantWilliam BradleyNBD184920.4.1814 - 8.1815LieutenantGeorge BeaseleyNBD184920.3.1815 - 8.1815LieutenantWilliam Hollinshed BradyNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

11.1808 - 20.3.1815MidshipmanWilliam Hollinshed BradyNBD18494.1811 - 1812MidshipmanJoseph ArguimbauNBD1849

Service History

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


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
W025 William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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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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