Defence

3840
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.3.1809BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1812BWAS-1793
Named3.1.1815BWAS-1793
Launched25.4.1815BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorGeorge ParkinBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1.1858BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 0"Imperial Feet53.0352 
Length of Keel144' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet43.9071 
Breadth47' 8 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold21' 0 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Draught Forward13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,754 994Tons BM 

Armament


25.4.1815Broadside 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

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1812Began building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
25.4.1815Completed building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £66111.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1817Housed over from main mast forward having not been completed.BWAS-1793
7.1848Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.1848Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2822.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1851Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8960.0.0dBWAS-1793
1852Convict ship at WoolwichBWAS-1793
14.7.1857Damaged by fireBWAS-1793
24.1.1858Break up completed at WoolwichBWAS-1793
9.1858Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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