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De Ruyter

Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 2"Imperial Feet46.0258 
Length of Keel122' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet37.1888 
Breadth44' 0 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,263 8394Tons BM 


8.9.1800Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder

4 Ship Commanders

8.1801 - 12.1801Commander
Barrington DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1807
12.1801 - 6.1804Captain
Volant Vashon BallardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1811
6.1804 - 8.1804Lieutenant
Naval Sailor
Service 1804
8.1804 - 3.9.1804Lieutenant
Joseph BeckettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1808

1 Commissioned Officer

1801First Lieutenant
Samuel Mark HollidayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1801

1 Crewman

23.10.1801 - 24.11.1801Able Seaman
William RawlinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1821
ADM 29/8

Service History

28.6.1800Arrived at ChathamBWAS-1793
4.1801Began fitting as a Prison Ship at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1793
7.1801Completed fitting as a Prison Ship at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £15756.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1801Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
8.1803At AntiguaBWAS-1793
3.9.1804Wrecked in a hurricane at Antigua, one man drownedBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 31st of December 2021 20:29

25 Sep 1801 a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator, in Portsmouth harbour, on Mr. Robert Welch, Surgeon of the Dutch ship De Rujter, at the request of Samuel Mark Holliday, First Lieutenant of the said ship, for treating him with contempt, and disobedience of orders. The charges were in no part proved, but found frivolous and vexatious and he was acquitted accordingly.

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