Neptune

39
Nominal Guns120B065
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.2.1823BWAS-1817
Keel Laid Down1.1827B065
Launched27.9.1832B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B065
Ship ClassCaledonia Class (Broadened)B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1817
Sold1875B065

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1817
Length of Gundeck205' 8"Imperial Feet62.5246 
Length of Keel170' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet51.8351 
Breadth54' 7 ½"Imperial Feet16.4719 
Breadth (oa)55' 5 ½"Imperial Feet16.7767 
Depth in Hold23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Burthen2,705 7594Tons BM 

Armament


1832Broadside Weight = 1928 Imperial Pound ( 874.348 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder

1832Broadside Weight = 1990 Imperial Pound ( 902.465 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck2 British 8 (ML 8)
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck2 British 8 (ML 8)
Middle Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle20 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
27.9.1832900Design ComplementBWAS-1817

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.12.1851 - 27.3.1852CaptainRichard Augustus YatesW03327.3.1852 - 17.2.1854CaptainEdward Hinton Scott (1789-?)W03317.2.1854 - 7.3.1854CaptainHenry SmithW0337.3.1854 - 7.1.1856CaptainFrederick Hutton (1801-1866)W033

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.3.1854 - 1.5.1855Rear-AdmiralArmar Lowry Corry (1793-1855)W033

Service History


DateEventSource
5.12.1851Commissioned as guardship of ordinary at PortsmouthW033
1854Service in the Baltic during the Crimean warW033
5.1.1856Paid off at PortsmouthW033
7.3.1859Undocked as screw ship at Portsmouth DockyardW033


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1817British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817 - 1863Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
 

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