Donegal

3948
Nominal Guns76BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Hoche' (1794) (74)
Captured12.10.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1802BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1845BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 0"Imperial Feet55.4736 
Length of Keel150' 5"Imperial Feet45.7225 
Breadth48' 9"Imperial Feet14.659 
Depth in Hold21' 10"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen1,901 4394Tons BM 

Armament


4.1802Broadside Weight = 932 Imperial Pound ( 422.662 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle6 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1802 - 3.1805CaptainSir Richard John Strachan (6th Baronet of Thornton, Kincardine) (1760-1828)BWAS-17933.1805 - 7.1809Captain Pulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-17937.1809 - 11.1809Captain Edward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)BWAS-179311.1809 - 1811Captain Pulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-17931829 - 7.1830CaptainSir Jahleel Brenton (1st Baronet) (1770-1844)BWAS-17937.1830 - 1836Captain John DickBWAS-179319.6.1837 - 2.9.1837Captain Francis BraceNBD18492.9.1837 - 1838Captain John DrakeBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1832 - 1835Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Pulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-1793

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.1.1808 - 26.10.1809Lieutenant Charles Cumby (1779-?)NBD18491829 - 1830Unknown Henry BourneNBD184911.5.1833 - 1834Lieutenant John Elliot BinghamNBD184915.5.1833 - 8.1833Flag Lieutenant Marcus Freeman BrownriggNBD184919.6.1837 - 22.2.1838First Lieutenant James Vashon Baker (1798-1875)NBD184922.6.1837 - 18.10.1838Lieutenant Henry Bainbridge (d.1846)NBD18495.7.1837 - 18.10.1840Lieutenant George BottNBD184928.2.1838 - 25.5.1838Lieutenant James David AgassizNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.9.1799 - 30.4.1802Boatswain David OgilvieADM29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1802 - 1803Midshipman Colin Campbell (1787-?)NBD18495.1802 - 1803Midshipman James Bayly (1785-1857)NBD18498.5.1802 - 2.6.1803Master's Mate Robert Bastin (1780-1854)NAO21.2.1807 - 2.1811Midshipman James Thomas CookneyNBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.6.1806 - 18071st Class Volunteer George Taylor Airey (d.1851)NL186523.6.1806 - 21.2.18071st Class Volunteer James Thomas CookneyNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
21.12.1798Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1801Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1801Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1802Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1802Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
26.1.1803Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
24.5.1804Action off Cape Cepet
23.10.1804Took the Frigate Santa Matilda (38) off Cadiz
25.11.1804Took the Frigate Amfitrite (40) off Cadiz
23.10.1805Took the Ship of the Line Rayo (80) off Cape Trafalgar
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
5.1806Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1806Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13039.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.5.1808Sailed for LisbonBWAS-1793
27.2.1809Action at Sables d'Olonne
11.4.1809Battle of the Basque Roads
6.10.1810Took the Privateer Le Surcouf (14) off Cape Barfleur
13.11.1810Actions at La Hougue
1811Paid off into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1813Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1815Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £50686.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1815Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
7.1823Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1824Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £24322.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1824Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
9.1829RecommissionedBWAS-1793
9.1829Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1830Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £21206.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1836Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1837Recommissioned for LisbonBWAS-1793
10.1837Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793

 

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