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


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 


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

4.1802 - 3.1805CaptainRichard John Strachan (d.1828)BWAS-17933.1805 - 7.1809CaptainPulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-17937.1809 - 11.1809CaptainEdward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)BWAS-179311.1809 - 1811CaptainPulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-17931829 - 7.1830CaptainSir Jahleel Brenton (1st Baronet) (1770-1844)BWAS-17937.1830 - 1836CaptainJohn DickBWAS-179319.6.1837 - 2.9.1837CaptainFrancis BraceNBD18492.9.1837 - 1838CaptainJohn DrakeBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

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

8 Commissioned Officers

30.1.1808 - 26.10.1809LieutenantCharles Cumby (1779-?)NBD18491829 - 1830UnknownHenry BourneNBD184911.5.1833 - 1834LieutenantJohn Elliot BinghamNBD184915.5.1833 - 8.1833Flag LieutenantMarcus Freeman BrownriggNBD184919.6.1837 - 22.2.1838First LieutenantJames Vashon Baker (1798-1875)NBD184922.6.1837 - 18.10.1838LieutenantHenry Bainbridge (d.1846)NBD18495.7.1837 - 18.10.1840LieutenantGeorge BottNBD184928.2.1838 - 25.5.1838LieutenantJames David AgassizNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

1.9.1799 - 30.4.1802BoatswainDavid OgilvieADM29-1

4 Petty Officers

4.1802 - 1803MidshipmanColin Campbell (1787-?)NBD18495.1802 - 1803MidshipmanJames Bayly (1785-?)NBD18498.5.1802 - 2.6.1803Master's MateRobert Bastin (1780-1854)NAO21.2.1807 - 2.1811MidshipmanJames Thomas CookneyNBD1849

2 Crewmen

12.6.1806 - 18071st Class VolunteerGeorge Taylor Airey (d.1851)NL186523.6.1806 - 21.2.18071st Class VolunteerJames Thomas CookneyNBD1849

Service History

21.12.1798Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1801Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1801Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
4.1802Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.1802Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
26.1.1803Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
24.5.1804Action off Cape Cepet
23.10.1804Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Santa Matilda (38) off Cadiz
25.11.1804Took the Privateer L'Amfitrite (40) off Cadiz
25.11.1804Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Amfitrite (40) off Cadiz
23.10.1805Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Rayo (80) off Cape Trafalgar
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
5.1806Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.1806Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 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 BWAS-1793
7.1815Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £50686.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1815Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
7.1823Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.1824Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £24322.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1824Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
9.1829Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.1830Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £21206.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1836Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1837Recommissioned for LisbonBWAS-1793
10.1837Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book

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