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Donegal

3948
Nominal Guns76BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Hoche' (1794) (74) 1794-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1797 Renamed "Hoche"
1795 Renamed "Pégase"
Captured12.10.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1802BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire Class
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1740
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1802 - 3.1805CaptainBWAS-17933.1805 - 7.1809Captain
Pulteney MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1835
BWAS-1793
7.1809 - 11.1809Captain
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
BWAS-1793
11.1809 - 1811Captain
Pulteney MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1835
BWAS-1793
1829 - 7.1830Captain
Sir Jahleel Brenton (1st Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1840
BWAS-1793
7.1830 - 1836Captain
John DickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1836
BWAS-1793
19.6.1837 - 2.9.1837Captain
Francis BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1843
NBD1849
2.9.1837 - 1838Captain
John DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1838
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1832 - 1835Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Pulteney MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1835
BWAS-1793

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.1.1808 - 26.10.1809Lieutenant
Charles CumbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1813
NBD1849
1829 - 1830Unknown
Henry BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1830
NBD1849
11.5.1833 - 1834Lieutenant
John Elliot BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1820-1844
NBD1849
15.5.1833 - 8.1833Flag Lieutenant
Marcus Freeman BrownriggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1833
NBD1849
19.6.1837 - 22.2.1838First Lieutenant
James Vashon BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1863
NBD1849
22.6.1837 - 18.10.1838Lieutenant
Henry BainbridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1846
NBD1849
5.7.1837 - 18.10.1840Lieutenant
George BottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1823-1841
NBD1849
28.2.1838 - 25.5.1838Lieutenant
James David AgassizBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815-1846
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.9.1799 - 30.4.1802Boatswain
David OgilvieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1802
ADM 29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1802 - 1803Midshipman
Colin CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
NBD1849
5.1802 - 1803Midshipman
James BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1856
NBD1849
8.5.1802 - 2.6.1803Master's Mate
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NAO
21.2.1807 - 2.1811Midshipman
James Thomas CookneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.6.1806 - 18071st Class Volunteer
George Taylor AireyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NL1865
23.6.1806 - 21.2.18071st Class Volunteer
James Thomas CookneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849

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) 1778-1804
Spanish 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Cadiz

25.11.1804Took the Frigate
Amfitrite (40) 1796-1804
Spanish 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Cadiz

23.10.1805Took the Ship of the Line
Rayo (80) 1749-1805
Spanish 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
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) 1810-1810
French 14 Gun
Privateer
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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