Dragon -> 1842 Fame

3973
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1795BWAS-1793
Launched2.4.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam WellsBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up8.1850BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck178' 0"Imperial Feet54.2544 
Length of Keel146' 6 ⅝"Imperial Feet44.5167 
Breadth48' 3"Imperial Feet14.6399 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft18' 9"Imperial Feet5.515 
Burthen1,815 7594Tons BM 

Armament


2.4.1798Broadside Weight = 790 Imperial Pound ( 358.265 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1798640 BWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1798 - 1.1801CaptainGeorge Campbell (1759-1821)BWAS-17931.1801 - 7.1803CaptainJohn Aylmer (1759-1841)BWAS-17937.1803 - 1806CaptainEdward Griffith (1767-1832)BWAS-17931806 - 1807CaptainMathew Henry Scott (d.1837)BWAS-17939.1810 - 5.1812CaptainThomas Forrest (d.1844)BWAS-17935.1812 - 10.1812CaptainFrancis Augustus Collier (c.1783-1849)BWAS-179310.1812 - 8.1815CaptainRobert Barrie (1774-1841)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1810 - 5.1812Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Francis Laforey (2nd Baronet Laforey) (1767-1835)BWAS-1793

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1799 - 4.1800Acting LieutenantSamuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD18499.10.1801 - 1801LieutenantJohn Aylmer (1795-1849)NBD18492.3.1805 - 2.7.1805Second LieutenantJohn Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO14.4.1812 - 6.6.1813LieutenantJames BulkeleyNBD184927.11.1812 - 31.5.1813Acting LieutenantWilliam Henry Woodin (d.1864)NBD184922.12.1812 - 13.6.1815First LieutenantNicholas Alexander (1789-1852)NBD184931.5.1813 - 8.1815LieutenantWilliam Henry Woodin (d.1864)NBD184913.11.1813 - 30.8.1815LieutenantRichard HoareRNB1823

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.11.1804 - 3.1807MidshipmanMichael Quin (1791-1870)NBD184910.1805 - 1.1809MidshipmanNicholas Atkin (1791-1852)NBD18491810 - 14.4.1812MidshipmanJames BulkeleyNBD184912.1810 - 9.1815Master's MateEmanuel Blight (1790-?)NBD18491.1811 - 27.11.1812MidshipmanWilliam Henry Woodin (d.1864)NBD18497.1812 - 1812MidshipmanJohn Robert BensonNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1795Began building at Deptford BWAS-1793
2.4.1798Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
2.4.1798Completed building at Deptford at a cost of £36181.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.5.1798Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £17329.0.0dBWAS-1793
1799In Lord Bridport's fleetBWAS-1793
28.1.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
27.2.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Torbay

TNC
24.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth to join the Channel fleet

TNC
6.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth to join the Channel fleet

TNC
1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1.1801Off CadizBWAS-1793
18.6.1803Took the Unrated Brig La Colombe (16) off Ushant
8.1804Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.1804Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £12263.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
1806In the ChannelBWAS-1793
1.1807Off RochefortBWAS-1793
2.1807Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
6.1807Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £14370.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1809Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1810RecommissionedBWAS-1793
10.1810Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £51887.0.0dBWAS-1793
30.10.1810Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
8.1815Paid off? and laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1817At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1824Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1824Lazarette at PembrokeBWAS-1793
9.1824Refitted as a Other Vessels Lazarette
9.1824Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1829Hauled ashore and fitted as a receiving ship and marine barracks at PembrokeBWAS-1793
1829Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Hulk
15.7.1842Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
15.7.1842Renamed FameBWAS-1793
23.8.1850Breaking up completed at PembrokeBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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