Egmont

4057
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1807BWAS-1793
Launched7.3.1810BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1811BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold2.1.1875BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 2"Imperial Feet53.6455 
Length of Keel145' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet44.2119 
Breadth47' 9"Imperial Feet14.3583 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Aft17' 6 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,760 1994Tons BM 

Armament


7.3.1810Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1811 - 6.1811CaptainCharles John Austen (1779-1852)BWAS-17936.1811 - 8.1814CaptainJoseph BinghamBWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1812Rear-Admiral of the BlueEdward Griffith (1767-1832)BWAS-17931813Rear-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-17931814 - 8.1814Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCharles Vinicombe PenroseBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1812 - 1812LieutenantProsper Ambrose (d.1848)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
22.4.1810 - 31.10.1813CarpenterGeorge RobinsNAO

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1811 - 6.1811MidshipmanCharles CaldecotNBD18491812 - 1815MidshipmanParker Duckworth Bingham (1799-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
21.5.1811 - 18121st Class VolunteerParker Duckworth Bingham (1799-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1807Began building at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
7.3.1810Completed building at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £57439.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.3.1810Began fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
20.4.1810Completed fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
20.4.1810Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.11.1811Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £18614.0.0dBWAS-1793
1812In North AmericaBWAS-1793
1813In the North SeaBWAS-1793
8.1814Paid off and laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
2.1820Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1825Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £48208.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1825Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
10.1861Began fitted as a storeship at Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
10.1862Completed fitted as a storeship at Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £24306.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1862Began fitted as a storeship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1863Completed fitted as a storeship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1863Became storeship at Rio de JaneiroBWAS-1793
2.1.1875Sold at Rio de Janeiro for £5,100 by public auctionBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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