Elephant

4066
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.12.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1783BWAS-1714
Launched24.8.1786BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar ClassBWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1830BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel137' 9 ⅞"Imperial Feet41.7798 
Breadth46' 11 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Depth in Hold19' 9 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,616 4994Tons BM 

Armament


24.8.1786Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.8.1774550Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1790 - 1.12.1790CaptainCharles Thompson (1740-1799): on board from 15.6.1790 ADM 6/24/40BWAS-171412.1799 - 6.1801CaptainThomas Foley (1755-1833)BWAS-17146.1801 - 1.1805CaptainGeorge DundasBWAS-17145.1805 - 1807CaptainGeorge DundasBWAS-17141807 - 19.9.1807CommanderGeorge Morris (1778-1857)BWAS-17149.7.1811 - 7.5.1814CaptainFrancis William Austen (1774-1865): on board from 18.7.1811BWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1799 - 3.1801Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet) (1753-1812)BWAS-171427.3.1801 - 4.4.1801Vice-Admiral of the Blue Horatio Nelson (1st Duke of Bronté in the Kingdom of Sicily) (1758-1805)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1802 - 1803LieutenantEdward BurtNBD18495.1804 - 1805LieutenantHenry Bourchier (1787-1852)NBD18491806 - 9.1806LieutenantHumphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841)W02518.6.1806 - 28.8.1807Acting LieutenantBenjamin Ashley (1773-1860)NL186530.11.1813 - 14.5.1814LieutenantEdward BiddulphNBD184924.12.1813 - 10.5.1814LieutenantHenry BirdNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1805 - 7.1807MidshipmanHenry Belsey (1790-1855)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
24.8.1786Completed at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £30772.2.4dBWAS-1714
26.8.1786Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.11.1786Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10108.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1790fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4157.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.8.1790Sailed for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
1.12.1790Paid offADM 51
10.1793fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £190.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £21521.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
10.1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1804Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1.1805

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17695.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.9.1807Paid offADM 51
4.1809Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1811Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £51290.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.12.1812Took the Privateer Schooner Swordfish (12)
7.5.1814Paid offADM 51
2.1817Began rebuilding at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1818Refitted as a Fourth Rate Frigate
3.1818Completed rebuilding at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £39407.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1830Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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