Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down22.1.1802BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFame ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorElias BirdBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1817BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 0"Imperial Feet53.34 
Length of Keel144' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet43.9071 
Breadth47' 6"Imperial Feet14.3474 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Burthen1,729 7094Tons BM 


8.10.1805Broadside Weight = 1174 Imperial Pound ( 532.409 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800640Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

10.1805 - 5.1806CaptainGraham Moore (1764-1843)BWAS-17935.1806 - 1809CaptainRichard Henry Alexander BennetBWAS-179315.2.1810 - 6.8.1810CaptainPhipps Hornby (1785-1867)BWAS-17936.8.1810 - 19.11.1810CaptainAbel FerrisNAO19.11.1810 - 1814CaptainWalter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

29.10.1805 - 1.1806LieutenantHenry BoyesNBD184919.5.1809 - 13.11.1810LieutenantRobert Ball BoardmanNBD18491.1.1811 - 25.10.1811First LieutenantJames Bayly (1785-1857)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

5.1806 - 2.1810MidshipmanAlgernon Percy (1792-1865)NBD1849

Service History

22.1.1802Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.10.1805Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £63059.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.10.1805Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
22.11.1805Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
28.6.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
10.1808Capture of Fort Trinidad, Rosas BayBWAS-1793
11.1810In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1815In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
9.1817Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


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Posted by Adam Quigley on Wednesday 21st of January 2015 20:15

HMS Fame. june 1813, captain Bathurst, particpated siege of Tarragona and rescue operations of sunken transports at the mouth of the Ebro.

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