Formidable

4322
Nominal Guns84B065
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.5.1815B065
Keel Laid Down10.1819B065
Launched19.5.1825B065
First Commissioned23.8.1841B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B065
Ship ClassCanopus ClassB065
Designed bySir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)B065
ConstructorGeorge ParkinB065
CategorySecond RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Sold for Break Up10.7.1906B065

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck196' 1 ½"Imperial Feet59.7535 
Length of Keel162' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet49.3808 
Breadth51' 6 ½"Imperial Feet15.5575 
Depth in Hold22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Draught Forward13' 8"Imperial Feet4.0301 
Draught Aft18' 1"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen2,289 2894Tons BM 

Armament


19.5.1825Broadside Weight = 1224 Imperial Pound ( 555.084 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1825700 BWAS-1793

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.8.1841 - 22.11.1841Captain Edward Thomas Troubridge (2nd Baronet of Plymouth) (1787-1852)EWIKI14.12.1841 - 23.4.1844CaptainCharles Sullivan (1789-1862)W02521.4.1844 - 1845CaptainGeorge Frederick Rich (d.1863)W02516.6.1854 - 10.9.1857CaptainJohn Jervis Tucker (1802-1886)W02522.9.1857 - 8.4.1858CaptainJohn Coghlan Fitzgerald (1803-1859)W0251.7.1858 - 30.5.1859CaptainJohn Coghlan Fitzgerald (1803-1859)W0253.7.1860 - 1860CaptainWilliam Garnham Luard (1820-1910)W0251.7.1863 - 1866CaptainJohn Fulford (1809-1888)W02521.4.1866 - 1866CaptainDonald Mcleod Mackenzie (1815-1894)W025

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1841 - 1845Vice-AdmiralSir Edward William Campbell Rich Owen (1771-1849)3.7.1860 - 1860Vice-AdmiralWilliam James Hope Johnstone (1798-1878)W0251.7.1863 - 1866Vice-AdmiralGeorge Robert Lambert (1796-1869)21.4.1866 - 1869Vice-AdmiralSir Baldwin Wake Walker (Baronet ) (1802-1876)ODNB

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1843 - 9.12.1845LieutenantRobert Tench BedfordNBD184922.8.1844 - 25.10.1844LieutenantThomas James BarrowNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1841Master's MateHenry Barre Beresford (1816-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1825building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £64273.0.0dB181
19.5.1825Began fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham
5.8.1825Completed fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham
1841Began fitting at UnknownW025
23.11.1841Completed fittingW025
1842In the Mediterranean until 1845W025
1845Paid off
16.6.1854Recommissioned as a guardship at Sheerness
1860Flagship at SheernessW025
16.7.1869Training Ship
10.7.1906Sold to J. B. Garnham & Son to Break up


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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