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Formidable

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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 by
Sir Robert SeppingsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1832
B065
Constructor
George ParkinBritish
Ship Builder
B065
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.8.1841 - 22.11.1841Captain
Edward Thomas Troubridge (2nd Baronet of Plymouth)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1841
E-WIKI
14.12.1841 - 23.4.1844Captain
Charles SullivanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1844
W025
21.4.1844 - 1845Captain
George Frederick RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1845
W025
16.6.1854 - 10.9.1857Captain
John Jervis TuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815-1869
W025
22.9.1857 - 8.4.1858Captain
John Coghlan FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1818-1859
W025
1.7.1858 - 30.5.1859Captain
John Coghlan FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1818-1859
W025
3.7.1860 - 1860Captain
William Garnham LuardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1833-1885
W025
1.7.1863 - 1866Captain
John FulfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1877
W025
21.4.1866 - 1866Captain
Donald Mcleod MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1866
W025

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1841 - 1845Vice-Admiral
Sir Edward William Campbell Rich OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
3.7.1860 - 1860Vice-Admiral
William James Hope JohnstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1863
W025
1.7.1863 - 1866Vice-Admiral
George Robert LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1866
21.4.1866 - 1869Vice-Admiral
Sir Baldwin Wake Walker (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1838-1870
ODNB

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1843 - 9.12.1845Lieutenant
Robert Tench BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1846
NBD1849
22.8.1844 - 25.10.1844Lieutenant
Thomas James BarrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1846
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1841Master's Mate
Henry Barre BeresfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1845
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

 

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