Nominal Guns120B065
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1829B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Ship ClassCaledonia Class (Broadened)B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Sold for Break Up10.7.1906W033


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1817
Length of Gundeck205' 6"Imperial Feet62.5145 
Length of Keel170' 5"Imperial Feet51.8178 
Breadth54' 9 ½"Tons BM 
Breadth (oa)55' 7 ½"Imperial Feet16.7767 
Depth in Hold23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Draught Forward13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen2,721 3294Tons BM 


1841Broadside Weight = 1928 Imperial Pound ( 874.348 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder

1841Broadside Weight = 1990 Imperial Pound ( 902.465 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck2 British 8 (ML 8)
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck2 British 8 (ML 8)
Middle Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck34 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle20 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

5 Commanding Officers

30.1.1845 - 18.10.1845CaptainSir William Fanshawe Martin (1801-1895)W03318.10.1845 - 11.1.1848Captain John Neale Nott (1800-1849)W03311.1.1848 - 30.6.1848Captain Charles Hope (1798-1854)W03326.7.1850 - 21.7.1851Captain Montagu Stopford (1798-1864)W03321.7.1851 - 27.4.1855Captain Henry Francis Greville (d.1864)W033

1 Commissioned Officer

27.7.1850 - 1851Commander Charles Joseph Frederick Ewart (1816-1864)W025

Service History

1841Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £75814.0.0dB181
7.1844Commissioned as flagship at SheenessB033
1847Channel squadronW033
10.1847For the MediterraneanW033
1848For the MediterraneanW033
26.7.1850Recommissioned at SheernessW033
8.1851Commissioned fot the MediterraneanB033
1854Present at the bombardment of SevastopolB033
27.4.1855Paid off at SheernessW033
21.3.1859Undocked as screw ship at Chatham DockyardW033
1860In the Channel fleetW033
28.2.1864Paid off at SheernessW033
1.3.1864Recommissioned for the coast guardW033
20.11.1869Paid off at PortsmouthB033
8.1870Sea going naval cadet training shipW033
8.6.1872Paid offW033
10.7.1906Sold to Castle for breaking up at CharltonW033


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Hannah on Tuesday 17th of March 2020 10:40

The 1861 census, recorded on the 6th of April 1861, has the captain as Edwd G Fanshaw.

Posted by Cy on Tuesday 26th of December 2017 13:50

Who knows, but somneone got it wrong.

Edward Gennys Fanshawe was captain of the Daphne from 1848 to 1852.
He was captain of the Trafalgar from 1859 to 1861, not in 1851.

Posted by libe hast on Tuesday 26th of December 2017 12:14

I have just found a relative who was on HMS Trafalgar in 1851 - on looking at the census for that year the Captain names appears as Edward G Fanshawe - why is this

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