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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Généreux' (1785) (74)
First Commissioned7.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis EWIKI
Ship ClassTéméraire ClassEWIKI
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)EWIKI
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up2.1816BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck185' 7"Imperial Feet56.3901 
Length of Keel147' 10"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Breadth49' 2"Imperial Feet14.9408 
Depth in Hold20' 9"Imperial Feet6.3246 
Burthen1,925 4394Tons BM 


7.1800Broadside Weight = 1074 Imperial Pound ( 487.059 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1800640 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

7.1800 - 2.1801CaptainManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17932.1801 - 8.1802CaptainVelters Cornewall Berkeley (1754-1804)BWAS-17931.1805 - 2.1805LieutenantRobert BrowneBWAS-17932.1805 - 1811LieutenantWilliam LanyonBWAS-17931812 - 1813LieutenantJohn Allen (1789-1857)BWAS-17931814LieutenantJohn Derby (d.1831)BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers

4.1800 - 11.1800MidshipmanHenry BoyesNBD18491804 - 5.1805MidshipmanWilliam Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD1849

Service History

25.8.1800Took the Frigate La Diane (40) off Malta
1.1805Prison ship at Plymouth until 1814BWAS-1793
1.1805Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship
2.1816Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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