Gladiator

4461
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1781BWAS-1714
Launched20.1.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up8.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel115' 1"Imperial Feet35.0537 
Breadth37' 11 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Draught Forward10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Draught Aft14' 8"Imperial Feet4.318 
Burthen882 094Tons BM 

Armament


1783Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1783300EstablishmentBWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.11.1782 - 20.2.1783CaptainRichard Murray (c.1734-1789)BWAS-171414.2.1795 - 10.1795LieutenantSamuel Hayter (d.1800): on board from 1.3.1795 ADM 6/24/209BWAS-171410.1795 - 1798LieutenantStephen Parker (d.1808)BWAS-17149.1799 - 5.1800LieutenantSir Emanuel Hungerford (d.1810)BWAS-17149.1800 - 22.5.1802LieutenantJohn B Connolly (d.1849)BWAS-17144.1803 - 1806LieutenantThomas HarrisonBWAS-17142.1807 - 1811LieutenantJohn Price (d.1828)BWAS-17141811 - 7.1812LieutenantThomas DuttonBWAS-17147.1812 - 5.10.1815CommanderCharles HewittBWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1800 - 5.1800Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832)BWAS-171412.1801 - 22.5.1802Rear-Admiral of the RedJohn Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-17145.1803 - 6.1804Rear-Admiral of the RedJohn Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-17146.1804 - 2.1806Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Isaac Coffin (Baronet ) (1759-1839)BWAS-17141811 - 9.1812Rear-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Hargood (1762-1839)BWAS-17149.1812 - 1814Rear-Admiral of the BlueEdward James FooteBWAS-17141814 - 5.10.1815Rear-Admiral of the WhitePeter HalkettBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.8.1813 - 3.1815Flag LieutenantJustinian Barrell (d.1869)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
22.7.1790 - 25.10.1790GunnerFrancis HarrisNAO

Service History


DateEventSource
20.2.1783Paid off having never put to seaBWAS-1714
12.1792Recommisisoned as a convalescent ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1794Recommisisoned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
14.2.1795Refitted as a Unrated Convalescent Ship ADM 6/24
9.1800Convalescent ship and flagship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
22.5.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1807Convalescent shipBWAS-1714
5.10.1815

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1817Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
 

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