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Gloucester

4483
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.6.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1808BWAS-1793
Launched27.2.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada Class (1806)BWAS-1793
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1741
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas PitcherBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1745-1837
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up3.1884BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 3 ½"Imperial Feet53.6575 
Length of Keel145' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet44.2024 
Breadth47' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft17' 5 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,770 694Tons BM 

Armament


27.2.1812Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1812 - 1814Captain
Robert WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1823
BWAS-1793
3.1822 - 10.1823Captain
Murray MaxwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1826
BWAS-1793
24.10.1823 - 4.1824Captain
James LillicrapBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
NBD1849

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1822 - 4.1824Commodore
Sir Edward William Campbell Rich OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.3.1812 - 10.1814Lieutenant
John BaikieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1814
NBD1849
11.12.1822 - 29.12.1823Lieutenant
Joseph O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1829
NBD1849
1.5.1823 - 6.1824Lieutenant
John Harvey BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1830
NBD1849
23.11.1826 - 2.5.1828Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1848
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1828Midshipman
James Crawford CaffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1824-1842
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
14.4.1826 - 18261st Class Volunteer
Zaccheus AndrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1841
NBD1849
18.12.1826 - 18261st Class Volunteer
Charles Hougham BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1846
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1808Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
27.2.1812Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £62514.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.5.1812Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
11.6.1812Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £25232.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1815Laid up in OrdinaryBWAS-1793
3.1818Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1822Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £71873.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1824Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1825Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1826Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5331.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1827Began making good defects at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1.1828Completed making good defects at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £10934.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1831Began cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1831Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1832Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
12.1832Completed cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1833fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1858Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1884Sold to CastleBWAS-1793

 

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