Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1792BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1803
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDiomede Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorSir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel124' 7 ½"Imperial Feet37.8079 
Breadth41' 0"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,114 3194Tons BM 


20.3.1802Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
14.7.1791350Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

3.1803 - 4.1803CaptainHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-17934.1803 - 6.1806CaptainThomas Gordon CaulfieldBWAS-17936.1806 - 10.1807CaptainWalter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-179310.1807 - 1809CaptainJames Haldane Tait (1771-1845)BWAS-17931.1810 - 6.1812CaptainWilliam HanwellBWAS-17936.1812 - 10.1812CaptainRobert Barrie (1774-1841)BWAS-179310.1812 - 7.1815CaptainFrancis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

11.1811 - 4.1812CommodoreGeorge Cockburn (1772-1853)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

5.2.1810 - 23.10.1811First LieutenantJohn Kains (1788-?)NBD18496.1.1812 - 3.6.1815LieutenantLestock Francis Boileau (1785-?)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers

6.1803 - 1805MidshipmanWilliam BradleyNBD184912.1811 - 5.1815MidshipmanFrederick BedwellNBD1849

Service History

29.6.1803Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1809Returned home to pay offBWAS-1793
6.1809Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
2.1810Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
28.4.1810Sailed with a convoy for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
6.1812In North AmericaBWAS-1793
2.9.1812Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1814In the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1815In the East IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1815Laid up at WoolwichBWAS-1793
1816Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Troop Ship
1820Laid up at DeptfordLent to the Committee for Distressed Seamen in the ThamesBWAS-1793
2.1820Began fitting as an Hospital Ship at Grove Street Yard BWAS-1793
7.1820Completed fitting as an Hospital Ship at Grove Street Yard BWAS-1793
12.1831Returned to the RNBWAS-1793
10.1832Sold at Woolwich? to Mr BeastonBWAS-1793


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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