Hero -> 1816 Wellington -> 1862 Akbar

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1813BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1848BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam StoneBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up8.4.1908BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 6"Imperial Feet53.6468 
Length of Keel145' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Breadth48' 5"Imperial Feet14.6463 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft17' 7"Imperial Feet5.207 
Burthen1,757 1994Tons BM 


21.9.1816Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers

1.3.1848 - 1853CaptainDavid Price (1790-1854)W02525.4.1859 - 25.5.1860CaptainRobert Spencer Robinson (1809-1880)W02525.5.1860 - 13.7.1860Captain Astley Cooper Key (1821-1888)W02514.7.1860 - 15.7.1861CommanderFrederick CannonW025

1 Flag Officer

14.7.1860 - 15.7.1861Rear-AdmiralSir Thomas Sabine Pasley (2nd Baronet Pasley of Craig, Dunfries) (1804-1884)W025

Service History

7.1813Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
21.9.1816Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £69767.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.10.1816Began fitting for ordinary at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
4.12.1816Renamed WellingtonBWAS-1793
6.12.1816Completed fitting for ordinary at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3018.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1840Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1.1841Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
13.8.1845Ordered to be converted to a screw ship, but order cancelled seven days laterBWAS-1793
6.1848fitting as a Receiving Ship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5268.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1854Coast guard service at SheernessBWAS-1793
10.1856Began fitting as a Guardship at UnknownBWAS-1793
11.1857Completed fitting as a Guardship at a cost of £5268.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.5.1862Lent to the Liverpool Juvenile Reformatory Association as a training shipBWAS-1793
10.5.1862Renamed AkbarBWAS-1793
1.1.1908Loan terminatedBWAS-1793
8.4.1908Sold to T. W. Ward, Ltd at Chatham for £5,025 and borken up at MorecambeBWAS-1793


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