Holstein -> 1805 Nassau

Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Holsteen' (1772) (60)
First Commissioned9.1805BWAS-1793
ShipyardNyholm Dockyard - Copenhagen BWAS-1793
Ship ClassHolsteen ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by KrabbeBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck161' 3"Imperial Feet49.074 
Length of Keel131' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet39.932 
Breadth44' 7 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 2"Imperial Feet5.7968 
Burthen1,394 7494Tons BM 


9.1805Broadside Weight = 732 Imperial Pound ( 331.962 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1801491 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

9.1805 - 9.1809CaptainRobert CampbellBWAS-17933.1810 - 1814LieutenantWilliam Field (d.1832)BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers

1.1.1797 - 11.1809MidshipmanWilliam Case Burbidge (1789-?)NBD18492.3.1806 - 11.1809MidshipmanWilliam BorrowmanNBD1849

1 Crewman

4.11.1805 - 2.3.1806Able SeamanWilliam BorrowmanNBD1849

Service History

16.10.1802Arrived at Chatham and laid upBWAS-1793
1805Renamed NassauBWAS-1793
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
22.3.1808Battle of Zealand Point
21.2.1809Sailed with a convoy for St HelenaBWAS-1793
9.1809Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
6.9.1809Took the Lugger Le Jean Bart (4) off the StartBG
1810Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship
3.1810Recommissioned as a prison ship at ChathamBWAS-1793
3.11.1814Sold at Chatham for £2,510BWAS-1793


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