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Illustrious

4841
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1801BWAS-1793
Launched3.9.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFame ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.12.1868BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 0"Imperial Feet53.34 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth47' 9"Imperial Feet14.3583 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Burthen1,746 4094Tons BM 

Armament


3.9.1803Broadside Weight = 1174 Imperial Pound ( 532.409 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800640Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1803 - 1805Captain
Sir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1819
BWAS-1793
1805 - 8.1805Captain
Michael SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1818
BWAS-1793
8.1805 - 1806Captain
William ShieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1829
BWAS-1793
30.5.1807 - 23.10.1812Captain
William Robert BroughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1818
BWAS-1793
6.8.1841 - 1841Captain
John Elphinstone ErskineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1819-1869
W025

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.8.1841 - 27.12.1844Vice-Admiral of the White
Sir Charles AdamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1848
W033

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.6.1809 - 12.1811Lieutenant
Robert YuleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
21.3.1812 - 1813Lieutenant
William Eardley AmielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NL1865
6.8.1841 - 15.11.1845First Lieutenant
Charles Henry BeddoesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1845
NBD1849
23.10.1841 - 30.10.1841Lieutenant
Robert Tench BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1846
NBD1849
23.11.1841 - 23.2.1842Lieutenant
Henry William BaughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1830-1842
NBD1849
23.11.1841 - 1841Master's Mate
Henry William BaughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1830-1842
NBD1849
16.12.1843 - 10.1844Lieutenant
James Michael BoxerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1844
NBD1849
25.1.1848 - 1856Commander
John GrenfellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1866
W025

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1803 - 1809Midshipman
Martin BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1816
NBD1849
1.1804 - 1.1810Master's Mate
Simon Edward AntramBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NBD1849
2.3.1805 - 6.1807Midshipman
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
13.7.1809 - 21.9.1809Master's Mate
James Gabriel GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1867
Transfered ADM 196/2/1
ADM 196
1812Master's Mate
John Everrest CabburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1844
NBD1849
1841 - 23.10.1841Master's Mate
Robert Tench BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1846
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
21.11.1803 - 2.3.18051st Class Volunteer
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1801Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
3.9.1803Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £37631.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.9.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
30.12.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3246.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.7.1805Took the Privateer
La Joséphine (2) 1805-1805
French 2 Gun
Privateer

1.1.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.4.1809Battle of the Basque Roads
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
12.1811

Invalided from the Illustrious

NBD1849
12.1813Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1817Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £68275.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1817Laid upBWAS-1793
11.1832Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1837Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £18650.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1841Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1841Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11347.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1845Laid upBWAS-1793
3.1848fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1853Refitted as a Other Vessels Hospital Ship
4.1854Refitted as a Other Vessels Gunnery Training Ship
10.1863fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
4.12.1868Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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