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 bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1803 - 1805CaptainSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17931805 - 8.1805CaptainMichael SeymourBWAS-17938.1805 - 1806CaptainWilliam ShieldBWAS-179330.5.1807 - 23.10.1812CaptainWilliam Robert Broughton (1762-1821)BWAS-17936.8.1841 - 1841CaptainJohn Elphinstone Erskine (1806-1887)W025

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.8.1841 - 27.12.1844Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Charles Adam (1780-1853)W033

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.6.1809 - 12.1811LieutenantRobert Yule (d.1849)NBD184921.3.1812 - 1813LieutenantWilliam Eardley Amiel (1792-1864)NL18656.8.1841 - 15.11.1845First LieutenantCharles Henry BeddoesNBD184923.10.1841 - 30.10.1841LieutenantRobert Tench BedfordNBD184923.11.1841 - 1841Master's MateHenry William Baugh (d.1846)NBD184923.11.1841 - 23.2.1842LieutenantHenry William Baugh (d.1846)NBD184916.12.1843 - 10.1844LieutenantJames Michael BoxerNBD184925.1.1848 - 1856CommanderJohn Grenfell (1806-1884)W025

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1803 - 1809MidshipmanMartin Bennett (1789-?)NBD18491.1804 - 1.1810Master's MateSimon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD18492.3.1805 - 6.1807MidshipmanJohn CampbellNBD18491812Master's MateJohn Everrest CabburnNBD18491841 - 23.10.1841Master's MateRobert Tench BedfordNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
21.11.1803 - 2.3.18051st Class VolunteerJohn CampbellNBD1849

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)
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
 

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