Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Third Rate ship of the line 'Leiden' (1786) (68)
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland M01
ConstructorJohn MayM01
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck155' 11 ½"Imperial Feet47.2567 
Length of Keel127' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet38.7128 
Breadth43' 11"Imperial Feet13.1149 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,307 2494Tons BM 


9.1800Broadside Weight = 696 Imperial Pound ( 315.636 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Upper Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)

1807Broadside Weight = 672 Imperial Pound ( 304.752 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Upper Gun Deck26 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1800491 BWAS-1793
1807350 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

9.1800 - 1801CaptainWilliam BedfordBWAS-17934.1803 - 7.1804CaptainJohn SeaterBWAS-17932.1807 - 1809CaptainWilliam CumberlandBWAS-17935.1809 - 1810CaptainThomas Ussher (1779-1848)BWAS-17936.1810 - 6.1812CaptainEdward ChethamBWAS-17936.1812 - 12.1814CaptainJohn DavieBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

29.8.1801 - 30.8.1801Vice-Admiral of the BlueLord Horatio Nelson (1st Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Hilborough) (1758-1805)NAO

2 Commissioned Officers

1801LieutenantFrancis Dickinson (d.1812)TRN41801LieutenantThomas OliverTRN4

1 Warrant Officer

20.9.1803 - 31.8.1804MasterThomas SmithADM29-1

2 Petty Officers

1807 - 11.1807MidshipmanEdward KeaneNBD18491814MidshipmanWilliam Ball (1794-?)NBD1849

Service History

1801Paid off?BWAS-1793
4.8.1801Attacks on Boulogne
4.1803Recommissioned as a floating batteryBWAS-1793
7.1804Paid offBWAS-1793
12.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
5.1809Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
7.1809fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
4.1810Began fitting as a Troopship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1810Recommissioned for LisbonBWAS-1793
8.1810Completed fitting as a Troopship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
9.2.1815Sold at Woolwich for £4,440BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
M01Dutch Navy Vessels 1700-1799 (Manuscript)Ron von MannenDocument
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Samuel Wilkinson on Thursday 24th of January 2019 06:39

Samuel Wilkinson First Service Date 16 Mar 1807 - 24 April 1808 First Ship Served On Leyden ordered to Pompee / Pompée 25 April 1808

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