Nominal Guns80BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Guillaume Tell' (1795) (84)
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassTonnant Class
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)FWAS1786
ConstructorJean-Jacques AbauzirBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1840BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck194' 4"Imperial Feet59.1323 
Length of Keel159' 9 ⅜"Imperial Feet48.4727 
Breadth51' 7 ½"Imperial Feet15.5575 
Depth in Hold23' 4"Imperial Feet7.0443 
Burthen2,265 994Tons BM 


5.1801Broadside Weight = 1324 Imperial Pound ( 600.434 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck18 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Roundhouse2 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

10 Commanding Officers

8.1801 - 4.1802CaptainAlbemarle Bertie (1755-1824)BWAS-17933.1803 - 1.1805CaptainEdward Buller (1764-1824)BWAS-17931.1805CaptainWilliam Granger (d.1848)BWAS-17931.1805 - 1807CaptainEdward Buller (1764-1824)BWAS-17931.1805 - 1807CaptainAlbemarle Bertie (1755-1824)BWAS-17931807 - 1808CaptainWilliam ShieldBWAS-17931808 - 12.1808CaptainRobert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-17939.1811 - 1.1815CaptainCharles Paget (1778-1839)BWAS-17931.1815 - 1.1816Captain William Charles Fahie (1763-1833)BWAS-17931.1816 - 7.1816CaptainThomas Gordon CaulfieldBWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers

8.1806Rear-AdmiralSir Thomas Louis (1st Baronet of Cadwell House) (c.1758-1807)BWAS-17939.1811 - 4.1815Rear-AdmiralBenjamin Hallowell (1761-1834)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers

28.10.1811 - 5.10.1814LieutenantEdward Boxer (1784-?)NBD184928.10.1811 - 4.1815LieutenantGeorge Francis BridgesNBD18491813LieutenantJohn BowieNBD18495.1.1816 - 28.2.1817LieutenantGeorge Henry Bowlby (d.1847)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

10.6.1801 - 12.4.1802ChaplainJ AustinADM29-1

7 Petty Officers

6.1801 - 1803MidshipmanEdward Thomas Crouch (d.1846)NBD18497.1806 - 6.1807MidshipmanThomas Wentworth BullerNBD18491808 - 8.1808Master's MateJohn CampbellNBD18498.1808 - 12.1808MidshipmanSir William Crisp Hood Burnaby (3rd Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall) (1788-1853)NBD18499.1811 - 12.1812MidshipmanThomas Wentworth BullerNBD184912.1811 - 10.1813Master's MateWilliam Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD18491.1815 - 11.1815MidshipmanEdward Belcher (1799-?)NBD1849

Service History

23.11.1800Arrived at PorsmouthBWAS-1793
10.7.1801Completed fitting at PorsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1802Paid off following a serious fireBWAS-1793
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
5.1.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1807Participated in the blockade of CadizBWAS-1793
1808Participated in the blockade of ToulonBWAS-1793
12.1808Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1809Started a large repair and fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1793
12.1811Completed large repair and fitting at a cost of £82,861BWAS-1793
8.1.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1815Started fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.1816Completed fitting and had defects made good at a cost of £30,184BWAS-1793
7.1816Paid off at PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.11.1831Fitted as an ordinary depot ship at Plymouth at a cost of £14,909BWAS-1793
8.1840Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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