Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1789/10BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard B028
Ship ClassMars Class
Designed bySir John HenslowBWAS-1793
ConstructorMartin WareBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1823/10B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 0"Imperial Feet53.6448
Length of Keel144' 1"Imperial Feet43.8918
Breadth49' 2"Imperial Feet14.9408
Depth in Hold20' 0 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087
Draught Forward12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465
Draught Aft17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997
Burthen1,852 6294Tons BM


1794/10/25Broadside Weight = 880 Imperial Pound ( 399.08 kg) BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 9-Pounder
1805Broadside Weight = 1080 Imperial Pound ( 489.78 kg) BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2British 24-Pounder
Forecastle2British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1788/03/22640Design Complement 

Flag Officers

1799/02/141801/01Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge Cranfield BerkeleyBWAS-1793
1801/011802Rear-Admiral of the BlueEdward ThornbroughBWAS-1793


1794/111797/02CaptainCharles CottonBWAS-1793
1797/021798/04/21CaptainSir Alexander HoodBWAS-1793
1798/04/211798/04/26LieutenantWilliam ButterfieldBWAS-1793
1798/04/261798/07CaptainGeorge James ShirleyBWAS-1793
1798/071799/05CaptainJohn ManleyBWAS-1793
1799/051801/01CaptainJohn MonktonBWAS-1793
1801/011802/09CaptainRobert LloydBWAS-1793
1803/031804CaptainJohn SuttonBWAS-1793
1804/041805/05CaptainGeorge DuffBWAS-1793
1805/051805/05CaptainSamuel PymBWAS-1793
1805/051805/10/21CaptainGeorge DuffBWAS-1793
1805/10/221805/12LieutenantWilliam HennahBWAS-1793
1805/121806/08CaptainRobert Dudley OliverBWAS-1793
1806/081810CaptainWilliam LukinBWAS-1793
18101812CaptainJohn Surman CardenBWAS-1793
18121812/12CaptainHenry RaperBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

17981798LieutenantGeorge ArglesBWAS-1793
17981798LieutenantGeorge Arnaud FordBWAS-1793
17981798/04/21LieutenantWilliam ButterfieldBWAS-1793
1804/09/121805LieutenantEdward William GarrettNAO
1804/09/121806LieutenantWilliam GarrettNBD1849
18051805LieutenantJames BlackNAO
18051805LieutenantGeorge DecoeurdouxNAO
18051805LieutenantBenjamin PateyNAO
18051805/10/22First LieutenantWilliam HennahNAO
18051806LieutenantWilliam PateyNBD1849
1805/03/111805/08/09Acting LieutenantWilliam Henry BoyceNAO
1805/08/101806/03LieutenantWilliam Henry BoyceNAO
1809/01/091813/06/03LieutenantJames BanceNBD1849
1809/10/261811/06/27LieutenantAlexander Dundas Young ArbuthnottNBD1849

Warrant Officers

17981798PurserThomas Ligale YatesNBD1849
1805/04/281805SurgeonJames TorkingtonNAO
1806/02/011806/09/21MasterLuke BrokenshaNAO

Petty Officers

17961798/07MidshipmanChristopher William BettyNBD1849
17981798MidshipmanThomas SoutheyTRN4
17981798/04/21MidshipmanJames BlytheTRN4
18041809/10/26MidshipmanAlexander Dundas Young ArbuthnottNBD1849
18051807/10/19MidshipmanRichard BastardNBD1849
1805/091805/11MidshipmanNorwich Duffref:616
18061808MidshipmanBenjamin AplinNBD1849
18071813/02MidshipmanJohn KiddleNBD1849


1798/03/021802/04UnknownWilliam BradleyNBD1849
1806/03/251807/071st Class VolunteerSamuel BrokenshaNBD1849
1806/12/2418071st Class VolunteerJohn KiddleNBD1849


17981798/04/21Captain of MarinesJoseph WhiteTRN4

Service History

DateEvent Source
1789/10Began building at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1794/10/25Completed building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £50270.0.0dBWAS-1793
1794/10/25Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1794/10/25Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line L'Hercule off Brest 
1794/11/08Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1795/06/16First Battle of Groix 
1797/04Spithead mutinyBWAS-1793
1798/04/21Mars vs Hercule 
1799Blockade of RochefortBWAS-1793

Sailed from Plymouth to join the Channel fleet

1799/07/02Attack on Spanish squadron in Aix roadsBWAS-1793
1801Blockade of BrestBWAS-1793
1802/09Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1803/04Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1805/10/21Battle of Trafalgar 
1806/07/18Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Rhin at the Action off Rochefort 
1806/09/25Action off Rochefort 
1807To the Baltic in the AutumnBWAS-1793
1807/08/15Second Battle of Copenhagen 
1810/10/22Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
1812In the BalticBWAS-1793
1812/12Laid upBWAS-1793
1813fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1823/10Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN4 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook

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