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Mars

5283
Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.1.1788BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1789BWAS-1793
Named23.10.1788BWAS-1793
Launched25.10.1794B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship ClassMars Class (1788)B028
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Martin WareBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1755-1787
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up10.1823B028

Dimensions


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 

Armament


25.10.1794Broadside Weight = 880 Imperial Pound ( 399.08 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 9-Pounder

1805Broadside Weight = 1080 Imperial Pound ( 489.78 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.3.1788640Design Complement

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1794 - 2.1797Captain
Charles CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
BWAS-1793
2.1797 - 21.4.1798Captain
Alexander HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1795
BWAS-1793
21.4.1798 - 26.4.1798Lieutenant
William ButterfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1837
BWAS-1793
26.4.1798 - 7.1798Captain
George James ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
BWAS-1793
7.1798 - 5.1799Captain
John ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1813
BWAS-1793
5.1799 - 1.1801Captain
John MonktonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1793
1.1801 - 9.1802Captain
Robert LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
BWAS-1793
3.1803 - 1804Captain
John SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1813
BWAS-1793
4.1804 - 5.1805Captain
George DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
BWAS-1793
5.1805Captain
Samuel PymBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1793
5.1805 - 21.10.1805Captain
George DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
BWAS-1793
22.10.1805 - 12.1805Lieutenant
William HennahBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1805
BWAS-1793
12.1805 - 8.1806Captain
Robert Dudley OliverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
8.1806 - 1810Captain
William LukinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793
5.2.1809 - 4.4.1710Captain
James KatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1841
Discharged ADM 196/5/1
ADM 196
1810 - 1812Captain
John Surman CardenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1855
BWAS-1793
1812 - 12.1812Captain
Henry RaperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1841
BWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1799 - 1.1801Rear-Admiral of the Blue
George Cranfield BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1766-1814
BWAS-1793
1.1801 - 1802Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Edward ThornbroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1819
BWAS-1793

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.12.1794 - 28.3.1799Lieutenant
John BowkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1819
NBD1849
1798Lieutenant
George ArglesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1809
BWAS-1793
1798Lieutenant
George Arnaud FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1798
BWAS-1793
1798 - 21.4.1798Lieutenant
William ButterfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1837
BWAS-1793
12.9.1804 - 1805Lieutenant
Edward William GarrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1813
NAO
12.9.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
William GarrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1806
NBD1849
1805Lieutenant
James BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814
NAO
1805Lieutenant
George DecoeurdouxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1812
NAO
1805Lieutenant
Benjamin PateyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1805
NAO
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
William PateyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1806
NBD1849
1805 - 22.10.1805First Lieutenant
William HennahBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1805
NAO
11.3.1805 - 9.8.1805Acting Lieutenant
William Henry BoyceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1813
NAO
10.8.1805 - 3.1806Lieutenant
William Henry BoyceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1813
NAO
9.1.1809 - 3.6.1813Lieutenant
James BanceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1841
NBD1849
26.10.1809 - 27.6.1811Lieutenant
Alexander Dundas Young ArbuthnottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.6.1796 - 24.1.1801Purser
Thomas Legal YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1828
ADM 29/8
28.4.1805 - 1805Surgeon
James TorkingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805
NAO
1.2.1806 - 21.9.1806Master
Luke BrokenshaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1808
NAO

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1796 - 7.1798Midshipman
Christopher William BettyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
NBD1849
1798Midshipman
Thomas SoutheyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1811
TRN4
1798 - 21.4.1798Midshipman
James BlytheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798
TRN4
1804 - 26.10.1809Midshipman
Alexander Dundas Young ArbuthnottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849
1805 - 19.10.1807Midshipman
Richard BastardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1832
NBD1849
9.1805 - 11.1805Midshipman
Norwich DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1857
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1806 - 1808Midshipman
Benjamin AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1852
NBD1849
1807 - 2.1813Midshipman
John KiddleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1831
NBD1849

15 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able Seaman
Edward DenisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Able Seaman
John MontgomeryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Ordinary Seaman
Christopher BlackburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Ordinary Seaman
James GarrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Ordinary Seaman
William HowarthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Ordinary Seaman
William TuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Landman
Thomas JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Landman
Richard StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
1795Servant
Squire BadcockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Servant
Francis L BoltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Servant
Richard TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
2.3.1798 - 4.1802Unknown
William BradleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1812
NBD1849
2.2.1803 - 18.3.1803Able Seaman
James CousinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1795-1817
ADM 29/8
25.3.1806 - 7.18071st Class Volunteer
Samuel BrokenshaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849
24.12.1806 - 18071st Class Volunteer
John KiddleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1831
NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1798 - 21.4.1798Captain of Marines
Joseph WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798
TRN4

Service History


DateEventSource

10.1789Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
25.10.1794Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £50270.0.0dBWAS-1793
25.10.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
25.10.1794Took the Ship of the Line
L'Hercule (74) 1797-1798
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Brest

8.11.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
4.1797Spithead mutinyBWAS-1793
21.4.1798Mars vs Hercule
1799Blockade of RochefortBWAS-1793
6.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth to join the Channel fleet

TNC
2.7.1799Attack on Spanish squadron in Aix roadsBWAS-1793
1801Blockade of BrestBWAS-1793
9.1802Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
4.1803Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
18.7.1806Took the Frigate
Le Rhin (44) 1802-1806
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
at the Action off Rochefort

25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
1807To the Baltic in the AutumnBWAS-1793
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
22.10.1810Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
1812In the BalticBWAS-1793
12.1812Laid upBWAS-1793
1813fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1823Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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