Melville

5353
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.9.1813BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1815BWAS-1793
Launched17.2.1817BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay - Maharashtra BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBlack Prince ClassBWAS-1793
Constructor East India CompanyBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold1873BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet53.6607 
Length of Keel144' 9"Imperial Feet43.8964 
Breadth47' 11"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold21' 0 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Burthen1,767 7594Tons BM 

Armament


17.2.1817Broadside Weight = 982 Imperial Pound ( 445.337 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.9.1813590Design Complement

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.9.1831 - 6.1833CommanderWilliam ShepheardRNB182318.5.1836 - 12.1836LieutenantThomas Charles MeheuxW02511.6.1836 - 1837LieutenantPerceval BaskervilleNBD18494.6.1838 - 5.3.1840LieutenantColin York CampbellNBD184918.3.1839 - 6.7.1839LieutenantWhaley ArmitageNL186516.7.1840 - 10.6.1841LieutenantThomas Francis BirchNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1826 - 1.10.1830Master's MateJonas Archer AbbottNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1815Began building at Bombay - Maharashtra BWAS-1793
17.2.1817Completed building at Bombay - Maharashtra at a cost of £40521.0.0dBWAS-1793
29.12.1817Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upBWAS-1793
12.1835Began fitting as a Flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1836Completed fitting as a Flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10819.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1837Began fitting as a Flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1838Completed fitting as a Flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6524.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1856Began fitting at Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
3.1857Completed fitting at Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £19665.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.10.1873Sold at Hong Kong for £7,565BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
 

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