Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1795/10BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green BWAS-1793
Ship ClassNorthumberland Class
ConstructorFrances BarnardBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Broken Up1850/07BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet55.48
Length of Keel150' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet45.7391
Breadth48' 10"Imperial Feet14.6304
Depth in Hold21' 7"Imperial Feet6.5786
Draught Forward13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132
Draught Aft19' 3"Imperial Feet5.7997
Burthen1,907Tons BM


1798/02/02Broadside Weight = 1140 Imperial Pound ( 516.99 kg) BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1795/06/10640Design Complement 

Flag Officers

1798/04/231802Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir John ColpoysBWAS-1793
1804/04/171807Rear-Admiral of the BlueAlexander Inglis CochraneBWAS-1793
1815/051816/08Rear-Admiral of the RedSir George CockburnBWAS-1793
1816/081818Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Charles RowleyBWAS-1793


1798/04/231798/07CaptainEdward William Campbell Rich OwenBWAS-1793
1798/071803CaptainGeorge MartinODNB
1803/061804/04/17CaptainAlexander Inglis CochraneBWAS-1793
1804/04/171806/06CaptainGeorge TobinBWAS-1793
18051806/06CaptainGeorge TobinBWAS-1793
1806/061806/06CommanderJoseph SpearBWAS-1793
1806/071807/08CaptainNathaniel Day CochraneBWAS-1793
1807/081808/02CaptainGeorge LosackBWAS-1793
1808/021810CaptainWilliam HargoodBWAS-1793
18101813CaptainHenry HothamBWAS-1793
1815/051816/08CaptainCharles Bayntun Hodgson RossBWAS-1793
1816/081818CaptainSir James WalkerBWAS-1793
18181818CaptainSir Michael SeymourBWAS-1793
1819/081821/07CaptainThomas HarveyBWAS-1793
1821/071822CaptainThomas James MalingBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

1798/02/021799/11/16LieutenantDavid ReidTNC
1806/07/211807/08/12Acting LieutenantJohn Jordan ArrowNL1865
1807/011812/05/29LieutenantSir John BanksNBD1849
1809/061809/10Acting LieutenantJames AtkinsNBD1849
1810/11/081813/02/05LieutenantCharles BowenBWAS-1714
1818/09/091821LieutenantJames CrutchleyNBD1849
1818/09/101821/07/19First LieutenantEdward Thomas CrouchNBD1849
1820/02/071821LieutenantJohn Harvey BotelerNBD1849
1821/04/211823/03/26LieutenantJohn Harrison BowkerNBD1849
18221822/12/03LieutenantJohn Harvey BotelerNBD1849

Petty Officers

18011803MidshipmanJohn LambNBD1849
18061806/11/19MidshipmanStephen BriggsNBD1849
1808/011808/01MidshipmanJames AtkinsNBD1849
1808/011809/06MidshipmanJames AtkinsNBD1849
1812/021813/01MidshipmanGeorge BakerNBD1849
1815/051816Master's MateFrederick BedwellNBD1849
1816/121818/08MidshipmanJames BroomanNBD1849


1803/04/0918041st Class VolunteerAlexander Dundas Young ArbuthnottNBD1849
1815/08/02Unknown1st Class VolunteerCharles Ramsay DrinkwaterNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1795/10Began building at Deptford BWAS-1793
1798/02/02Completed building at Deptford at a cost of £37456.0.0dBWAS-1793
1798/02/02Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1798/03/15Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £13233.0.0dBWAS-1793
1798/03/15Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
1798/05/18Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5414.0.0dBWAS-1793
1798/10Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1800Blockade of MaltaBWAS-1793
1800/02/18Capture of the Généreux 
1800/08/25Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Diane off Malta 
1801Egypt OperationsBWAS-1793
1803/06Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
1805Blockade of FerrolBWAS-1793
1806In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1806/02/06Action of San Domingo 
1807/08At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1808/02/28Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1810/11/22Took the Privateer Ketch La Glaneuse BG
1812/05/22Action off Lorient 
1813In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
1813/09Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
1815Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
1815/04Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £3297.0.0dBWAS-1793
1815/04Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £54178.0.0dBWAS-1793
1815/08/08Sailed for St Helena carrying Napoleon BonaparteBWAS-1793
1816/08At SheernessBWAS-1793
1818Guardship in the MedwayBWAS-1793
1819/01fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
1821/07Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1793
1822/04refitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
1826/09Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
1827/02Lazarette for Stangate CreekBWAS-1793
1827/02Re-classed as a Other Vessels Lazarette  
1827/02Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
1850/07Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
NL1865 The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
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Posted by Robert Boon on Saturday 11th of February 2017 16:42

Northumberland at Sea, November 22, 1810


I HAVE the Honour to acquaint your Lordship, that His Majesty's Ship Northumberland under my Command, (with the Armada in Company) has captured this Day the French Privateer, Ketch, La Glaneuse, of Fourteen Guns, and having on board Eighty-five Men, after a Second Pursuit, having chaced her Yesterday and prevented one of His Majesty's Post-Office Packets from falling into her Power.
She belonged to St. Maloes, was commanded by Mr. André Haste, a Dane, had been Six Weeks at Sea on her first Cruize, without making any Captures; and being a new Vessel, only Six Months old, coppered and Sails very well, she appears to be particularly well adapted to be employed in His Majesty's Service as a Dispatch Vessel.
1 have the Honour to be, &c.
(Signed) H. HOTHAM

London Gazette Publication date: 27 November 1810 Issue: 16428 Page: 1886

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