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Northumberland

5584
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1795BWAS-1793
Launched2.2.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassNorthumberland Class (1795)BWAS-1793
Constructor
Frances BarnardBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1786-1813
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1850BWAS-1793

Dimensions


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 

Armament


2.2.1798Broadside Weight = 1140 Imperial Pound ( 516.99 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.6.1795640Design Complement

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.4.1798 - 7.1798Captain
Edward William Campbell Rich OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
BWAS-1793
7.1798 - 1803Captain
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ODNB
6.1803 - 17.4.1804Captain
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
BWAS-1793
17.4.1804 - 6.1806Captain
George TobinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1837
BWAS-1793
1805 - 6.1806Captain
George TobinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1837
BWAS-1793
6.1806Commander
Joseph SpearBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1812
BWAS-1793
7.1806 - 8.1807Captain
Nathaniel Day CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1814
BWAS-1793
8.1807 - 2.1808Captain
George LosackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1793
2.1808 - 1810Captain
William HargoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1837
BWAS-1793
1810 - 1813Captain
Henry HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1834
BWAS-1793
5.1815 - 8.1816Captain
Charles Bayntun Hodgson RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
BWAS-1793
8.1816 - 1818Captain
James WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1793
1818Captain
Sir Michael SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1818
BWAS-1793
8.1819 - 7.1821Captain
Thomas HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1821
BWAS-1793
7.1821 - 1822Captain
Thomas James MalingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1827
BWAS-1793

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.4.1798 - 1802Vice-Admiral of the Blue
John ColpoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1809
BWAS-1793
17.4.1804 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
BWAS-1793
5.1815 - 8.1816Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
BWAS-1793
8.1816 - 1818Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Charles RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1825
BWAS-1793

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1798 - 16.11.1799Lieutenant
David ReidBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1799
TNC
21.7.1806 - 12.8.1807Acting Lieutenant
John Jordan ArrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1814
NL1865
1.1807 - 29.5.1812Lieutenant
Sir John BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1845
NBD1849
20.1.1808 - 17.2.1808Lieutenant
The Hon. Arthur Richard TurnourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
NBD1849
6.1809 - 10.1809Acting Lieutenant
James AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1814
NBD1849
8.11.1810 - 5.2.1813Lieutenant
Charles BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
BWAS-1714
9.9.1818 - 1821Lieutenant
James CrutchleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1821
NBD1849
10.9.1818 - 19.7.1821First Lieutenant
Edward Thomas CrouchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1821
NBD1849
7.2.1820 - 1821Lieutenant
John Harvey BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1830
NBD1849
21.4.1821 - 26.3.1823Lieutenant
John Harrison BowkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1845
NBD1849
1822 - 3.12.1822Lieutenant
John Harvey BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1830
NBD1849

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1801 - 1803Midshipman
John LambBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849
1806 - 19.11.1806Midshipman
Stephen BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1844
NBD1849
1.1808Midshipman
James AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1814
NBD1849
1.1808 - 6.1809Midshipman
James AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1814
NBD1849
2.1812 - 1.1813Midshipman
George BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1846
NBD1849
5.1815 - 1816Master's Mate
Frederick BedwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1823
NBD1849
12.1816 - 8.1818Midshipman
James BroomanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1836
NBD1849
1817Midshipman
George Sherass BrittainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1848
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
9.4.1803 - 18041st Class Volunteer
Alexander Dundas Young ArbuthnottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849
2.8.1815 - 18151st Class Volunteer
Charles Ramsay DrinkwaterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815-1838
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1795Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
2.2.1798Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £37456.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.2.1798Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
15.3.1798Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £13233.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.3.1798Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
18.5.1798Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5414.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1800Blockade of MaltaBWAS-1793
18.2.1800Capture of the Généreux
25.8.1800Took the Frigate
La Diane (40) 1796-1800
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Malta

1801Egypt OperationsBWAS-1793
6.1803Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
1805Blockade of FerrolBWAS-1793
1806In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
8.1807At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
28.2.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
22.11.1810Took the Ketch
La Glaneuse (14) 1810-1810
French 14 Gun
Privateer Ketch
BG
22.5.1812Action off Lorient
1813In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
9.1813Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1815Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1815Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3297.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1815Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £54178.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1815RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.8.1815Sailed for St Helena carrying Napoleon BonaparteBWAS-1793
8.1816At SheernessBWAS-1793
1818Guardship in the MedwayBWAS-1793
1.1819fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
8.1819RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1821Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1793
4.1822refitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
9.1826Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
2.1827Lazarette for Stangate CreekBWAS-1793
2.1827Refitted as a Other Vessels Lazarette
2.1827Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1850Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by James Ashton on Monday 8th of July 2019 04:00

Northumberland, as a "middling" 74, had only 18-pounders on her upper deck. BWAS-1793 seems to be in error here but BWAS-1817 is correct.


Posted by Robert Boon on Saturday 11th of February 2017 16:42

Northumberland at Sea, November 22, 1810

My LORD,

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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