Orion

5634
Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.10.1782BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1783BWAS-1793
Acquired1.6.1787B028
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCanada Class - ModifiedB028
Designed byWilliam BatelyB028
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up7.1814B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck170' 5"Imperial Feet51.8178 
Length of Keel140' 9 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Breadth46' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Depth in Hold20' 6 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Draught Forward12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Draught Aft18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,645 4894Tons BM 

Armament


1.6.1787Broadside Weight = 891 Imperial Pound ( 404.0685 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1788550Design establishmentBWAS-1793

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.9.1787 - 21.2.1788CaptainSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/23/414ADM 6/231.7.1788 - 25.6.1789CaptainAndrew Sutherland (d.1795) ADM 6/23/468BWAS-179325.6.1789 - 22.9.1789CaptainCharles Chamberlayne (d.1810) ADM 6/23/533BWAS-17936.9.1791 - 6.1794CaptainJohn Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817) ADM 6/24/134BWAS-17931795 - 1799CaptainSir James Saumarez (1757-1836)BWAS-17933.1801 - 12.1801CaptainRobert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-179312.1801 - 1802CaptainRobert CuthbertBWAS-17935.1805 - 12.1806CaptainEdward Codrington (1770-1851)BWAS-179312.1806 - 1.1814CaptainArchibald DicksonBWAS-179310.1810 - 4.1811LieutenantWilliam Silvester Addington (1783-1863)NBD1849

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1809Rear-Admiral of the BlueThomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.5.1805 - 1806LieutenantJohn CroftBWAS-179315.6.1805 - 1806LieutenantJohn JulianNAO4.7.1805 - 1806LieutenantJohn Roberts (d.1857)NAO6.7.1805 - 1806LieutenantEdward Elers (d.1815)BWAS-17935.9.1806 - 1807LieutenantJohn Brenton (1782-?)NBD1849

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794PurserWilliam Tiremanref:9241794GunnerWilliam Brownref:9241794CarpenterWilliam Jefferyref:9241794BoatswainAlexander Coweyref:9241794MasterJohn Hunterref:9246.5.1796 - 6.1.1799MasterPeter Schuyler BruffADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1788 - 12.1793MidshipmanJohn Baker (1770-1845)NBD18491794MidshipmanWilliam Parker (1781-1866)ADM 171/81.1808 - 6.1809MidshipmanWilliam Henry Woodham (1794-?)NBD1849

12 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
13.3.1793 - 18.3.1795Able SeamanElias Bodah (1773-?)ADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam MerrittADM 171/81794Able SeamanRichard LevertonADM 171/81794Lieutenant's ServantDaniel KingADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam CrokerADM 171/81794Able SeamanThomas ThompsonADM 171/81794LandmanJohn CremernADM 171/81794Able SeamanWilliam TarrellADM 171/81794LandmanRichard CreaghADM 171/81794Able SeamanGeorge SandersADM 171/81795Able SeamanJohn de PageADM 171/826.7.1805 - 18061st Class VolunteerGeorge BarkerNBD1849

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
17942nd Lieutenant of MarinesWilliam Bransonref:9241794PrivateThomas JamesADM 171/81794PrivateSamuel BrownADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1.11.1787Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £32,114.11.1d to build, plus £3,449 for fitting at Deptofrd and a further £7,052 for fitting at WoolwichBWAS-1793
7.1788Began fitting as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
7.1788Commissioned as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
8.1788Completed fitting as a guardship at ac ost of £4,114BWAS-1793
9.1791Recommissioned as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
24.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslesBWAS-1793
25.8.1793Took the privateer Sans Culottes off the American coastBWAS-1793
6.1794Began a refit at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
7.1794Completed refit at a cost of 6,232BWAS-1793
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
3.1796Began refitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
3.1796Completed refitting at a cost of £9,874BWAS-1793
4.1.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
14.2.1797Took the Ship of the Line Salvador del Mundo (112) off Cape ClearEWIKI
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
1799Paid off early in the yearBWAS-1793
2.1801Began fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1793
3.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1793
4.1801Completed fittingBWAS-1793
1802Paid offBWAS-1793
4.1805Began fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1805Completed fittingBWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
1808In the BalticBWAS-1793
1.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1814Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.8.1798-1798Saumarez's Squadron 1798Sir James Saumarez (1757-1836) 
 

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