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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 by
William BatelyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1755
B028
Constructor
William BarnardBritish
Ship Builder
Service 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.9.1787 - 21.2.1788Captain
Sir Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
Transfered ADM 6/23/414
ADM 6/23
1.7.1788 - 25.6.1789Captain
Andrew SutherlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1795
ADM 6/23/468
BWAS-1793
25.6.1789 - 22.9.1789Captain
Charles ChamberlayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1805
ADM 6/23/533
BWAS-1793
6.9.1791 - 6.1794Captain
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
ADM 6/24/134
BWAS-1793
1795 - 1799Captain
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
BWAS-1793
3.1801 - 12.1801Captain
Robert Carthew ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1791
BWAS-1793
12.1801 - 1802Captain
Robert CuthbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
BWAS-1793
5.1805 - 12.1806Captain
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
BWAS-1793
12.1806 - 1.1814Captain
Archibald DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1818
BWAS-1793
10.1810 - 4.1811Lieutenant
William Silvester AddingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1830
NBD1849

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1809Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Thomas HoarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1825
BWAS-1793

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
John HarfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1798
ADM 6/24/80
ADM 6/24
31.5.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
John CroftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1806
BWAS-1793
15.6.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
John JulianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814
NAO
4.7.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
John RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1806
NAO
6.7.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Edward ElersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1814
BWAS-1793
5.9.1806 - 1807Lieutenant
John BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1846
NBD1849

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794Master
John HunterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Purser
William TiremanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
William JefferyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
Alexander CoweyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
6.5.1796 - 6.1.1799Master
Peter Schuyler BruffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1799
ADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1788 - 12.1793Midshipman
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
NBD1849
1794Midshipman
William ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1863
ADM 171/8
1.1808 - 6.1809Midshipman
William Henry WoodhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1815
NBD1849

12 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
13.3.1793 - 18.3.1795Able Seaman
Elias BodahBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Thomas ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
William TarrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
George SandersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Richard LevertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
William MerrittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
William CrokerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
John CremernBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Richard CreaghBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Lieutenant's Servant
Daniel KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1795Able Seaman
John de PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1795
ADM 171/8
26.7.1805 - 18061st Class Volunteer
George BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1826
NBD1849

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
17942nd Lieutenant of Marines
William BransonBritish
Marine
Service 1794-1795
ref:924
1794Private
Samuel BrownBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Private
Thomas JamesBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 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) 1787-1797
Spanish 112 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
off Cape Clear
E-WIKI
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 1798
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
 
 

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