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 CrokerADM 171/81794Able SeamanThomas ThompsonADM 171/81794LandmanJohn CremernADM 171/81794Able SeamanWilliam TarrellADM 171/81794LandmanRichard CreaghADM 171/81794Able SeamanGeorge SandersADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam MerrittADM 171/81794Able SeamanRichard LevertonADM 171/81794Lieutenant's ServantDaniel KingADM 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 First Rate 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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/08/141798Saumarez's Squadron 1798Sir James Saumarez (1757-1836)
 

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