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Overyssel

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Dutch Third Rate ship of the line 'Overijssel' (1794) (64) 1794-1795
Dutch 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Captured22.10.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardFerrol - Spain M01
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sunk as Breakwater1810BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck153' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet46.6376 
Length of Keel124' 8 ½"Imperial Feet37.8079 
Breadth43' 0"Imperial Feet13.1064 
Depth in Hold183' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet55.7848 
Burthen1,226 4994Tons BM 

Armament


1799Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1799491EstablishmentBWAS-1793
30.8.1799672 BG

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1795 - 22.9.1796Captain
William SwaffieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
BWAS-1793
3.10.1796 - 16.10.1797Captain
John YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1797
BWAS-1793
3.12.1797 - 21.1.1802Captain
John BazelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1814
TRN4

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1796 - 10.1798Admiral of the Blue
Joseph PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
Transfered ADM 107/3/26
BWAS-1793
4.1799 - 21.1.1802Vice-Admiral of the Red
Skeffington LutwidgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1810
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.7.1796 - 25.6.1799First Lieutenant
Edward Walpole BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1840
NBD1849
12.8.1796 - 17.1.1797Lieutenant
Charles BullenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1852
NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1796 - 1797Midshipman
Samuel AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
NL1865
1799 - 1.1800Master's Mate
Donat Henry O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1822
NBD1849
4.1801 - 12.1801Master's Mate
Donat Henry O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1822
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17961st Class Volunteer
Edward BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NBD1849
16.12.1796 - 1797Ordinary Seaman
Donat Henry O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1822
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.5.1796Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
28.5.1796Registered in the Royal NavyBWAS-1793
6.1796Began fitting as a flagship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
7.1796Commissioned as Flagship in the DownsBWAS-1793
22.9.1796Captain
William SwaffieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
was killed whilst dining on board the
Amphion (32) 1780-1796
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
when the frigate suddenly exploded in Plymouth harbour

10.1796Completed fitting at a cost of £3,074BWAS-1793
13.8.1799Left England as part of Vice Admiral
Andrew MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
's squadron escorting the Anglo-Russian invasion of the lowlands.

27.8.1799Covered the landings of the Allied forces at the Helder.TRN4
30.8.1799Present at the capitulation of the Dutch squadron in the VlieterTRN4
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
21.1.1802

Paid off into ordinary

BWAS-1793
10.1805Began fitted as a storeship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1805Completed fitted as a storeship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1807Placed in ordinaryBWAS-1793
17.6.1809Ordered to be made into a breakwater for HarwichBWAS-1793
8.1809Left Sheerness to be made into a breakwater for HarwichBWAS-1793
1810Used at HarwichBWAS-1793
3.1.1822Wreck sold for £45BWAS-1793

 

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