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Venerable

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1805BWAS-1793
Launched12.4.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRepulse Class (1800)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas PitcherBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1745-1837
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1838BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 0"Imperial Feet53.0352 
Length of Keel143' 2"Imperial Feet43.5876 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Burthen1,706 894Tons BM 

Armament


12.4.1808Broadside Weight = 1014 Imperial Pound ( 459.849 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800590Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.8.1810Captain
Andrew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1824
NAO
1813 - 7.1814Captain
James Andrew WorthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
E-WIKI
7.1814 - 23.7.1815Captain
George PringleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
B145

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1808 - 1809Lieutenant
Nicholas AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
NBD1849
1814 - 14.7.1814Lieutenant
Edward BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NBD1849
31.5.1814 - 15.6.1814Lieutenant
John HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1843
NBD1849
10.8.1815 - 3.5.1816Lieutenant
David BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1816
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.2.1813 - 20.12.1813Master
John William TrotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1813
ADM 196/1/147
ADM 196

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1808 - 1812Midshipman
Thomas BaxterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NBD1849
1809 - 9.1809Midshipman
Sackville BurroughsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1814
NBD1849
1813 - 28.1.1814Midshipman
David BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1816
NBD1849
2.1815 - 4.1815Master's Mate
Andrew BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1826
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1814 - 18141st Class Volunteer
Alexander BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1828
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
31.12.1813Took the Brig
Le Jason (22) 1813-1813
French 22 Gun
Privateer Brig
BG
16.1.1814Action of 1814-01-16
16.1.1814Took the Frigate
L'Alcmene (40) 1811-1814
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Madeira
BG
20.1.1814Took the Frigate
L'Iphigenie (40) 1810-1814
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
BG

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Mark Bosman on Friday 25th of June 2021 06:19

Thomas Hoskins Naval Reciord ADM 196/1/55 served as Master of the Venerable 12 May 1808 to 19 June 1809


Posted by M Walker on Thursday 28th of November 2019 17:29

King wrote to the Admiralty and gave them a list of petty officers serving on board Venerable on November 4, 1809: John Burlace, 2nd mate; Mor'l Tate, Capt MT; Benj'n Brown, Capt FTop; James Jones, Capt FTop; John Middleditch, Cap MTop; John Gordon, 2nd Master; John Kidd, Cap Fore Castle; Wm Holinsworth, do; Wm Smith, BM; Thos Botts, Capt After Guard; Rob Dick, do.
National Archives, ADM 1/4694/202, Nov. 15, 1809.

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