Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRepulse ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1838BWAS-1793


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 


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 Commanding Officers

10.8.1810CaptainAndrew King (1774-1835)NAO1813 - 7.1814CaptainJames Andrew Worth (d.1841)E-WIKI7.1814 - 23.7.1815CaptainGeorge Pringle (1778-1834)B145

4 Commissioned Officers

1808 - 1809LieutenantNicholas Alexander (1789-1852)NBD18491814 - 14.7.1814LieutenantEdward BoysNBD184931.5.1814 - 15.6.1814LieutenantJohn Hay (1793-1851)NBD184910.8.1815 - 3.5.1816LieutenantDavid BriggsNBD1849

4 Petty Officers

8.1808 - 1812MidshipmanThomas BaxterNBD18491809 - 9.1809MidshipmanSackville BurroughsNBD18491813 - 28.1.1814MidshipmanDavid BriggsNBD18492.1815 - 4.1815Master's MateAndrew Baird (d.1881)NBD1849

1 Crewman

8.1814 - 18141st Class VolunteerAlexander BrownNBD1849

Service History

28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
31.12.1813Took the Brig Le Jason (22) BG
16.1.1814Action of 1814-01-16
16.1.1814Took the Frigate L'Alcmene (40) off MadeiraBG
20.1.1814Took the Frigate L'Iphigenie (40) BG


Previous comments on this page

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.

Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Tuesday 7th of July 2020 01:38Scott William HawleyJohn Mowbray
Monday 6th of July 2020 21:07judith hendersonWilliam Beauchamp Proctor
Monday 6th of July 2020 16:41Mr.E.P.DalyBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Dido' (1784) (28)
Monday 6th of July 2020 04:29Gustavo ParedesFrench Fourth Rate screw frigate 'La Pallas' (1861) (60)
Saturday 4th of July 2020 14:22Karen JamesHenry Morse Samson