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Pembroke -> 1889 Forte -> 1891 Pembroke

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada Class (1806)BWAS-1793
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1741
Wigram and GreenBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 0"Imperial Feet53.6448 
Length of Keel144' 11 ⅝"Imperial Feet43.9071 
Breadth47' 9"Imperial Feet14.3583 
Depth in Hold21' 1"Imperial Feet6.4262 
Draught Forward12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Aft17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,758 1794Tons BM 


27.6.1812Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

8.9.1812 - 9.1814Captain
James BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
25.3.1836 - 25.1.1827Captain
Thomas FellowesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1847
25.1.1837 - 1840Captain
Sir Fairfax MoresbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1870
5.2.1855 - 5.8.1856Captain
George Henry SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1831-1869
3.12.1856 - 28.2.1858Captain
John FraserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1858
1.3.1858 - 1.1831Captain
Edward Philips CharlewoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1858
1.1861 - 2.4.1861Captain
George Edwin PateyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1840-1862
2.4.1861 - 28.4.1863Captain
Thomas FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1833-1865

1 Flag Officer

6.2.1863 - 28.4.1863Commodore
The Hon. Swynfen Thomas CarnegieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1832-1870

3 Commissioned Officers

25.3.1836 - 1840Commander
John Williams AldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1862
6.9.1837 - 9.7.1838First Lieutenant
Edward BevanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1820-1840
25.5.1838 - 6.4.1844Lieutenant
James David AgassizBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815-1846

Service History

3.1809Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
27.6.1812Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £58516.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.6.1812Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.11.1812Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £29100.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1812Began making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
26.12.1812Grounded on DunnoseBWAS-1793
2.1813Completed making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13465.0.0dBWAS-1793
1814In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
8.1814Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
9.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1819Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1823Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £57316.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1836Began fitting for sea at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1836Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.1836Completed fitting for sea at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £16604.0.0dBWAS-1793
1840In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
10.1854Began conversion to a Screw Vessel at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1855Completed conversion to a Screw Vessel at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £22751.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1856Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1.1857Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1889Renamed ForteBWAS-1793
1891Renamed PembrokeBWAS-1793
7.1905Broken up at StavangerBWAS-1793


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Posted by Ian Cruttenden on Wednesday 9th of June 2021 16:43

Commissioned 8 February 1855 at Portsmouth – Captain George Henry Seymour [Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette 10 February 1855]
July 1855 – October 1855, Baltic Fleet. [The Times, Monday, Jul 16, 1855; pg. 9; Issue 22107]
At Battle of Suomenlinna (also known as the Battle of Viapori or the Bombardment of Sweaborg) 9–11 August 1855. Officers and crew awarded Crimea War medal. [The Times, Tuesday, Aug 14, 1855; pg. 9; Issue 22132]
October 1855 – July 1856, West Indies Squadron, Bermuda [The Times, Wednesday, Oct 17, 1855; pg. 7; Issue 22187]
Paid off 25 July 1856 at Portsmouth [The Times, Saturday, Jul 26, 1856; pg. 12; Issue 22430]

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