Nominal Guns74
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1798
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorEdward Sison
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1817


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck181' 0"Imperial Feet55.1688 
Length of Keel151' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet46.0343 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold19' 11"Imperial Feet5.794 
Draught Forward13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9963 
Draught Aft16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1777 5294Tons BM 


3.1803Broadside Weight = 960 Imperial Pound ( 435.36 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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1803590 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

3.1803 - 8.1803CaptainGraham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)BWAS-17938.1803 - 1804CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-179310.1804 - 3.1805CaptainFrancis PenderBWAS-17933.1805 - 1809CaptainWilliam BradleyBWAS-17931810 - 2.1812CaptainThomas EylesBWAS-17932.1812 - 1815CaptainRobert LloydBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

30.6.1812 - 1814LieutenantJohn BowerbankNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

4.1803 - 1804MidshipmanAlexander KennedyNBD18491.1815 - 5.1817MidshipmanJoseph Francis Baker (1798-1856)NBD1849

Service History

22.10.1801Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.4.1803Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £56848.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.7.1803Took the Brigantine Le Courrier de Terre Neuve (4) in Lat. 49 Deg. Long. 14 Deg. 30 Min. WestBG
27.7.1803Took the Corvette L'Atalante (18) in the Bay of BiscayBG
1.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1804Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
29.8.1807Took the Privateer L'Incomparable (2)
1.1809At CorunnaBWAS-1793
10.3.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
26.9.1814Action of 1814-09-26
12.1814In ordinaryBWAS-1793
5.1817Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


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