Poictiers

5857
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1807BWAS-1793
Launched9.12.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up23.3.1857BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 3"Imperial Feet53.6458 
Length of Keel145' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Breadth47' 9 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold21' 1"Imperial Feet6.4262 
Draught Forward13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Burthen1,764 394Tons BM 

Armament


9.12.1809Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1810 - 3.1811CaptainJohn Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-17933.1811 - 1.1812CaptainRichard JonesBWAS-17931.1812 - 7.1812CaptainSamuel Jackson (1775-1845)BWAS-17937.1812 - 1814CaptainSir John Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.5.1840 - 12.1843LieutenantWilliam Nettleton BoyceNBD18492.10.1843 - 9.11.1846CommanderGeorge Guy BurtonNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.12.1809 - 1810MidshipmanCharlton Booth Bayly (d.1852)NBD184910.1810 - 11.1813MidshipmanEdward KeaneNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1807Began building at Upnor - Kent BWAS-1793
9.12.1809Completed building at Upnor - Kent at a cost of £56665.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.12.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1810Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
4.5.1810Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £22458.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.10.1810Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
14.8.1812Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
21.9.1812Took the Ship Abigal ref:1298
18.10.1812Took the Sloop Wasp (18)
3.11.1812Took the Privateer Herald (10)
9.1.1813Took the Schooner Highflyer (8)
17.7.1813Took the Ship Yorktown (20)
1814At ChathamBWAS-1793
4.1815Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1817Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £51601.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1836Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.1837Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.1848At ChathamBWAS-1793
23.3.1857Breaking up completed at ChathamBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:1298American vessels captured by the British during the revolution and war of 1812; the records of the V Book
 

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