Puissant

6017
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Puissant' (1782) (74)
Captured29.8.1793BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardLorient - Brittany
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold11.7.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck178' 9"Imperial Feet54.2573 
Length of Keel146' 5 ½"Imperial Feet44.5135 
Breadth48' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet14.6495 
Depth in Hold21' 4"Imperial Feet6.5024 
Burthen1,799 4994Tons BM 

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1796 - 1797CommanderDavid HotchkisBWAS-17931797 - 3.1798CommanderRichard Allen (d.1799)BWAS-17933.1799 - 10.1799LieutenantJohn BakerBWAS-179310.1799 - 1801CommanderWilliam SymeBWAS-17931803LieutenantSir James BowenBWAS-17931803 - 1810CommanderJames IrwinBWAS-17931811 - 1812CaptainCharles William Paterson (1756-1841)BWAS-17939.1812 - 10.1815CaptainBenjamin William Page (1765-1845)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1812 - 10.1815Admiral of the BlueSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1.1814 - 1814LieutenantJames Fearnley Arnold (d.1854)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1.1799 - 20.5.1802MasterJohn Pike (d.1818)ADM29-112.9.1809 - 31.12.1815BoatswainGeorge William Forster (d.1820)NAO

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1801 - 5.1803MidshipmanWhitwell ButlerNBD18494.1804 - 18.3.1805MidshipmanEdward Thomas Crouch (d.1846)NBD18491809MidshipmanCharlton Booth Bayly (d.1852)NBD18491809 - 2.1810MidshipmanFrancis BickerstaffNBD18497.1809 - 3.1810MidshipmanCharles Nelson (d.1862)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1.1807 - 5.1808Ordinary SeamanJames BurneyNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.5.1794Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
2.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1796Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
6.1796Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10044.0.0dBWAS-1793
1803Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
9.1812Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
11.7.1816Sold for £2,250BWAS-1793

 

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