Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassNorthumberland ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1825BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 0"Imperial Feet55.4736 
Length of Keel150' 3"Imperial Feet45.7215 
Breadth48' 9"Imperial Feet14.659 
Depth in Hold21' 7"Imperial Feet6.5786 
Burthen1,899 3394Tons BM 


2.5.1798Broadside Weight = 1140 Imperial Pound ( 516.99 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.6.1795640Design Complement

1 Flag Officer

11.1799 - 1800Rear-Admiral of the Blue John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822)BWAS-1793

5 Petty Officers

23.10.1800 - 13.5.1801MidshipmanAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO14.5.1801 - 16.9.1801Master's MateAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO16.5.1802 - 18.1.1804Master's MateAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO1805 - 5.1805MidshipmanIsaac BurchNBD184910.1806 - 28.3.1810MidshipmanDavid BriggsNBD1849

1 Crewman

21.3.1806 - 10.18061st Class VolunteerDavid BriggsNBD1849

Service History

11.1795Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
2.5.1798Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £38203.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.5.1798Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
19.6.1798Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £17980.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
26.11.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1801Blockade of CadizBWAS-1793
1803Blockade of ToulonBWAS-1793
1804Blockade of ToulonBWAS-1793
11.1805Paid off?BWAS-1793
30.1.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
21.10.1809Action of 1809-10-21
1812In ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1813In ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.1814Hospital ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.1814Refitted as a Other Vessels Hospital Ship
5.1835Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by James Ashton on Monday 8th of July 2019 03:58

Renown, as a "middling" 74, had only 18-pounders on her upper deck. BWAS-1793 seems to be in error here but BWAS-1817 is correct.

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