Revenge

6180
Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.10.1796B028
Keel Laid Down8.1800B028
Acquired13.4.1805BWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)B028
ConstructorSir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up10.1849B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck181' 11"Imperial Feet55.1691 
Length of Keel150' 0 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Breadth49' 2"Imperial Feet14.9408 
Depth in Hold21' 1"Imperial Feet6.4262 
Burthen1,954 3494Imperial Feet0.0092 

Armament


13.4.1805Broadside Weight = 1099 Imperial Pound ( 498.3965 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
27.10.1796590Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.4.1805 - 1.1806CaptainRobert Moorsom (1760-1835)NAO1.1806 - 2.1806CaptainCharles Elphinstone Fleeming (1774-1840)BWAS-17142.1806 - 8.1807CaptainSir John Gore (1772-1836)BWAS-17938.1808 - 1.1809CaptainCharles Paget (1778-1839)BWAS-179314.1.1809 - 28.2.1809CaptainJohn Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-179318.10.1810 - 1812CaptainSir John Gore (1772-1836)BWAS-17141812CaptainCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD184920.3.1823 - 4.1827CaptainSir Charles Burrard (2nd Baronet) (1793-1870)NBD18499.5.1839 - 1842CaptainWilliam Waldegrave (1788-1859)NBD1849

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1805 - 1806LieutenantPeter PickernellNAO11.5.1805 - 24.12.1805LieutenantLewis HoleNAO6.6.1805 - 1806LieutenantEssex John Holcombe (d.1822)NAO2.7.1805 - 1806LieutenantFrancis WillsNAO5.8.1805 - 1806LieutenantWilliam WrightNAO1808 - 10.1810LieutenantWilliam Silvester Addington (1783-1863)NBD18491.5.1811 - 8.3.1813Flag LieutenantCharles Orlando Bridgeman (1791-?)NBD18491813 - 9.1814LieutenantThomas Blakiston (1790-?)NBD184929.3.1814 - 31.5.1814LieutenantJohn William Montagu (1790-1882)NBD184920.3.1823 - 1823LieutenantCharles Bell Bell (1797-1844)NBD184920.3.1823 - 17.9.1825LieutenantParker Duckworth Bingham (1799-?)NBD184930.4.1823 - 25.11.1823First LieutenantJames AndersonNBD184917.9.1825 - 26.4.1827Flag LieutenantParker Duckworth Bingham (1799-?)NBD184926.10.1830 - 21.12.1831LieutenantJoseph Hughes BellamyNBD18491.2.1831 - 27.11.1833LieutenantEdward BevanNBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
26.4.1803 - 8.1.1807BoatswainGeorge William Forster (d.1820)NAO21.4.1805 - 30.1.1806MasterLuke BrokenshaNAO19.9.1805 - 1805BoatswainWilliam RussellNAO

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
18.5.1805 - 8.1807MidshipmanWilliam Henry Brand (1790-?)NBD18496.1805 - 1805MidshipmanJohn Leigh BeckfordNBD18491806 - 6.1806MidshipmanWilliam Waldegrave (1788-1859)NBD18491806 - 15.7.1806MidshipmanThomas Blakiston (1790-?)NBD18496.1811 - 11.1812MidshipmanCharles CaldecotNBD18491824 - 1827MidshipmanGeorge St Vincent Duckworth King (1809-1891)NBD18491827 - 1828MidshipmanJames CampbellNBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
18.5.1805 - 11.18111st Class VolunteerJames BlandfordNBD184920.6.1823 - 18231st Class VolunteerFrancis William Austen (1808-?)BWAS-17933.6.1827 - 18271st Class VolunteerFrederick Lamport Barnard (1813-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1805CommissionedBWAS-1793
23.6.1805Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £58653.0.0dBWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
12.1805Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1806Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10687.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.7.1806Boat attack on shipping in the GirondeBWAS-1793
25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
26.2.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1809Walcheren expeditionBWAS-1793
10.6.1810Sailed with the East Indies ConvoyBWAS-1793
17.10.1810Took the Privateer Le Vengeur (16) off Cherbourg
13.11.1810Actions at La Hougue
4.1811Began refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1793
6.1811Completed refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £15110.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.12.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
8.11.1813On the 8th of November, at 8 h. 30 m. p.m., the boats of the 74-gun ship Revenge, Captain Sir John Gore, under the orders of Lieutenant William Richards, assisted by Lieutenant Thomas Blakiston, Captain of marines John Spurin, and master's mates and midshipmen Thomas Quelch, William Rolfe, Henry Fisher, Benjamin Mainwaring, John Harwood, Valentine Munbee, George Fraser, Robert Maxwell, Charles M. D. Buchanan, and John P. Davey, were sent into the harbour of Palamos, to endeavour to cut out a French felucca privateer. At 11 p.m. Lieutenant Richards and his party boarded and carried the privateer, without having a man hurt, and by 1 a.m. on the 9th had brought her alongside the Revenge.BWAS-1793
8.1814Paid off into ordinary at Chatham
2.1818Began large repair at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1793
8.1823Relaunched with a circular sternBWAS-1793
8.1823Completed large repair at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £76919.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1827Began fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1793
1.1828Completed fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £12142.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1830Began fitting at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1793
5.1831Completed fitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £18617.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1838Began fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1793
1839Re-rated at 76 gunsBWAS-1793
1839Refitted as a 76 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
8.1839Completed fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £17178.0.0dBWAS-1793
1840RecommissionedBWAS-1793
3.11.1840Bombardment of Acre
1842Paid off at SheernessBWAS-1793
4.1849Surveyed at SheernessBWAS-1793
10.1849Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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