Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Rivoli' (1810) (74)
First Commissioned5.1813B028
ShipyardVenice BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPluton Group Small Variant of Téméraire ClassW006
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJean Marguerite Tupinier (1779-1850)MIdN
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1.1819B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 5 ½"Imperial Feet53.6575 
Length of Keel144' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet43.9071 
Breadth48' 5"Imperial Feet14.6463 
Depth in Hold21' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet6.4072 
Burthen1,804 4194Tons BM 


5.1813Broadside Weight = 994 Imperial Pound ( 450.779 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

4 Commanding Officers

5.1813 - 6.1814CaptainGraham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)BWAS-17146.1814 - 1.1816CaptainEdward DicksonBWAS-17141.1816 - 4.1816CaptainCharles Ogle (1775-1858)BWAS-17144.1816 - 2.1817CaptainAskew Pafford Hollis (1766-1844)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

14.5.1813 - 22.3.1816First LieutenantGeorge Charles BlakeNBD184920.1.1816 - 1816LieutenantBenjamin Aplin (1791-1860)W0338.2.1816 - 7.5.1818LieutenantMark John Currie (1795-1874)NBD184923.7.1816 - 2.1817LieutenantJohn BranfordNBD1849

4 Petty Officers

22.5.1813 - 5.10.1813MidshipmanWilliam ShepheardRNB182312.1813 - 7.1814Master's MateRobert ButcherNBD18491815 - 1817MidshipmanHenry Hope BinghamNBD184911.1815 - 1817MidshipmanJames AndersonNBD1849

Service History

22.2.1812Captured in the AdriaticBWAS-1793
20.7.1812Arrived in PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1813Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
28.7.1813Completed large repair and fitting at Portsmouth at a cost of £51,318BWAS-1793
30.4.1815Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Melpomene (44) off Ischia
1.1816Began fitting as a Guardship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1816Completed fitting as a Guardship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13327.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1817Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1819Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W006Sailing WarshipsTeemuWeb Site
MIdNLa Marina Italiana di NapoleoneVirgilio Ilari & Piero CrocianiDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book

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