Royal Oak

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFame 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 Up17.10.1850BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 2"Imperial Feet53.3407 
Length of Keel144' 0 ½"Imperial Feet43.9039 
Breadth47' 11"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward12' 11"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Aft17' 11"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen1,759 1494Tons BM 


4.3.1809Broadside Weight = 1174 Imperial Pound ( 532.409 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800640Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

4.1809 - 8.1811CaptainAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)BWAS-17938.1811 - 1.1812CaptainPulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-17931.1812 - 1813CaptainThomas George Shortland (1771-1827)BWAS-17931813 - 10.1814CaptainEdward DixBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 1815CaptainJoseph PearceBWAS-17931815CaptainClotworthy UptonBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

1.1812 - 1814Rear-Admiral of the BlueAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

10.6.1814 - 30.6.1814LieutenantGeorge CampbellNBD184919.1814 - 13.6.1815Acting LieutenantWilliam Anley (d.1880)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

5.1813 - 9.1815MidshipmanHumphrey ButlerNBD1849

1 Crewman

12.3.1812 - 5.1813MidshipmanHumphrey ButlerNBD1849

Service History

6.1806Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
4.3.1809Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £62273.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.3.1809fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.3.1809Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
3.5.1809Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
1812In North AmericaBWAS-1793
1816In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
9.1825Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1825Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1834Hulked at BurmudaBWAS-1793
17.10.1850Broken up at BurmudaBWAS-1793


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