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Royal Oak

6290
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1806BWAS-1793
Launched4.3.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFame ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John DudmanBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1750-1817
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up17.10.1850BWAS-1793

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1809 - 8.1811Captain
Amelius BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1890
BWAS-1793
8.1811 - 1.1812Captain
Pulteney MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1835
BWAS-1793
1.1812 - 1813Captain
Thomas George ShortlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1827
BWAS-1793
1813 - 10.1814Captain
Edward DixBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1793
7.6.1814 - 1815Captain
Joseph PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
BWAS-1793
1815Captain
Clotworthy UptonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.1812 - 1814Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Amelius BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1890
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.6.1814 - 30.6.1814Lieutenant
George CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
NBD1849
19.1814 - 13.6.1815Acting Lieutenant
William AnleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1813 - 9.1815Midshipman
Humphrey ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1839
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
12.3.1812 - 5.1813Midshipman
Humphrey ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1839
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
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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