Brakel

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Brakel' (1782) (56)
Captured4.3.1796BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardRotterdam - Holland M01
ConstructorJan Salomonszoon van den TempelM01
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold29.9.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck148' 3 ½"Imperial Feet45.1231 
Length of Keel117' 7"Imperial Feet35.6721 
Breadth42' 1 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet5.2007 
Burthen1,109 8094Tons BM 

Armament


3.1797Broadside Weight = 432 Imperial Pound ( 195.912 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

6.1799Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1797355 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1797 - 10.1797CaptainThomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-179310.1797 - 6.1798CaptainJames Robert Mosse (d.1801)BWAS-17936.1798 - 8.1800CaptainJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17938.1800 - 1803CaptainGeorge ClarkBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1800 - 1801Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.10.1800 - 3.1804LieutenantParkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
23.9.1800 - 21.6.1802MasterPhilip Thomas (d.1830)ADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
4.3.1796Seized at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.2.1797Began fitting as a Guardship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1797Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
10.8.1797Completed fitting as a Guardship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12700.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1799Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Troop Ship
6.1799fitting as a Troopship at a cost of £3229.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1800Flagship of Assistant Port Admiral at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1801In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1802In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1803In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1807Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1807Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1812In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
29.9.1814Sold at Chatham for £1.640BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
M01Dutch Navy Vessels 1700-1799 (Manuscript)Ron von MannenDocument
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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