Glatton

641
Nominal Guns56BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchantman east indiaman 'Glatton' (1792) (26)
Purchased1795BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1795
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1793
Constructor Wells & BronsdonBWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater10.1830BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck163' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet49.6888 
Length of Keel133' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet40.5448 
Breadth41' 1"Imperial Feet12.5222 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,256 2194Tons BM 

Armament


1795Broadside Weight = 700 Imperial Pound ( 317.45 kg)B028
Lower Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 32-Pound Carronade

8.1796Broadside Weight = 750 Imperial Pound ( 340.125 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Roundhouse2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
30.8.1799343 BG

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1795 - 8.1797CaptainHenry Trollope (1756-1839)BWAS-17938.1797 - 1800CaptainCharles CobbBWAS-179311.1800 - 1801CaptainGeorge Hopewell Stephens (d.1819)BWAS-17931801 - 5.1801CaptainWilliam Bligh (1754-1817)BWAS-17935.1801 - 7.1801CaptainWilliam BirchallBWAS-17935.1801 - 10.1801CaptainWilliam Nowell (d.1828)BWAS-17938.1801CaptainJohn Ferris Devonshire (d.1839)BWAS-17935.1802 - 1803CaptainNathaniel PorlockBWAS-17931804CaptainJames Colnett (1753-1806)BWAS-17933.1806 - 1.1808CaptainThomas Seccombe (d.1808)BWAS-17931.1808 - 3.1808CommanderHenry HopeBWAS-179324.5.1808 - 12.1808CommanderCharles Chamberlayne Irvine (d.1856)BWAS-179327.12.1808 - 10.1809CaptainGeorge Miller Bligh (1780-1834)BWAS-17931812 - 1814MasterR.G. PeacockBWAS-1793

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1803 - 1804MidshipmanColin Campbell (1787-?)NBD184912.1806 - 8.1809MidshipmanSir John Walland Bake (1792-1856)NBD18491807 - 6.1809MidshipmanRobert Bruce RabanNBD184912.1808 - 5.1808MidshipmanEdward Blanckley (d.1845)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
20.5.1806 - 18071st Class VolunteerRobert Bruce RabanNBD18496.1806 - 1809Able SeamanRichard BowenBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
15.5.1795fitting at Unknown at a cost of £7396.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.7.1796Action of the 1796-07-15
23.8.1799Present at the surrender of the Dutch Fleet off the TexelBWAS-1793
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
1801Expedition to the BalticBWAS-1793
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
7.1801Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1801Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2147.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1802Recommissioned as a convict transportBWAS-1793
23.9.1802Sailed to New South WalesBWAS-1793
6.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
22.9.1803Returned homeBWAS-1793
11.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
12.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
1804Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate Ship
3.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1793
22.11.1806Sailed for the MediteraneanBWAS-1793
29.11.1807Took a transport off CorfuBWAS-1793
7.1809Escorted a convoy homeBWAS-1793
10.1809Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
1812at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1814Water depot at SheernessBWAS-1793
4.1830Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
10.1830Sailed for Harwich harbour to be sunk as a breakwaterBWAS-1793


Notes on Ship



Ex East Indiaman purchased on the Stocks

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by TopNard on Saturday 15th of October 2016 09:40

Armament:

East Indiaman: 26 x 12 & 6-pounder guns.[4]
RN from 1795:
Upper deck - 28 x 32-pounder carronades
Lower deck - 28 x 68-pounder carronades (later replaced by 18-pounder long guns)
RN from 1804: 44 guns


Posted by TopNard on Saturday 15th of October 2016 09:36

Armament:

East Indiaman: 26 x 12 & 6-pounder guns.[4]
RN from 1795:
Upper deck - 28 x 32-pounder carronades
Lower deck - 28 x 68-pounder carronades (later replaced by 18-pounder long guns)
RN from 1804: 44 guns

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