Sans Pareil

Nominal Guns80BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Sans Pareil' (1793) (84)
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest EWIKI
Ship ClassTonnant ClassEWIKI
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)EWIKI
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1842BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck193' 0"Imperial Feet58.8264 
Length of Keel158' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet48.1648 
Breadth51' 6"Imperial Feet15.6972 
Depth in Hold23' 4"Imperial Feet7.0443 
Burthen2,242 2294Tons BM 


3.1795Broadside Weight = 960 Imperial Pound ( 435.36 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

6 Commanding Officers

3.1795 - 1.6.1795CaptainThe Hon. Hugh Seymour (1759-1801)BWAS-17931.6.1795 - 1798CaptainWilliam Browell (d.1831)BWAS-17931.1799 - 8.1799CaptainDavid Atkins (d.1811)BWAS-17938.1799 - 10.1801CaptainCharles Vinicombe PenroseBWAS-179323.10.1801 - 8.1802CaptainJames Katon (1770-1845)BWAS-17938.1802 - 9.1802CaptainWilliam EssingtonBWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers

1.6.1795 - 1798Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Hugh Seymour (1759-1801)BWAS-17938.1799 - 9.1801Vice-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Hugh Seymour (1759-1801)BWAS-17939.1801 - 1802Rear-Admiral of the WhiteRobert MontaguBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers

10.6.1795 - 29.1.1800LieutenantChristopher Cole (1770-1836)ref:6169.10.1795 - 28.4.1800LieutenantSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)NBD18491799 - 16.8.1799Acting LieutenantWilliam BlackNBD184913.7.1801 - 1803LieutenantWilliam BlackNBD1849

4 Warrant Officers

1795CarpenterWilliam BrowellADM 171/81798SurgeonCharles Boveard (d.1813)ref:82328.11.1801 - 10.12.1801MasterJames RusselADM29-11805PurserPeter ElleryNL1805

8 Petty Officers

16.3.1795 - 28.3.1795MidshipmanThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)NAO16.3.1795 - 1798MidshipmanWilliam BlackNBD18496.1795MidshipmanThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)ADM 171/86.1798 - 1801MidshipmanEdward BurtNBD184922.12.1800 - 19.1.1801MidshipmanWilliam Hill (1779-?)NAO1801 - 1802MidshipmanArchibald Black (1770-1852)NBD18491801 - 1.1802MidshipmanThomas Bennett (1785-?)NBD184910.4.1802 - 5.1803MidshipmanWilliam BranderNBD1849

4 Crewmen

1795Able SeamanJohn CremernADM 171/81795Able SeamanThomas BrownADM 171/81795Able SeamanJohn AndersonADM 171/818.12.1800 - 21.12.1800Able SeamanWilliam Hill (1779-?)NAO

Service History

20.6.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.4.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £19051.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
10.1796Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1796Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11062.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1798Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1798Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £18578.0.0dBWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth


Arrived at Plymouth


Sailed from Plymouth for Portsmouth

2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads
20.11.1799Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
28.3.1800Took the Schooner Le Pensée (4) in the West Indies
28.3.1800Took the Schooner Le Sapajon (6) in the West Indies
9.1802Paid off and laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1807Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship
1807fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1810Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1810Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
10.1810Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7484.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1842Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
ref:823Naval Courts Martial, 1793-1815ed. John D. ByrnDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NL1805The Navy List 1805The AdmiraltyDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical

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