Nominal Guns56BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Hindostan' (1789) (26)
First Commissioned4.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck160' 3"Imperial Feet48.7693 
Length of Keel132' 0 ½"Imperial Feet40.2463 
Breadth42' 2"Imperial Feet12.827 
Depth in Hold17' 1"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen1,248 7594Tons BM 


4.1795Broadside Weight = 686 Imperial Pound ( 311.101 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pound Carronade

5.1801Broadside Weight = 434 Imperial Pound ( 196.819 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.5.1801140 BWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers

4.1795 - 11.1795CaptainRobert Moorsom (1760-1835)BWAS-179311.1795 - 10.1796CaptainThomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-179310.1796 - 8.1797CaptainFrancis Collingwood (1745-1799)BWAS-179312.1797 - 1800CaptainJoshua Mulock (d.1805)BWAS-17935.1801 - 12.1801CommanderSamuel MotleyBWAS-179312.1801 - 1803LieutenantWilliam FothergillBWAS-17931804 - 2.4.1804CommanderJohn LegrosBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

1801 - 1802LieutenantValens Comynref:997

4 Warrant Officers

10.3.1798 - 20.11.1799MasterRobert BlackADM29-11801 - 1802SurgeonGeorge Townsref:9971801 - 1802MasterG Forbesref:9971801 - 15.3.1802PurserJohn Bremar (d.1802)ref:997

1 Petty Officer

1805 - 1807MidshipmanCharles BasdenNBD1849

1 Crewman

12.1800 - 3.1801VolunteerGeorge Anson Byron (1789-1868)NBD1849

1 Marine

1801 - 15.3.18021st Lieutenant of MarinesHenry Rearef:997

Service History

3.1795Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
4.1795Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
15.5.1795Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £11062.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.2.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
6.1797Began fitting as a Guardship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1797Paid offBWAS-1793
12.1797Commissioned as a 28-gun storeship for CorkBWAS-1793
12.1797Refitted as a 28 gun Fifth Rate Storeship
6.1798Completed fitting as a Guardship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3555.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.1.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1800Began refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1.1801Completed refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £10292.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1801Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
3.5.1801Refitted as a 28 gun Fifth Rate Storeship
12.2.1804Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.4.1804Burnt by accident in Rosas BayBWAS-1793

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
18011802British ships on the Cape of Good Hope Station, 1801Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet ) (1746-1816)


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:997African Kalendar for MDCCCIIH H SmithBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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