Madras

644
Nominal Guns56
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired4.7.1795
How acquiredPurchased on the Stocks
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold27.4.1807

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 1 ½"Imperial Feet53.3527 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth43' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet13.1255 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Draught Forward11' 7"Imperial Feet3.5306 
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen1,425 8394Tons BM 

Armament


8.1795Broadside Weight = 700 Imperial Pound ( 317.45 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 32-Pound Carronade

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.8.1795 - 14.1.1801CaptainJohn Dilkes (c.1742-1827)BWAS-179315.1.1801 - 14.7.1801CaptainCharles Hare (d.1801)BWAS-179327.9.1801 - 13.3.1803CommanderThomas Briggs (1780-1852)NBD18496.8.1803 - 31.7.1807CaptainSir Charles Marsh Schomberg (d.1835)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.4.1804 - 1805LieutenantArden Adderley (1783-1864)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799 - 1800MidshipmanHenry Dilkes Byng (1781-1860)NBD184917.1.1805 - 31.7.1807MidshipmanEdward Blanckley (d.1845)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.7.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.11.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6386.0.0dBWAS-1793
25.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1798In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
9.1798Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1798Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9684.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1799Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
2.1800At CantonBWAS-1793
6.1801Sailed for the Mediterranean, armed en-fluteBWAS-1793
9.1803Guardship at MaltaBWAS-1793
1807Paid off after magazine explosion and laid up at ValettaBWAS-1793
27.4.1807Ordered to be soldBWAS-1793

 

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