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Madras

644
Nominal Guns56
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired4.7.1795
How acquiredPurchased on the Stocks
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey
Constructor
John WellsBritish
Ship Builder
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.8.1795 - 14.1.1801Captain
John DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1814
BWAS-1793
15.1.1801 - 14.7.1801Captain
Charles HareBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1791
BWAS-1793
27.9.1801 - 13.3.1803Commander
Thomas BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1847
NBD1849
6.8.1803 - 31.7.1807Captain
Sir Charles Marsh SchombergBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1824
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.4.1804 - 1805Lieutenant
Arden AdderleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1862
NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799 - 1800Midshipman
Henry Dilkes ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1846
NBD1849
17.1.1805 - 31.7.1807Midshipman
Edward BlanckleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1841
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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