Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1792BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1798BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDiomede ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas PollardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1815BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 1 ½"Imperial Feet46.0375 
Length of Keel124' 7 ⅞"Imperial Feet37.8174 
Breadth41' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet12.5159 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,107 2594Tons BM 


17.1.1798Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
14.7.1791350Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

3.1798 - 12.1802CaptainCharles Elphinstone Fleeming (1774-1840)BWAS-179312.1802 - 1.1804CaptainSamuel MotleyBWAS-17931.1804 - 4.1806CaptainHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-17934.1806 - 1807CommanderJoseph EdmondsBWAS-17931807 - 6.1807CaptainHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-17938.1807 - 1808CaptainPhilip Dumaresq (d.1819)BWAS-17931808CaptainJohn SykesBWAS-17931809CaptainHugh Cook (d.1834)BWAS-179310.1812 - 1813CaptainCharles Montagu Fabian (d.1826)BWAS-17931814 - 1.10.1814CaptainHugh Pigot (1775-1857)BWAS-17931.10.1814 - 4.1815CaptainGeorge KippenBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

6.1803 - 6.1805Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir James Saumarez (1st Baronet) (1757-1836)BWAS-1793

12 Commissioned Officers

1801LieutenantRichard Crawford (d.1816)ref:9971801LieutenantJohn Pascoeref:9971801 - 1802LieutenantRobert John Hibbsref:99714.1.1801 - 18.11.1801Acting LieutenantJohn Wyborn (d.1846)NBD184919.11.1801 - 2.6.1802LieutenantJohn Wyborn (d.1846)NBD184923.7.1802 - 15.4.1803Acting LieutenantGeorge BrineNBD184915.4.1803 - 1804LieutenantGeorge BrineNBD18492.4.1808 - 11.5.1809LieutenantThe Hon. Arthur Richard Turnour (1787-1853)NBD184931.12.1808 - 15.4.1812LieutenantHenry Fage BelsonNBD18492.1813 - 10.1814LieutenantJames CrookeNBD184911.1813 - 8.1814Acting LieutenantEdward KeaneNBD184916.4.1814 - 1.1815LieutenantThomas Wentworth BullerNBD1849

4 Warrant Officers

1801Master Hiddleref:9971801 - 1802SurgeonC Frenchref:9971801 - 1802PurserJohn Spice Hulbert (d.1844)ref:9971.3.1809 - 12.7.1809MasterAndrew DavidsonADM29-1

Service History

10.1792Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
17.1.1798Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £43804.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1798Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
6.12.1798Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1804In the Channel Islands and North SeaBWAS-1793
4.1806At the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1807Sailed to the River PlateBWAS-1793
6.1807Paid offBWAS-1793
9.1807Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1807Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1808At GuernseyBWAS-1793
22.4.1809Sailed with a convoy for St Helena and then the East IndiesBWAS-1793
6.1812Began fitting as a Troopship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1812Completed fitting as a Troopship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1812Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Troop Ship
1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
14.12.1814Battle of Lake Borgne
4.1815Returned to England and paid offBWAS-1793
7.7.1815Ordered converted to a provisions depot, but found to be rottenBWAS-1793


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1801-1802British ships on the Cape of Good Hope Station, 1801Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet ) (1746-1816) 

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