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Sceptre

6490
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1800BWAS-1793
Launched11.12.1802BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRepulse Class (1800)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John DudmanBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1750-1817
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up2.1821BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet53.0416 
Length of Keel143' 3 ½"Imperial Feet43.5991 
Breadth47' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet14.332 
Depth in Hold20' 0 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Draught Forward12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Draught Aft17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,727 2094Tons BM 

Armament


11.12.1802Broadside Weight = 1014 Imperial Pound ( 459.849 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800590Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.1803 - 1804Captain
Sir Archibald Collingwood Dickson (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1816
BWAS-1793
1804 - 1.1810Captain
Joseph BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
1.1810 - 2.1810Captain
Edward DixBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1793
2.1810 - 9.1811Captain
Samuel James BallardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1814
BWAS-1793
9.1811 - 1812Captain
Sir Edward Berry (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
BWAS-1793
1812 - 1.1813Captain
Thomas HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1821
BWAS-1793
1.1813 - 5.1813Captain
Robert HoneymanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1847
BWAS-1793
5.1813 - 1814Captain
Charles Bayntun Hodgson RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
BWAS-1793
1814Captain
John Ferris DevonshireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1830
BWAS-1793
1814Captain
Alexander SkeneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1823
BWAS-1793
1814 - 8.1814Captain
William WallerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1813 - 1814Rear-Admiral of the Blue
George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
BWAS-1793

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1803 - 6.9.1804Acting Lieutenant
Samuel BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1812
NBD1849
6.9.1804 - 1805Lieutenant
Samuel BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1812
NBD1849
3.1807 - 24.6.1808Acting Lieutenant
James AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1823
NBD1849
16.7.1810 - 1811Acting Lieutenant
Martin BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1816
NBD1849
11.1812 - 1813Midshipman
Richard BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1816
BWAS-1714
7.6.1813 - 28.6.1813Lieutenant
George Guy BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1802 - 30.9.1802Gunner
Charles FieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1802
ADM 29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1803 - 7.1808Midshipman
George YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1846
NBD1849
5.6.1809 - 30.10.1809Quartermaster
George CoulbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1834
PMD
5.11.1809 - 8.12.1809Master's Mate
James Gabriel GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1867
Discharged ADM 196/2/1
ADM 196
12.1811 - 5.1815Midshipman
Frederick BedwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1823
NBD1849
21.4.1813 - 1814Midshipman
Timothy CarewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.5.1803 - 23.10.1805Able Seaman
Hugh JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1795-1821
Transfered
ADM 29/8
13.1.1813 - 1813Volunteer
George Sherass BrittainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1848
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.12.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.4.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1803Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
21.12.1803Took the Privateer
La Clarisse (12) 1803-1803
French 12 Gun
Privateer
BG
1808Returned to the UK and paid offBWAS-1793
8.1808Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1793
6.1809Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.11.1809Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
13.12.1809Actions of December 1809
2.1810Capture of GuadeloupeBWAS-1793
11.7.1813Took the Brig
Anaconda (18) 1812-1813
American 18 Gun
Privateer Brig
by boats in Chesapeake Bay

23.3.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
8.1814Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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