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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor John Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1803 - 1804CaptainSir Archibald Collingwood Dickson (1772-1827)BWAS-17931804 - 1.1810Captain Joseph BinghamBWAS-17931.1810 - 2.1810Captain Edward DixBWAS-17932.1810 - 9.1811Captain Samuel James BallardBWAS-17939.1811 - 1812CaptainSir Edward Berry (Baronet ) (1768-1831)BWAS-17931812 - 1.1813Captain Thomas Harvey (1775-1841)BWAS-17931.1813 - 5.1813Captain Robert HoneymanBWAS-17935.1813 - 1814Captain Charles Bayntun Hodgson RossBWAS-17931814Captain John Ferris Devonshire (d.1839)BWAS-17931814Captain Alexander SkeneBWAS-17931814 - 8.1814Captain William WallerBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1813 - 1814Rear-Admiral of the Blue George Cockburn (1772-1853)BWAS-1793

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1803 - 6.9.1804Acting Lieutenant Samuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD18496.9.1804 - 1805Lieutenant Samuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD18493.1807 - 24.6.1808Acting Lieutenant James AndersonNBD184916.7.1810 - 1811Acting Lieutenant Martin Bennett (1789-?)NBD184911.1812 - 1813Midshipman Richard BowenBWAS-17147.6.1813 - 28.6.1813Lieutenant George Guy BurtonNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
19.6.1802 - 30.9.1802Gunner Charles FieldADM 29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1803 - 7.1808Midshipman George Young (1785-?)NBD18495.6.1809 - 30.10.1809Quartermaster George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD12.1811 - 5.1815Midshipman Frederick BedwellNBD184921.4.1813 - 1814Midshipman Timothy CarewNBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.5.1803 - 23.10.1805Able Seaman Hugh JonesADM 29/813.1.1813 - 1813Volunteer George Sherass Brittain (1801-1857)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) 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) by boats in Chesapeake Bay
23.3.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
8.1814Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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