Scipion

6498
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Scipion' (1801) (74)
Captured4.11.1805BWAS-1793
First Commissioned25.9.1810ADM 196
ShipyardLorient - Brittany W006
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassW006
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)010
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 1 ½"Imperial Feet55.4863 
Length of Keel150' 0 ⅞"Imperial Feet45.7422 
Breadth48' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold20' 4"Imperial Feet6.1976 
Burthen1,887 3994Tons BM 

Armament


4.11.1805Broadside Weight = 998 Imperial Pound ( 452.593 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1809640 BWAS-1793

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
25.9.1810 - 30.9.1810Captain Charles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?) Discharged ADM 196/3/80ADM 1961811 - 5.1812Captain James JohnstoneBWAS-17935.1812 - 10.1814Captain Henry HeathcoteBWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.10.1809 - 3.2.1810Rear-Admiral of the White Robert Stopford (1768-1847) Transfered ADM 196/68/191BWAS-179321.2.1810 - 30.7.1810Rear-Admiral of the White Robert Stopford (1768-1847) ADM 196/68/191ADM 19631.7.1810 - 30.1.1812Rear-Admiral of the Red Robert Stopford (1768-1847) Transfered ADM 196/68/191ADM 196

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1809 - 29.3.1811Lieutenant Henderson Bain (1775-1862)NBD184926.1.1812 - 14.12.1814Lieutenant George Young (1785-?)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1810Midshipman Charles Blyth (1795-?)NBD18491810 - 8.1810Midshipman George BeaseleyNBD18491810 - 8.1811Midshipman George BeaseleyNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.8.1809 - 12.7.1812Able Seaman Hugh JonesADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
10.11.1805Arrived at Plymouth and laid upBWAS-1793
6.1808Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1809Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.10.1810Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
20.7.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
10.1814Paid off into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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