Spencer

6839
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.9.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1795BWAS-1793
Launched10.5.1800BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed byJean-Louis Barrallier (1751-1834)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBalthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck180' 10"Imperial Feet54.864 
Length of Keel148' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet45.1295 
Breadth49' 3"Imperial Feet14.9437 
Depth in Hold21' 10"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Aft19' 5"Imperial Feet5.8053 
Burthen1,916 6994Tons BM 

Armament


6.1800Broadside Weight = 1041 Imperial Pound ( 472.0935 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1800640 BWAS-1793

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1800 - 1802CaptainHenry d'Esterre DarbyBWAS-17935.1803 - 1807CaptainRobert Stopford (1768-1847)BWAS-17935.6.1808 - 10.1.1809CaptainJohn Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO1.1814 - 8.1815CaptainRichard RaggettBWAS-179330.8.1815 - 1818Captain William Robert Broughton (1762-1821)BWAS-17931818 - 9.1818CaptainSir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)BWAS-17939.1818 - 1821CaptainSamuel Campbell RowleyBWAS-179312.1821 - 1822CaptainSir Thomas Lavie (d.1823)BWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.4.1808 - 1811Rear-Admiral of the BlueRobert Stopford (1768-1847)BWAS-17939.1818 - 1821Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Josias Rowley (1756-1842)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.5.1800 - 9.11.1803LieutenantDavid BoydNBD184930.7.1803 - 1804LieutenantCharles Allen (1779-1853)NBD184930.9.1818 - 1821LieutenantJames BrasierNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1800 - 9.1802MidshipmanLeslie BouldersonNBD18492.1814 - 23.2.1815MidshipmanJonathon Butcher (1789-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.12.1807 - 12.18081st Class VolunteerJohn RadcliffNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1795Began building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
10.5.1800Completed building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £38021.1.3dBWAS-1793
10.5.1800Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.8.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £24588.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.7.1801Battle of Algeciras Bay
12.7.1801The Gut of Gibraltar
12.1801Chase to the West IndiesBWAS-1793
1802Paid off?BWAS-1793
5.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1804Off ToulonBWAS-1793
1805Chase to the West IndiesBWAS-1793
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
4.1808In the ChannelBWAS-1793
1811Paid off?BWAS-1793
10.1811Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1814RecommissionedBWAS-1793
3.1814Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1815Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
9.1818At CorkBWAS-1793
4.1822Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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