Stirling Castle

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1808BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRochester - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
Constructor Mrs Mary RossBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up6.9.1861BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 5"Imperial Feet53.6465 
Length of Keel145' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Breadth47' 11"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Draught Aft17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,774Tons BM 


31.12.1811Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders

3.1812 - 1813Captain Jahleel Brenton (1770-1844)BWAS-17931813 - 3.1813Captain Augustus Brine (1769-1840)BWAS-17933.1813 - 6.1814Captain Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-17936.1814 - 11.1814Captain William Butterfield (1766-1842)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer

1812 - 9.1813Master's Mate Thomas BaxterNBD1849

1 Crewman

13.4.1813 - 8.18141st Class Volunteer Henry QuinNBD1849

Service History

7.1808Began building at Rochester - Kent BWAS-1793
31.12.1811Completed building at Rochester - Kent at a cost of £57608.0.0dBWAS-1793
31.12.1811Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
25.2.1812Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £18634.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.4.1813Sailed for the East Indies carrying the Lord Moira the new Viceroy of IndiaBWAS-1793
11.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1816Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1819Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £66920.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1839fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1844Moved to PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.9.1861Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


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