Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFame Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn DudmanBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up28.1.1864BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 0"Imperial Feet53.34 
Length of Keel143' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet43.5928 
Breadth47' 10"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Burthen1,751 7294Tons BM 


19.9.1807Broadside Weight = 1174 Imperial Pound ( 532.409 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800640Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

10.1807 - 4.1810CaptainEdward Griffith (1767-1832)BWAS-17934.1810 - 1814CaptainJohn West (1774-1862)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

1809LieutenantJohn Popham Baker (1784-1859)NBD184925.5.1811 - 5.1813LieutenantFrancis Henry Woodcock (d.1845)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

21.11.1807 - 15.3.1815MidshipmanWilliam Bryant (d.1851)NBD1849

Service History

12.1805Began building at Deptford BWAS-1793
19.9.1807Completed building at Deptford at a cost of £61300.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.9.1807Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
29.11.1807Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £4599.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.2.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1813In the ChannelBWAS-1793
1814Bordeaux operationsBWAS-1793
3.1816Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1818Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £66067.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1829Began fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.1833Completed fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.1861Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
12.1861Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
2.1862Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.1862Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1862fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
28.1.1864Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 18th of January 2018 12:43

4 Dec 1811 A French settee of 8 guns and a brig of 6 guns taken by boats from the Sultan captain West

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