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Superb

6954
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1795BWAS-1793
Launched19.3.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAchille Class (1795)BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas PitcherBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1745-1837
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up17.4.1826BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 4"Imperial Feet55.4748 
Length of Keel149' 10"Imperial Feet45.4152 
Breadth49' 2"Imperial Feet14.9408 
Depth in Hold21' 10"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen1,926 5694Tons BM 

Armament


19.3.1798Broadside Weight = 1140 Imperial Pound ( 516.99 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795640Design Complement

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1798 - 1801Captain
John SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1813
BWAS-1793
1801 - 7.1806Captain
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
BWAS-1793
7.1806 - 2.10.1807Commodore
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
BWAS-1793
10.1807 - 2.1808Captain
Donald M'LeodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1816
BWAS-1793
2.1808Lieutenant
Thomas AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1825
BWAS-1793
2.1808 - 12.1809Captain
Donald M'LeodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1816
BWAS-1793
12.1809 - 1811Captain
Samuel JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1841
BWAS-1793
9.1812 - 1814Captain
Charles PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1839
BWAS-1793
10.2.1814 - 4.1815Captain
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
BWAS-1793
4.1815 - 9.1815Captain
Humphrey Fleming SenhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1841
BWAS-1793
9.1815 - 1818Captain
Charles EkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1818
BWAS-1793
11.1818 - 12.8.1818Captain
Sir Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
BWAS-1793
12.8.1819 - 6.1821Captain
Thomas WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1793
6.1821 - 10.1823Captain
Adam MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1823
BWAS-1793
10.1823 - 12.1825Captain
Sir Thomas StainesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1825
BWAS-1793

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1805Vice-Admiral of the White
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
BWAS-1793
2.10.1807 - 1811Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
BWAS-1793
12.1809 - 1811Rear-Admiral of the White
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
BWAS-1793
4.6.1814 - 4.1815Rear-Admiral of the White
Henry HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1834
BWAS-1793
12.8.1819 - 1824Commodore
Sir Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ODNB

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Arden AdderleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1846
NBD1849
20.12.1813 - 8.1814Lieutenant
Thomas BoardmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
7.3.1815 - 20.11.1818Lieutenant
George BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1846
NBD1849
12.8.1819 - 9.9.1822Lieutenant
Thomas BourchierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1843
NBD1849
28.6.1824 - 1824Lieutenant
Christopher BagotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1834
NBD1849
20.12.1826 - 1.3.1826Lieutenant
Thomas MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1868
W025

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.9.1805 - 7.1809Midshipman
Charles NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1846
NBD1849
5.1807 - 1809Midshipman
Francis BickerstaffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849
12.8.1812 - 9.1818Master's Mate
Andrew BarclayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1823
NBD1849
11.1815 - 1817Midshipman
Edward BelcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1842
NBD1849
1816Midshipman
William BurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1835
NBD1849
2.1818 - 2.9.1818Master's Mate
Alexander Bridport BecherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1841
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.9.1805 - 5.11.1809Boy
William KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1826
ADM 196/5/3
ADM 196
6.1806 - 18061st Class Volunteer
Charlton Booth BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
1809Volunteer
Philip CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1817
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Service History


DateEventSource
19.6.1798Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
30.6.1798Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17842.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.1.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
27.2.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Torbay

TNC
7.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
6.1801Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
12.7.1801The Gut of Gibraltar
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
12.1809In the BalticBWAS-1793
9.1811Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1812RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1812Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1813At BermudaBWAS-1793
9.2.1813Took the Privateer
Star (6) 1813-1813
American 6 Gun
Privateer

15.4.1813Took the Privateer
Viper (6) 1813-1813
American 6 Gun
Privateer

1814In North AmericaBWAS-1793
7.1816fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers
11.1818Recommissioned for the South American stationBWAS-1793
1.1822Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.1823On the Jamaica StationBWAS-1793
12.1825Paid offBWAS-1793
17.4.1826Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Kerr Anderson on Monday 11th of November 2013 02:40

according to his marriage record my 4x gt grandfather was aboard the Superb in 1809. Are there any crew listings available to extend this? He enlisted in the Navy in 1796 abd left possibly as late as 1816


Posted by Kerr Anderson on Monday 11th of November 2013 02:09

according to his marriage record my 4x gt grandfather was aboard the Superb in 1809. Are there any crew listings available to extend this? He enlisted in the Navy in 1796 abd left possibly as late as 1816

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