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 ClassBWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1798 - 1801CaptainJohn SuttonBWAS-17931801 - 7.1806CaptainRichard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834)BWAS-17937.1806 - 2.10.1807CommodoreRichard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834)BWAS-179310.1807 - 2.1808CaptainDonald M'LeodBWAS-17932.1808LieutenantThomas Alexander (d.1825)BWAS-17932.1808 - 12.1809CaptainDonald M'LeodBWAS-179312.1809 - 1811CaptainSamuel Jackson (1775-1845)BWAS-17939.1812 - 1814CaptainCharles Paget (1778-1839)BWAS-179310.2.1814 - 4.1815CaptainAlexander GordonBWAS-17934.1815 - 9.1815CaptainHumphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841)BWAS-17939.1815 - 1818CaptainCharles EkinsBWAS-179311.1818 - 12.8.1818CaptainSir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)BWAS-179312.8.1819 - 6.1821CaptainThomas WhiteBWAS-17936.1821 - 10.1823CaptainAdam Mackenzie (d.1823)BWAS-179310.1823 - 12.1825CaptainSir Thomas Staines (1776-1830)BWAS-1793

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1805Vice-Admiral of the White John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)BWAS-17932.10.1807 - 1811Rear-Admiral of the BlueRichard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834)BWAS-179312.1809 - 1811Rear-Admiral of the White Richard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834)BWAS-17934.6.1814 - 4.1815Rear-Admiral of the WhiteHenry Hotham (1777-1833)BWAS-179312.8.1819 - 1824CommodoreSir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1805 - 1806LieutenantArden Adderley (1783-1864)NBD184920.12.1813 - 8.1814LieutenantThomas BoardmanNBD18497.3.1815 - 20.11.1818LieutenantGeorge Baker (1797-1861)NBD184912.8.1819 - 9.9.1822LieutenantThomas Bourchier (1791-?)NBD184928.6.1824 - 1824LieutenantChristopher Bagot (d.1845)NBD184920.12.1826 - 1.3.1826LieutenantThomas Maitland (1803-1878)W025

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.9.1805 - 7.1809MidshipmanCharles Nelson (d.1862)NBD18495.1807 - 1809MidshipmanFrancis BickerstaffNBD184912.8.1812 - 9.1818Master's MateAndrew Barclay (1793-1848)NBD184911.1815 - 1817MidshipmanEdward Belcher (1799-?)NBD18491816MidshipmanWilliam Burt (1799-?)NBD18492.1818 - 2.9.1818Master's MateAlexander Bridport BecherNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1806 - 18061st Class VolunteerCharlton Booth Bayly (d.1852)NBD1849

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
1809VolunteerPhilip Carteret (1777-1828)ref:616

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)
15.4.1813Took the Privateer Viper (6)
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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