Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1793BWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassThunderer ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1803BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 6"Imperial Feet51.8182 
Length of Keel139' 10"Imperial Feet42.3672 
Breadth47' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold19' 11 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Draught Aft17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,682 5694Tons BM 


27.4.1785Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1781600Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

30.12.1793 - 23.5.1794CaptainSir John Orde (1751-1824) Transfered ADM 6/24/296BWAS-171430.7.1794 - 1800Captain John Brown (1751-1808) ADM 6/25/68BWAS-17141801 - 8.1803Captain Pulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1801 - 8.1803Vice-Admiral of the Blue Peter Rainier (1741-1808)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

12.1793 - 9.7.1794Acting Lieutenant John Baker (1770-1845)NBD18491.10.1795 - 19.8.1796Acting Lieutenant Charles Adam (1780-1853) Discharged ADM 196/3/1ADM 19618.6.1799 - 29.7.1803Lieutenant Charles Allen (1779-1853)NL1865

1 Petty Officer

1795 - 4.1800Master's Mate John Burn (1772-?)NBD1849

Service History

5.1785Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.5.1785Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1785Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £32105.4.5dBWAS-1714
7.1785Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8824.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1793Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1794Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £15810.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1795Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
9.9.1796Action off Sumatra
1802Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
8.1803Ran ashore in the Tagus and was broken up at LisbonBWAS-1714


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Posted by Timothy Oakley on Tuesday 30th of March 2021 18:53

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Mr. J. Adie, Surgeon's Mate of the Victorious, to be Surgeon of La Chiffonne.

Posted by Warren on Tuesday 12th of January 2016 18:16

Mark Raynham - Commissioned Gunner - HMS Victorious Sep 1794 to Aug 1796 when he died at sea off Penang. Ref ADM36 series

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