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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1793BWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassThunderer Class (1781)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1781
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1743-1810
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 - 23.5.1794Captain
Sir John OrdeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/296
30.7.1794 - 1800Captain
John BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1808
ADM 6/25/68
1801 - 8.1803Captain
Pulteney MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1835

1 Flag Officer

1801 - 8.1803Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Peter RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1805

3 Commissioned Officers

12.1793 - 9.7.1794Acting Lieutenant
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
1.10.1795 - 19.8.1796Acting Lieutenant
Charles AdamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1848
Discharged ADM 196/3/1
ADM 196
18.6.1799 - 29.7.1803Lieutenant
Charles AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1840

1 Petty Officer

1795 - 4.1800Master's Mate
John BurnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1833

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 Tim Oakley on Saturday 1st of January 2022 08:34

4.1795 Vice-Admiral Sir George Keith Elphinstone’s expedition sailed for the Cape of Good Hope and the East Indies, Victorious74 Captain John Brown handed over to Captain William Clarke before the force reached its destination.

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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