Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Tigre' (1793) (74)
First Commissioned7.1798BWAS-1793
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1792
Ship ClassDuquesne Group variant of Téméraire ClassNNF-1792
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)NNF-1792
ConstructorHonoré-Sébastien Vial du ClairboisNNF-1792
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up6.1817BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 0"Imperial Feet55.4736 
Length of Keel149' 0"Imperial Feet45.4152 
Breadth48' 9 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold21' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet6.4199 
Burthen1,886 6794Tons BM 


7.1798Broadside Weight = 1136 Imperial Pound ( 515.176 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-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
7.1798640 BWAS-1793

8 Commanding Officers

7.1798 - 3.1799CaptainWilliam Sidney Smith (1764-1840)BWAS-17933.1799 - 1800CommodoreWilliam Sidney Smith (1764-1840)BWAS-17931800 - 9.1801CommanderEdward Jekyll Canes (d.1801)BWAS-17933.1802 - 29.5.1802CaptainRichard Curry (1772-?)BWAS-179329.5.1802 - 1803CaptainRobert JacksonBWAS-17935.1804 - 8.1811CaptainBenjamin Hallowell (1761-1834)BWAS-179324.2.1810 - 2.3.1810Acting CaptainAbel FerrisNAO8.1811 - 9.1815CaptainJohn HallidayBWAS-1793

12 Commissioned Officers

14.11.1800 - 12.3.1803LieutenantJames Boxer (d.1847)NBD18491802 - 23.9.1802Acting LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD18497.1805 - 11.1806LieutenantAlexander Barclay Branch (1784-?)NBD18491807 - 8.1.1807Acting LieutenantEdward Boxer (1784-?)NBD18498.1.1807 - 28.10.1811LieutenantEdward Boxer (1784-?)NBD18491809 - 11.1809First LieutenantJohn TailourTRN51.11.1809LieutenantJohn BrultonRNB18231.11.1809LieutenantGawen William HamiltonRNB18231.11.1809LieutenantWilliam WaterfaceRNB18231.11.1809LieutenantSir Augustus William James CliffordRNB18231.5.1812 - 14.9.1812LieutenantHenry KingNBD18492.2.1815 - 26.8.1815LieutenantJohn Adams (1781-1855)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

1.11.1809Surgeon's MateAlexander HosackRNB1823

20 Petty Officers

7.8.1798 - 1799MidshipmanJames Boxer (d.1847)NBD184911.8.1798 - 1803MidshipmanJohn Arnold (1784-1850)NBD18494.9.1798 - 1802Master's MateHopewell Hayward BuddNBD18491799 - 14.11.1800Master's MateJames Boxer (d.1847)NBD18491.1802 - 23.9.1802MidshipmanHenry Hayward BuddNBD18498.1804 - 1810MidshipmanRobert Cavendish Spencer (1791-1830)ref:11551.8.1804 - 1.8.1811MidshipmanGeorge Francis BridgesNBD18491805 - 1811MidshipmanSir James Athill (d.1863)NBD18491806 - 8.1809MidshipmanGeorge BarkerNBD18491.11.1809Master's MateJoshua KynsonRNB18231.11.1809Quarter GunnerWilliam WindowBG1.11.1809MidshipmanDey Richard SyerBG1.11.1809MidshipmanFrederick NoelRNB18231.11.1809Master's MateJames Caldwell (d.1809)BG1.11.1809MidshipmanJames MontaguRNB18231.11.1809MidshipmanGeorge James PercevalRNB18231.11.1809MidshipmanGeorge SandysRNB18231.11.1809MidshipmanHenry Augustus FawcettRNB18231.1810 - 8.1811MidshipmanThomas Wentworth BullerNBD18491814 - 2.2.1815MidshipmanJohn Adams (1781-1855)NBD1849

9 Crewmen

2.7.1798 - 17991st Class VolunteerNathaniel Cranstoun France (d.1849)NBD184927.4.1799 - 17991st Class VolunteerSeptimus Arabin (d.1856)NBD18491.9.1804 - 10.18041st Class VolunteerSir James Athill (d.1863)NBD18491.11.1809Able SeamanJames Anderson (d.1809)BG1.11.1809Able SeamanAlexander Duncan (d.1809)BG1.11.1809Able SeamanThomas Jones (d.1809)BG1.11.1809Ordinary SeamanJohn RileyBG1.11.1809Able SeamanPeter McLaughlinBG1.11.1809Carpenter's CrewJames KilfoyleBG

4 Marines

1.11.1809PrivateGeorge LemonBG1.11.1809PrivateJames GrantBG1.11.1809PrivateJames TerryBG1.11.1809PrivateJohn WestwayBG

Service History

29.10.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
3.1799At AlexandriaBWAS-1793
15.3.1799Defence of Acre
18.3.1799Took the Transport La Vierge de Grace (4) by boat of Mount Carmel, Syria
10.1803Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1804Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £50783.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.3.1807Capture of Alexandria
21.10.1809Action of 1809-10-21
31.10.1809Action in Rosas Bay
27.5.1813Sailed with a convoy to St HelenaBWAS-1793
9.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
1817Refitted as a Other Vessels Powder Hulk


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