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Tonnant

7168
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Tonnant' (1789) (84) 1789-1798
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Named9.12.1798BWAS-1793
Captured3.8.1798BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon Dockyard - Toulon FWAS1786
Ship ClassTonnant Class (1787)FWAS1786
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1793-1836
FWAS1786
Constructor
Jean Marguerite TupinierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
FWAS1786
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1821BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck194' 2"Imperial Feet59.1317 
Length of Keel160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Breadth51' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet15.5512 
Depth in Hold23' 3"Imperial Feet7.0358 
Burthen2,281 394Tons BM 

Armament


1799Broadside Weight = 1106 Imperial Pound ( 501.571 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1801700 BWAS-1793

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1799 - 2.1799Captain
Loftus Otway BlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1808
BWAS-1793
2.1799 - 7.1799Captain
Robert Lewis FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1825
BWAS-1793
3.1803 - 5.1804Captain
Sir Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1793
5.1804 - 3.1805Captain
William Henry JervisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1805
BWAS-1793
3.1805 - 1.1806Captain
Charles TylerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1816
BWAS-1793
5.1806 - 7.1807Captain
Sir Thomas BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1838
BWAS-1793
7.1807 - 11.1809Captain
Richard Turner HancockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1812
BWAS-1793
1810 - 7.1812Captain
Sir John GoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
BWAS-1793
1.1814 - 10.1814Captain
Alexander SkeneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1823
BWAS-1793
10.1814 - 11.1815Captain
Charles KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
BWAS-1793
5.6.1815 - 11.1815Captain
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
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11.1815 - 11.1818Captain
John TailourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1818
BWAS-1793

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1806 - 7.1807Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Eliab HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795
BWAS-1793
7.1807 - 1809Rear-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. Michael de CourcyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1793
10.1814 - 11.1815Vice-Admiral of the Red
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
BWAS-1793
11.1815 - 11.1818Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Benjamin HallowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1818
BWAS-1793

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
Charles BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1810
NAO
1.11.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
William Smith MilletBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1806
NAO
1.11.1804 - 10.4.1806Lieutenant
Benjamin ClementBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1830
NAO
24.2.1805 - 24.12.1805Lieutenant
John BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
NAO
12.3.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
John SalmonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1806
NAO
26.3.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Frederick HoffmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-9999
NAO
24.12.1805 - 21.1.1806Lieutenant
William BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
NBD1849
14.12.1808 - 8.1809Lieutenant
Hopewell Hayward BuddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
17.11.1809 - 1810Lieutenant
Christopher William BettyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
NBD1849
4.9.1810 - 1810Lieutenant
Thomas BlakistonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1821
NBD1849
14.1.1814 - 5.10.1814First Lieutenant
George Guy BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
5.3.1814 - 29.3.1815Lieutenant
Edward CurzonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1846
NBD1849
1815Lieutenant
John Williams AldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1862
W025
11.1815 - 9.9.1818Lieutenant
George Francis BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1818
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.11.1798 - 24.9.1801Boatswain
James GregsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1793-1822
ADM 29/8
3.3.1799 - 8.8.1799Master
William MowbrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1806
ADM 29-1
28.1.1809 - 4.3.1809Master
James SutherlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
ADM 29-1

12 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1803 - 3.1807Midshipman
James Primrose BlennerhassettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1844
NBD1849
1804 - 6.4.1804Midshipman
Arden AdderleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1846
NBD1849
4.1804 - 1804Midshipman
Thomas BlakistonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1821
NBD1849
1806 - 25.3.1807Midshipman
William Edward Hughes AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
NBD1849
1.1.1806 - 16.7.1807Midshipman
William ShepheardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1909
RNB1823
9.3.1809 - 27.9.1809Midshipman
William ShepheardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1909
RNB1823
23.12.1809 - 9.1810Midshipman
Archibald CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
NBD1849
1813 - 9.1814Midshipman
William AnleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849
1815Master's Mate
James AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NL1865
1815Master's Mate
Daniel M'neale BeattyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1816
NBD1849
2.1815 - 10.3.1815Midshipman
Frederick William BeecheyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1836
NBD1849
1.1816 - 9.1818Midshipman
William BarwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1830
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1802 - 5.18041st Class Volunteer
Alexander KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1822
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.12.1798Registered and namedBWAS-1793
17.7.1799Arrived at Plymouth and laid up in ordinaryBWAS-1793
12.1801Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
4.1803Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.9.1803Action of 1803-09-02
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
1.1806Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1793
6.1806Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £17890.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1809Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1809Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £18197.0.0dBWAS-1793
1810Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
7.1812Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1813Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1813Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17978.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1814Recommissioned as flagship on the North America station
1.1814Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1814Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £19743.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.12.1814Battle of Lake Borgne
11.1815Flagship on the Cork Station
11.1818Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
3.1821Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.8.1798-1798Saumarez's Squadron 1798
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
 
 

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