Valiant

7278
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1805BWAS-1793
Launched24.1.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRepulse ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1.1843BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 0"Imperial Feet53.0352 
Length of Keel142' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet43.2975 
Breadth47' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Burthen1,718 3194Tons BM 

Armament


24.1.1807Broadside Weight = 1014 Imperial Pound ( 459.849 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800590Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1807 - 4.1807CaptainKenneth MckenzieBWAS-17934.1807 - 1.1808CaptainJames Young (1762-1833)BWAS-17931.1808 - 2.1808CaptainGeorge ReynoldsBWAS-17932.1808 - 6.1808CaptainJohn Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-17936.1808 - 12.1808CaptainThomas Briggs (1780-1852)BWAS-179312.1808 - 2.1809CaptainJohn HayesBWAS-17932.1809 - 3.1809CaptainAlexander Robert KerrBWAS-179328.2.1809 - 5.1809CaptainJohn Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-17935.1809 - 3.1810CaptainThomas George Shortland (1771-1827)BWAS-17933.1810 - 1814CaptainRobert Dudley OliverBWAS-17931814 - 1815CaptainZachariah Mudge (1770-1852)ODNB7.1814 - 9.1815CaptainZachariah Mudge (1770-1852)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1809 - 5.1810LieutenantThomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.11.1807 - 11.18101st Class VolunteerSamuel BakerNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.2.1807Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
6.3.1807Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
11.4.1809Battle of the Basque Roads
3.2.1810Took the Frigate La Confiance (14) off Belleisle
28.9.1810Boats took two brigs in Basque RoadsBWAS-1793
14.1.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
1814Returned homeBWAS-1793
9.1815Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
28.11.1823Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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