Victorious

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Nominal Guns74B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1805BWAS-1793
Launched20.10.1808B028
First Commissioned12.1808B028
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire B028
Ship ClassSwiftsure ClassB028
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBalthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up21.12.1861B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck173' 2"Imperial Feet52.7311 
Length of Keel142' 1 ⅞"Imperial Feet43.3038 
Breadth47' 9"Imperial Feet14.3583 
Depth in Hold20' 9"Imperial Feet6.3246 
Draught Forward12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,724 694Tons BM 

Armament


20.10.1808Broadside Weight = 1000 Imperial Pound ( 453.5 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
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
11.9.1800590Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1808 - 10.1809CaptainGraham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)BWAS-179310.1809 - 1814CaptainJohn Talbot (1769-1851)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1813 - 20.6.1814LieutenantThomas Bourchier (1791-?)NBD18497.1814 - 9.1814Acting LieutenantGeorge Henry Ayton (d.1865)NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1809 - 1812MidshipmanGeorge Henry Ayton (d.1865)NBD18491810 - 1814MidshipmanHenry Bolton (1796-?)NBD18491812 - 7.1814Master's MateGeorge Henry Ayton (d.1865)NBD184910.12.1813 - 1813MidshipmanCharles Anstruther Barlow (1800-?)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
19.3.1809 - 18101st Class VolunteerHenry Bolton (1796-?)NBD184914.11.1812 - 10.12.18131st Class VolunteerCharles Anstruther Barlow (1800-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1805Began building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
20.10.1808Completed building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £41796.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.11.1808Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1809In Walcheren operationsBWAS-1793
2.3.1809Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
20.11.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
16.2.1812Action of 1812-02-16
22.2.1812Took the Ship of the Line Le Rivoli (74)
20.11.1812Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
3.1815Fitted for ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1826Fitted as a receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1826Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1826Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
21.12.1861Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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