Vindictive

7337
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.1.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1808BWAS-1793
Launched23.11.1813BWAS-1793
First Commissioned9.1841BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas DiddamsBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Foundered7.1871BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 2"Imperial Feet53.6455 
Length of Keel145' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet44.2024 
Breadth47' 8 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,757 7194Tons BM 

Armament


23.11.1813Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
30.9.1841 - 1845CaptainSir John Toup Nicolas (1788-1851)W025

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.12.1844 - 1844Vice-AdmiralSir Francis William Austen (1774-1865)BWAS-1793

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1.1845 - 14.8.1845LieutenantThomas BelgraveNBD18497.1.1845 - 21.3.1848LieutenantWilliam King Hall (1816-1886)NBD184920.1.1845 - 1848LieutenantAugustus John Burton (1818-?)NBD184925.1.1845 - 1845Flag LieutenantHerbert Grey Austen (1816-?)BWAS-17935.3.1845 - 27.2.1846LieutenantHenry BernardNBD18498.5.1846 - 1846LieutenantCharles John AustenNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1808Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
23.11.1813Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £56241.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.11.1813Began fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1813Completed fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1828Began cut down at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1832Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
1.1833Completed cut down at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £32534.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1841Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
15.1.1842Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £19091.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1848Laid up in Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
2.1861Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
2.1861Began fitting at Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
1.1862Completed fitting at Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £12391.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1871Foundered at Fernando PoBWAS-1793
24.11.1871Wreck soldBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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