Warspite

7383
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.11.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.12.1805BWAS-1793
Launched16.11.1807BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorSir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Burnt3.1.1876BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck179' 10"Imperial Feet54.5592 
Length of Keel148' 0 ½"Imperial Feet45.1231 
Breadth49' 0"Imperial Feet14.9352 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 7"Imperial Feet4.0217 
Draught Aft17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,890 3994Tons BM 

Armament


16.11.1807Broadside Weight = 1118 Imperial Pound ( 507.013 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779640Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1808 - 1810Captain Henry Blackwood (1770-1832)BWAS-179310.1808 - 6.1810Captain William Bowles (1780-1869)NBD18491810 - 1812Captain Henry Edward Reginald Baker (d.1820)BWAS-17931812 - 11.1813Captain Henry Blackwood (1770-1832)BWAS-179311.1813 - 1816Captain James O'BryenBWAS-179327.11.1829 - 29.11.1830Captain Samuel Burgess (1781-?)NBD184922.1.1830 - 11.1830Captain William Henry Shirreff (1785-1847)NBD184925.11.1830 - 3.1833Captain Charles Talbot (1801-1876)NBD184917.8.1841 - 10.1843Captain John Hay (1793-1851)NBD184913.10.1843 - 4.1846Captain Provo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD1849

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1808 - 22.10.1810Lieutenant James Bayly (1785-1857)NBD18494.8.1809 - 21.8.1809Lieutenant Henry BirdNBD184922.9.1810 - 1813Lieutenant Joseph Bazalgette (1783-1849)NBD184910.8.1825 - 4.8.1826Lieutenant William Cuppage (d.1856)NBD184913.12.1825 - 15.1.1830Lieutenant Patrick John BlakeNBD18491828 - 1829Lieutenant William Cheselden BrowneNBD18497.12.1829 - 20.9.1831Lieutenant David Charles CumbyNBD184910.2.1830 - 6.10.1830Lieutenant Frederick Blair (1809-1848)NBD184916.9.1831 - 3.1833Commander Francis Harding (1779-1875)W02520.8.1841 - 21.12.1841Lieutenant Thomas Baillie (1811-1889)NBD184912.1841 - 1846Lieutenant Hugh Mallett Kinsman (d.1847)NBD1849

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1808 - 4.8.1809Midshipman Henry BirdNBD18495.1808 - 11.1809Midshipman James BurneyNBD18495.1808 - 11.1812Midshipman Timothy CarewNBD18495.1808 - 6.1813Midshipman Price Blackwood (1794-1841)TGM1809Midshipman Henry William Bruce (1792-1863)NBD18491825 - 1826Midshipman John Elliot BinghamNBD18491825 - 3.1.1826Midshipman Henry Hope BinghamNBD18491829 - 1833Midshipman Charles Hougham BakerNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.12.1805Began building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.11.1807Completed building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £59725.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.11.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.6.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.11.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
6.1812Began making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1812Completed making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10772.0.0dBWAS-1793
1813In the Channel fleetBWAS-1793
12.3.1813Took the Privateer William Bayard (4)
14.3.1813Took the Ship Cannoniere (8)
29.5.1813Took the Schooner Flash (6) off the coast of France
1.1816Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1818Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £69613.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1825Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
1.1826Completed fitting at a cost of £20223.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1828Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1829Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11970.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1833Began cut down at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
19.6.1837Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
8.1840Completed cut down at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £21300.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1841Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1842Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £16425.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.3.1862Lent to the Marine Society as a training shipBWAS-1793
3.1.1876Burnt by accident at WoolwichBWAS-1793
2.2.1876Wreck sold to Arthur & Co for £2,610 to be broken upBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Cy on Friday 1st of March 2019 21:27

Because the training ship Warspite in 1895 was a different ship. It was formerly the Conqueror, originally Waterloo of 1833, renamed in 1877 after the original Warspite burnt and the remains were sold in 1876.
Your Grandfather did not train on this Warspite at all.


Posted by ,Peter Fielder on Friday 1st of March 2019 18:39

I cannot understand why it is said that she was sold in 1876 when my grandfather trained on her from 1895 when she was moored at Woolwich as a training ship.

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