Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.12.1805BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1808
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard 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
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 


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-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1779640Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

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

11 Commissioned Officers

11.3.1808 - 22.10.1810LieutenantJames Bayly (1785-?)NBD18494.8.1809 - 21.8.1809LieutenantHenry BirdNBD184922.9.1810 - 1813LieutenantJoseph Bazalgette (1783-1849)NBD184910.8.1825 - 4.8.1826LieutenantWilliam Cuppage (d.1856)NBD184913.12.1825 - 15.1.1830LieutenantPatrick John BlakeNBD18491828 - 1829LieutenantWilliam Cheselden BrowneNBD18497.12.1829 - 20.9.1831LieutenantDavid Charles CumbyNBD184910.2.1830 - 6.10.1830LieutenantFrederick Blair (1809-1848)NBD184916.9.1831 - 3.1833CommanderFrancis Harding (1779-1875)W02520.8.1841 - 21.12.1841LieutenantThomas Baillie (1811-1889)NBD184912.1841 - 1846LieutenantHugh Mallett Kinsman (d.1847)NBD1849

8 Petty Officers

5.1808 - 4.8.1809MidshipmanHenry BirdNBD18495.1808 - 11.1809MidshipmanJames BurneyNBD18495.1808 - 11.1812MidshipmanTimothy CarewNBD18495.1808 - 6.1813MidshipmanPrice Blackwood (1794-1841)TGM1809MidshipmanHenry William Bruce (1792-1863)NBD18491825 - 1826MidshipmanJohn Elliot BinghamNBD18491825 - 3.1.1826MidshipmanHenry Hope BinghamNBD18491829 - 1833MidshipmanCharles Hougham BakerNBD1849

Service History

3.12.1805Began building at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
16.11.1807Completed building at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £59725.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.11.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.6.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
2.11.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
6.1812Began making good defects at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1812Completed making good defects at Chatham Dockyard 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 Privateer Ship Cannoniere (8)
29.5.1813Took the Privateer Schooner Flash (6) off the coast of France
1.1816Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.1818Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1793
4.1829Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £11970.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1833Began cut down at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
19.6.1837Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
8.1840Completed cut down at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £21300.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1841Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1.1842Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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


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

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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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