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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 by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Sir Robert SeppingsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1832
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1808 - 1810Captain
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
BWAS-1793
10.1808 - 6.1810Captain
William BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1869
NBD1849
1810 - 1812Captain
Henry Edward Reginald BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1793
1812 - 11.1813Captain
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
BWAS-1793
11.1813 - 1816Captain
James O'BryenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
BWAS-1793
27.11.1829 - 29.11.1830Captain
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849
22.1.1830 - 11.1830Captain
William Henry ShirreffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1846
NBD1849
25.11.1830 - 3.1833Captain
Charles TalbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815-1833
NBD1849
17.8.1841 - 10.1843Captain
John HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1843
NBD1849
13.10.1843 - 4.1846Captain
Provo William Parry WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1877
NBD1849

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1808 - 22.10.1810Lieutenant
James BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1856
NBD1849
4.8.1809 - 21.8.1809Lieutenant
Henry BirdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
22.9.1810 - 1813Lieutenant
Joseph BazalgetteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NBD1849
10.8.1825 - 4.8.1826Lieutenant
William CuppageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1830
NBD1849
13.12.1825 - 15.1.1830Lieutenant
Patrick John BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1845
NBD1849
1828 - 1829Lieutenant
William Cheselden BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1832
NBD1849
7.12.1829 - 20.9.1831Lieutenant
David Charles CumbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1838
NBD1849
10.2.1830 - 6.10.1830Lieutenant
Frederick BlairBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1823-1842
NBD1849
16.9.1831 - 3.1833Commander
Francis HardingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1862
W025
20.8.1841 - 21.12.1841Lieutenant
Thomas BaillieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1846
NBD1849
12.1841 - 1846Lieutenant
Hugh Mallett KinsmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1833-1846
NBD1849

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1808 - 4.8.1809Midshipman
Henry BirdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
5.1808 - 11.1809Midshipman
James BurneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1835
NBD1849
5.1808 - 11.1812Midshipman
Timothy CarewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849
5.1808 - 6.1813Midshipman
Price BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1823
TGM
1809Midshipman
Henry William BruceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1863
NBD1849
1825 - 1826Midshipman
John Elliot BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1820-1844
NBD1849
1825 - 3.1.1826Midshipman
Henry Hope BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1831
NBD1849
1829 - 1833Midshipman
Charles Hougham BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1846
NBD1849

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) 1813-1813
American 4 Gun
Privateer

14.3.1813Took the Ship
Cannoniere (8) 1813-1813
American 8 Gun
Privateer Ship

29.5.1813Took the Schooner
Flash (6) 1813-1813
American 6 Gun
Privateer Schooner
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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