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Wellesley -> 1868 Cornwall

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1813BWAS-1793
Launched24.2.1815BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay - Maharashtra BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBlack Prince ClassBWAS-1793
Constructor East India CompanyBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sunk in Action24.9.1940BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet53.3591 
Length of Keel144' 11 ½"Imperial Feet43.9039 
Breadth47' 7"Imperial Feet14.351 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Aft15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen1,745 7594Tons BM 

Armament


24.2.1815Broadside Weight = 982 Imperial Pound ( 445.337 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
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.9.1813590Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1815 - 5.1816CaptainJohn HarperBWAS-179319.6.1837 - 1.1843CaptainThomas Maitland (1803-1878)W0251841 - 7.10.1841CommodoreSir James John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD1849

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1826 - 1827Rear-AdmiralSir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB7.1837 - 30.11.1839Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Frederick Lewis Maitland (1777-1839)EWIKI

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1815 - 20.9.1815Acting LieutenantThomas BaxterNBD184920.9.1815 - 1.1816LieutenantThomas BaxterNBD184921.9.1830 - 21.10.1832UnknownJohn Rivett-Carnac (1796-1869)NBD184918.6.1837 - 28.6.1838CommanderJohn Kingcome (d.1871)W02511.3.1838 - 1839LieutenantThomas Henry Mason (1811-?)W0253.1.1840 - 19.1.1841LieutenantPhilip Augustus HelpmanNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1841Master's MateHenry KingNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1813Began building at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
24.2.1815Completed building at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay at a cost of £55147.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.5.1816Arrived at Portmsouth and laid upBWAS-1793
1824Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1824RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1825Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £26597.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1835Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1837Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £25119.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1837Began fitting as a Flagship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1837Completed fitting as a Flagship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1839Refitted as a 72 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
7.1842Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
12.1847Began fitting as a Flagship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1848Completed fitting as a Flagship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11157.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1851Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
7.1854fitting as a Guardship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11157.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.4.1868Lent to the London School Ship Society as a ReformatoryBWAS-1793
18.6.1868Renamed CornwallBWAS-1793
24.9.1940Sunk by the Luftwaffe in the ThamesBWAS-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
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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