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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 CompanyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1815 - 5.1816Captain
John HarperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1818
BWAS-1793
19.6.1837 - 1.1843Captain
Thomas MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1868
W025
1841 - 7.10.1841Commodore
Sir James John Gordon BremerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1849
NBD1849

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1826 - 1827Rear-Admiral
Sir Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ODNB
7.1837 - 30.11.1839Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Frederick Lewis MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1839
E-WIKI

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1815 - 20.9.1815Acting Lieutenant
Thomas BaxterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NBD1849
20.9.1815 - 1.1816Lieutenant
Thomas BaxterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NBD1849
21.9.1830 - 21.10.1832Unknown
John Rivett-CarnacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1868
NBD1849
18.6.1837 - 28.6.1838Commander
John KingcomeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1864
W025
11.3.1838 - 1839Lieutenant
Thomas Henry MasonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1870
W025
3.1.1840 - 19.1.1841Lieutenant
Philip Augustus HelpmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1842
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1841Master's Mate
Henry KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1839-1846
NBD1849

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

 

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