Indus -> 1818 Bellona

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1809BWAS-1793
First Commissioned2.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Last known27.6.1868BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 3 ½"Imperial Feet53.6575 
Length of Keel145' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet44.2024 
Breadth47' 8"Imperial Feet14.3546 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,756Tons BM 


19.12.1812Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

2.1813 - 8.1814CaptainWilliam Hall Gage (1777-1864)BWAS-17938.1859 - 1860CaptainWilliam King Hall (1816-1886)W025

4 Commissioned Officers

5.2.1813 - 16.4.1814LieutenantThomas Wentworth BullerNBD18495.2.1813 - 9.1814LieutenantCharles BowenBWAS-171411.5.1841 - 3.11.1841LieutenantCharles Ross Bamber (1812-?)NBD184917.9.1841 - 1844LieutenantWilliam King Hall (1816-1886)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

5.1813 - 9.1814MidshipmanPatrick John BlakeNBD1849

1 Crewman

4.1813 - 5.18131st Class VolunteerPatrick John BlakeNBD1849

Service History

4.1809Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
19.12.1812Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £57430.0.0dBWAS-1793
29.12.1812Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.1813Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
30.3.1813Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £36246.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1814Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
3.11.1818Renamed BellonaBWAS-1793
1819Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1820Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £32731.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1841Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1842Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4957.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.4.1868Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1793
27.6.1868Break up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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