Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1800BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRepulse ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Frances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1820BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 0"Imperial Feet53.0352 
Length of Keel142' 11"Imperial Feet43.2822 
Breadth47' 8"Imperial Feet14.3546 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,727 2394Tons BM 


21.7.1803Broadside Weight = 1014 Imperial Pound ( 459.849 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800590Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

7.1803 - 1807CaptainThe Hon. Arthur Kaye Legge (1766-1835)BWAS-179311.1809 - 5.1811Captain John HallidayBWAS-17935.1811 - 6.1814Captain Richard Hussey Moubray (1776-?)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

11.1803 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the White Thomas Macnamara Russell (1743-1824)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

26.1.1813 - 4.1814Lieutenant James BrasierNBD184930.1.1813 - 11.1815Lieutenant Robert Kingston (d.1851)NBD184924.9.1813 - 23.1.1814First Lieutenant George Bague (d.1856)NBD1849

6 Petty Officers

19.9.1803 - 1810Midshipman Thomas Cull (1793-?)NBD184921.9.1803 - 9.1809Master's Mate James Fearnley Arnold (d.1854)NBD18497.11.1804 - 14.3.1811Midshipman Edward Curzon (1789-1862)NBD18491805 - 11.1809Midshipman Charles Orlando Bridgeman (1791-?)NBD18491805 - 8.1811Midshipman Thomas Kirby (1790-?)NBD18491809 - 2.1811Midshipman Charles CaldecotNBD1849

3 Crewmen

14.5.1804 - 18051st Class Volunteer Thomas Kirby (1790-?)NBD184918.6.1804 - 18051st Class Volunteer Charles Orlando Bridgeman (1791-?)NBD184915.7.1808 - 18091st Class Volunteer Charles CaldecotNBD1849

Service History

1.5.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.10.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
19.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles
1.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
20.11.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
31.8.1810Action off Porqueroiles
5.1811In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.5.1813Boat attack at MorgionBWAS-1793
5.1814Began fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1814Completed fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1820Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian on Saturday 17th of May 2014 23:08

1813/05/02 Boat attack at Morgion.
Copy of a letter from Captain Moubray,.
Repulse, off Toulon, May 3
Sir, Having yesterday met the Hon. Capt. Waldegrave, of the Voluntaire, with the Undaunted, and Redwing, near the port of Morgion, where the enemy was observed actively employed in preparation for remounting cannon on the batteries and viewing with him the importance of this situation as a place of protection to the coasting trade, I caused 100 Royal Marines of the Repulse, under the command of Captain Ennis, to proceed, in conjunction with those of the frigates, for the purpose of destroying the works whilst the boats should bring out some vessels that were in the harbour. The whole, under the direction of Lieut. Shaw, of the Volontaire, whose local knowledge rendered him peculiarly qualified to conduct the enterprise, covered by the fire of the Redwing, and launches with carronades, were landed, and drove the enemy, consisting of a detachment of the 4th batt. of the 1st regiment of the line, to the heights in the rear, where he was kept in check until the vessels were secured, and the batteries, on which were found nine gun carriages, and a 13 inch mortar, were blown up and completely destroyed. I have to regret the loss of two brave men who fell in the boats on this occasion as well as to have to place the name of Lieut. Shaw among the list of killed; but considering the strong position the enemy occupied, and the loss he sustained, to which we know to be at least 12 killed besides several prisoners, it is comparatively small. I enclose lists of the vessels captured, and of the killed and wounded. R.H. Moubray
Killed and wounded in an attack on Morgoin, May 2
Killed, Volontarie, Lieut. Isaac Shaw, by the explosion of the battery; James Hamilton, quarter-gunner; Undaunted, L. Noski, seaman.
Wounded - Volontarie, W. Spencer, marine, dangerously. - Undaunted, John Dale, seaman, severely, but not dangerously; J. Sullivam, seaman, slightly
Names of vessels captured - Maria Concepta, bombard, of 150 tons, laden with salt; St. Joseph, settee, of 72 tons, laden with wine and leather; Le Zephyr, tartan, of 40 tons, laden with empty casks; St. Graffe, tartan, of 29 tons, laden with wine and flour; Conception, tartan, of 25 tone, laden with wine and flour; La Fortune, tartan, of 29 tons, laden with tiles and bricks.

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