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HBMS Mars (1794)

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Mars, 74 Guns

Nationality British
Ordered 1788/01/17 B064
Laid Down 1789/10/00 B064
Named 1788/10/23 B064
Launched 1794/10/25 B028
Shipyard Deptford DY B028
Design Class Mars Class (1788)
Designer John Henslow B064
Master Shipbuilder Martin Ware B064
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1823/10 B028
Fate Broken Up B028

B064   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 176' 0" Imperial Feet 53.64
Length of Keel 144' 1" Imperial Feet 43.92
Breadth 49' 2" Imperial Feet 14.99
Depth in Hold 20' 01/2" Imperial Feet 6.11
Draught Forward 12' 7" Imperial Feet 3.84
Draught Aft 17' 5" Imperial Feet 5.31
Burthen 1,85262/94 Tons BM

1794/10/25 B064 Broadside Weight = 880
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck 12 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck 4 British 9-Pounder
1805 B064 Broadside Weight = 1080
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck 12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck 2 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle 2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1788/03/22 640 Design Complement  

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1799/05 1801/01 Rear-Admiral of the Blue George Cranfield Berkeley B064
1801/01 1802 Rear-Admiral of the Blue Edward Thornbrough B064
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1794/11 1797/02 Post Captain Charles Cotton B064
1797/02 1798/04/21 Post Captain Alexander Hood B064
1798/04/26 1798/07 Post Captain George James Shirley B064
1798/07 1799/05 Post Captain John Manley B064
1799/05 1801/01 Post Captain John Monkton B064
1801/01 1802/09 Post Captain Robert Lloyd B064
1803/03 1804 Post Captain John Sutton B064
1804 1805/05 Post Captain George Duff B064
1805/05 1805/05 Post Captain Samuel Pym B064
1805/05 1805/10/21 Post Captain George Duff B064
1805/10/21 1805/12 Lieutenant William Hennah B064
1805/12 1806/08 Post Captain Robert Dudley Oliver B064
1806/08 1810 Post Captain William Lukin B064
1810 1812 Post Captain John Surman Carden B064
1812 1812/12 Post Captain Henry Raper B064
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1809/01/09 1813/06/03 Lieutenant James Bance B080
1809/10/26 1811/06/27 Lieutenant Alexander Dundas Young Arbuthnott B080
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1804 1809/10/26 Midshipman Alexander Dundas Young Arbuthnott B080
1805 1807/10/19 Midshipman Richard Bastard B080
1806 1808 Midshipman Benjamin Aplin B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1794/11/08 Completed at a cost including fitting of £50,270 B064
1797/04 Spithead mutiny B064
1799 Blockade of Rochefort B064
1799/07/02 Attack on Spanish squadron in Aix roads B064
1801 Blockade of Brest B064
1802/09 Began a middling repair at Plymouth B064
1803/03 Recommissioned B064
1803/04 Completed middling repair B064
1806/07/18 Took the Rhin off Rochefort B064
1807 To the Baltic in the Autumn B064
1810/10/22 Sailed for Portugal B064
1812 In the Baltic B064
1812/12 Laid up B064
1813 Fitted as a receiving ship at Portsmouth B064
1823/10 Broken up at Portsmouth B064

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1797/06/16 Cornwallis's Retreat
1798/02/25 Action of 1798-04-21
1805/10/21 Battle of Trafalgar
1806/09/25 Action off Rochefort
1807/08/15 Second Battle of Copenhagen

Notes on Ship
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Id Link or Description Author
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2009/03/28 at 14:55:01 by Cy

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