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HBMS Revenge (1805)

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Revenge, 74 Guns

Nationality British
Ordered 1796/10/26 B028
Laid Down 1800/08/00 B028
Launched 1805/04/13 B028
Shipyard Chatham DY B028
Design Class Revenge Class (1796)
Designer John Henslow B028
Master Shipbuilder Robert Seppings B028
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1849/10 B028
Fate Broken Up B028

B064   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 181' 11" Imperial Feet 55.45
Length of Keel 150' 01/2" Imperial Feet 45.73
Breadth 49' 2" Imperial Feet 14.99
Depth in Hold 21' 1" Imperial Feet 6.43
Burthen 1,95434/94 Imperial Feet 49.64

1805/04/13 B064 Broadside Weight = 1099
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck 6 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle 2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse 6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1796/10/27 590 Design Complement  

Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1805/04/12 1806/01 Post Captain Robert Moorsom NAO
1806/01 1806/02 Post Captain Charles Elphinstone Fleeming B057
1806/02 1807/08 Post Captain John Gore B064
1808/08 1809/01 Post Captain Charles Paget B064
1809/01 1809/05 Post Captain John Bligh B064
1810/10/18 1812 Post Captain John Gore B057
1812 1812 Post Captain Charles Philip Butler Bateman B080
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1805/05/11 1805/12/24 Lieutenant Lewis Hole NAO
1805/06/06 Unknown Lieutenant Essex John Holcombe NAO
1808 1810/10 Lieutenant William Silvester Addington B080
1823/03/20 Unknown Lieutenant Charles Bell Bell B080
1823/04/30 1823/11/25 First Lieutenant James Anderson B080
1830/10/26 1831/12/21 Lieutenant Joseph Hughes Bellamy B080
Warrant Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1803/04/26 1807/01/08 Boatswain George William Forster NAO
1805/04/21 1806/01/30 Master Luke Brokensha NAO
1805/09/19 Unknown Boatswain William Russell NAO
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1805/06 Unknown Midshipman John Leigh Beckford B080
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1823/06/20 Unknown 1st Class Volunteer Francis William Austen B064
1827/06/03 Unknown 1st Class Volunteer Frederick Lamport Barnard B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1805/04 Commissioned B064
1805/06/23 Completed at Chatham DY at a cost of £58,653.0.0d B064
1805/10/21 Present at the Battle of Trafalgar, 28 Killed, 51 Wounded  
1805/12 Began refitting at Chatham DY B064
1806/02 Completed refitting at a cost of £10,687.0.0d B064
1806/07/16 Boat attack on shipping in the Gironde B064
1806/09/25 Present at the Action off Rochefort  
1807/02/26 Sailed for the Mediterranean B064
1809 Walcheren expedition B064
1810/06/10 Sailed with the East Indies Convoy B064
1811/04 Began refitting at Portsmouth B064
1811/06 Completed refitting at a cost of £15,110.0.0d B064
1812/12/18 Sailed for the Mediterranean B064
1813/11/08 On the 8th of November, at 8 h. 30 m. p.m., the boats of the 74-gun ship Revenge, Captain Sir John Gore, under the orders of Lieutenant William Richards, assisted by Lieutenant Thomas Blakiston, Captain of marines John Spurin, and master's mates and midshipmen Thomas Quelch, William Rolfe, Henry Fisher, Benjamin Mainwaring, John Harwood, Valentine Munbee, George Fraser, Robert Maxwell, Charles M. D. Buchanan, and John P. Davey, were sent into the harbour of Palamos, to endeavour to cut out a French felucca privateer. At 11 p.m. Lieutenant Richards and his party boarded and carried the privateer, without having a man hurt, and by 1 a.m. on the 9th had brought her alongside the Revenge. B064
1814/08 Paid off into ordinary B064
1818/02 Began large repair at Chatham B064
1823/08 Completed large repair at a cost of £76,919.0.0d B064
1823/08 Relaunched with a circular stern B064
1827/06 Began fitting at Portsmouth B064
1828/01 Completed fitting at a cost of £12,142.0.0d B064
1830/11 Began fitting at Plymouth B064
1831/05 Completed fitting at a cost of £18,617.0.0d B064
1838/01 Began fitting at Portsmouth B064
1839 Re-rated at 76 guns B064
1839/08 Completed fitting at a cost of £17,178.0.0d B064
1840 Recommissioned B064
1840/11/03 Bombardment of Acre B064
1842 Paid off at Sheerness B064
1849/04 Surveyed at Sheerness B064
1849/10 Broken up at Sheerness B064

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1805/10/21 Battle of Trafalgar
1806/09/25 Action off Rochefort

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Id Link or Description Author
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar Ancestors Various
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

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