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Victory, 100 Guns


 

Details

Nationality British
Ordered 1758/12/13 B057
Laid Down 1759/07/23 B057
Named 1760/10/30 B057
Launched 1765/05/07 B057
Shipyard Chatham DY B057
Designer Thomas Slade B057
Master Shipbuilder Edward Allin B057
Rate First Rate  
Type Ship of the Line  
Out Service 2008 B057
Fate Still in Existance B057

 

Dimensions
B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 184' 0" Imperial Feet 56.08
Length of Keel 152' 65/8" Imperial Feet 46.48
Breadth 51' 71/2" Imperial Feet 15.72
Depth in Hold 21' 6" Imperial Feet 6.55
Burthen 2,16253/94 Tons BM  

 

Armament
1765 Broadside Weight = 1182 B057
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 42-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder
1778/05 Broadside Weight = 1032 B057
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder
1779/04 Broadside Weight = 1230 W009
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 42-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Roundhouse 8 British 12-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck 10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder
1780 Broadside Weight = 1182 W009
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 42-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder
1781 Broadside Weight = 1292 W009
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 42-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Roundhouse 2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Roundhouse 6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder
1783 Broadside Weight = 1328 W009
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 42-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Roundhouse 2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Roundhouse 6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 12-Pounder
1793 Broadside Weight = 1250 W009
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 42-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 12-Pounder
1803 Broadside Weight = 1112 W009
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 32-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 12 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 12-Pounder
1805 Broadside Weight = 1148 W009
Forecastle 2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck 30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 12 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 12-Pounder

 

Crew
Date Men Notes Source
1815/10/21 820 Complement at the [Battle of Trafalgar] B057

 

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1778/05/16 1778/10/18 Admiral The Hon Augustus Keppel W009
1780/05/24 1780/08/24 Admiral of the White Sir Francis Geary W009
1780/09/26 1780/12/29 Vice-Admiral of the Blue Francis William Drake W009
1781/03/21 1781/05/31 Vice-Admiral of the Blue Hyde Parker W009
1781/06 1781/08 Commodore John Elliot W009
1781/09/21 1782/03/11 Rear-Admiral John Kempenfelt W009
1782/04/20 1782/11/14 Admiral Richard Howe W009
1790/07 1790/08 Admiral Richard Howe W009
1793/05/06 1794/12/15 Vice-Admiral of the Red Alexander Hood W009
1795/10 1795/11 Vice-Admiral Robert Linzee W009
1795/12/03 1797/03/30 Admiral John Jervis W009
1803/05/08 1805/10/21 Vice-Admiral of the Blue Horatio Nelson W009
1808/03/18 1808/12/09 Admiral James Saumarez W009
1809/04/08 1809/12 Admiral James Saumarez W009
1810/03/11 1810/12/03 Admiral James Saumarez W009
1810/12 1811/03 Rear-Admiral Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke W009
1811/04/02 1811/12/25 Admiral James Saumarez W009
1812/04/14 1812/10/15 Admiral James Saumarez W009
Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1778/03/09 1779/05/28 Post Captain Sir John Lindsay W009
1779/03/19 1780/05/14 Admiral of the White Sir Charles Hardy W009
1779/05/28 1780/05/13 Post Captain Jonathon Faulknor W009
1780/05/13 1781/04/17 Post Captain Samuel Wittewronge Clayton W009
1781/04/17 1781/11/23 Post Captain John Howarth W009
1781/11/23 1782/04/09 Post Captain Henry Cromwell W009
1782/04/09 1782/04/19 Post Captain John Bourmaster W009
1782/04/19 1782/12/06 Post Captain Henry Duncan W009
1782/12/06 1782/12/09 Post Captain Sir Roger Curtis W009
1782/12/09 1783/02/17 Commander Sir Thomas Byard W009
1787/10/01 1790/05/13 Post Captain Charles Hope W009
1790/05/13 1795/12/04 Post Captain Sir John Knight W009
1795/12/04 1797/04/01 Post Captain Sir George Grey W009
1797/04/01 1797/06/21 Post Captain Thomas Sotheby W009
1797/06/21 1803/04/09 Post Captain William Cuming W009
1803/04/09 1803/07/31 Post Captain Samuel Sutton W009
1803/07 1806 Post Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy W031
1803/07/31 1806/01/13 Post Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy W009
1808/01/28 1808/03/23 Post Captain John Clarke Searle W009
1808/03/23 1808/11/20 Post Captain Philip Dumaresq W009
1808/11/20 1809/03/20 Post Captain John Clarke Searle W009
1809/03/20 Unknown Post Captain Philip Dumaresq W009
1844 1844/09/23 Post Captain Sir Richard Arthur B080
Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1796 1804/04/06 Midshipman Arden Adderley B080
1810 1811/07/06 Masters Mate John Adamson B080
1811/07/06 1812 Lieutenant John Adamson B080
1819/99/99 1826/04 Midshipman Jonas Archer Abbott W032
1824/01 1828/08/28 Lieutenant John Frederick Appleby B080
1829/06/12 1829/08/10 Lieutenant Henry John Codrington W025
Crew
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1805/09/14 Unknown 1st Class Volunteer Henry Lancaster B080

 

Crew
Date Men Notes Source
1815/10/21 820 Complement at the [Battle of Trafalgar] B057

 

Fleets

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

 

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1778/07/12 1st Battle of Ushant  
1781/07/27 2nd Battle of Ushant  
1782/10/20 Battle of Cape Spartel  
1797/02/14 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent  
1805/10/21 Battle of Trafalgar  

 

Notes on Ship
   
The Battle of Trafalgar Muster HMS Victory had a crew of 820 men commanded by Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy. There were 9 Commissioned Officers, 21 Midshipmen and 77 Non-commissioned Warrant and Petty Officers, the rest of the crew comprised of Able and Ordinary Seaman, Landsmen, Supernumeries and 31 boys. Also within this complement was a detachment of 146 Royal Marines from the Chatham Division, commanded by Captain Charles Adair. Apart from the 700 English, Irish, Scots and Welsh, 18 different nationalities were represented on the Victory, at the Battle of Trafalgar. She suffered some of the worst casualties of the Allied Fleet at the battle with 57 of her crew killed or dying of their wounds a few days later, and a further 102 wounded.

 

Sources

B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
W009 HMS Victory Unknown
W031 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien
W032 Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy David Bonner Smith
W025 William Loney RN - Background P Davis

Last Updated :2008/12/18 at 18:52:20 by Cy

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