Trafalgar Crew - 1805

Deck

Number of Guns

Men on Deck

Quarter deck

12 x 12pdrs

60

Forecastle

2 x 12pdrs

2 x 68pdr carrronades

20

Upper gun deck

30 x 12pdrs

150

Middle gun deck

28 x 24dprs

168

Lower gun deck

30 x 32dprs

225

 

Total

623

In addition

Small Arms

10

 

Main Top

3

 

Fore Top

2

 

Mizzen Top

2

 

Rigging

11

 

Attend Signals

6

 

Grand Magazine

25 i

 

After Magazine

7 i

 

Hanging Magazines

16 i

 

Fore Hatchway

7 ii

 

Main Hatchway

4 ii

 

After Hatchway

8 ii

 

Boatswain's Store

1

 

Gunner's Store

1

 

Carpenter's Store

1

 

Purser's Store

1

 

Helm

5

 

Well and Wings

6

 

Cockpit

6

 

Total Number of Men Quarted

745

     
 

Number of Officers

24

 

Mates, Mids, Clerks

33

 

Boys

40

 

Widows Men

8

 

Total

850

 

The above is a full ships company. At Trafalgar, Victory had only 821 men.

i - Also had to hand powder along the passages.

ii - Also to whip up, or to hand powder from these hatchways.

Taken from Nelson Victory Fact File by Cliff Watts

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