Inflexible377
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1777/02/26BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1777/04BWAS-1714
Launched1780/03/07BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassInflexible Class
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn BarnardBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1820BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658
Length of Keel131' 1"Imperial Feet39.9296
Breadth44' 7"Imperial Feet13.4557
Depth in Hold18' 7 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991
Burthen1,379 894Tons BM

Armament

1780/03/07Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg) BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2British 9-Pounder
1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg) BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6British 18-Pound Carronade
1806/12Broadside Weight = 792 Imperial Pound ( 359.172 kg) BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Upper Gun Deck26British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck2British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck10British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement 
1794491BWAS-1714

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1780/021780/10CaptainJohn RaynorBWAS-1714
1780/101782CaptainRowland CottonBWAS-1714
17821784/06CaptainThe Hon. John Whitmore ChetwyndBWAS-1714
1793/101799/10CaptainSolomon FerrisBWAS-1714
1800/011802/04CaptainBenjamin William PageBWAS-1714
1804/011806CaptainThomas BayleyBWAS-1714
1807/021807/07CaptainGeorge ScottBWAS-1714
1807/071807/09CaptainJoshua Rowley WatsonBWAS-1714
1808/081808/10CaptainDonald Hugh MackayBWAS-1714
1808/09/081808/10CaptainSir Thomas BrownNBD1849
1808/101809CaptainThomas BrowneBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1807/04/301808/02/21LieutenantJohn Donaldson BoswallNBD1849

Warrant Officers

FromToRankNameSource
18041807SurgeonGabriel JohnstonNA-ROA

Petty Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1797/02/241799/11/01MidshipmanJosias BrayNAO
1804/12/211805/06MidshipmanHenry BelseyNBD1849
1806/061808/01MidshipmanTimothy CarewNBD1849

Crewmen

FromToRankNameSource
1793/10/231794/01/01Captain's ServantGeorge AntramNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1780/06/13Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £36227.3.5dBWAS-1714
1781/03/13Sailed to the Releif of GibraltarBWAS-1714
1781/04/12Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
1782/02/06Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1783/06/202nd Battle of Cuddalore 
1784/06Sailed home and paid offBWAS-1714
1785/04Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1786/01Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £14867.0.0dBWAS-1714
1793/09Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1793/10Recommissioned as a store ship for the DownsBWAS-1714
1793/10Re-classed as a Unrated Storeship  
1793/12Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £5709.0.0dBWAS-1714
1795/04Paid offBWAS-1714
1795/04Re-classed as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line  
1795/04Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1795/07Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8672.0.0dBWAS-1714
1798/03Re-classed as a Unrated Troop Ship  
1799/05Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1799/07Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2543.0.0dBWAS-1714
1799/10Paid offBWAS-1714
1799/12Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1800/01Recommissioned as a Troop ShipBWAS-1714
1800/03Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6713.0.0dBWAS-1714
1802/04Paid offBWAS-1714
1802/04Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
1803/11Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1804/01Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
1804/02Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1805/01Re-classed as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line  
1805/04/12Took the Privateer L'Alerte  
1807/01Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1807/02RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1807/06Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1807/08/15Second Battle of Copenhagen 
1808/08RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1809/05Re-classed as a Unrated Powder Magazine  
1809/05fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1810Powder magazine at HalifaxBWAS-1714
1820Broken up at HalifaxBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NA-ROA The National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 
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