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John Randall


NationalityBritish 
RolesDesigner, Ship Builder 
Date of Birth1755 - UnknownCSORN
First Known Service1755CSORN
Father
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
ODNB
Last Known Service8.1802CSORN
Date of Death23.8.1802 - Great Cumberland Street, Deptford CSORN
Cause of DeathFeverCSORN

Related Ship Yards


FromToPositionYardSource
17761802OwnerCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe ref:653

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
10.3.1777 Launched
Lynx (16) 1777-1783
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
26.3.1777 Launched
Chameleon (14) 1777-1780
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
 
26.3.1777 Launched
Cameleon (14) 1777-1780
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Launched
Actaeon (44) 1778-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
13.5.1778 Launched
Jupiter (50) 1778-1808
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
10.8.1778 Launched
Resource (28) 1778-1816
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
1806 Renamed "Enterprise"
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
9.10.1778 Launched
Lucifer (8) 1778-1783
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
1779 Renamed "Avenger"
, Fireship at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
4.3.1779 Launched
Serapis (44) 1779-1779
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
18.5.1779 Launched
Thunder (8) 1779-1781
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Bomb Vessel at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
2.6.1779 Launched
Terror (8) 1779-1812
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Bomb Vessel at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
15.7.1779 Launched
Cerberus (32) 1779-1783
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
1780 Launched
Blandford 1780-1783
British Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
EICS
22.2.1780 Launched
Bellmont 1780-1794
British Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
EICS
22.3.1780 Launched
Fortitude (74) 1780-1820
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
20.4.1780 Launched
Assurance (44) 1780-1815
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
10.4.1781 Launched
Perseverance (36) 1781-1823
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
8.6.1781 Launched
Sceptre (64) 1781-1799
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
 
20.1.1782 Launched
General Goddard (26) 1782-1799
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
EICS
30.3.1782 Launched
Ganges (74) 1782-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
23.9.1782 Launched
Thetis (38) 1782-1814
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
16.6.1783 Launched
Culloden (74) 1783-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
12.9.1783 Launched
Leda (36) 1783-1796
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
10.12.1783 Launched
Defiance (74) 1783-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
29.10.1784 Launched
Expedition (44) 1784-1817
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Ship at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
1785 Launched
Duke of Montrose (26) 1785-1808
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
EICS
12.7.1785 Launched
Ramillies (74) 1785-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
23.7.1785 Launched
Audacious (74) 1785-1815
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
1787 Launched
Carnatic (26) 1787-1802
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
IORMAR
1788 Launched
Duke of Buccleugh 1788-1802
British Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Unknown
EICS
11.1789 Launched
Discovery (10) 1789-1834
British 10 Gun
Other Discovery Vessel
, Discovery Vessel at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1714
1.10.1792 Launched
Bombay Castle 1792-1807
British Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at London - Thames
EICS
8.10.1793 Launched
Alert (16) 1793-1794
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
19.11.1793 Launched
Albacore (16) 1793-1802
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
2.1.1794 Launched
Cormorant (16) 1794-1796
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
1.2.1794 Launched
Favorite (16) 1794-1806
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
BWAS-1793
3.3.1794 Launched
Diana (38) 1794-1815
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
17.5.1794 Launched
Borer (12) 1794-1810
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
, Gun-brig at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
17.5.1794 Launched
Plumper (12) 1794-1802
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
, Gun-brig at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
1795 Launched
Cirencester (26) 1795-1813
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
EICS
17.6.1795 Launched
Caroline (36) 1795-1815
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
16.7.1795 Launched
Curlew (16) 1795-1796
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
14.10.1795 Launched
Chameleon (16) 1795-1811
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
 
14.10.1795 Launched
Racoon (16) 1795-1806
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
14.10.1795 Launched
Cameleon (16) 1795-1811
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
1796 Launched
Coutts 1796-1815
British Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Unknown
IORMAR
1796 Launched
Cuffnells 1796-1816
British Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
EICS
23.4.1796 Launched
Monmouth (64) 1796-1834
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
29.1.1797 Launched
Lancaster (64) 1797-1832
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
29.3.1797 Launched
Endymion (44) 1797-1868
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
4.1797 Launched
Gunboat No. 6 (14) 1797-1802
British 14 Gun
Unrated Gunboat
1797 Renamed "Acute"
, Gunboat at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
4.1797 Launched
Gunboat No. 7 (14) 1797-1802
British 14 Gun
Unrated Gunboat
1797 Renamed "Sparkler"
, Gunboat at Deptford - London
BWAS-1793
10.4.1797 Launched
Gunboat No. 5 (14) 1797-1803
British 14 Gun
Unrated Gunboat
1797 Renamed "Asp"
, Gunboat at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
10.4.1797 Launched
Gunboat No. 4 (14) 1797-1827
British 14 Gun
Unrated Gunboat
1797 Renamed "Assault"
, Gunboat at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
3.3.1798 Launched
Ajax (74) 1798-1807
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
19.8.1799 Launched
Camden 1799-1836
British Merchant Merchantman
, Merchantman at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
EICS
25.1.1800 Launched
City of London (28) 1800-1817
British 28 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
IORMAR
30.12.1800 Launched
Advice (6) 1800-1805
British 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
, Schooner at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
30.12.1800 Launched
Express (6) 1800-1813
British 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
, Schooner at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
2.4.1801 Launched
Basilisk (12) 1801-1815
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
, Gun-brig at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
2.4.1801 Launched
Bloodhound (12) 1801-1816
British 12 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
, Gun-brig at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
2.4.1801 Launched
Censor (12) 1801-1816
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793
15.6.1801 Launched
Ann (16) 1801-1817
British 16 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
W1812P
27.6.1801 Launched
General Stuart (12) 1801-1825
British 12 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
IORMAR
1802 Launched
Carmarthen (18) 1802-1818
British 18 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
EICS
1802 Launched
Elphinstone 1802-1817
British Merchant East Indiaman
, East Indiaman at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
EICS
3.9.1803 Launched
Illustrious (74) 1803-1868
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey
BWAS-1793

Notes on Officer


Biographyref:1059

RANDALL, JOHN (1755–1802), shipbuilder, was son of John Randall, shipbuilder, of Rotherhithe. He received a liberal education, and on the death of his father, about 1776, successfully continued the shipbuilding business under his own management. He applied himself at the same time to the study of mathematics, in which, as well as in the principles and details of naval construction, he attained proficiency. In addition to the large number of ships which he built for the mercantile marine and for the East India Company, he built upwards of fifty for the government, including several 74-gun ships and large frigates—among them the Audacious, Ramillies, and Culloden, which were specially celebrated in the war of the French revolution. In the more theoretical part of his profession, he collected materials for a treatise on naval architecture, but on the publication of some French works he abandoned the design. He took a prominent part in founding the Society of Naval Architects. At the same time he maintained his youthful interest in literature and music.

During the revolutionary war shipwrights' wages had been largely increased, and when, with the peace, the pressure of work ceased, and Randall lowered them to the former standard, his men went out on strike. The admiralty permitted him to engage workmen from the Deptford dockyard, and offered to send a military force to protect them. Randall declined the offer, believing that his personal authority with the men on strike would be sufficient. But the Deptford men were forcibly prevented from working in his yard; and, in attempting to quell the riot, he was slightly wounded. His mortification at the action of his men, whom he had treated liberally, brought on a fever, of which he died, at his house in Great Cumberland Street, Hyde Park, on 23 Aug. 1802. He left a widow and family.




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