Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down14.4.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.4.1759
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSandwich Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Lock (d.1762)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1810B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck176' 1"Imperial Feet53.6451 
Length of Keel145' 8"Imperial Feet44.2005 
Breadth49' 1 ½"Imperial Feet14.9479 
Depth in Hold20' 11 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Burthen1,869 3694Tons BM 


4.1759Broadside Weight = 892 Imperial Pound ( 404.522 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

17 Commanding Officers

17.4.1759 - 19.4.1760CaptainHenry Speke (d.1760) ADM 6/19/57BWAS-171424.10.1760 - 1763CaptainRichard Norbury (d.1800) ADM 6/19/204BWAS-171418.1.1771 - 22.2.1771CaptainThomas Symonds (d.1792) ADM 6/20/338ADM 6/201.11.1776 - 2.9.1779CaptainRichard Edwards (1715-1795) ADM 6/21/226BWAS-17142.9.1779 - 1.10.1779CaptainJohn Macartney (d.1781) ADM 6/22/23ADM1041.10.1779 - 8.1781CaptainWalter Young ADM 6/22/32BWAS-17148.1781 - 4.1782CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich) (1733-1803)BWAS-17144.1782 - 5.1782CaptainSylverius MoriartyBWAS-17145.1782 - 8.1782CaptainJohn Cowling (d.1792)BWAS-171410.1787 - 2.1788CaptainThomas Tonken (d.1791)BWAS-17145.1790 - 10.1790CaptainThomas Tonken (d.1791)BWAS-17142.1793 - 9.1797CaptainJames Robert Mosse (d.1801)BWAS-171411.1797 - 4.1798LieutenantRichard Turner HancockBWAS-17144.1798 - 4.1801CaptainBilly Douglas (d.1817)BWAS-17144.1801 - 4.1802CaptainSir Abraham GuyotBWAS-17147.1803 - 1809LieutenantSir Emanuel Hungerford (d.1810)BWAS-17141809 - 4.1810LieutenantSir Joseph Coxwell (d.1832)BWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers

7.1759 - 1763Rear-Admiral of the WhiteFrancis Geary (1709-1796)BWAS-17149.1779 - 8.1781Admiral of the WhiteSir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792)BWAS-17144.1782 - 8.1782Vice-AdmiralSir Peter Parker (1715-1811)BWAS-17145.1790 - 10.1790Vice-AdmiralJohn Dalrymple (1722-1798)BWAS-17143.1793 - 8.1795Vice-AdmiralJohn Dalrymple (1722-1798)BWAS-17148.1795 - 7.1797Vice-AdmiralCharles Buckner (1736-c.1811)BWAS-17147.1797 - 9.1797Vice-AdmiralSkeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

3.2.1780 - 21.6.1780Fifth LieutenantWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO24.7.1780 - 22.8.1780Fifth LieutenantWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO

1 Petty Officer

10.1809 - 1809MidshipmanJoseph Fauriel Barrett (1793-?)NBD1849

3 Crewmen

1787 - 6.1793BoyJohn BroughtonNBD18491794 - 6.17951st Class VolunteerJames John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD184913.3.1796 - 15.4.1796LandmanJohn KingdonNAO

Service History

4.1759Commissioned for the Western SquadronBWAS-1714
1760In Quiberon expeditionBWAS-1714
6.4.1761Start of Belleisle operationsBWAS-1714
1762At blockade of Basque roadsBWAS-1714
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
1765Fitted as a guard ship at Portsmouth at a cost of £5,282.9.5dBWAS-1714
2.1777Fitted as a guard ship at Portsmouth at a cost of £9,913.10.8dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
1779Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1779Began refitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.1779Completed refitting at a cost of £15,396.6.6d including copperingBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
8.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1782Recommissioned as a guard ship at the NoreBWAS-1714
2.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
23.3.1790Reclassified as a receiving shipBWAS-1714
5.1790Recommissioned as a receiving shipBWAS-1714
10.1790Fitted as a receiving ship at Sheerness at a cost of £4,805.6.8dBWAS-1714
12.1792Recommissioned as guardship at the NoreBWAS-1714
9.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1797Recommissioned as a Prison ship (Rated as a sloop)BWAS-1714
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1803Recommissioned as a prison shipBWAS-1714
4.1810Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1810Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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