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Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.4.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.8.1758BWAS-1714
Named22.4.1758BWAS-1714
Launched21.4.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.4.1761
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
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 Up10.1791BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck176' 1 ½"Imperial Feet53.6575 
Length of Keel143' 2"Imperial Feet43.5876 
Breadth49' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet14.9543 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen1,833 894Tons BM 

Armament


4.1761Broadside Weight = 907 Imperial Pound ( 411.3245 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1761750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1761 - 3.1763CaptainWilliam Langdon (1711-1785) ADM 6/19/307BWAS-171420.10.1770 - 17.6.1771CaptainJames Cranston (d.1790) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-171418.6.1771 - 1.11.1773CaptainJoseph Knight (d.1775) ADM 6/20/382BWAS-17141.11.1773 - 31.3.1775CaptainJohn Reynolds (d.1788) ADM 6/20/525BWAS-171431.3.1775 - 19.9.1776CaptainSir Edward Le Cras (d.1784) ADM 6/21/82BWAS-171419.9.1776 - 26.3.1779CaptainJohn Laforey (1729-1796) ADM 6/21/214BWAS-17142.9.1779 - 1781CaptainGeorge Ourry (1732-1800) ADM 6/22/23BWAS-17141781 - 5.1782CaptainAlexander Edgar (d.1817)BWAS-17145.1782 - 7.1782CaptainJohn Bourmaster (1736-1807)BWAS-17147.1782 - 1.1783CaptainRichard Boger (1739-1822)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1772 - 1773Rear-Admiral of the BlueRichard Spry (1715-1775)BWAS-17141778 - 1779Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Hugh Palliser (1st Baronet) (1721/22-1796)BWAS-17149.1782 - 1.1783Vice-Admiral of the BlueMark Milbanke (1724-1805)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.9.1779 - 1779First LieutenantJames Glasford (d.1796) ADM 6/22/23ADM 6/22

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1759 - 17.1.1759CarpenterAlexander Fall ADM 6/19/26ADM 6/19

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1761CommissionedBWAS-1793
9.6.1761Completed at a cost of £58,292.10.9d incuding fittingBWAS-1714
3.1763Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1769Started a small repair at PlymouthBWAS-1793
2.1770Completed small repair at a cost of £6,979.16.8dBWAS-1793
10.1770Recommissioned, becoming a guardship at Plymouth until 1777BWAS-1793
1772Summer CruiseBWAS-1714
1773Summer CruiseBWAS-1714
22.6.1773Took part in the Spithead ReviewBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
7.1779Started a small repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
10.1779Completed small repair and fitting at a cost of £13,641.10.6dBWAS-1714
2.1780Coppered and fitted at as a guardship at Plymouth at a cost of £5,229.2.2dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.4.1781Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.12.1781Action of 1781-12-12
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
4.1782With Barrington's squadronBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
11.1782Started a mddling to great repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1784Completed repair at a cost of £29,566.17.6dBWAS-1714
7.1791Began break-up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
10.1791Completed break-up at PlymouthBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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