Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.8.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.4.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Lock (d.1762)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1791BWAS-1714


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 


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

11 Ship Commanders

10.4.1761 - 21.3.1763Captain William Langdon (1711-1785) ADM 6/19/307BWAS-171420.10.1770 - 17.6.1771Captain James Cranston (c.1733-1790) Transfered ADM 6/20/303BWAS-171418.6.1771 - 1.11.1773Captain Joseph Knight (c.1708-1775) ADM 6/20/382BWAS-17141.11.1773 - 31.3.1775Captain John Reynolds (d.1788) ADM 6/20/525BWAS-171431.3.1775 - 19.9.1776CaptainSir Edward Le Cras (c.1718-1784) ADM 6/21/82BWAS-171419.9.1776 - 26.3.1779Captain John Laforey (1729-1796) Transfered ADM 6/21/214BWAS-17142.9.1779 - 4.1.1782Captain George Ourry (1732-1800) ADM 6/22/23BWAS-17144.1.1782 - 6.3.1782CaptainThe Hon. Charles Phipps (1753-1786) Transfered ADM 6/22/395ADM 6/226.3.1782 - 8.4.1782Captain John Cleland (d.1795) ADM 6/22/420ADM 6/228.4.1782 - 9.4.1782Captain John Bourmaster (1736-1807) Transfered ADM 6/22/445BWAS-17146.7.1782 - 10.1.1783Captain Richard Boger (1739-1822) ADM 6/22/492BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

1772 - 1773Rear-Admiral of the White Richard Spry (1715-1775)BWAS-171429.1.1778 - 1779Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Hugh Palliser (1st Baronet) (1721/22-1796) ADM 107/1/259BWAS-17149.1782 - 10.1.1783Vice-Admiral of the Blue Mark Milbanke (1724-1805)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

2.9.1779 - 3.10.1780First Lieutenant James Glasford (c.1736-1796) ADM 6/22/23ADM 6/2212.1.1847 - 10.1.1848Commander James Gabriel Gordon (d.1871) Transfered ADM 196/2/1ADM 196

2 Warrant Officers

1759 - 17.1.1759Carpenter Alexander Fall Transfered ADM 6/19/26ADM 6/197.2.1791 - 27.10.1791Carpenter William Lemon DischargedADM 29/8

1 Petty Officer

5.1.1778 - 21.5.1778Carpenter's Mate William LemonADM 29/8

Service History

9.6.1761Completed at a cost of £58,292.10.9d incuding fittingBWAS-1714

Paid off

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

Paid off

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


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 

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