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Blenheim

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Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.10.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.5.1756BWAS-1714
Launched5.7.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSandwich Class (1755)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1783
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Israel PownollBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1779
BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Razeed2.1801BWAS-1714
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck176' 1"Imperial Feet53.6451 
Length of Keel142' 7"Imperial Feet43.2858 
Breadth49' 1"Imperial Feet14.938 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Draught Aft17' 10 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,827 1394Tons BM 

Armament


1761Broadside 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

1790Broadside Weight = 940 Imperial Pound ( 426.29 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1761750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.8.1761 - 26.9.1762Captain
William GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1765
ADM 6/19/338
ADM 6/19
26.9.1762 - 10.5.1763Captain
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
ADM 6/19/514
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 27.6.1763
ODNB
10.3.1777 - 5.2.1780Captain
Broderick HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1784
ADM 6/21/263
BWAS-1714
11.4.1782 - 23.12.1782Captain
Adam DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1849
ADM 6/22/449
BWAS-1714
23.12.1782 - 6.5.1783Captain
Thomas LewisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1783
ADM 6/22/559
ADM 6/22
2.5.1783 - 13.9.1784Captain
Richard BogerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1814
: on board from 6.5.1783 ADM 6/23/61
BWAS-1714
30.7.1794 - 23.10.1794Captain
Charles Holmes Everitt CalmadyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1804
ADM 6/25/69
BWAS-1714
12.1794 - 6.1795Captain
John BazelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1814
BWAS-1714
6.1795 - 8.1797Captain
Thomas Lennox FrederickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1799
BWAS-1714
8.1797Commander
Edward WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1714
28.9.1797 - 8.2.1798Captain
Arthur PhillipBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1797 - 11.11.1798Captain
Robert CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.9.1762 - 10.5.1763Vice-Admiral of the White
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
BWAS-1714
1797Rear-Admiral
William ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1852
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.8.1761 - 17.6.1762Fourth Lieutenant
Alexander BaillieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1763
Transfered ADM 6/19/339
ADM 6/19
17.5.1783 - 13.9.1784Fourth Lieutenant
William KentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1811
ADM 6/23/70
ADM 6/23
12.1796 - 1797Acting Lieutenant
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849
3.1797 - 5.1801Flag Lieutenant
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1794 - 3.1797Midshipman
Young ApplebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1840
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1794 - 11.17971st Class Volunteer
William Case BurbidgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1837
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1761Commissioned for the Seven Years WarBWAS-1714
11.11.1761Completed at a cost of £53,819.5.5d including fittingBWAS-1714
28.5.1762Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1777Fitted to "receive new raised men" at Plymouth at a cost of £7,963.6.4dBWAS-1714
3.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1778Fitted for sea at Plymouth at a cost of £5,348.11.10dBWAS-1714
5.2.1780Paid offADM 51
8.1780Started a large repair, coppering and refit at ChathamBWAS-1714
6.1782Completed repairs at a cost of £58,531.16.9d (including coppering and fitting)BWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
13.9.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1790Refitted as a 98 gun Second Rate Ship of the LineBWAS-1714
8.1794Recommissioned for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
4.1795Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
10.1798Returned to England and paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
11.11.1798Paid offADM 51
31.1.1801Ordered to be cut down to a 74-gun Third RateBWAS-1714
2.1801Docked to be converted at ChathamBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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Posted by Martin Hawkins on Thursday 7th of April 2022 06:50

Hello David, My name is Martin Hawkins and James Harvey was my 3 x Great Grandfather.
H.M. Ship Blenheim, Austin Bissell, Esq. commanding, bearing the flag of H.E. Sir Thos. Troubridge, Bart. Together with H.M. ships, Java, Capt. Pigot, and Harrier, Capt. Finlay, sailed from the roads late on Monday evening.A Packet for the reception of Letters to Europe by the above ships, was opened at the Post Office, on the 10th, and was closed on Monday at noon.Taken from The Madras Courier 14 Jan 1807. The Blenheim and the Java sank off Madagascar in Feb 1807 not 1808. I have a great deal of information regarding James Harvey which I would be happy to share with you. My email address is mensareject@optusnet.com.au and I live now in Australia.
I would be interested to know your connection to James Harvey.
Kind regards
Martin Hawkins
Volunteer Family History Consultant
Underwood, Logan City
Queensland Aust 4119


Posted by david white on Friday 14th of January 2022 20:58

Was James Harvey Ships Purser part of the crew when it sank in 1808?


Posted by Cy on Tuesday 9th of August 2016 18:24

Yep, they were.


Posted by David on Tuesday 9th of August 2016 00:04

Dimensions seem messed up.
Moulded Breadth>> Gundeck length,
Length of Gundeck >>Keel

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