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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 1744-1756
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

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
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
 
 

Previous comments on this page

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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