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Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.12.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.11.1759BWAS-1714
Named28.12.1760BWAS-1714
Launched24.5.1766BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.11.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward Allin (d.1795)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel144' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet43.8944 
Breadth49' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet14.9511 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,870 9394Imperial Feet0.0251 

Armament


11.1778Broadside Weight = 931 Imperial Pound ( 422.2085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1790Broadside Weight = 958 Imperial Pound ( 434.453 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1778750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

17 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.11.1778 - 9.9.1779CaptainSamuel Pitchford (1739-1816) ADM 6/21/473BWAS-17149.9.1779 - 25.9.1781CaptainDavid Graves ADM 6/22/25BWAS-171425.9.1781 - 20.7.1783CaptainJames Kempthorne (1737-1808) ADM 6/22/455
Issued by Thomas Graves (1725-1802), North America
Commission confirmed 20.4.1782
BWAS-1714
10.5.1790 - 1.10.1790CaptainWilliam Domett (1754-1828) ADM 6/24/26ref:6161.10.1790 - 20.1.1791CaptainGeorge Blagden Westcott (1753-1798) ADM 6/24/72BWAS-171420.1.1791 - 24.9.1791CaptainGeorge Blagden Westcott (1753-1798) ADM 6/24/103ADM 6/245.4.1793 - 24.5.1794CaptainRichard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834) ADM 6/24/226BWAS-171418.7.1794 - 1.1795CaptainLawrence William Halstead ADM 6/25/63BWAS-17141.1795 - 12.1797CaptainEdward Griffith (1767-1832)BWAS-171412.1797 - 11.1799CaptainJohn Child PurvisBWAS-17142.1801 - 5.1801CaptainWilliam Domett (1754-1828)BWAS-17145.1801 - 8.1801CaptainRobert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-17148.1801 - 10.5.1802CaptainGeorge MurrayBWAS-17148.1805 - 11.1805CaptainRobert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-171411.1805 - 6.1806CaptainHarry Burrard NealeBWAS-17146.1806 - 7.1806CaptainEdward Oliver OsbornBWAS-17147.1806 - 26.6.1809CaptainThomas WesternBWAS-1714

9 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.3.1779 - 1782Rear-Admiral of the BlueThomas Graves (1725-1802)BWAS-171410.1782 - 7.1783Rear-Admiral of the RedJoshua Rowley (1734-1790)BWAS-17145.1790 - 11.1790Vice-Admiral of the Blue Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814)PMD5.1793 - 2.1794Rear-Admiral of the RedWilliam Henry Clarence (1765-1837)BWAS-17148.1794 - 14.5.1795Rear-AdmiralJohn Colpoys (1742-1821)BWAS-171428.7.1795 - 8.12.1796Admiral of the WhiteLord Alexander Arthur Hood (1st Baron Bridport) (1726-1814)EWIKI1796Vice-Admiral of the BlueCharles Thompson (1740-1799)BWAS-17142.1801 - 1802Admiral of the BlueSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)BWAS-17141802 - 4.1802Admiral of the White Thomas Graves (1st Baron of Gravesend in the County of Londonderry) (1725-1802)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1781 - 3.1782LieutenantIsaac Coffin (1759-1839)ref:6165.1790 - 1791LieutenantJohn Cooke (1762-1805)ref:61610.1794 - 9.3.1795LieutenantRichard Dacres (1761-1837)ref:6163.1801 - 10.9.1801Acting LieutenantGeorge Bignell (1786-?)NBD184910.9.1801 - 1802LieutenantGeorge Bignell (1786-?)NBD184917.10.1805 - 8.11.1806LieutenantJohn Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD184924.7.1806 - 7.1809LieutenantJohn William Andrew (1783-1854)NBD184924.5.1808 - 14.12.1808LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD1849

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.6.1791 - 24.9.1791MasterJohn TillyADM29-11795ChaplainSamuel ColeADM 171/811.2.1801 - 7.1801MasterJohn Fryer (1752-1817)13.2.1802 - 10.5.1802CarpenterWilliam SpasshattADM29-1

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1787 - 12.1793MidshipmanJohn Baker (1770-1845)NBD184910.4.1793 - 3.1794MidshipmanJames Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6161798 - 18.11.1798MidshipmanEdward Watson (d.1798)TNC1800 - 6.1801Master's MateFlowers Beckett (1779-?)NBD18498.1801 - 11.1802MidshipmanCharles BowenBWAS-17141806 - 1809MidshipmanJames Richard BoothNBD18491.1806 - 6.1806MidshipmanCharles Burrard (1793-1870)NBD18495.1806 - 5.7.1809MidshipmanEmanuel Blight (1790-?)NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.10.1790 - 24.9.1791Captain's ServantWilliam Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO1795BoyWilliam AtkinsADM 171/825.8.1805 - 18061st Class VolunteerJames Richard BoothNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1766First cost was £53,036.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1778Started a small repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
11.1778Commissioned for the first timeBWAS-1714
14.2.1779Completed small repair at Chatham at a cost of £15,262.18.5dBWAS-1714
1.1780Coppered and fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £6,461.16.1dBWAS-1714
17.5.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
17.10.1782Action of 1782-10-17
18.10.1782Action of 18 October 1782
26.4.1783Left Jamaica bound for homeBWAS-1714
20.7.1783

Paid off into ordinary

BWAS-1714
7.1785Started a middling repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
3.1787Completed middling repair at a cost of £36,631.12.11dBWAS-1714
6.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
24.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1793Joined Earl Howe's squadronBWAS-1714
2.1794Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
8.1794Recommissioned for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
1798To the Lisbon stationBWAS-1714
9.1799Returned to England for service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
11.1799Started a refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1.1800Completed refit at a cost of £12,260BWAS-1714
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
10.5.1802

Paid off into ordinary

BWAS-1714
4.1805Started fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1805Recommissioned for the Channel fleetBWAS-1714
12.1805Completed fitting at a cost of £39,998BWAS-1714
13.3.1806Action of 1806-03-13
13.3.1806Took the Ship of the Line Marengo (74) in the Atlantic
13.3.1806Took the Frigate La Belle Poule (40) in the Atlantic
1807Part of the squadron in LisbonBWAS-1714
11.11.1807Sailed for Brazil as part of the escort for the Portugese royal familyBWAS-1714
26.6.1809

Paid off into ordinary

BWAS-1714
4.1811Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by cy on Monday 6th of June 2016 16:29

Thanks Tim, updated


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 6th of June 2016 08:38

I have Between May and Nov. 1790 V-Ad Hood raises his flag in London98 as #4 channel fleet at Spithead during the Spanish armament

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