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


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 


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

17 Ship Commanders

12.11.1778 - 9.9.1779Captain Samuel Cornish (1739-1816) Transfered ADM 6/21/473BWAS-17149.9.1779 - 25.9.1781Captain David Graves ADM 6/22/25BWAS-171425.9.1781 - 20.7.1783Captain James Kempthorne (1737-1808) ADM 6/22/455
Issued by Thomas Graves (1725-1802), North America
Confirmed 20.4.1782
10.5.1790 - 1.10.1790Captain William Domett (1754-1828) Transfered ADM 6/24/26ref:6161.10.1790 - 20.1.1791Captain George Blagden Westcott (1753-1798) ADM 6/24/72BWAS-171420.1.1791 - 24.9.1791Captain George Blagden Westcott (1753-1798) ADM 6/24/103ADM 6/245.4.1793 - 24.5.1794Captain Richard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834) Transfered ADM 6/24/226BWAS-171418.7.1794 - 1.1795Captain Lawrence William Halstead ADM 6/25/63BWAS-17141.1795 - 12.1797Captain Edward Griffith (1767-1832)BWAS-171412.1797 - 11.1799Captain John Child Purvis (1746/47-1825)BWAS-17142.1801 - 5.1801Captain William Domett (1754-1828)BWAS-17145.1801 - 8.1801Captain Robert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-17148.1801 - 10.5.1802Captain George MurrayBWAS-17148.1805 - 11.1805Captain Robert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-171411.1805 - 6.1806Captain Harry Burrard NealeBWAS-17146.1806 - 7.1806Captain Edward Oliver OsbornBWAS-17147.1806 - 26.6.1809Captain Thomas WesternBWAS-1714

9 Flag Officers

19.3.1779 - 1782Rear-Admiral of the Blue Thomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 107/3/474BWAS-171410.1782 - 7.1783Rear-Admiral of the Red Joshua Rowley (1734-1790)BWAS-17145.1790 - 11.1790Vice-Admiral of the Blue Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 6/25/53PMD5.1793 - 2.1794Rear-Admiral of the Red William Henry Clarence (1765-1837)BWAS-17148.1794 - 14.5.1795Rear-Admiral John Colpoys (1742-1821)BWAS-171428.7.1795 - 8.12.1796Admiral of the WhiteLord Alexander Arthur Hood (1st Baron Bridport) (1726-1814) TransferedE-WIKI1796Vice-Admiral of the Blue Charles Thompson (1740-1799)BWAS-17142.1801 - 1802Admiral of the BlueSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)BWAS-17141802 - 9.2.1802Admiral of the White Thomas Graves (1st Baron of Gravesend in the County of Londonderry) (1725-1802)† Discharged Dead ADM 107/3/474BWAS-1714

17 Commissioned Officers

2.1781 - 3.1782Lieutenant Isaac Coffin (1759-1839)ref:61623.7.1790 - 30.9.1790Eighth Lieutenant John Draper Transfered ADM 6/24/54ADM 6/2428.7.1790 - 5.10.1790Fifth Lieutenant James Rogers Transfered ADM 6/24/56ADM 6/2412.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant Anthony Hunt (d.1798) ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2412.10.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant James Lind ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2412.10.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant Richard Coombes ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2412.10.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant Thomas Elphinstone ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2412.10.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant Robert Sauce ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2412.10.1790 - 1790Sixth Lieutenant John Broughton ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2412.10.1790 - 1790Seventh Lieutenant Archibald Young ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2410.1794 - 9.3.1795Lieutenant Richard Dacres (1761-1837)ref:6163.1801 - 10.9.1801Acting Lieutenant George Bignell (1786-?)NBD184910.4.1801 - 10.5.1802Lieutenant Charles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?) Discharged ADM 196/3/80ADM 19610.9.1801 - 1802Lieutenant George Bignell (1786-?)NBD184917.10.1805 - 8.11.1806Lieutenant John Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD184924.7.1806 - 7.1809Lieutenant John William Andrew (1783-1854)NBD184924.5.1808 - 14.12.1808Lieutenant Hopewell Hayward BuddNBD1849

4 Warrant Officers

25.6.1791 - 24.9.1791Master John TillyADM 29-11795Chaplain Samuel ColeADM 171/811.2.1801 - 7.1801Master John Fryer (1752-1817)13.2.1802 - 10.5.1802Carpenter William SpasshattADM 29-1

8 Petty Officers

9.1787 - 12.1793Midshipman John Baker (1770-1845)NBD184910.4.1793 - 3.1794Midshipman James Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6161798 - 18.11.1798Midshipman Edward Watson (d.1798)TNC1800 - 6.1801Master's Mate Flowers Beckett (1779-?)NBD18498.1801 - 11.1802Midshipman Charles BowenBWAS-17141806 - 1809Midshipman James Richard BoothNBD18491.1806 - 6.1806Midshipman Charles Burrard (1793-1870)NBD18495.1806 - 5.7.1809Midshipman Emanuel Blight (1790-?)NBD1849

3 Crewmen

12.10.1790 - 24.9.1791Captain's Servant William Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO1795Boy William AtkinsADM 171/825.8.1805 - 18061st Class Volunteer James Richard BoothNBD1849

Service History

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

Paid off into ordinary

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

Paid off

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

Paid off into ordinary

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

Paid off into ordinary

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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