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
ConstructorEdward 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 Commanding Officers

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Third Rate Ship of the Line Marengo (74) in the Atlantic
13.3.1806Took the Fifth Rate 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


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site

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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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