Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1762/11/22BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBarfleur Class
Designed byThomas SladeBWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph HarrisBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Broken Up1819/09BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 8"Imperial Feet53.9522
Length of Keel144' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet43.9103
Breadth50' 3"Imperial Feet15.3162
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008
Draught Forward14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2863
Draught Aft17' 1"Imperial Feet5.1852
Burthen1,947 4794Tons BM


1768Broadside Weight = 907 Imperial Pound ( 411.3245 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2British 9-Pounder
1780Broadside Weight = 931 Imperial Pound ( 422.2085 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 9-Pounder
1790Broadside Weight = 958 Imperial Pound ( 434.453 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

Flag Officers

1780/021780/10Vice-AdmiralSamuel BarringtonODNB
1780/101783/05Rear-AdmiralSamuel HoodODNB
1787/101788Rear-AdmiralSamuel HoodODNB
17891790Vice-Admiral of the RedRobert RoddamODNB
17901790Rear-AdmiralJohn Elliotref:676
17911791AdmiralSamuel BarringtonODNB
17911791/09Rear-AdmiralJonathon FaulknorODNB
1793/121794/08Rear-AdmiralGeorge BowyerODNB
1794/081795/03Rear-AdmiralSir George Keith ElphinstoneODNB
1795/031799/02Vice-AdmiralWilliam WaldegraveODNB
1799/021799/08Vice-AdmiralLord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith)ODNB
1799/081800Rear-AdmiralJames Hawkins-WhitshedODNB
18001802/05Rear-AdmiralCuthbert CollingwoodODNB
1809/011809/02Rear-AdmiralLord Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley)ODNB
1809/021812/08Vice-AdmiralGeorge BerkelyODNB


1770/101770/12CommanderAndrew Snape HamondODNB
1770/121771/06CaptainAndrew Snape HamondODNB
1771/061773/11CaptainEdward VernonODNB
1773/111776CaptainPeter ParkerODNB
17761779CaptainMark MilbankeODNB
1780/021780/10CaptainBenjamin HillODNB
1780/101781/03CaptainJohn Nicholson InglefieldODNB
1781/031781/08CaptainJohn KnightODNB
1781/081782/04CaptainAlexander Arthur HoodODNB
1782/041783/05CaptainJohn KnightODNB
1787/101789CaptainJohn KnightODNB
1789/05/011789/09/30CaptainRobert Calderref:616
17901791CaptainSir John JervisODNB
17911791/09CaptainJohn BourmasterODNB
1794/081795/03CaptainJohn ElphinstonODNB
1795/031799/02CaptainJames Richard DacresODNB
1799/021799/08CaptainJohn ElphinstonODNB
1799/06/081799/07CaptainGeorge BarkerNBD1849
1799/081800CaptainPeter PugetODNB
18001800CaptainGeorge Hopewell StephensODNB
18001801/10CaptainJohn IrwinODNB
1801/011809/01CaptainDonald M'LeodODNB
1801/101802/05CaptainJohn Acworth OmmanneyODNB
1804/111805/10CaptainGeorge MartinODNB
1804/111805/11/09CaptainGeorge MartinODNB
1805/101805/12CaptainRobert BarlowODNB
1805/121806CaptainPhilip Charles Calderwood Henderson DurhamODNB
18061807CaptainSir Joseph Sydney YorkeODNB
1809/011809/02CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeODNB
1809/051812/08CaptainThomas Masterman HardyODNB
1811/031812/08CommanderJohn CowanODNB
1812/09/071814/02/27CaptainSir Edward Berryref:616
1814/02/271814/07CaptainJohn MaitlandODNB

Commissioned Officers

17821782/08/21LieutenantWilliam Domettref:616
1782/011782/02CommanderIsaac Coffinref:616
17901791Second CaptainRobert CalderODNB
1795/03/201797/01/14LieutenantWalter BoswellNBD1849
17961797/03/07First LieutenantJohn Blighref:616
17971798/08LieutenantJohn Surman Cardenref:616
1798/02/081798/05/16LieutenantCharles AdamNBD1849
1808/02/231808/12/07LieutenantPeregrine BowenBWAS-1714
1808/12/081812/02/01LieutenantGeorge Anson ByronNBD1849
1810/021810/12/19Flag LieutenantMaurice Frederick Fitzhardinge BerkeleyNBD1849
18111811/11/02Acting LieutenantMartin BennettNBD1849
1811/11/021811/12/18LieutenantMartin BennettNBD1849

Warrant Officers

1787/12/011790/05/30GunnerWilliam RiversNAO
1793/04/121794/06MasterSamuel BlythN-GAZ

Petty Officers

1787/12/011788/11/25MidshipmanThe Hon. Courtnay Boyleref:616
17941794MidshipmanEdward Augustus DownADM 171/8
17941794Master's MateEdward Durnford KingADM 171/8
1804/081807/05MidshipmanGeorge BuryNBD1849
1808/061808/11MidshipmanJonathon ButcherNBD1849
1812/041814MidshipmanWilliam Augustus ArchibaldNBD1849
1812/05UnknownMidshipmanJames AndersonNBD1849


17941794Able SeamanPaul AllenADM 171/8
17941794Able SeamanWilliam BeadleADM 171/8
17941794Carpenter's CrewWilliam BrooksADM 171/8
17941794Ordinary SeamanJohn CookeADM 171/8
17941794Ordinary SeamanWilliam CooperADM 171/8
17941794Able SeamanEdward LadleADM 171/8

Service History

DateEvent Source
1770/10Commissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1771/01Completed as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1772/04Refited as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1773/06/22Took part in the Royal Review at SpitheadBWAS-1714
1778Re-classed as a 98 gun Second Rate 
1779/07Started a small repair, refit and coppering at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1780/02Recommissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1780/05Completed small repair, refit and coppering at a cost of £24,397.4.5dBWAS-1714
1780/11/29Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1781/02/03At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
1781/04/29Battle of Fort Royal 
1781/08Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1781/09/05Battle of the Chesapeake 
1781/11/11Sailed for New YorkBWAS-1714
1781/12/05At BarbadosBWAS-1714
1782/01/25At St KittsBWAS-1714
1782/01/25Battle of Saint Kitts 
1782/04/12Battle of the Saintes 
1782/04/19In the Mona PassageBWAS-1714
1782/04/19Battle of the Mona Passage 
1782/07/27Sailed to America with PigotBWAS-1714
1782/09/05Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
1782/10/24Left New York to blockade Cape FrancoisBWAS-1714
1783/04/26Left Jamaica bound for England, paid off on arrivalBWAS-1714
1785/06Started a great repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1786/10Completed great repair at Portsmouth at a cost of £31,829.11.8dBWAS-1714
1791/09Paid offBWAS-1714
1792/09Started a middling to great repair and refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1794/01Completed repairs and refit at a cost of £51,400BWAS-1714
1794/06/01Had 9 killed and 25 wounded at the [Glorious 1st of June]BWAS-1714
1794/06/01Glorious 1st of June 
1795/06/23Action of Ile Groix 
1795/12Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1796At TunisBWAS-1714
1797/02/142nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
1800Returned to the Channel fleetBWAS-1714
1802/05Paid offBWAS-1714
1803/01Started fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1805/01Completed fitting at a cost of £20,491BWAS-1714
1805/07/223rd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
1807Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1808/04/29Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1714
1809/02/25Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1714
1812/08Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
1812/11/17Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1814/07Laid up in ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
1819/09Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:676 More than Nelson Web Site
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
N-GAZ The Naval gazetteer, Biographer and ChronologistJ W NorieBook
ADM 171/8 ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
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Posted by colin dixie on Monday 23rd of January 2017 16:16

I have in my possession a signed document dated 12th July 1794 signed by Cuthbert Collingwood confirming the duties of Midshipman Edwards under his command on the ship HMS Barfleur from feb to july 1794.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 7th of May 2012 20:12

22 June 1773 The fleet reviewed at Spithead, the King in Barfleur 90 cap Edward Vernon fleet C in C Vice-Admiral Thomas Pye,Albion 64 cap Samuel Barrington and Torbay 74 cap Sir Francis Samuel Drake present

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