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Barfleur

104
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.10.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.11.1762BWAS-1714
Named15.11.1761BWAS-1714
Launched30.7.1768BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.10.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBarfleur Class (1762)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph HarrisBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1742-1773
BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1819BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


1768Broadside Weight = 907 Imperial Pound ( 411.3245 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1780Broadside 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
1780750EstablishmentBWAS-1714
1794738EstablishmentBWAS-1714

32 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.10.1770 - 7.12.1770Captain
Christopher HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1778
ADM 6/20/303
ADM 6/20
7.12.1770 - 25.5.1771Captain
Andrew Snape HamondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/20/320
ADM 6/20
25.5.1771 - 26.10.1773Captain
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
ADM 6/20/378
ODNB
26.10.1773 - 1.11.1775Captain
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
Transfered ADM 6/20/524
ODNB
1.11.1775 - 5.4.1777Captain
Mark MilbankeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1802
Transfered ADM 6/21/133
ODNB
7.2.1780 - 11.10.1780Captain
Benjamin HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1783
ADM 6/22/85
ODNB
11.10.1780 - 27.7.1781Captain
John Nicholson InglefieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1796
ADM 6/22/181
ODNB
27.7.1781 - 5.2.1782Captain
Alexander HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1795
Transfered ADM 6/23/57
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 28.4.1783
ODNB
5.2.1782 - 15.7.1783Captain
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1810
ADM 6/23/98
Issued by
Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
, North America
Confirmed 18.7.1783
ODNB
3.10.1787 - 13.5.1790Captain
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1810
Transfered ADM 6/23/422
ODNB
1.5.1789 - 27.9.1790Captain
Robert CalderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
Transfered ADM 6/23/523
ref:616
24.9.1790 - 30.3.1791Captain
Robert Carthew ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1791
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
30.3.1791 - 8.9.1791Captain
John BourmasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1804
ADM 6/24/114
ODNB
23.12.1793 - 7.8.1794Captain
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
Transfered ADM 6/24/292
BWAS-1793
7.7.1794 - 3.1795Captain
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1795
ADM 6/25/57
ODNB
3.1795 - 2.1799Captain
James Richard DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1808
ODNB
2.1799 - 8.1799Captain
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1795
ODNB
8.6.1799 - 7.1799Captain
George BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1825
NBD1849
8.1799 - 1800Captain
Peter PugetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
ODNB
1800Captain
George Hopewell StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
ODNB
1800 - 10.1801Captain
John IrwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1801
ODNB
1.1801 - 10.1801Captain
Donald M'LeodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1816
ODNB
10.1801 - 14.5.1802Captain
John Acworth OmmanneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1828
ODNB
28.11.1804 - 9.11.1805Captain
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ODNB
10.1805 - 12.1805Captain
Robert BarlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1823
ODNB
12.1805 - 1806Captain
Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson DurhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ODNB
1806 - 16.6.1807Captain
Sir Joseph Sydney YorkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
ODNB
10.12.1808 - 2.1809Captain
Samuel Hood LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ODNB
5.1809 - 8.1812Captain
Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ODNB
3.1811 - 8.1812Commander
John CowanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1812
ODNB
7.9.1812 - 27.2.1814Captain
Sir Edward Berry (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
ref:616
27.2.1814 - 27.7.1814Captain
John MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
ODNB

15 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.2.1780 - 11.10.1780Vice-Admiral
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/22/131
ODNB
26.9.1780 - 15.7.1783Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
ODNB
10.1787 - 1788Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Lord Samuel Hood (1st Baron Hood)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
1789 - 17.5.1790Vice-Admiral of the Red
Robert RoddamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1805
Transfered
ODNB
1790Rear-Admiral of the Red
John ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1808
ref:676
1791 - 9.1791Rear-Admiral of the Red
Jonathon FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1795
ODNB
1791 - 8.9.1791Admiral
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ODNB
12.1793 - 8.1794Rear-Admiral of the White
George BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
ODNB
8.1794 - 14.3.1795Rear-Admiral
George Keith ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1815
Transfered
ODNB
3.1795 - 2.1799Vice-Admiral
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
ODNB
2.1799 - 8.1799Vice-Admiral
Lord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1815
ODNB
8.1799 - 1800Rear-Admiral
James Hawkins-WhitshedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1844
ODNB
1800 - 14.5.1802Rear-Admiral of the White
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
ODNB
1.1809 - 2.1809Rear-Admiral
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
ODNB
2.1809 - 8.1812Vice-Admiral
George BerkelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1812
ODNB

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1782 - 21.8.1782Lieutenant
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ref:616
1.1782 - 2.1782Commander
Isaac CoffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ref:616
21.7.1790 - 23.9.1790Second Lieutenant
George GreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1804
ADM 6/24/53
ADM 6/24
24.9.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
William ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1796
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
24.9.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson DurhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
24.9.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
William ChantrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1790
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
24.9.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
Francis KemptBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1806
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
24.9.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
Richard SimmondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1811
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
24.9.1790 - 1790Sixth Lieutenant
Andrew Bracey TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1790
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
24.9.1790 - 1790Seventh Lieutenant
Robert Savage DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1798
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
24.9.1790 - 1790Eighth Lieutenant
Thomas BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1807
ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
20.3.1795 - 14.1.1797Lieutenant
Walter BoswellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
NBD1849
1796 - 7.3.1797First Lieutenant
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
ref:616
1797 - 8.1798Lieutenant
John Surman CardenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1855
ref:616
8.2.1798 - 20.5.1798Lieutenant
Charles AdamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1848
Discharged ADM 196/3/1
NBD1849
23.2.1808 - 7.12.1808Lieutenant
Peregrine BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1814
BWAS-1714
8.12.1808 - 1.2.1812Lieutenant
George Anson ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1862
NBD1849
2.1810 - 19.12.1810Flag Lieutenant
Maurice Frederick Fitzhardinge BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1862
NBD1849
1811 - 2.11.1811Acting Lieutenant
Martin BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1816
NBD1849
2.11.1811 - 18.12.1811Lieutenant
Martin BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1816
NBD1849

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1787 - 30.5.1790Gunner
William RiversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1812
NAO
8.6.1790 - 8.9.1791Master
Ninian JeffreysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1796
ADM 29-1
12.4.1793 - 6.1794Master
Samuel BlythBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1813
N-GAZ
1794 - 1.6.1794Surgeon
John HeathBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1778-1794
ref:1665
30.1.1795 - 23.3.1795Chaplain
Samuel ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1790-1802
ADM 29-1

10 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.12.1787 - 25.11.1788Midshipman
The Hon. Courtnay BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1831
ref:616
1794Master's Mate
Edward Durnford KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1841
ADM 171/8
1794Midshipman
Edward Augustus DownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
ADM 171/8
7.1794 - 1795Midshipman
Charles AdamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1848
NBD1849
1795Midshipman
Henry Thomas LutwidgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
8.1804 - 5.1807Midshipman
George BuryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
1806 - 6.2.1806Midshipman
John HuntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806
ref:1673
6.1808 - 11.1808Midshipman
Jonathon ButcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1842
NBD1849
4.1812 - 1814Midshipman
William Augustus ArchibaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1816
NBD1849
5.1812 - 1812Midshipman
James AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1866
NBD1849

14 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Able Seaman
Paul AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Samuel WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Stephen WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Samuel StarlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Edward LadleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
William BeadleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
John WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
William TattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
John CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794 - 1795Ordinary Seaman
William CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1795
ADM 171/8
1794Servant
James RyanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Carpenter's Crew
John PuncherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Carpenter's Crew
William BrooksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
17952nd Class Boy
Joseph BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1770Commissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1.1771Completed as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1772Refited as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
22.6.1773Took part in the Royal Review at SpitheadBWAS-1714
1778Refitted as a 98 gun Second Rate
7.1779Started a small repair, refit and coppering at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1780Recommissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
5.1780Completed small repair, refit and coppering at a cost of £24,397.4.5dBWAS-1714
29.11.1780Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
8.1781Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
11.11.1781Sailed for New YorkBWAS-1714
5.12.1781At BarbadosBWAS-1714
25.1.1782At St KittsBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782In the Mona PassageBWAS-1714
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
27.7.1782Sailed to America with PigotBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Left New York to blockade Cape FrancoisBWAS-1714
26.4.1783Left Jamaica bound for England, paid off on arrivalBWAS-1714
6.1785Started a great repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
10.1786Completed great repair at Portsmouth at a cost of £31,829.11.8dBWAS-1714
10.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1792Started a middling to great repair and refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
12.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1794Completed repairs and refit at a cost of £51,400BWAS-1714
1.6.1794Had 9 killed and 25 wounded at the [Glorious 1st of June]BWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
12.1795Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1796At TunisBWAS-1714
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
1800Returned to the Channel fleetBWAS-1714
14.5.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1803Started fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.1804RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1805Completed fitting at a cost of £20,491BWAS-1714
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
1807Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
16.6.1807Paid offADM 51
1.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1714
29.4.1808Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1714
25.2.1809Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1714
8.1812Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
17.11.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1814Laid up in ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
1.1.1817Refitted as a 104 gun First Rate Ship of the LineBWAS-1603
9.1819Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Stephen J F Plowman on Monday 22nd of April 2019 17:57

Surgeons in the Barfleur 1804-1814 from ADM104/7

Dates Appointment Names
26 Oct 1804 Edward Godden Jones Surgeon
10 Dec 1804 James Campbell Surgeon's 1st Mate
31 Dec 1804 Luke Nagle Assistant Surgeon
28 Jan 1806 P B Aickin Surgeon
6 Oct 1806 William Boyce Assistant Surgeon
2 Dec 1806 Luke Nagle Surgeon
21 Feb 1807 William Warner Surgeon
24 Feb 1807 John Margrave Surgeon
5 Mar 1808 Robert Rainey Assistant Surgeon
7 Mar 1808 Thomas Cock Assistant Surgeon
9 Mar 1808 Henry Plowman Surgeon
20 May 1811 Alexander Salter Assistant Surgeon
20 May 1811 David Williams Assistant Surgeon
6 Aug 1811 Henry Plowman Surgeon
7 Aug 1811 William Rogers Assistant Surgeon
23 Sep 1811 Henry Ryan Assistant Surgeon
21 Sep 1812 James Bootes Assistant Surgeon
21 Sep 1812 John Gillies Assistant Surgeon
26 Oct 1812 Thomas Marryat Surgeon
8 April 1813 William McWilliams Assistant Surgeon
6 Aug 1814 John Embling Assistant Surgeon



Posted by Stephen J F Plowman on Friday 19th of April 2019 20:10

1.1809 At Corunna BWAS-1793

ADM 101/89/2/Journal of HMS Barfleur by Henry Plowman, Surgeon, for 9 March 1808 and 8 March 1809, during which time the Barfleur was employed in Portsmouth Harbour, Spithead, off the River Tagus, Vigo Bay, Corunna Harbour,Cawsand Bay and off Cadiz. HMS Barfleur also acted as a hospital ship to receive the military wounded of the battleof Corunna.


Posted by John Alexander Hood on Sunday 28th of May 2017 15:48

Alexander Hood who was captain of HMS Barfleur in 1782 was not Lord Bridport (sir Samuel's brother), that Alexander having been recently made rear admiral of the blue. It was Alexander, Sir Samuel's cousin who sailed round the world with Cook as a boy seaman and finished his career and died in a famous ship to ship action in Mars. I do not think that either of these Alexanders had a middle name Arthur since they both had brothers by that name


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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