Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.4.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam Gray (d.1775)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Queen' (1811) (74)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth49' 6"Imperial Feet14.9521 
Depth in Hold21' 9"Imperial Feet6.6294 
Draught Forward13' 8 ½"Tons BM 
Draught Aft19' 6"Tons BM 
Burthen1,876 7494Tons BM 


11.1776Broadside 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

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

4.11.1776 - 16.4.1778CaptainJohn Robinson (d.c.1807) ADM 6/21/227BWAS-171416.4.1778 - 19.11.1778CaptainIsaac Prescott (d.1830) ADM 6/21/390BWAS-171419.11.1778 - 3.10.1780CaptainAlexander Innes (d.1786) ADM 6/21/476BWAS-17143.10.1780 - 1.1.1781CaptainSamuel Wallis (1728-1795) ADM 6/22/178BWAS-17142.1.1781 - 9.1782CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786) ADM 6/22/221BWAS-17149.9.1782 - 4.1783CaptainWilliam Domett (1754-1828)BWAS-17144.1783 - 3.1786CaptainJohn Wainwright (d.1810)BWAS-171412.1792 - 8.1794CaptainJohn Hutt (1746-1794)BWAS-17148.1794 - 8.1796CaptainWilliam BedfordBWAS-171428.6.1796 - 10.1800CaptainMann Dobson (1756-1847)BWAS-17145.1803 - 3.1804CaptainJoseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831)BWAS-17143.1804 - 5.1804CaptainTheophilius JonesBWAS-17145.1804 - 1805CaptainManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17141805 - 1806CaptainFrancis PenderBWAS-17141806 - 1807CaptainRichard ThomasBWAS-17141807 - 1808CaptainCharles Inglis (d.1833)BWAS-17141808 - 11.1808CaptainThomas George Shortland (1771-1827)BWAS-1714

11 Flag Officers

11.1776 - 8.1778Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783)BWAS-17149.1782 - 2.1783Rear-Admiral of the BlueLord Samuel Hood (1st Baron Hood) (1724-1816)BWAS-17144.1783 - 3.1786Admiral of the BlueJohn Montagu (1719-1795)BWAS-17141.2.1793 - 8.1796Rear-Admiral of the BlueAlan Gardner (1742-1809)BWAS-171428.6.1796 - 10.1800Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)BWAS-17141805 - 1806Vice-Admiral of the BlueJohn Knight (1747-1831)BWAS-171417.6.1805 - 9.1805Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832)ref:6163.11.1805 - 8.11.1805Vice-Admiral of the BlueCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)NAO9.11.1805 - 23.4.1806Vice-Admiral of the RedLord Cuthbert Collingwood (1st Baron Collingwood, of Caldburne and Hethpool) (1750-1810)NAO1807 - 1808Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge Martin (1765-1847)BWAS-171428.4.1808 - 11.1808Rear-Admiral of the BlueManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers

4.11.1776 - 27.3.1778Third LieutenantWilliam Spicer ADM 6/21/227ADM 6/2127.3.1778 - 20.4.1778Second LieutenantWilliam Spicer ADM 6/21/383ADM 6/211794LieutenantRobert Lawrie (1746-1848)EWIKI30.5.1794 - 17.7.1794Acting LieutenantSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)NBD18495.11.1795 - 1800LieutenantRobert Barrie (1774-1841)ref:61613.7.1800 - 15.2.1801LieutenantFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD18495.5.1804 - 4.7.1805LieutenantRichard Booth BowdenNBD18491805 - 29.10.1805LieutenantHenry BoyesNBD184913.11.1805 - 23.4.1806LieutenantAbel FerrisNAO

1 Warrant Officer

1794 - 1795SurgeonFrancis Connin (1768-1857)ADM 171/8

7 Petty Officers

1792 - 30.1.1794Master's MateSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)NBD18491794MidshipmanGeorge Neate Tremlett (1769-?)ADM 171/81794MidshipmanRobert Hayley Judd (d.1847)ADM 171/81794MidshipmanSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)ADM 171/86.1796 - 10.1800MidshipmanWilliam Collins Barker (1779-1848)NBD18491797MidshipmanArchibald Black (1770-1852)NBD18496.1807 - 1808MidshipmanJohn CampbellNBD1849

16 Crewmen

1794Captain's ServantGeorge BerryADM 171/81794Captain's ServantWilliam FergusonADM 171/81794LandmanPhilip EustaceADM 171/81794Able SeamanHenry StebbingADM 171/81794Able SeamanStephen EndellADM 171/81794Captain's ServantElijah ShewanADM 171/81794Able SeamanGeorge ChambersADM 171/81794Able SeamanJoseph MaceyADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames BryanADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJoseph LaneADM 171/81794RetinueRichard HigginsADM 171/81794 - 1795Ordinary SeamanWilliam BrianADM 171/81795LandmanJohn CarterADM 171/85.1804 - 11.18051st Class VolunteerWilliam BishopNBD18498.1.1805 - 4.18061st Class VolunteerJohn Bendyshe (1791-?)NBD18493.1805 - 18061st Class VolunteerJohn Frederick Appleby (1795-1878)NBD1849

1 Marine

1794PrivateWilliam MorleyADM 171/8

Service History

20.7.1770Completed fitting at a cost of £45,660.15.5d plus £963 'to fit her to sail at Plymouth'BWAS-1714
10.1776Completed fitting as a flagship at Plymoucht at a cost of £4,776.7.9dBWAS-1714
11.1776Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
12.12.1781Action of 1781-12-12
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
1809Used as a prison ship at GillinghamBWAS-1714
6.1811Started cutting down to a Third rate 74BWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 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 Roger Hutchins on Wednesday 1st of August 2018 14:39

(7) Petty Officers: Pascoe Dunn (1786-1826), rated Midshipman Oct 1797 by Capt F. Pender, and having served him as Master's Mate on Ocean March-Nov 1806, followed him to Queen as Acting Lieutenant Nov 1806 until August 1808, "off Cadiz, and Mediterranean".

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