Prince George

Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.5.1767BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.11.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBarfleur ClassBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel143' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet43.6023 
Breadth50' 6 ½"Imperial Feet15.2527 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward13' 10"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 7"Imperial Feet5.207 
Burthen1,955 494Tons BM 


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

1794Broadside 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

22 Ship Commanders

2.11.1776 - 26.1.1778Captain Charles Middleton (1726-1813) Transfered ADM 6/21/226ADM 6/2126.1.1778 - 13.5.1778Captain Jonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795) Transfered ADM 6/21/356BWAS-171413.5.1778 - 14.4.1779CaptainSir John Lindsay (1737-1788) ADM 6/21/404BWAS-171414.4.1779 - 23.5.1780Captain Philip Patton (1739-1815) ADM 6/21/540BWAS-171423.5.1780 - 31.12.1780Captain William Fox (c.1734-1810) ADM 6/22/135BWAS-17141.1.1781 - 24.7.1783Captain James Williams ADM 6/22/219BWAS-171427.9.1787 - 10.12.1787Captain Alexander Edgar (1736-1817) ADM 6/23/420BWAS-171423.9.1794 - 11.1794Captain James Gambier (1756-1833): on board from 11.10.1794 ADM 6/25/88BWAS-171411.1794 - 1.6.1795CaptainSir John Orde (1751-1824)BWAS-17148.1795 - 10.1795Captain William EdgeBWAS-171410.1795 - 3.1796Captain James Bowen (1751-1835)BWAS-171410.1796 - 10.1797Captain John Irwin (d.1812)BWAS-171410.1797 - 1798Captain William BowenBWAS-17141798 - 12.1798Captain John Irwin (d.1812)BWAS-17141798 - 12.1798Captain Thomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799)BWAS-171412.1798 - 9.1799Captain Joseph BinghamBWAS-17145.1800 - 8.1800Captain James Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17148.1800 - 1.1801Captain John Tremayne RoddBWAS-17146.1803 - 8.1803Captain Richard Curry (1772-?)BWAS-17148.1803 - 1804Captain Joseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831)BWAS-17141.1805 - 8.1807Captain George LosackBWAS-17148.1807 - 9.1807Captain Nathaniel Day Cochrane (1780-1844)BWAS-1714

8 Flag Officers

26.1.1778 - 8.3.1778Admiral Augustus Keppel (1725-1786) Transfered ADM 6/22/106BWAS-171419.3.1779 - 24.7.1783Rear-Admiral of the Blue Robert Digby (1732-1815)BWAS-171411.10.1794 - 8.1795Vice-Admiral of the Blue Adam Duncan (1731-1804)BWAS-171410.1795 - 3.1796Rear-Admiral Hugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798)BWAS-171410.1796 - 10.1797Rear-Admiral of the Red William Parker (1740/41-1802)BWAS-171410.1797 - 12.1798Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Charles Thompson (1st Baronet Virkees) (1740-1799)BWAS-171412.1798 - 9.1799Rear-Admiral of the Red William Parker (1740/41-1802)BWAS-17148.1800 - 1.1801Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet) (1753-1812)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers

15.8.1777 - 19.9.1777Third Lieutenant John Leigh Douglas (1741-1810) ADM 6/21/302ADM 6/2116.12.1777 - 10.3.1778Sixth Lieutenant Richard Hussey Bickerton (1759-1832) Transfered ADM 6/21/346ref:6166.3.1781 - 24.7.1783Lieutenant Joseph Bullen (1761-1857)ref:6169.7.1794 - 3.1797Lieutenant John Baker (1770-1845)NBD184914.9.1795 - 23.11.1795Lieutenant Francis William Austen (1774-1865) Transfered ADM 196/3/2ADM 19627.11.1800 - 8.6.1803Lieutenant John Bowker (1770-1847)NBD18499.4.1807 - 14.9.1807Acting Lieutenant John Allen (1789-1857)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

1790 - 14.4.1790Purser Titus Livie (d.1805) Transfered ADM 6/24/23ADM 6/2424.11.1795 - 15.3.1796Master William TatlockADM 29-1

4 Petty Officers

16.6.1779 - 1780Midshipman William Henry Clarence (1765-1837)ODNB10.11.1781 - 3.11.1782Midshipman Robert Stopford (1768-1847) Discharged ADM 196/68/191ADM 1966.1803 - 9.1806MidshipmanSir John BannatyneNBD184910.1803 - 9.1807Midshipman Thomas BradbyNBD1849

5 Crewmen

23.5.1780 - 9.11.1781Captain's Servant Robert Stopford (1768-1847) ADM 196/68/191ADM 19613.10.1794 - 29.4.1795Able Seaman John Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO1795Ordinary Seaman Thomas YoungADM 171/830.4.1795 - 5.11.1795Quartermaster's Mate John Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO1.4.1817 - 31.3.1821Able Seaman Richard ColleyADM 29/8

Service History

23.1.1777Completed as a guard ship at a building cost of £50,043.4.3d plus £3,580.19.7d for fittingBWAS-1714
1778Refitted as a 98 gun Second Rate
5.5.1778Present at the Royal ReviewBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
12.1778With Shuldham's squadronBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Present in the attack on the Caracas convoyBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Present in the action against LangaraBWAS-1714
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
19.1.1780Sailed for the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
4.1780Fitted and coppered at Portsmouth at a cost of £7,629.7.2dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed with Darby's fleet for the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.4.1781Arrived off GibraltarBWAS-1714
24.9.1781Arrived on the North America stationBWAS-1714
25.1.1782At St KittsBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed 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 for homeBWAS-1714

Paid off

7.1784Started a repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1785Completed repair at a cost of £30,625.112dBWAS-1714

Paid off

2.1794Started a middling repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
1795Disabled by a gale in the ChannelBWAS-1714
3.1795Completed middling repair at a cost of £8,706BWAS-1714
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
3.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1796Fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £12,222BWAS-1714
14.2.1797Lost 8 killed and 7 wounded at the [Battle of Cape St Vincent]BWAS-1714
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
9.1799Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1800Fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £21,113BWAS-1714
5.1802Paid off into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.1803Fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £13,395BWAS-1714
2.1805Started a refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1805Completed refit at a cost of £11.764BWAS-1714
4.1.1807Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.1807Paid off into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.1816Started fitting as a sheer hulk at Porstmouth, completed 1817/02BWAS-1714
24.1.1839Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Friday 25th of August 2017 11:37

Yes. Somethings Wrong

Posted by Tony Willoughby on Friday 25th of August 2017 11:31

You have Lindsay down as captain of both the Victory and the Prince George at the Battle of Ushant - is there an explanation?

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