Princess Royal

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Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.9.1767BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down31.10.1767BWAS-1714
Named11.1767BWAS-1714
Launched18.10.1773BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.4.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBarfleur ClassBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1807BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel145' 5"Imperial Feet44.1988 
Breadth50' 6"Imperial Feet15.3924 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward14' 7"Imperial Feet4.3117 
Draught Aft17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,972 3694Tons BM 

Armament


1773Broadside 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

6.1790Broadside 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
4.1777750EstablishmentBWAS-1714
1794738EstablishmentBWAS-1714

21 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1777 - 4.5.1778CaptainMark Milbanke (1724-1805) ADM 6/21/274BWAS-17144.5.1778 - 31.8.1779CaptainWilliam Blair (1741-1782) ADM 6/21/400BWAS-171431.8.1779 - 5.6.1780CaptainHarry Harmood (1739-1809) ADM 6/22/183
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), North America
Commission confirmed 19.10.1780
BWAS-1714
5.6.1780 - 23.7.1780CaptainJohn McLaurin (d.1792) ADM 6/22/306
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 30.6.1781
ADM 6/22
16.6.1780 - 23.7.1780CaptainJohn Thomas (d.1810) ADM 6/22/464
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.5.1782
ADM 6/22
23.7.1780 - 31.1.1781CaptainJohn Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817) ADM 6/22/340
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 17.9.1781
BWAS-1714
31.1.1781 - 27.2.1781CaptainBartholomew Samuel Rowley (1763-1811) ADM 6/22/531
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 22.10.1782
ADM 6/22
27.2.1781 - 27.7.1781CaptainCharles Hotchkys ADM 6/22/459
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 25.4.1782
BWAS-1714
30.5.1782 - 11.4.1783CaptainJonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795) ADM 6/22/474BWAS-171414.4.1783 - 8.9.1784CaptainJonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795) ADM 6/23/49ADM 6/2313.5.1790 - 18.1.1791CaptainJohn Holloway (1747-1826) ADM 6/24/30BWAS-17143.4.1793 - 1797CaptainJohn Child Purvis ADM 6/24/226BWAS-17146.1797 - 9.1797CaptainThomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-17149.1797 - 1799CaptainThomas DraperBWAS-17141799 - 9.1799CaptainJohn Dixon (d.1803)BWAS-17144.1800 - 1.1.1801CaptainThomas Macnamara Russell (1743-1824)BWAS-17141.1801CommanderJames Katon (1770-1845)BWAS-17141.1801 - 2.1802CaptainDavid Atkins (d.1811)BWAS-17146.1803 - 5.1804CaptainWilliam CumingBWAS-17145.1804 - 8.1804CaptainHerbert Sawyer (d.1833)BWAS-17148.1804 - 1807CaptainRobert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-1714

10 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.5.1778 - 1.1780Vice-AdmiralJohn Byron (1723-1786)BWAS-17141.1780 - 5.6.1780Rear-Admiral of the RedHyde Parker (1713/14-1783)BWAS-17145.6.1780 - 27.7.1781Rear-Admiral of the BlueJoshua Rowley (1734-1790)BWAS-171416.5.1790 - 9.9.1791Vice-AdmiralWilliam Hotham (1736-1813)BWAS-17141.1793 - 12.4.1794Rear-Admiral of the BlueSamuel Granston Goodall (d.1801)BWAS-171412.4.1794 - 1795Vice-Admiral of the BlueSamuel Granston Goodall (d.1801)BWAS-17146.1797 - 1799Rear-AdmiralSir John Orde (1751-1824)BWAS-17141799 - 9.1799Rear-Admiral of the RedThomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799)BWAS-17141.1801 - 2.1802Rear-AdmiralSir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814)BWAS-17146.1803 - 5.1804Vice-AdmiralSir Robert Calder (1st Baronet of Southwick) (1745-1818)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.5.1778 - 15.7.1778Fifth LieutenantRichard Grindall ADM 6/21/400ADM 6/213.1779 - 21.7.1779LieutenantJohn Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)WWNH17.4.1783 - 14.9.1784Second LieutenantWilliam Browell (d.1831) ADM 6/23/52ADM 6/2317.4.1783 - 14.9.1784Third LieutenantThomas Ireland (d.1794) ADM 6/23/52ADM 6/2317.4.1783 - 1783Fourth LieutenantNathaniel Portlock (d.1818) ADM 6/23/52ADM 6/2320.7.1797 - 8.7.1798LieutenantThomas Folliott BaughNBD184923.3.1804 - 4.8.1804LieutenantJohn Burn (1772-?)NBD18497.12.1805 - 2.1807LieutenantWilliam Borough (1781-1852)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.6.1780 - 23.7.1780MasterRichard BurlaceADM29-125.5.1793 - 23.10.1794MasterJohn TillyADM29-11.4.1797 - 14.4.1797CookLawrence BeerADM29-1

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.7.1783 - 1785MidshipmanJames Katon (1770-1845)NBD18493.1793 - 7.1795MidshipmanDaniel WeldNBD18492.1794 - 1796Master's MateJames Brockman (d.1845)NBD18491795MidshipmanHenry HeathcoteADM 171/81795MidshipmanWilliam Hall Gage (1777-1864)ADM 171/87.1797 - 8.1799MidshipmanWilliam Borough (1781-1852)NBD18498.1804 - 10.1807MidshipmanFrancis Beaumont (1787-?)NBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Ordinary SeamanFrancis PattersonADM 171/81795Ordinary SeamanRobert McNamaraADM 171/81795Able SeamanRobert ForrestADM 171/87.1800 - 18011st Class VolunteerThomas Bourchier (1791-?)NBD184911.7.1806 - 18071st Class VolunteerEdward KeaneNBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1795Lieutenant, 30th Regiment of FootDigby MaxwellADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1777First commissioned for the Channel stationBWAS-1714
19.7.1777Completed at a first cost of £48,729.8.11d plus £6,453.5.6d for fittingBWAS-1714
1778Refitted as a 98 gun Second Rate
9.6.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
29.9.1778At Sandy HookBWAS-1714
13.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
9.1780Sailed for the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
1781Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
27.7.1781Paid offADM 51
5.1782Fitted and coppered at Chatham at a cost of £18,346.2.0dBWAS-1714
5.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
4.1783Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
5.1783Fitted as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
6.9.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1786Started a middling to large repairBWAS-1714
5.1788Completed repair at a cost of £26,844.19.10dBWAS-1714
5.1790Recommissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
6.1790Fitted for sea at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
9.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
22.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
6.1797RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1797Fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £27,150BWAS-1714
10.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1799Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1800Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1803Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
12.5.1807Ordered to be reduced to a 74-gun Third Rate, but was found to be decayedBWAS-1714
10.1807Broken upBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 
 

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Posted by Gero Levaggi on Monday 11th of July 2016 15:05

I'm loking for the plans


Posted by Hans Weebers on Sunday 15th of May 2016 05:01

Capt Letters 1802 G279, ADM_1_1851, dated 2 Feb 1802, St. Hellens. Daniel Oliver Guion to the admiralty: asks permission to be absent for a short time to be on cruize on this ship with Capt Vashon. For Daniels services see:
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