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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 Class (1762)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1777 - 4.5.1778Captain
Mark MilbankeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1802
ADM 6/21/274
BWAS-1714
4.5.1778 - 31.8.1779Captain
William BlairBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1781
Transfered ADM 6/21/400
BWAS-1714
31.8.1779 - 5.6.1780Captain
Harry HarmoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1809
Transfered ADM 6/22/183
Issued by
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
, North America
Confirmed 19.10.1780
BWAS-1714
5.6.1780 - 23.7.1780Captain
John McLaurinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1782
ADM 6/22/306
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 30.6.1781
ADM 6/22
16.6.1780 - 23.7.1780Captain
John ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1810
Transfered ADM 6/22/464
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 7.5.1782
ADM 6/22
23.7.1780 - 31.1.1781Captain
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
Transfered ADM 6/22/340
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 17.9.1781
BWAS-1714
31.1.1781 - 27.2.1781Captain
Bartholomew Samuel RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1811
Transfered ADM 6/22/531
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 22.10.1782
ADM 6/22
27.2.1781 - 27.7.1781Captain
Charles HotchkysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1783
ADM 6/22/459
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 25.4.1782
BWAS-1714
30.5.1782 - 11.4.1783Captain
Jonathon FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1795
Transfered ADM 6/22/474
BWAS-1714
14.4.1783 - 8.9.1784Captain
Jonathon FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1795
Transfered ADM 6/23/49
ADM 6/23
15.5.1790 - 18.1.1791Captain
John HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1821
Transfered ADM 6/24/30
BWAS-1714
3.4.1793 - 1797Captain
John Child PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1812
ADM 6/24/226
BWAS-1714
6.1797 - 9.1797Captain
Thomas BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
BWAS-1714
9.1797 - 1799Captain
Thomas DraperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1799
BWAS-1714
1799 - 9.1799Captain
John DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1801
BWAS-1714
4.1800 - 1.1.1801Captain
Thomas Macnamara RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1812
BWAS-1714
1.1801 - 2.1802Captain
David AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1790
BWAS-1714
7.1.1801 - 16.1.1801Lieutenant
James KatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1841
Discharged ADM 196/5/1
BWAS-1714
6.1803 - 5.1804Captain
William CumingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1887
BWAS-1714
5.1804 - 8.1804Captain
Herbert SawyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1825
BWAS-1714
8.1804 - 1807Captain
Robert Carthew ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1791
BWAS-1714

10 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.5.1778 - 1.1780Vice-Admiral
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
BWAS-1714
1.1780 - 5.6.1780Rear-Admiral of the Red
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
ADM 6/22/259
BWAS-1714
5.6.1780 - 27.7.1781Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
BWAS-1714
16.5.1790 - 9.9.1791Vice-Admiral
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1805
BWAS-1714
1.1793 - 12.4.1794Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Samuel Granston GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1801
BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 - 1795Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Samuel Granston GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1801
BWAS-1714
6.1797 - 1799Rear-Admiral
Sir John OrdeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
BWAS-1714
1799 - 9.1799Rear-Admiral of the Red
Thomas Lennox FrederickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1799
BWAS-1714
1.1801 - 2.1802Rear-Admiral
Sir Erasmus GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
BWAS-1714
6.1803 - 5.1804Vice-Admiral
Sir Robert Calder (1st Baronet of Southwick)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
BWAS-1714

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.5.1778 - 15.7.1778Fifth Lieutenant
Richard GrindallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/21/400
ADM 6/21
3.1779 - 21.7.1779Lieutenant
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
WWNH
17.4.1783 - 14.9.1784Second Lieutenant
William BrowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1794
Transfered ADM 6/23/52
ADM 6/23
17.4.1783 - 14.9.1784Third Lieutenant
Thomas IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1791
Transfered ADM 6/23/52
ADM 6/23
17.4.1783 - 1783Fourth Lieutenant
Nathaniel PortlockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
ADM 6/23/52
ADM 6/23
30.10.1790 - 22.12.1790Eighth Lieutenant
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
Transfered ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
29.12.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Adam LittlejohnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
ADM 6/24/98
ADM 6/24
29.12.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
Shuldham PeardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
ADM 6/24/98
ADM 6/24
29.12.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
James CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1811
ADM 6/24/98
ADM 6/24
29.12.1790 - 1790Sixth Lieutenant
Thomas BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1814
ADM 6/24/98
ADM 6/24
29.12.1790 - 1790Seventh Lieutenant
Robert TudwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/98
ADM 6/24
2.4.1796 - 26.10.1796Lieutenant
James KatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1841
Transfered ADM 196/5/1
ADM 196
20.7.1797 - 8.7.1798Lieutenant
Thomas Folliott BaughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1846
NBD1849
23.3.1804 - 4.8.1804Lieutenant
John BurnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1833
NBD1849
7.12.1805 - 2.1807Lieutenant
William BoroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1843
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.6.1780 - 23.7.1780Master
Richard BurlaceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1781
ADM 29-1
25.5.1793 - 23.10.1794Master
John TillyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1796
ADM 29-1
1.4.1797 - 14.4.1797Cook
Lawrence BeerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
ADM 29-1

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.7.1783 - 1785Midshipman
James KatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1841
NBD1849
3.1793 - 7.1795Midshipman
Daniel WeldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1856
NBD1849
2.1794 - 1796Master's Mate
James BrockmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
NBD1849
1795Midshipman
William Hall GageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1862
ADM 171/8
1795Midshipman
Henry HeathcoteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
7.1797 - 8.1799Midshipman
William BoroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1843
NBD1849
8.1804 - 10.1807Midshipman
Francis BeaumontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1844
NBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able Seaman
Robert ForrestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Ordinary Seaman
Robert McNamaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Ordinary Seaman
Francis PattersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
7.1800 - 18011st Class Volunteer
Thomas BourchierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1843
NBD1849
11.7.1806 - 18071st Class Volunteer
Edward KeaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1795Lieutenant, 30th Regiment of Foot
Digby MaxwellBritish
Soldier
Service 1795
ADM 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 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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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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