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Duke

109
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.6.1771BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1772BWAS-1714
Named8.1771BWAS-1714
Launched18.10.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.4.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDuke ClassBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1843BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 6"Imperial Feet53.9516 
Length of Keel145' 2"Imperial Feet44.1971 
Breadth50' 2"Imperial Feet15.2908 
Depth in Hold21' 9"Imperial Feet6.6294 
Draught Forward12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Burthen1,943 2894Tons BM 

Armament


1778Broadside 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

1782Broadside 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

3.6.1791Broadside Weight = 778 Imperial Pound ( 352.823 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1778750EstablishmentBWAS-1714
1794738EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.4.1778 - 16.4.1778Captain
Isaac PrescottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1814
Transfered ADM 6/21/388
ADM 6/21
16.4.1778 - 29.10.1778Captain
William BreretonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1786
ADM 6/21/390
BWAS-1714
29.10.1778 - 24.11.1781Captain
Sir Charles Douglas (1st Baronet Carr)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1789
ADM 6/21/464
BWAS-1714
24.11.1781 - 24.12.1781Captain
Sir Walter StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1785
ADM 6/22/369
BWAS-1714
24.12.1781 - 9.6.1783Captain
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
ADM 6/22/389
BWAS-1714
4.8.1790 - 26.3.1791Captain
Robert KingsmillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1805
ADM 6/24/58
BWAS-1714
30.8.1791 - 7.6.1792Captain
Robert CalderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
ADM 6/24/130
ref:616
7.6.1792 - 29.12.1792Captain
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1810
Transfered ADM 6/24/166
BWAS-1714
29.12.1792 - 1.2.1793Captain
Sir Andrew Snape Hamond (1st Baronet of Holly Grove)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/24/188
BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 - 18.3.1793Captain
The Hon. George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1796
ADM 6/24/202
ADM 6/24
18.3.1793 - 8.11.1793Captain
George DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
ADM 6/24/221
BWAS-1714
22.8.1796 - 31.8.1797Captain
George HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1797
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.9.1791 - 1792Vice-Admiral of the Red
Robert RoddamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1805
BWAS-1714
1792 - 8.11.1793Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Lord Samuel Hood (1st Baron Hood)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
Discharged
BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1781 - 9.6.1783Lieutenant
John CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1794
ref:616
4.8.1790 - 5.10.1790First Lieutenant
John DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
Transfered ADM 6/24/58
ADM 6/24
4.8.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Thomas LinthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1798
ADM 6/24/58
ADM 6/24
4.8.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
John Graham DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
ADM 6/24/58
ADM 6/24
4.8.1790 - 1790Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Henry EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1821
ADM 6/24/58
ADM 6/24
4.8.1790 - 17.10.1790Sixth Lieutenant
Nicholas FlattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1790
ADM 6/24/58
ADM 6/24
16.8.1790 - 27.10.1790Seventh Lieutenant
James BriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1798
ADM 6/24/60
ADM 6/24
18.10.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
Nicholas FlattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1790
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
28.10.1790 - 1790Sixth Lieutenant
James BriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1798
ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
28.10.1790 - 1790Seventh Lieutenant
John HamsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
5.2.1793 - 3.11.1793Lieutenant
Henry William BayntunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1837
ref:616

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.2.1794 - 31.3.1797Cook
Lawrence BeerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
ADM 29-1
25.8.1796 - 16.10.1796Master
Alexander CarrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1799
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1792 - 1793Midshipman
Edward BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
17.10.1796 - 10.4.1798Able Seaman
Daniel McQuieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1798
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
1779With Hardy's fleetBWAS-1714
1780With Geary's fleetBWAS-1714
1781Coppered and fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £6,615.1.5dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailled to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.4.1781Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.12.1781Action of 1781-12-12
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
1782Refitted as a 98 gun Second Rate
31.1.1782Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
28.2.1782Joined Rodney's fleet in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.4.1782In the Dominica channelBWAS-1714
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 YorkBWAS-1714
9.6.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1784Started a small to middling repairBWAS-1714
6.1785Completed repair at a cost of £22,852.12.5dBWAS-1714
3.1791Recommissioned as guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
24.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
8.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1797Involved in the Spithead MutinyBWAS-1714
21.4.1798Paid offADM 51
1799

Fitted as a lazarette at a cost of £4,696 and moved to Stangate for quarantine service

BWAS-1714
5.1803Removed from navy lsitBWAS-1714
1843Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by BrianStephens on Monday 5th of May 2014 18:37

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 50 (1780).
Aug. 18 - In a storm which happened off Cape Finisterre, the Duke of 90 guns, and the Prince George (Adm. Digby's ship) of 98 guns, on board of which was Prince William, were driven so close together, that, as the sailors phrase, "is you might have tossed a biscuit from one ship to the other" but fortunately by the spirited exertions on both sides, they were parted without damage.

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