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Nominal Guns98BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.9.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1781BWAS-1714
Launched15.4.1786BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked18.10.1799BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck177' 7"Imperial Feet53.9519 
Length of Keel145' 11 ⅛"Imperial Feet44.1992 
Breadth49' 3 ½"Imperial Feet14.9479 
Depth in Hold20' 10 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Draught Forward13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,886 4794Tons BM 

Armament


10.1787Broadside 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
10.1787750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1787 - 25.2.1788CaptainThomas Pringle (d.1803): on board from 7.10.1787 ADM 6/23/422BWAS-171425.2.1788 - 10.9.1791CaptainThomas Byard (d.1798) ADM 6/23/449BWAS-171416.9.1793 - 10.1794CaptainGeorge Blagden Westcott (1753-1798) ADM 6/24/267BWAS-171410.1794 - 9.8.1796CaptainCharles Cotton (1753-1812)BWAS-171426.6.1799 - 18.10.1799CaptainJonathon Faulknor (d.1809)BWAS-1793

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1788 - 1790Vice-Admiral of the BlueThomas Graves (1725-1802)BWAS-17148.1790 - 1791Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Richard Bickerton (1st Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1727-1792)BWAS-17141791 - c.10.9.1791Rear-Admiral of the BluePhilips Cosby (1729-1808)BWAS-1714c.22.9.1793 - c.9.8.1796Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBenjamin Caldwell (1739-1820)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1790 - 20.11.1790LieutenantRobert Faulknor (1763-1795)ODNB10.1793 - 1.1795LieutenantRichard Byron (1769-1837)RNB18231794 - 5.7.1794First LieutenantWilliam Burgess (d.1840)NBD184920.6.1794 - 13.8.1796LieutenantCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)EWIKI

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Boatswain's MateElias FordADM 171/81794CarpenterArchibald DunnADM 171/81794 - 1.6.1794MasterDavid Caird (d.1794)TNC25.6.1794 - 9.8.1796MasterJames PaittADM29-16.11.1795 - 9.8.1796ChaplainJ AustinADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1793 - 7.1796MidshipmanSamuel Burgess (1781-?)NBD18493.1794 - 20.6.1794Sub-LieutenantCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)ADM 171/81799MidshipmanWilliam Henry BoyceNBD1849

15 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
22.9.1793 - 1794BoyJohn SmithADM 171/81794CaulkerJames HarveyADM 171/81794ServantFrancis PedrickADM 171/81794LandmanJohn WatsonADM 171/81794LandmanCharles ChurchillADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam OsborneADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam WadeADM 171/81794Quarter GunnerJames AdamsADM 171/81794LandmanThomas MillettADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJames Stone (1775-?)ADM 171/81794Able SeamanThomas LlewellynADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanAlexander SprattADM 171/81794LandmanWalter KennedyADM 171/81794Captain's ServantRobert SmithADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJames KennedyADM 171/8

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794PrivateBenjamin PoultonADM 171/81794PrivateThomas RickettADM 171/81794PrivateBenjamin NicklinADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
2.5.1786Completed at a cost of £54,531.18.4d including fittingBWAS-1714
10.1787CommisionedBWAS-1714
5.1790Refitted for Channel service in Plymouth at a cost of £3,923.16.11dBWAS-1714
10.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
9.8.1796

Paid off

BWAS-1714
18.10.1799Wrecked on the Chichester Shoals off DunnoseBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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