Nominal Guns98BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.11.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBoyne ClassBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck182' 0"Imperial Feet55.4736 
Length of Keel149' 8"Imperial Feet45.4193 
Breadth50' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet15.2559 
Depth in Hold21' 9"Imperial Feet6.6294 
Draught Forward14' 8"Imperial Feet4.318 
Draught Aft19' 1"Imperial Feet5.794 
Burthen2,020 9094Tons BM 


1790Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 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 6-Pounder

1792Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers

18.8.1790 - 10.1.1791CaptainGeorge Bowyer (1740-1800): on board from 26.8.1790 ADM 6/24/61BWAS-171425.12.1792 - 4.11.1793CaptainWilliam Albany Otway ADM 6/24/187BWAS-17141.11.1793 - 1.5.1795CaptainGeorge Grey (d.1828) ADM 6/24/279BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

5.11.1793 - 1.5.1795Vice-Admiral of the Blue John Jervis (1734/35-1823)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers

12.1792 - 1793LieutenantCharles Wollaston (1777-1845)NBD18491793 - 15.5.1793LieutenantThe Hon. Arthur Turnour (1762-1793)TGM1793 - 19.3.1794Fourth LieutenantRichard Bowen (1761-1797)WWNH11.1793 - 9.1.1794Acting LieutenantWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO1.1794 - 5.1794LieutenantCharles Ogle (1775-1858)9.1.1794 - 7.1794LieutenantWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO29.1.1794 - 9.3.1794LieutenantHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)ref:616

3 Petty Officers

1793 - 19.1.1794MidshipmanEdward Berry (1768-1831)ref:6161794MidshipmanCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD18492.1811 - 6.1811MidshipmanJames Thomas CookneyNBD1849

5 Crewmen

1794Ordinary SeamanWilliam MidgeleyADM 171/81794Able SeamanEdward JohnsonADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames BathADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanThomas PollardADM 171/81795Able SeamanJames WheelerADM 171/8

Service History

8.1790Commissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
21.11.1790Completed at a cost of £59,043 including fittingBWAS-1714
6.1793Captured the 20-gun privateer Guidelon in the ChannelBWAS-1714
26.11.1793Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1794Present at the capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
4.1794Present at the capture of GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
1.5.1795Burnt by accident at Spithead. Eleven people were killedBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument

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