Royal George

Nominal Guns100BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1784BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoyal George ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Nelson (d.1793)BWAS-1714
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1822BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck190' 0"Imperial Feet57.912 
Length of Keel156' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet47.5583 
Breadth52' 5 ½"Imperial Feet15.8623 
Depth in Hold22' 4"Imperial Feet6.7564 
Draught Forward14' 9"Imperial Feet4.3244 
Draught Aft19' 5"Imperial Feet5.8053 
Burthen2,286 3494Tons BM 


16.9.1788Broadside Weight = 1068 Imperial Pound ( 484.338 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782850Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders

24.6.1789Captain Richard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834) ADM 6/23/532ADM 6/2310.5.1790 - 31.12.1790Captain Thomas Pringle (d.1803) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-171414.6.1793 - 9.1800Captain William Domett (1754-1828) ADM 6/24/246BWAS-171421.12.1796 - 1796First Captain Charles Morice Pole (1757-1830) ADM 6/26/53ADM 6/269.1800 - 1801Captain Robert OtwayBWAS-17141801 - 4.1802Captain John Child Purvis (1746/47-1825)BWAS-17146.1806 - 1806Commander Charles GillBWAS-17148.1806 - 1808Captain Richard Dalling Dunn (d.1813)BWAS-17141.1811 - 1812Captain John ClavellBWAS-17141812 - 2.1813Captain Thomas Francis Charles MainwaringBWAS-171416.4.1812 - 6.5.1812Captain Andrew King (1774-1835)NAO2.1813 - 7.1814Captain William CumingBWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers

2.1793 - 5.5.1793Vice-Admiral of the Red Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) Transfered ADM 107/3/53BWAS-17141796 - 1797Admiral of the FleetLord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799) ADM 107/3/138BWAS-17148.12.1796 - 1796Admiral of the WhiteLord Alexander Arthur Hood (1st Baron Briport [GB]) (1726-1814) ADM 6/26/53BWAS-17149.1800 - 1801Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)BWAS-17148.1806 - 1808Vice-Admiral of the White John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)BWAS-17141.1811 - 1812Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Thomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-17141812Vice-Admiral of the Blue Francis Pickmore (d.1818)BWAS-1714

24 Commissioned Officers

24.6.1789Lieutenant Jemmett Mainwaring (d.1801) ADM 6/23/532ADM 6/232.1793 - 21.2.1794First Lieutenant John Cooke (1762-1805)E-WIKI1794Lieutenant John West (1774-1862)ADM 171/81794LieutenantSir Archibald Collingwood Dickson (1772-1827)TNC1794Second Lieutenant Thomas Ireland (d.1794)TNC1794Third Lieutenant John BazelyTNC1794 - 5.1794Acting Fourth Lieutenant James Newman (d.1811)TNC1794Fifth Lieutenant Alexander WilsonTNC1794Sixth Lieutenant Henry Richard Glynn (d.1848)TNC1794 - 1.6.1794Eighth Lieutenant George Heigham (d.1794)† Discharged DeadTNC24.2.1794 - 2.7.1794First Lieutenant John Draper ADM 6/25/14ADM 6/251.11.1796 - 11.18001st Class Volunteer John BulfordNBD18491798 - 1801Lieutenant Francis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD18499.9.1798 - 14.9.1798Acting Lieutenant John Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO21.5.1800 - 7.6.1800Acting Lieutenant Thomas Fife (1774-1829)NAO23.8.1800 - 31.10.1800Lieutenant Thomas Coleman (1769-1815)NAO19.6.1806 - 1806First Lieutenant Charles Anthony (1777-1846)NBD184924.9.1806 - 24.11.1806Lieutenant Thomas BevisNBD184914.5.1811 - 23.8.1811Lieutenant William Kelly (1782-?)NBD184916.9.1811 - 10.11.1812Lieutenant James BrasierNBD18491812 - 7.1814Lieutenant William CarletonNBD184925.3.1813 - 1813Lieutenant George Inglis (1787-1849)NBD18499.4.1813 - 10.7.1813Acting Lieutenant John Beddingfield Knocker (1793-?)NBD184910.7.1813 - 11.1813Lieutenant John Beddingfield Knocker (1793-?)NBD1849

4 Warrant Officers

30.6.1790 - 31.12.1790Chaplain Samuel ColeADM 29-11794Master John BamboroughTNC25.7.1794 - 2.4.1799Master Thomas LoveADM 29-13.11.1800 - 2.1801Master John Fryer (1752-1817)

16 Petty Officers

1794Master's Mate Charles Richardson (d.1850)ADM 171/81794Quarter Gunner John TozerADM 171/83.10.1794 - 1795Midshipman William Coote (c.1782-1857)ADM 171/81795Quartermaster's Mate William BurkADM 171/819.11.1796 - 12.7.1797Master's Mate Edward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)IPC2.1797 - 3.1797Master's Mate William Pardoe (d.1861)NBD18491.7.1797 - 7.1799Midshipman George Brown (1784-?)NBD18493.1798 - 1800Midshipman James CrookeNBD18496.1798 - 1798Midshipman John William Andrew (1783-1854)NBD18499.1799 - 27.10.1799Midshipman Samuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD18491800Master's Mate Flowers Beckett (1779-?)NBD18498.4.1800 - 13.5.1800Master's Mate Thomas Fife (1774-1829)NAO1806 - 24.9.1806Midshipman Thomas BevisNBD18496.1806 - 28.7.1806Midshipman William Waldegrave (1788-1859)NBD18499.1806 - 3.1807Midshipman Adam Cuppage (1792-?)NBD18491.1807 - 1808Midshipman John BulfordNBD1849

1 Marine

17942nd Lieutenant , 2nd Regiment of Foot Andrew Pilkington (1776-1853)ADM 171/8

Service History

17.10.1785"This day the shipwrights employed upon the Prince George, of 110 guns, building in this dock-yard, completed her frame, and she is now to remain in her present state for a twelvemonth, for her timbers to season."TIMES
4.1790Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £51799.5.7dBWAS-1714
4.1790Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
14.4.1790Sailed for Plymouth to fit for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
5.1790Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10089.12.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
1797Spithead MutinyBWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth

2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1805Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1806Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
19.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles
1.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles
1.1811Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1811Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
17.11.1811Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1814Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1822Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


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Posted by Stephen Matthews on Tuesday 15th of December 2020 02:57

John Tozer, Quarter Gunner noted as Petty Officer on this page, served on the Royal George at the Glorious 1st June (1794) and also the Battle of Groix (23 June 1795).

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