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 Commanding Officers

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 PurvisBWAS-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) 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 - 5.1794Fourth Lieutenant James Newman (d.1811)TNC1794Fifth Lieutenant Alexander WilsonTNC1794Sixth Lieutenant Henry Richard Glynn (d.1848)TNC1794 - 1.6.1794Eighth Lieutenant George Heigham (d.1794)TNC24.2.1794 - 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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