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Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched21.10.1755BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.10.1755
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up7.1808BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck166' 0"Imperial Feet50.5968 
Length of Keel139' 3"Imperial Feet42.3692 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft16' 9"Imperial Feet4.9149 
Burthen1,636 1794Tons BM 

Armament


21.10.1755Broadside Weight = 761 Imperial Pound ( 345.1135 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1706520Design Complement

19 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.10.1755 - 5.11.1756CaptainSir Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781) ADM 6/18/204BWAS-17145.11.1756 - 5.5.1757CaptainWilliam Gordon (1705-1769) ADM 6/18/319BWAS-17145.5.1757 - 5.3.1760CaptainThomas Burnett (1724-1783) ADM 6/18/394BWAS-171412.12.1759 - 1.7.1762CaptainWilliam Goostrey (d.1762)† ADM 6/19/118BWAS-17146.1.1761 - 22.1.1761CaptainArthur Usher (d.1763) ADM 6/19/556
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 16.12.1763
ADM 6/19
2.7.1762 - 24.8.1763CaptainJohn Lindsay (1737-1788)W02929.7.1762 - 16.12.1762CaptainRichard Carteret (c.1716-1780) ADM 6/19/176BWAS-171417.11.1770 - 23.5.1771CaptainThomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 6/20/315BWAS-171414.7.1778 - 21.2.1780LieutenantJohn Ball (c.1719-?) ADM 6/21/435ADM 10621.2.1780 - 12.4.1781CaptainBroderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/22/91BWAS-171412.4.1781 - 25.6.1781CaptainJohn Elphinstone (1722-1785) ADM 6/22/275ADM 6/224.3.1782 - 17.6.1782CaptainJohn Holloway (1747-1826) ADM 6/22/417BWAS-171417.6.1782 - 30.12.1782CaptainThe Hon. Keith Stewart (1739-1795) ADM 6/22/481BWAS-171430.12.1782 - 22.4.1783CaptainStair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/22/567BWAS-171412.5.1790 - 24.3.1791CaptainWilliam Locker (1731-1800) ADM 6/24/28BWAS-171424.3.1791 - 3.9.1791CaptainThomas Hickes (1731-1801) ADM 6/24/111BWAS-171426.12.1792 - 18.4.1799CaptainRichard Boger (1739-1822) ADM 6/24/187BWAS-171418.4.1799 - 17.4.1800CaptainJohn Wickey (1750-1833)BWAS-171410.1.1801 - 12.5.1802CaptainCharles Henry Lane (d.1807)BWAS-1714

8 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1757 - 1760CommodoreJohn Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/18/393BWAS-171414.1.1760 - 21.11.1761Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCharles Holmes (1711-1761)BWAS-171412.5.1790 - 24.3.1791Vice-Admiral of the BlueThomas Graves (1725-1802)BWAS-171424.3.1791 - 9.1791Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Richard Bickerton (1st Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1727-1792)BWAS-17141793Vice-Admiral of the RedThomas Graves (1725-1802)BWAS-17141794Vice-Admiral of the BlueRowland Cotton (c.1740-1794)BWAS-17141.1795 - 1799Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Richard King (1st Baronet of Bellevue) (1730-1806)BWAS-17145.1799 - 1802Admiral of the BlueSir Thomas Pasley (Baronet Pasley of Craig) (1734-1808)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.12.1759 - 22.7.1761First LieutenantThomas Prescott (c.1718-1808) ADM 6/19/118ref:84912.12.1759 - 16.4.1761Second LieutenantWilliam Marshall (d.1776) ADM 6/19/118ref:85011.2.1760 - 24.7.1761Fourth LieutenantWilliam Francis Bourke (c.1727-1802) ADM 6/19/135ref:8493.1797 - 5.1801Flag LieutenantJohn Baker (1770-1845)NBD18494.3.1798 - 9.11.1798Acting LieutenantThomas James Dobson (1771-?)12.2.1802 - 3.1802LieutenantAlexander BorthwickNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1.1793 - 5.8.1795MasterAlexander PhillipsADM29-16.8.1799 - 30.6.1802BoatswainWilliam CunninghamADM29-1

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.3.1760 - 2.2.1761MidshipmanStephen Parker (d.1808)HCA2613.8.1790 - 5.1.1791MidshipmanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO29.3.1791 - 3.9.1791MidshipmanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO1.9.1793 - 29.9.1793MidshipmanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO19.12.1800 - 26.2.1801MidshipmanRobert Bastin (1780-1854)NAO1802 - 1801MidshipmanArchibald Black (1770-1852)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1782 - 25.4.1783BoyFletcher Christian (1764-1793)EWIKI25.4.1801 - 9.5.1801SupernumeraryThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B125

Service History


DateEventSource
15.1.1756Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £43974.10.3dBWAS-1714
1757fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3351.10.2dBWAS-1714
29.6.1757Sailed for the Leeward islandsBWAS-1714
1.1759Present in attack on MartinqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
26.3.1760Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.1762Operations against HavanaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
11.6.1762Siege of El Morro
10.1762Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
16.12.1762Paid offADM 51
7.1.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1765Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £19308.13.7dBWAS-1714
23.5.1771Paid offADM 51
6.1778Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1778Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3144.11.0dBWAS-1714
2.1780Commissioned for harbour service at PlymouthBWAS-1714
3.1780Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1780Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1967.3.6dBWAS-1714
6.1781Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1782Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £27493.7.10dBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
22.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1783Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1783Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1785At GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
3.1790Commissioned as a receiving shipBWAS-1714
12.1792fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6302.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.12.1792Refitted as a Third Rate Receiving Ship ADM 6/24
1793Harbour Service
1.1793Commissioned as a guard and receiving shipBWAS-1714
12.5.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
23.2.1805Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Ville de Milan (40) off Bermuda
7.1808Broken up at DeptfordB066

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)
 

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