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Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched21.10.1755BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.10.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed by Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
Constructor Adam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 - 5.5.1757Captain William Gordon (1705-1769) ADM 6/18/319BWAS-17145.5.1757 - 5.3.1760Captain Thomas Burnett (1724-1783) ADM 6/18/394BWAS-171412.12.1759 - 1.7.1762Captain William Goostrey (d.1762)† ADM 6/19/118BWAS-17146.1.1761 - 22.1.1761Captain Arthur Usher (d.1763) ADM 6/19/556
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 16.12.1763
ADM 6/19
2.7.1762 - 24.8.1763Captain John Lindsay (1737-1788)W02929.7.1762 - 16.12.1762Captain Richard Carteret (c.1716-1780) ADM 6/19/176BWAS-171417.11.1770 - 23.5.1771Captain Thomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 6/20/315BWAS-171414.7.1778 - 21.2.1780Lieutenant John Ball (c.1719-?) ADM 6/21/435ADM 10621.2.1780 - 12.4.1781Captain Broderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/22/91BWAS-171412.4.1781 - 25.6.1781Captain John Elphinstone (1722-1785) ADM 6/22/275ADM 6/224.3.1782 - 17.6.1782Captain John 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 - 22.4.1783Captain Stair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/22/567BWAS-171412.5.1790 - 24.3.1791Captain William Locker (1731-1800) ADM 6/24/28BWAS-171424.3.1791 - 3.9.1791Captain Thomas Hickes (1731-1801) ADM 6/24/111BWAS-171426.12.1792 - 18.4.1799Captain Richard Boger (1739-1822) ADM 6/24/187BWAS-171418.4.1799 - 17.4.1800Captain John Wickey (1750-1833)BWAS-171410.1.1801 - 12.5.1802Captain Charles Henry Lane (d.1807)BWAS-1714

8 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1757 - 13.1.1760Commodore John Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/18/393BWAS-171414.1.1760 - 21.11.1761Rear-Admiral of the White Charles Holmes (1711-1761)† ADM 107/3/53BWAS-171412.5.1790 - 24.3.1791Vice-Admiral of the Blue Thomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 6/24/474BWAS-171424.3.1791 - 9.1791Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Richard Bickerton (1st Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1727-1792)BWAS-17141793Vice-Admiral of the Red Thomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 107/3/474BWAS-17141794Vice-Admiral of the Blue Rowland 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 Lieutenant Thomas Prescott (c.1718-1808) ADM 6/19/118ref:84912.12.1759 - 16.4.1761Second Lieutenant William Marshall (d.1776) ADM 6/19/118ref:84911.2.1760 - 24.7.1761Fourth Lieutenant William Francis Bourke (c.1727-1802) ADM 6/19/135ref:8493.1797 - 5.1801Flag Lieutenant John Baker (1770-1845)NBD18494.3.1798 - 9.11.1798Acting Lieutenant Thomas James Dobson (1771-?)12.2.1802 - 3.1802Lieutenant Alexander BorthwickNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1.1793 - 5.8.1795Master Alexander PhillipsADM29-16.8.1799 - 30.6.1802Boatswain William CunninghamADM29-1

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.3.1760 - 2.2.1761Midshipman Stephen Parker (d.1808)HCA2613.8.1790 - 5.1.1791Midshipman William Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO29.3.1791 - 3.9.1791Midshipman William Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO1.9.1793 - 29.9.1793Midshipman William Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO19.12.1800 - 26.2.1801Midshipman Robert Bastin (1780-1854)NAO1802 - 1801Midshipman Archibald Black (1770-1852)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1782 - 25.4.1783Boy Fletcher Christian (1764-1793)E-WIKI25.4.1801 - 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 Frigate La Ville de Milan (40) off Bermuda
7.1808Broken up at DeptfordB066


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 
 

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