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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 AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.10.1755 - 5.11.1756Captain
Sir Piercy BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1723-1778
Transfered ADM 6/18/204
BWAS-1714
5.11.1756 - 5.5.1757Captain
William GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1765
Transfered ADM 6/18/319
BWAS-1714
5.5.1757 - 5.3.1760Captain
Thomas BurnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
Transfered ADM 6/18/394
BWAS-1714
12.12.1759 - 1.7.1762Captain
William GoostreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1762
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/118
BWAS-1714
6.1.1761 - 22.1.1761Captain
Arthur UsherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1763
Transfered ADM 6/19/556
Issued by
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761

Confirmed 16.12.1763
ADM 6/19
2.7.1762 - 24.8.1763Captain
John LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1787
Transfered
W029
29.7.1762 - 16.12.1762Captain
Richard CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1763
ADM 6/19/176
BWAS-1714
17.11.1770 - 23.5.1771Captain
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
ADM 6/20/315
BWAS-1714
14.7.1778 - 21.2.1780Lieutenant
John BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1780
Superannuated ADM 6/21/435
ADM 106
21.2.1780 - 12.4.1781Captain
Broderick HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1784
ADM 6/22/91
BWAS-1714
12.4.1781 - 25.6.1781Captain
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1783
ADM 6/22/275
ADM 6/22
4.3.1782 - 17.6.1782Captain
John HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1821
Transfered ADM 6/22/417
BWAS-1714
17.6.1782 - 30.12.1782Captain
The Hon. Keith StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1794
ADM 6/22/481
BWAS-1714
30.12.1782 - 22.4.1783Captain
Stair DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1783
ADM 6/22/567
BWAS-1714
12.5.1790 - 24.3.1791Captain
William LockerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
ADM 6/24/28
BWAS-1714
24.3.1791 - 3.9.1791Captain
Thomas HickesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1801
Discharged ADM 6/24/111
BWAS-1714
26.12.1792 - 18.4.1799Captain
Richard BogerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1814
ADM 6/24/187
BWAS-1714
18.4.1799 - 17.4.1800Captain
John WickeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1831
BWAS-1714
10.1.1801 - 12.5.1802Captain
Charles Henry LaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1803
BWAS-1714

8 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1757 - 13.1.1760Commodore
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
ADM 6/18/393
BWAS-1714
14.1.1760 - 21.11.1761Rear-Admiral of the White
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761
† Discharged Dead ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714
12.5.1790 - 24.3.1791Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
ADM 6/24/474
BWAS-1714
24.3.1791 - 9.1791Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-17141793Vice-Admiral of the Red
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
ADM 107/3/474
BWAS-1714
1794Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Rowland CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
BWAS-1714
1.1795 - 1799Vice-Admiral of the Red
Sir Richard King (1st Baronet of Bellevue)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1805
BWAS-1714
5.1799 - 1802Admiral of the Blue
Sir Thomas Pasley (Baronet Pasley of Craig)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.12.1759 - 22.7.1761First Lieutenant
Thomas PrescottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1763
ADM 6/19/118
ref:849
12.12.1759 - 16.4.1761Second Lieutenant
William MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1761
ADM 6/19/118
ref:849
11.2.1760 - 24.7.1761Acting Fourth Lieutenant
William Francis BourkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1763
ADM 6/19/135
ref:849
3.1797 - 5.1801Flag Lieutenant
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
NBD1849
4.3.1798 - 9.11.1798Acting Lieutenant
Thomas James DobsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1805
12.2.1802 - 3.1802Lieutenant
Alexander BorthwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1818
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1793 - 5.8.1795Master
Alexander PhillipsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1795
ADM 29-1
6.8.1799 - 30.6.1802Boatswain
William CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1802
ADM 29-1

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.3.1760 - 2.2.1761Midshipman
Stephen ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1798
Transfered
HCA26
13.8.1790 - 5.1.1791Midshipman
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO
29.3.1791 - 3.9.1791Midshipman
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO
1.9.1793 - 29.9.1793Midshipman
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO
19.12.1800 - 26.2.1801Midshipman
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NAO
1802 - 1801Midshipman
Archibald BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1843
NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1782 - 25.4.1783Boy
Fletcher ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1789
E-WIKI
30.10.1782 - 6.12.1782Ordinary Seaman
William SpencerBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1782-1822
ADM 29/8
25.4.1801 - 9.5.1801Supernumerary
The Hon. William CathcartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1804
NRS020

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) 1803-1805
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Bermuda

7.1808Broken up at DeptfordB066


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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