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Nominal Guns84BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.11.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down29.6.1756BWAS-1714
Launched8.8.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.4.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1813BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck175' 4"Imperial Feet53.3414 
Length of Keel142' 7"Imperial Feet43.2858 
Breadth50' 3"Imperial Feet15.3162 
Depth in Hold20' 1"Imperial Feet6.1214 
Draught Forward14' 3 ½"Tons BM 
Draught Aft16' 4"Tons BM 
Burthen1,918 2294Tons BM 

Armament


4.1757Broadside Weight = 826 Imperial Pound ( 374.591 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder

1782Broadside Weight = 1339 Imperial Pound ( 607.2365 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 68-Pound Carronade
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1784Broadside Weight = 723 Imperial Pound ( 327.8805 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1757750EstablishmentBWAS-1714
1782650EstablishmentBWAS-1714

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.6.1757 - 30.1.1758Captain
Wittewronge TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
ADM 6/18/406
BWAS-1714
30.1.1758 - 30.1.1759Captain
Thomas EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1775
Transfered ADM 6/18/479
BWAS-1714
30.1.1759 - 23.2.1763Captain
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
ADM 6/19/29
BWAS-1714
8.1.1771 - 11.5.1771Captain
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
ADM 6/20/332
BWAS-1714
6.5.1782 - 12.2.1783Captain
John Carter AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
ADM 6/22/463
BWAS-1714
12.5.1790 - 16.9.1791Captain
George GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1795
: on board from 18.5.1790 ADM 6/24/28
BWAS-1714
25.12.1792 - 16.4.1794Captain
George GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1795
: on board from 26.12.1792 ADM 6/24/187
BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 - 1801Captain
Francis PickmoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1801
ADM 6/25/29
BWAS-1714
9.1803 - 5.1806Captain
John WainwrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1811
BWAS-1714
1.6.1806 - 22.4.1809Captain
The Hon. Courtnay BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1831
BWAS-1714
1810 - 1812Captain
Robert HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
BWAS-1714

9 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1758 - 10.1758Rear-Admiral of the White
Sir Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1762
ADM 6/18/204
BWAS-1714
10.1759 - 2.1760Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
Transfered
BWAS-1714
18.5.1790 - 16.9.1791Vice-Admiral of the Red
Robert RoddamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1805
BWAS-1714
12.1792 - 1799Admiral of the Blue
Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
ADM 107/1/259
BWAS-1714
1800 - 24.4.1802Admiral of the White
Mark MilbankeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1802
Transfered
BWAS-1714
1805 - 7.1807Admiral
George MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1810
BWAS-1714
7.1807 - 1809Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Isaac Coffin (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
BWAS-1714
1809 - 1810Admiral
Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
BWAS-1714
1812Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.1.1759 - 23.2.1763First Lieutenant
George WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1763
ADM 6/19/29
ADM 6/19
30.1.1759 - 26.1.1762Second Lieutenant
William RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1762
ADM 6/19/29
ADM 6/19
30.1.1759 - 23.2.1763Third Lieutenant
Richard TrottenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
ADM 6/19/29
ADM 6/19
30.1.1759 - 22.2.1759Sixth Lieutenant
David ArthurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1769
ADM 6/19/29
ADM 6/19
22.2.1759 - 9.1.1760Fifth Lieutenant
David ArthurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1769
ADM 6/19/141
ADM 6/19
22.2.1759 - 3.11.1760Sixth Lieutenant
Edward KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1761
ADM 6/19/141
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773

Confirmed 3.3.1760
ref:849
9.1.1760 - 23.2.1763Fourth Lieutenant
David ArthurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1769
ADM 6/19/125
ADM 6/19
9.1.1760 - 3.11.1760Fifth Lieutenant
James KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1763
ADM 6/19/125
ADM 6/19
3.11.1760 - 11.2.1761Fifth Lieutenant
Edward KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1761
ADM 6/19/206
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
ref:849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1.1793 - 5.8.1795Master
Thomas BushellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1795
ADM 29-1

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1800 - 4.9.1801Midshipman
William BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
6.7.1809 - 5.3.1810Midshipman
Thomas TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1809-1822
ADM 29/8
22.9.1809 - 30.9.1809Master's Mate
James Gabriel GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1867
Transfered ADM 196/2/1
ADM 196
6.3.1810 - 2.1.1812Clerk
Thomas TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1809-1822
ADM 29/8
8.1811Midshipman
Richard BudgenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849
5.1814 - 28.5.1815Master's Mate
Daniel BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NBD1849

11 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
- 25.6.1790Admiral's Secretary
James YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1794
ref:1709
1796 - 1798Unknown
William Lenthall BrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1851
NBD1849
1797 - 8.1798Captain's Servant
Lucius CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1864
NBD1849
18.6.1803 - 18051st Class Volunteer
Charles BasdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1841
NBD1849
1805 - 10.8.1805Landman
Abraham BurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805
Transfered
NAO
18051st Class Volunteer
William BlenkarneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1816
NBD1849
7.3.1805 - 6.18072nd Class Volunteer
William AylingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849
3.12.1807 - 3.1808Landman
George Henry AytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1863
NBD1849
17.9.1808 - 18081st Class Volunteer
James AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1866
NBD1849
12.7.1809 - 7.18111st Class Volunteer
Charles BlatchleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1834
NBD1849
31.10.1809 - 3.9.1810Able Seaman
George CoulbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1834
PMD

Service History


DateEventSource
1.11.1755Order to be cut down to her Upper DeckBWAS-1714
29.6.1756Started middling repair and removal of upper works at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1757Commissioned for service with the Channel fleetBWAS-1714
6.1757In the Rochefort expedition until 1757/07BWAS-1714
8.8.1757Changes and repair completed at Portsmouth at a cost of £31,507.18.2dBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
23.9.1757With Hawke's fleet at the Isle d'AixBWAS-1714
5.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
27.10.1758Action of 27 October 1758
16.2.1759Sailed for Canada and took part in capture of QuebecBWAS-1714
9.1759Sailed home carrying the body of General WolfeBWAS-1714
1760In Boscawen's fleetBWAS-1714
1760In Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
1761Expedition to BelleisleBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
1762Blockade of Basque RoadsBWAS-1714
1762Took the Privateer
Le Baillen (14) 1762-1762
French 14 Gun
Privateer

1762Took the Privateer
Le Minx (10) 1762-1762
French 10 Gun
Privateer

1762Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora del Corlylas (10) 1762-1762
Spanish 10 Gun
Privateer

1762Took the Privateer
Anama Guiposcoa 1762-1762
Spanish Privateer

23.2.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1764Started a small repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.1764Completed small repair at a cost of £9,480.14.5dBWAS-1714
1.1771Started fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1.1771RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1771Completed fitting at a cost of £7,923.17.10dBWAS-1714
5.1771Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1782Recommissioned for Lord Howe's relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
3.1782Started fitting for serviceBWAS-1714
8.1782Completed fitting at a cost of £22,992.15.8d, reduced to 80 guns and fitted with a 74's masts and yards
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
12.2.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1790Commissioned as a receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
16.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
25.12.1792Refitted as a Third Rate Receiving ShipADM 6/24
9.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1803Fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £14,323BWAS-1714
8.1813Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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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