Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.12.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1794BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.1816BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Moulded Breadth168.5Imperial Feet 
Breadth47Imperial Feet0.1705 
Burthen1,607Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 4"Imperial Feet51.2079 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth47' 1"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Draught Aft18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen1,627 2494Tons BM 


5.1794Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

12 Commanding Officers

24.5.1794 - 1.6.1795CaptainChristopher Mason (d.1801) ADM 6/25/44BWAS-17141.6.1795 - 5.10.1795CommanderJames Young (1762-1833)BWAS-171411.1795 - 1796CaptainLord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796)BWAS-17141796CaptainCharles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-17141796 - 1800CaptainSamuel Hood (1762-1814)BWAS-17141801 - 6.1802CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-17146.1802 - 12.1802CaptainRichard Dacres (1761-1837)BWAS-17146.1805 - 9.1806CaptainJohn Oakes HardyBWAS-17149.1806 - 1807CaptainJohn GiffardBWAS-17141807 - 11.1808CaptainWilliam PierrepontBWAS-171411.1808 - 8.1814CaptainThomas BoysBWAS-17148.1814 - 1.1815CaptainJames Anderson (1765-1835)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

1.6.1795 - 10.1795Rear-Admiral of the WhiteChristopher Mason (d.1801)BWAS-17141801 - 1802Rear-Admiral of the BlueThomas Totty (d.1802)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

30.6.1805 - 25.12.1806LieutenantGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN3.7.1805 - 8.1814LieutenantAlexander BorthwickNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

7.1806 - 9.1806MidshipmanEdward Brown Addis (1790-1866)NBD18497.1806 - 19.1806MidshipmanEdward Brown Addis (1790-1866)NBD1849

2 Marines

17981st Lieutenant of MarinesWilliam Vivionref:92917982nd Lieutenant of MarinesWilliam Judsonref:929

Service History

8.1783Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1.1785Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
21.8.1785Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7608.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.8.1785Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1794Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7779.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
24.7.1797Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
3.1799Took the Privateer Le Courrier (16) Mediterranean?
4.1799Arrived at NaplesBWAS-1714
6.1799Sailed from NaplesBWAS-1714
1801In the BalticBWAS-1714
1.1801Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1801Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14998.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1801In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
12.1802Had been paid offBWAS-1714
6.1804Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1805Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1807Off CadizBWAS-1714
1.1809At CorunnaBWAS-1714
21.2.1809Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1714
1812In the BalticBWAS-1714
1813In the BalticBWAS-1714
8.1814Sailed to North America with supplies for the Lakes FlotillaBWAS-1714
1.1815Paid off into Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
12.1816Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BPvNBiografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:929Historical Record of the Royal Marine Forces, Volume 1Paul Harris NicolasBook

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