Warspite -> 1780 Arundel

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1755BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.5.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDublin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas WestBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1801BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 9 ½"Imperial Feet50.3047 
Length of Keel134' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet40.8496 
Breadth46' 11"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold19' 9 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Burthen1,579 8494Tons BM 


8.4.1758Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
26.8.1755550Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

15.5.1758 - 19.7.1758CaptainCharles Holmes (1711-1761) ADM 6/18/512BWAS-171419.7.1758 - 7.5.1761CaptainJohn Bentley (1703-1772) ADM 6/18/526BWAS-171410.5.1761 - 5.5.1763CaptainWilliam Saltern Willett (d.1769) ADM 6/19/313BWAS-171426.8.1780 - 18.5.1781CommanderWilliam Grant (c.1728-1790) ADM 6/22/163BWAS-171419.5.1781 - 10.7.1782CommanderJohn Reynolds (d.1793) ADM 6/22/289BWAS-17146.7.1782 - 22.3.1783CommanderJohn Bligh (1735-1795) ADM 6/22/492ADM 6/22

3 Commissioned Officers

11.2.1760 - 5.5.1763Fourth LieutenantCharles Kelly (c.1728-1800) ADM 6/19/135ref:8497.6.1760 - 5.5.1763Fifth LieutenantJames Lys (c.1739-1814) ADM 6/19/171ref:8493.7.1760 - 5.5.1763First LieutenantSamuel Walton (c.1729-1795) ADM 6/19/180ref:849

1 Warrant Officer

13.7.1795 - 6.7.1801CarpenterWilliam MurrantADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

28.8.1782 - 22.3.1783MidshipmanJohn Bligh (1770-1831)ref:616

1 Crewman

29.9.1781 - 7.11.1782ServantGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)ref:

Service History

27.6.1758Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
27.7.1758Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £26285.19.3dBWAS-1714
27.7.1758Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9440.12.11dBWAS-1714
16.2.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
11.12.1761Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Sailed for home and paid off

1.1764Surveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.1764Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1765Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4003.5.7dBWAS-1714
1778fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.3.1780Renamed ArundelBWAS-1714
9.1780Recommissioned as receiving and hopsital ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
9.1780Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
7.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1801Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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