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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.10.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.5.1756BWAS-1714
Named13.4.1756BWAS-1714
Launched15.3.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.3.1759
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDublin Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam PownallBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold17.8.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 6"Imperial Feet50.2943 
Length of Keel134' 4"Imperial Feet40.8462 
Breadth46' 8"Imperial Feet14.0547 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,566 1094Tons BM 

Armament


3.1759Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.3.1759 - 11.11.1761CaptainJames Young (1717-1789) ADM 6/19/45BWAS-171411.11.1761 - 25.8.1762CaptainRichard Spry (1715-1775) ADM 6/19/362BWAS-171425.8.1762 - 25.10.1763CaptainJohn Luttrell (d.1829) ADM 6/19/433BWAS-171419.1.1775 - 5.2.1778CaptainGeorge Falconer (d.1780) ADM 6/21/67BWAS-171417.7.1778 - 11.1778LieutenantThomas Cocks ADM 6/21/435BWAS-17141781 - 1782LieutenantHenry Ashington (1729-1807)BWAS-17141782 - 4.1783LieutenantThomas CocksBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.8.1762 - 25.10.1763CommodoreRichard Spry (1715-1775) ADM 6/19/432BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1759 - 10.7.1761First LieutenantJames Alms (1728-1791) ADM 6/19/48ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
8.5.1760Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle
13.8.1761Took the Privateer L'Anémone (14)
13.8.1761Took the Privateer La Sardoine (14)
11.9.1762Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
17.9.1762Took the Privateer L'Amarante (18)
25.10.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1765Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1765Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4506.5.9dBWAS-1714
13.7.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1772Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1775Recommissioned as a guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1775Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £33916.0.2dBWAS-1714
2.1777fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3194.12.7dBWAS-1714
5.2.1778

Laid up at Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
7.1778Commissioned as a prison shipBWAS-1714
7.1778Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Prison Ship BWAS-1714
11.1778Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1780fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1781Recommissioned as a Hospital ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1781Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Hospital Ship BWAS-1714
4.1783Paid off at ChathamBWAS-1714
17.8.1784Sold at Chatham for £650BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
 

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