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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1755/10/28BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1756/05/01BWAS-1714
Named1756/04/13BWAS-1714
Launched1759/03/15BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDublin Class
Designed byThomas SladeBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam PownallBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sold1784/08/17BWAS-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


1759/03Broadside 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
1755/08/26550Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1759/03 - 1761CaptainJames YoungBWAS-17141761 - 1762CaptainRichard SpryBWAS-17141762 - 1763CaptainJohn LuttrellBWAS-17141775/01 - 1778/01CaptainGeorge FalconerBWAS-17141778 - 1778/11LieutenantThomas CocksBWAS-17141781 - 1782LieutenantHenry AshingtonBWAS-17141782 - 1783/04LieutenantThomas CocksBWAS-1714

Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1762 - 1763CommodoreRichard SpryBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1759/03 - 1761/07/10First LieutenantJames AlmsODNB1794/12/08 - 1799/03/28LieutenantJohn BowkerNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1759/11/20Battle of Quiberon Bay
1760/05/08Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle
1761/08/13Took the Privateer L'Anémone (14)
1761/08/13Took the Privateer La Sardoine (14)
1762/09/11Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1762/09/17Took the Privateer L'Amarante (18)
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
1764/06SurveyedBWAS-1714
1765/01Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1765/02Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4506.5.9dBWAS-1714
1771/07/13SurveyedBWAS-1714
1772/02Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1775/01RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1775/01Recommissioned as a guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1775/07Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £33916.0.2dBWAS-1714
1777/02fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3194.12.7dBWAS-1714
1778/01Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1778/07Commissioned as a prison shipBWAS-1714
1778/07Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
1778/11Paid offBWAS-1714
1780/08fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1781Recommissioned as a Hospital ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1781Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
1783/04Paid off at ChathamBWAS-1714
1784/08/17Sold at Chatham for £650BWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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