Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Foudroyant' (1750) (80)
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
Designed byFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up26.9.1787BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck180' 5"Imperial Feet54.8656 
Length of Keel147' 3"Imperial Feet44.8072 
Breadth50' 3"Imperial Feet15.3162 
Depth in Hold23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Burthen1,977 6994Tons BM 


1760Broadside Weight = 945 Imperial Pound ( 428.5575 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle8 British 9-Pounder

7 Commanding Officers

25.6.1759 - 5.3.1760CaptainRichard Tyrrell (1691-1766)BWAS-17145.3.1760 - 8.6.1762CaptainRobert Duff (1721-1787) ADM 6/19/143BWAS-17148.6.1762 - 21.9.1763CaptainMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/19/546
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 25.10.1763
9.8.1775 - 12.1778CaptainJohn Jervis (1734/35-1823) ADM 6/21/111BWAS-171412.1778 - 1779CaptainCharles Hudson (d.1803)BWAS-17141779 - 1782CaptainJohn Jervis (1734/35-1823)BWAS-17141783CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

6.1759 - 10.1759Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Charles Hardy (1716-1780)BWAS-17141762 - 1763Vice-Admiral of the BlueGeorge Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)BWAS-171412.1778 - 1779Vice-Admiral of the WhiteLord Molyneaux Shuldham (Baron Shuldham) (1717-1798)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

1764 - 10.1.1764SurgeonWilliam Troward ADM 6/20/2ADM 6/20

1 Petty Officer

17.3.1764 - 18.6.1764MidshipmanWilliam ForsterLPC

2 Crewmen

27.2.1763 - 17.3.1764Able SeamanWilliam ForsterLPC1.9.1775 - 28.3.1776Captain's ServantCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS01

Service History

9.1758Surveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
6.12.1758Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £16759.19.11dBWAS-1714
2.1759Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £14218.8.6dBWAS-1714
1760fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £8435.6.7dBWAS-1714
13.4.1760Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1761fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5955.18.9dBWAS-1714
7.1762Operations against MartiniqueBWAS-1714

Paid off

2.1772Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1774Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £34650.3.11dBWAS-1714
4.1775fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1775Recommissioned as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
4.1776fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1777fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
3.1780Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
5.1780Completed fitting at a cost of £7642.11.11dBWAS-1714
21.4.1782Pégase vs Foudroyant
21.4.1782Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Pégase (74) BWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
2.1783fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
LPCLieutenant's Passing Certificate Document
HMS01HMS MinotaurVariousWeb Site

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