Valiant

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.5.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.2.1758BWAS-1714
Named17.3.1757BWAS-1714
Launched10.8.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTriumph Class
ConstructorJohn Lock (d.1762)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1826BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck171' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet52.1399 
Length of Keel139' 0"Imperial Feet42.3672 
Breadth49' 4"Imperial Feet14.9465 
Depth in Hold21' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet6.4199 
Burthen1,799 4194Tons BM 

Armament


10.8.1759Broadside Weight = 880 Imperial Pound ( 399.08 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
21.5.1757650Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.8.1759 - 25.2.1761CaptainAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) ADM 6/19/88ADM 6/1925.2.1761 - 7.1764CaptainAdam Duncan (1731-1804) ADM 6/19/287BWAS-17142.10.1776 - 1779CaptainThe Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792) ADM 6/21/226BWAS-171420.3.1779 - 5.1783CaptainSamuel Granston Goodall (d.1801) ADM 6/21/526BWAS-17145.1790 - 1790CaptainLord William Henry (Duke of Clarence and St Andrews) (1765-1837)BWAS-171410.1793 - 7.1795CaptainThomas Pringle (d.1803)BWAS-171424.7.1795 - 9.1795CaptainJoseph Larcom (1764-1818)BWAS-17149.1795 - 1797CaptainEliab Harvey (1758-1830)BWAS-17141797 - 1799CaptainEdmund CrawleyBWAS-17141799CaptainJohn CochetBWAS-17141803 - 1804CaptainJohn Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.2.1761 - 1764CommodoreAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) ADM 6/19/286BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1.1760 - 7.1764Third LieutenantJohn Collins (d.1794) ADM 6/19/123ADM 6/197.3.1760 - 7.1764Fifth LieutenantJohn Bourmaster (1736-1807) ADM 6/19/144ADM 6/1925.3.1760 - 23.7.1762Fourth LieutenantIsaac Prescott (d.1830) ADM 6/19/150ADM 6/1924.3.1762 - 7.1764LieutenantHenry Davis (d.1776)ref:5592.7.1763 - 7.1764LieutenantSamuel Uppleby (d.1780)ref:559

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.11.1793 - 13.5.1795MasterJohn RussellADM29-11794SurgeonGeorge McCallumADM 171/8

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.3.1761 - 31.12.1762MidshipmanWilliam Smith (1742-1814)ref:8491794MidshipmanPringle Stoddart (1768-1848)ADM 171/83.10.1809 - 5.1810MidshipmanJohn Theophilus Kelsall (d.1856)NBD1849

14 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794LandmanGeorge FossADM 171/81794LandmanMiles LongADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJames WaffADM 171/81794LandmanEdward CullenADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJohn LindsayADM 171/81794Able SeamanNathaniel TaylorADM 171/81794Captain's ServantWilliam LazarusADM 171/81794Able SeamanGeorge TaylorADM 171/81794LandmanMichael KinsaleADM 171/81794Captain's ServantThomas Pike (1782-?)ADM 171/81794LandmanJohn HutchingsADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJohn NichollsADM 171/81794LandmanJohn HealyADM 171/81794Able SeamanThomas MastersADM 171/8

4 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
17942nd Lieutenant of MarinesGeorge JonesADM 171/817942nd Lieutenant of MarinesHenry CoxADM 171/81794CorporalDavid SingletonADM 171/81794PrivateWilliam ShawADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
9.10.1759Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £42589.5.10dBWAS-1714
4.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
5.3.1762Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
1763At JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1771Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1775Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £36297.10.10dBWAS-1714
1.1777fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
5.1780Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1780Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £7149.13.0dBWAS-1714
13.1.1781Took the Unrated Sloop Fairy (14)
12.4.1781Relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.12.1781Action of 1781-12-12
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
28.2.1782Joined Rodney in the West indiesBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
21.7.1782Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Left New YorkBWAS-1714
11.1782Blockade of St FrancoisBWAS-1714
1783Returned to JamaicaBWAS-1714
26.4.1783Sailed for home, paid off on arrivalBWAS-1714
2.1785Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1786Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £27446.17.11dBWAS-1714
5.1790Recommissioned, later paid offBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1790Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £13361.19.2dBWAS-1714
10.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £10301.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
10.1795Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1795Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £11294.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.8.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
17.4.1797Destroyed the French Harmonie (40) (44) in company with Thunderer (74) BWAS-1714
10.1797Took the Privateer Magicienne (16)
10.1799Began fitting at Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1799Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
11.1799Completed fitting at Chatham at a cost of £1506.0.0dBWAS-1714
1803At JamaicaBWAS-1714
27.9.1810Action of 1810-09-27
4.1826Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:559Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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