Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1771BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1777B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid ClassB028
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1807BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658 
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth44' 4"Imperial Feet13.4366 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Draught Aft16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen1,369 5094Tons BM 


5.8.1777Broadside Weight = 555 Imperial Pound ( 251.6925 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

5.8.1777Broadside Weight = 20 Imperial Pound ( 9.07 kg)EWIKI
Quarterdeck10 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

27.12.1777 - 5.4.1779CaptainLord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford) (1743-1792) ADM 6/21/349BWAS-171426.12.1778 - 5.4.1779CaptainWilliam Garner (d.1787)BWAS-17145.4.1779 - 5.5.1779CaptainJohn Leigh Douglas (1741-1810) ADM 6/21/536ADM 6/215.5.1779 - 30.7.1783CaptainSamuel Thompson (1718-1813) ADM 6/21/549BWAS-171430.10.1790 - 1790CaptainJames Macnamara (c.1736-1802) ADM 6/24/84ADM 6/246.5.1793 - 30.4.1794CaptainJohn Rodney (1765-1847)BWAS-17141.5.1794 - 19.8.1796CommodoreJohn Blankett (1741-1801)BWAS-17141796 - 1.1797CaptainEdward Buller (1764-1824)BWAS-171410.1797 - 1799CaptainJohn Smith (d.1808)BWAS-17143.1800 - 31.12.1800CaptainJoseph BinghamBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

4.1800Vice-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Parker (1740/41-1802)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

17.1.1778 - 30.7.1783First LieutenantJohn Baird (c.1732-1806) ADM 6/21/354ADM10423.1.1778 - 15.4.1778Second LieutenantFrancis Woolridge (c.1734-1805) ADM 6/21/356ADM68.12.1779 - 9.1.1780Fourth LieutenantThomas Williams (1761-1841) ADM 6/22/62ODNB

1 Petty Officer

1796 - 1798MidshipmanFrancis Mason (1779-?)RNB1823

1 Crewman

7.5.1793 - 12.2.1795Captain's ServantFrederick Bedford (1779-?)NBD1849

Service History

29.3.1778Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £32001.1.6dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
26.12.1778Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
2.1780Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7210.17.5dBWAS-1714
17.5.1780Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
13.7.1780Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.10.1780Took the Privateer Ranger
27.10.1780Took the Privateer Mercury (10)
7.11.1780Took the Sloop Adventure (14)
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
5.12.1781Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Left New YorkBWAS-1714
1783Home from Jamaica and paid offBWAS-1714
3.1793Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5409.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.3.1795Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
17.8.1796Present at the surrender of the Dutch in Saldhana BayBWAS-1714
1.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1797Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1797Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16050.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1798Took the Ship Hussar (14) in the North Sea
1799in the HelderBWAS-1714
11.1799Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1800Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11706.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1800Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
13.12.1800Stranded on Formingas RocksBWAS-1714
1801Salved and converted to a prison Ship at Port Royal, JamaicaBWAS-1714
1801Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
1804Lent ot the Transport BoardBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM6ADM 6 Admiralty:Service Records, Registers, Returns and CertificatesAuthorityArchive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 18th of June 2012 06:09

8 Mar 1795 Squadron under Commodore John Blankett in America 64 with Ruby 64, Statley 64 and Echo 16 sloop stops at Falmouth en route for the Red Sea, recommencing journey on the 12 Mar 1795

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