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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1771BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1777B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid Class (1765)B028
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1784
Adam HayesBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
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)E-WIKI
Quarterdeck10 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders

27.12.1777 - 5.4.1779Captain
Lord Edward Michael Pakenham (2nd Baron Longford)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1782
Transfered ADM 6/21/349
26.12.1778 - 5.4.1779Captain
William GarnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1781
5.4.1779 - 5.5.1779Captain
John Leigh DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
ADM 6/21/536
ADM 6/21
5.5.1779 - 30.7.1783Captain
Samuel ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1788
ADM 6/21/549
30.10.1790 - 1790Captain
James MacnamaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1790
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
6.5.1793 - 30.4.1794Captain
John RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
1.5.1794 - 19.8.1796Commodore
John BlankettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1796
1796 - 1.1797Captain
Edward BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
10.1797 - 1799Captain
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1805
3.1800 - 31.12.1800Captain
Joseph BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814

1 Flag Officer

4.1800Vice-Admiral of the White
William ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1852

5 Commissioned Officers

17.1.1778 - 30.7.1783First Lieutenant
John BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1796
ADM 6/21/354
ADM 104
23.1.1778 - 15.4.1778Second Lieutenant
Francis WoolridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1796
ADM 6/21/356
8.12.1779 - 9.1.1780Fourth Lieutenant
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1830
ADM 6/22/62
30.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
John MoncurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1803
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
30.10.1790 - 6.1.1790Third Lieutenant
Henry George FownesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
Transfered ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer

1796 - 1798Midshipman
Francis MasonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1843

1 Crewman

7.5.1793 - 12.2.1795Captain's Servant
Frederick BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802

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 1780-1780
American Privateer Unknown

27.10.1780Took the Privateer
Mercury (10) 1780-1780
American 10 Gun
Privateer Unknown

7.11.1780Took the Sloop
Adventure (14) 1780-1780
American 14 Gun
Privateer Sloop

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) 1798-1798
American 14 Gun
Privateer Ship
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


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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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