America

3030
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.6.1771BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1771BWAS-1714
Acquired5.8.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1777
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1807BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
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 - 1783CaptainSamuel Thompson (1718-1813) ADM 6/21/549BWAS-17144.1793 - 1794CaptainJohn Rodney (1765-1847)BWAS-17141795 - 1796CommodoreJohn Blankett (1741-1801)BWAS-17141796 - 1.1797CaptainEdward Buller (1764-1824)BWAS-171410.1797 - 1799CaptainJohn Smith (d.1808)BWAS-17143.1800 - 13.12.1800CaptainJoseph BinghamBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1800Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir William Parker (1740/41-1802)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1778 - 1778First LieutenantJohn Baird (c.1732-1806) ADM 6/21/354ADM10423.1.1778 - 15.4.1778Second LieutenantFrancis Woolridge (d.1805) ADM 6/21/356ADM68.12.1779 - 5.1781Fourth LieutenantThomas Williams (1761-1841) ADM 6/22/62ODNB

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1796 - 1798MidshipmanFrancis Mason (1779-?)RNB1823

1 Crewman


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

Service History


DateEventSource
29.3.1778Completed at Deptford Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
3.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 Privateer 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 BWAS-1714
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1793Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
10.1797RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1797Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £16050.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1798Took the Privateer Ship Hussar (14) in the North Sea
1799in the HelderBWAS-1714
30.8.1799GroundedBWAS-1714
11.1799Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1800Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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
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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