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Bellona

308
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.12.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.5.1758BWAS-1714
Named1.2.1758BWAS-1714
Launched19.2.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1760BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBellona Class (1758)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John LockBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1740-1762
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth46' 11"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,615 7094Tons BM 

Armament


19.2.1760Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1758550Design Complement

23 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1760 - 25.2.1760Captain
William LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1770
Transfered ADM 6/19/138
ADM 6/19
25.2.1760 - 21.11.1760Captain
Peter DenisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1778
ADM 6/19/139
BWAS-1714
21.11.1760 - 7.4.1762Captain
Robert FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1783
Transfered
BWAS-1714
10.5.1762 - 19.1.1763Captain
Charles EllysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1774
ADM 6/19/407
BWAS-1714
6.6.1763 - 17.5.1765Captain
John ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1808
ADM 6/19/505
BWAS-1714
17.5.1765 - 22.7.1766Captain
Lord William CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1775
ADM 6/20/75
BWAS-1714
22.7.1766 - 26.7.1769Captain
Michael EverittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1776
ADM 6/20/128
BWAS-1714
26.7.1769 - 25.10.1770Captain
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
ADM 6/20/245
BWAS-1714
25.10.1770 - 24.5.1771Captain
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
ADM 6/20/304
BWAS-1714
21.2.1780 - 7.6.1783Captain
Richard OnslowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1805
ADM 6/22/91
BWAS-1714
3.10.1787 - 7.12.1787Captain
George BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
ADM 6/22/423
BWAS-1714
9.2.1789 - 24.12.1792Captain
Francis John HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1793
Transfered ADM 6/23/507
ADM 6/23
10.7.1793 - 2.1799Captain
George WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1810
ADM 6/24/253
BWAS-1714
2.1799 - 3.4.1801Captain
Sir Thomas Boulden ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
BWAS-1714
3.4.1801 - 30.4.1801Commander
George McKinleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
BWAS-1714
30.4.1801 - 6.7.1802Captain
Thomas HoarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1825
BWAS-1714
7.1805 - 2.1806Captain
Charles Dudley PaterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1714
2.1806 - 12.10.1807Captain
John Erskine DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1838
BWAS-1714
12.10.1807 - 1808Captain
John BastardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1832
BWAS-1714
1808 - 1809Captain
John Erskine DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1838
BWAS-1714
1809Captain
Stair DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1810
BWAS-1714
1809 - 1812Captain
John Erskine DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1838
BWAS-1714
1812 - 1813Captain
George McKinleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1762 - 2.1763Commodore
Peter DenisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1778
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.9.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Thomas HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1810
ADM 6/24/71
ADM 6/24
1801 - 2.4.1801Lieutenant
Thomas SoutheyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1811
BG
1801 - 2.4.1801Lieutenant
Thomas WilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1801
BG
11.2.1807 - 28.8.1807Acting Lieutenant
The Hon. Arthur Richard TurnourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
NBD1849
28.7.1807 - 20.1.1808Lieutenant
The Hon. Arthur Richard TurnourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
NBD1849
11.12.1811 - 29.4.1814Lieutenant
William BranderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1789 - 12.9.1791Master
William ThurmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1793
ADM 29-1

9 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1760 - 1763Midshipman
John WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1798
ref:676
8.1793 - 8.1794Midshipman
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ref:616
1801 - 2.4.1801Midshipman
Edward DaubennyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801
BG
1801 - 2.4.1801Midshipman
William SitfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801
BG
1801 - 2.4.1801Midshipman
William FiggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
BG
1801 - 2.4.1801Master's Mate
James EmmertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801
BG
8.1805 - 3.1809Midshipman
John WillisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1816
NBD1849
2.1808 - 30.11.1808Master's Mate
Provo William Parry WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1877
NBD1849
1809 - 5.1.1810Midshipman
Henry William BruceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1863
NBD1849

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1790 - 17921st Class Volunteer
Charles Philip Butler BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1910
NBD1849
4.1797 - 1.17991st Class Volunteer
William BowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1837
NBD1849
22.11.1811 - 1813Midshipman
Thomas Metcalfe CurrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1836
NBD1849
25.12.1811 - 5.18121st Class Volunteer
Robert Augustus BradshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1841
NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1801 - 2.4.1801Captain, 49th Regiment of Foot
Alexander SharpBritish
Marine
Soldier
Service 1801
BG

Service History


DateEventSource
6.4.1760Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £43391.11.4dBWAS-1714
13.6.1761Action of 13th June 1761
13.8.1761Bellona vs Le Courageux
13.8.1761Took the Ship of the Line
Le Courageux (74) 1753-1761
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Vigo

19.1.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1763Recommissioned as a guardship at PortmsouthBWAS-1714
4.1764fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
24.5.1771

Paid off while still a guardship

BWAS-1714
10.1778Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1780Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £30873.2.3dBWAS-1714
30.12.1780Took the Ship of the Line
Prinses Carolina (52) 1748-1780
Dutch 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
in the Channel

13.3.1781Sailed to the Relief of Gibraltar
9.1782Sailed to the Relief of Gibraltar
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
7.6.1783

Returned home and paid off

ADM 51
8.12.1783Arrived in the West Indies
10.1785Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1786Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15982.4.3dBWAS-1714
10.1787Recommissioned
7.12.1787

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1789Recommissioned as guardship at Portsmouth
7.1789fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.9.1791

Paid off

ADM 51
12.1791Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1793Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £27836.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.10.1794Sailed for the West Indies
11.5.1795Took the Schooner
La Bellone 1795-1795
French Privateer Schooner
in the West Indies

13.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1797Took the Schooner
La Légère (6) 1797-1797
French 6 Gun
Privateer Schooner
off Descada
BG
10.1.1797Destroyed a privateerBWAS-1714
2.1797Present at the capture of TrinidadBWAS-1714
16.2.1797Capture of Trinidad
6.5.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
19.6.1799Capture off Cape Sicie
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
7.1801In Irish watersBWAS-1714
6.7.1802

Home to pay off

BWAS-1714
4.1805Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1805Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £27613.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.9.1806Destruction of the Impétueux
1807On the Halifax stationBWAS-1714
11.4.1809Battle of the Basque Roads
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
18.12.1810Took the Schooner
Le Héros du Nord (14) 1809-1810
French 14 Gun
Privateer Schooner
in the North Sea
BG
1813In ordinary at Chatham


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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