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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.12.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.4.1758BWAS-1714
Named1.2.1758BWAS-1714
Launched27.10.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.11.1760BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBellona ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered15.11.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel137' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet41.764 
Breadth46' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft17' 10 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,612 1494Tons BM 

Armament


27.10.1760Broadside 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

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.11.1760 - 2.3.1763Captain
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
ADM 6/19/213
BWAS-1714
21.10.1763 - 12.10.1766Captain
Robert HathornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1767
ADM 6/19/546
BWAS-1714
12.10.1766 - 15.11.1769Captain
Jonathon FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1795
ADM 6/20/143
BWAS-1714
15.11.1769 - 26.5.1770Captain
John Carter AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
ADM 6/20/260
ADM 6/20
9.7.1778 - 23.10.1780Captain
Robert SimontonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1795
Transfered ADM 6/21/431
BWAS-1714
2.1.1782 - 1.3.1782Captain
William StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1782
BWAS-1714
1.3.1782 - 30.4.1782Commander
Dunbar MaclellanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1779
BWAS-1714
30.4.1782 - 6.7.1782Captain
Dunbar MaclellanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1779
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.7.1778 - 15.11.1783Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1782 - 12.4.1782Lieutenant
George Pigot AlmsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780
ODNB

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1763 - 31.1.1770Purser
Peter ButtBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1763-1770
Transfered ADM 6/20/269
ADM 6/20

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1778 - 11.1.1782Master's Mate
William Robert BroughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1818
ADM 6/24/34
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1781 - 1.2.1783Midshipman
The Hon. Henry CurzonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource

19.12.1760Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £39802.6.0dBWAS-1714
1762Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
17.9.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1763Recommissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1764Carried troops to AmericaBWAS-1714
4.1764fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1768Ran onto a rock in Cork harbourBWAS-1714
2.1768fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1770Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
26.5.1770

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1772Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £23222.16.3dBWAS-1714
11.1778fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5941.11.6dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.12.1780Destruction of shipping at mangaloreBWAS-1714
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
1783coppering at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
7.11.1783Bilged and sank in Tellicherry Roads, BombayBWAS-1714

 

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