Thunderer

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.7.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down17.9.1756BWAS-1714
Launched18.5.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.3.1760
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHero Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam PownallBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered5.10.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck166' 6"Imperial Feet50.5991 
Length of Keel136' 0"Imperial Feet41.4528 
Breadth47' 2"Imperial Feet14.3329 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,609 3394Tons BM 

Armament


18.5.1760Broadside 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
7.7.1756550Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.3.1760 - 3.1763CaptainCharles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/19/149BWAS-17146.9.1763 - 1766CaptainSamuel Hood (1724-1816) ADM 6/19/534BWAS-171423.2.1778 - 12.1779CaptainThe Hon. Robert Boyle (1736-1780) ADM 6/21/371BWAS-171412.1779 - 15.2.1780CaptainJames BradleyBWAS-17141780 - 5.10.1780CaptainRobert Boyle Nicholas (1744-1780)BWAS-171415.2.1780 - 1780CaptainWilliam Henry King O'Hara (d.1789) ADM 6/22/89ADM 6/22

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1779 - 5.10.1780CommodoreThe Hon. Robert Boyle (1736-1780)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.4.1761 - 12.7.1762Fifth LieutenantThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/19/422
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Commission confirmed 12.7.1762
ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
18.5.1760Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £39155.16.9dBWAS-1714
21.7.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
17.7.1761Action of 17 July 1761
17.7.1761Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line L'Achille (64) off Vigo losing 20 killedBWAS-1714
17.7.1761Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Bouffonne (32) EWIKI
3.1763Returned from the Mediterranean and paid offBWAS-1714
4.1763fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1763Recommissioned as a guardshipBWAS-1714
1765Carried troops to AmericaBWAS-1714
7.1766Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1766Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7522.11.3dBWAS-1714
10.1772Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1777Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £28160.14.3dBWAS-1714
2.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
2.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7903.16.5dBWAS-1714
28.5.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.7.1780Joined Rodney's fleetBWAS-1714
5.10.1780Foundered with all hands in a hurricane off San DomingoBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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Posted by Des grant on Saturday 6th of January 2018 19:53

there was two Richard boyle'S onboard . RBW commodore. RBN captain. They were related. The commodore's flag was flying , as commander of the small squadron , RBN was captain . Both died. Captain cook's 16 year old son (mid) was onboard. Nathaniel


Posted by Des grant on Saturday 6th of January 2018 19:46

there was two Richard boyle'S onboard . RBW commodore. RBN captain. They were related. The commodore's flag was flying , as commander of the small squadron , RBN was captain . Both died. Captain cook's 16 year old son (mid) was onboard. Nathaniel

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