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3111
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.2.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down18.8.1779BWAS-1714
Launched7.6.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHowden Pans - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn BakerBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold11.1.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 8"Imperial Feet42.6771 
Length of Keel115' 9 ⅜"Imperial Feet35.0615 
Breadth38' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold16' 4 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen892 2194Tons BM 

Armament


7.6.1781Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

4.1793Broadside Weight = 456 Imperial Pound ( 206.796 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

11.1793Broadside Weight = 390 Imperial Pound ( 176.865 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

5.1808Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

9.1809Broadside Weight = 582 Imperial Pound ( 263.937 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Upper Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

20 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.5.1781 - 20.3.1783CaptainJohn Butchart (d.1796) ADM 6/22/293BWAS-171420.3.1783 - 7.5.1783CaptainAlexander John Ball (1757-1809) ADM 6/23/158
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 30.10.1783
ADM 6/23
7.5.1783 - 2.4.1784CaptainJames Douglas (1755-1839) ADM 6/23/212
Commission confirmed 17.5.1784
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 15.2.1791CaptainJames Dundas ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/2423.10.1790 - 22.11.1790CommanderRichard Runwa Bowyer (d.1823) ADM 6/24/82ADM 6/2412.2.1791 - 6.1.1792CommanderSandford Tatham: on board from 15.2.1791 ADM 6/24/107BWAS-17141.5.1793 - 31.5.1794CaptainWilliam Clark (d.1802): on board from 5.5.1793 ADM 6/24/234BWAS-17141.8.1794 - 2.1.1795CaptainRichard Rundle Burgess (1754-1797)W0052.1795 - 6.1696CaptainRichard Rundle Burgess (1754-1797)BWAS-17146.1796 - 3.1798CaptainJohn Stevens HallBWAS-17143.1798 - 1801CaptainJames Bowen (1751-1835)BWAS-17149.1802 - 6.1804CaptainBenjamin Hallowell (1761-1834)BWAS-17146.1804 - 8.1804CaptainThomas Le Marchant Gosselin (1765-1857)BWAS-17148.1804 - 6.1805CaptainGeorge Parker (1767-1847)BWAS-17146.1805 - 7.1805CaptainGeorge Aldham (1772-1834)BWAS-17147.1805CaptainTristram Roberts RickettsBWAS-17147.1806 - 1809CaptainStephen Thomas DigbyBWAS-171410.1812 - 4.1813CaptainCornelius Quinton (d.1842)BWAS-17144.1813 - 4.1815CaptainWilliam FothergillBWAS-17144.1815 - 1816CaptainDonald M'LeodBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1812 - 4.1813Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCharles Stirling (1760-1833)BWAS-17144.1813 - 4.1815Rear-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam BrownBWAS-17144.1815 - 1816Rear-Admiral of the RedMathew Henry Scott (d.1837)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1797 - 29.4.1802First LieutenantThomas Lyne (1768-?)NBD184927.12.1808 - 10.1.1810LieutenantThomas Archer (d.1854)NL1865

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.5.1798 - 1801MidshipmanSamuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:5741801 - 28.7.1801Master's MateSamuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:57428.7.1801 - 4.1802MidshipmanSamuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:5747.1802 - 9.1803MidshipmanThe Hon. Arthur Richard Turnour (1787-1853)NBD18491804 - 10.1806MidshipmanFrancis Charles Annesley (d.1846)NBD184912.1812 - 1813MidshipmanJonathon Butcher (1789-?)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.8.1793 - 1794Able SeamanJohn Burn (1772-?)NBD184919.4.1798 - 1.5.1798Able SeamanSamuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:574

Service History


DateEventSource
7.6.1781building at a cost of £19356.4.3dBWAS-1714
11.9.1781Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
15.10.1781Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.2.1782Sailed with African convoy and on to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
17.2.1783Action of 1783-02-17
20.2.1783Retaken by Invincible (74) BWAS-1714
2.4.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1785Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
10.1786Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £12957.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1791Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
4.1791Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4441.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.5.1791Sailed for Halifax with troopsBWAS-1714
6.1.1792

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1795Escorted home a Levant convoyBWAS-1714
10.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.11.1798Took the Unrated Sloop Peterel (16)
15.11.1798Recaptured the Peterel (16) BWAS-1714
8.2.1799Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Santa Teresa (34) off Majorca
6.8.1799Took the Unrated Infanta Amalia (12)
21.10.1800Took the Unrated San Fernando (12)
8.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1802Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.1802Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
7.1803In the Leeward islandsBWAS-1714
12.9.1803Took the Privateer Schooner L'Oiseau (12) BG
2.1804Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.1804Returned from the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1805Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1806Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1808On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
1809On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
10.3.1809Took the Unrated Felucca Joseph San Domingo
5.1.1810Sailed to meet the East India shipsBWAS-1714
6.4.1812Sailed for ConstantinopleBWAS-1714
22.1.1813Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1813Flagship at JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1815Flagship on the Downs stationBWAS-1714
11.1.1816Sold at Sheerness? for £2,600BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
W005Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
ref:574https://www.genealogieonline.nl Web Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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