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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.12.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.2.1759BWAS-1714
Launched19.5.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.8.1761
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassArrogant Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam WellsBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Scuttled30.6.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 3 ½"Imperial Feet51.2191 
Length of Keel137' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet41.764 
Breadth47' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet14.332 
Depth in Hold19' 9 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Burthen1,634 3294Tons BM 

Armament


19.5.1761Broadside 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
26.1.1759550Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.8.1761 - 5.2.1763CaptainRobert Man (1721-1783) ADM 6/19/338BWAS-17141.12.1763 - 1.12.1766CaptainGeorge Mackenzie (d.1780) ADM 6/19/552BWAS-17141.12.1766 - 6.12.1769CaptainMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/20/149BWAS-17146.12.1769 - 27.5.1771CaptainJohn Lloyd (d.1778) ADM 6/20/264BWAS-171417.3.1777 - 23.1.1778CaptainRobert Roddam (1719-1808) ADM 6/21/267BWAS-171423.1.1778 - 30.6.1780CaptainTimothy Edwards (1731-1780) ADM 6/21/356BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.9.1768 - 1769Able SeamanThomas Hannaford Hurd (1747-1823)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1761Commissioned for the Channel fleetBWAS-1714
9.1761Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.9.1761Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £27963.2.3dBWAS-1714
16.9.1761Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9361.7.7dBWAS-1714
5.2.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1763Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1764Sailed with troops to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.1764Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4283.7.1dBWAS-1714
1766Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.1770fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6332.10.10dBWAS-1714
27.5.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.12.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1773Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1775Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £24486.18.9dBWAS-1714
3.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1777fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4244.10.6dBWAS-1714
9.6.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
13.9.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
30.6.1780Declared unserviceable due to severe battle damage and scuttled at St LuciaBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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