Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.4.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.3.1771
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas BucknallBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up8.1804BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel129' 6 ½"Imperial Feet39.3319 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,336 1494Tons BM 


3.1771Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
49101,794 BWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers

5.3.1771 - 7.12.1773CaptainRichard King (1730-1806) ADM 6/20/358BWAS-17147.12.1773 - 4.1784CaptainGeorge Vandeput (d.1800) ADM 6/20/531BWAS-17143.1782 - 3.1783CaptainRichard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821)BWAS-17145.1793 - 8.1794CaptainJohn Brown (1751-1808)BWAS-17148.1794 - 5.1796CaptainJohn McDougallBWAS-17145.1796 - 11.1800CaptainRobert MurrayBWAS-17142.1801 - 3.1802CaptainJohn DawsonBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

6.1795 - 1796Rear-Admiral of the RedThomas Pringle (d.1803)BWAS-171410.1798 - 14.3.1800Vice-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Vandeput (d.1800)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

21.11.1796 - 26.4.1797Acting LieutenantEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO16.10.1799 - 26.12.1800LieutenantGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN12.11.1799 - 30.1.1800Acting LieutenantEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO31.1.1800 - 11.12.1800LieutenantEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO

5 Warrant Officers

7.2.1783 - 3.4.1783MasterThomas Bell (d.c.1804)ADM29-121.5.1795 - 17.4.1796MasterJohn RussellADM29-118.4.1796 - 10.8.1798MasterDavid SmithADM29-125.5.1796 - 26.12.1800ChaplainJohn CookesleyADM29-110.3.1801 - 5.5.1802MasterThomas SmithADM29-1

3 Petty Officers

1774 - 1775MidshipmanPhilip D'Auvergne (1754-1816)ref:61627.4.1796 - 20.11.1796Master's MateEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO27.4.1797 - 16.6.1799Master's MateEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO

1 Crewman

28.8.1798 - 1800Able SeamanJohn Brenton (1782-?)NBD1849

Service History

30.2.1758Design approvedBWAS-1714
3.3.1764Laid up after her launchBWAS-1714
16.5.1764Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £26348.19.3dBWAS-1714
1771fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7526.19.7dBWAS-1714
3.1771Commissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
22.6.1773At the Spithead ReviewBWAS-1714
4.12.1774Arrived in BostonNDARI
10.6.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.7.1776Staten Island Landings
4.1777Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1777Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £12277.14.0dBWAS-1714
27.4.1778Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1778At PondicherryBWAS-1714
4.1781Sailed home and paid offBWAS-1714
1.1782Began coppering and fitting at Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1782Recommissioned for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
6.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham at a cost of £10700.12.2dBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
3.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1786Began large repair at Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1787Completed large repair at Chatham at a cost of £27030.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790Recommissioned for the Spanish Armament then paid offBWAS-1714
8.1790fitting at Unknown at a cost of £2788.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1793Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6564.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.12.1793Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1794Returned homeBWAS-1714
8.1794In the DownsBWAS-1714
1.1795In the North SeaBWAS-1714
16.8.1796Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
10.1798Flagship at HalifaxBWAS-1714
11.1800Returned to England and paid offBWAS-1714
1.1801Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1801Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8855.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1804Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787)
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BPvNBiografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NDARINaval Documents of the American Revolution Vol IWilliam Bell Clark, EditorDigital Book

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