Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.1.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 3"Imperial Feet51.2075 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,644 5494Tons BM 


22.1.1761Broadside 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

16 Ship Commanders

16.1.1761 - 19.8.1763Captain John Amherst (1718-1778) ADM 6/19/245BWAS-171418.5.1768 - 1.8.1770Captain George Mackenzie (d.1780) ADM 6/20/201BWAS-17149.8.1770 - 10.6.1771Captain Mathew Moore (d.1787) ADM 6/20/287BWAS-171425.1.1779 - 7.6.1779Captain Taylor Penny (c.1722-1786) Transfered ADM 6/21/504ADM 10422.7.1779 - 13.8.1780Captain John Cleland (d.1795) ADM 6/22/9BWAS-17149.5.1781 - 18.7.1783Captain Samuel Cornish (1739-1816) ADM 6/22/284BWAS-171421.2.1788 - 15.9.1791Captain John Harvey (1740-1794) ADM 6/23/449ADM 6/238.10.1793 - 3.1795Captain James Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849) ADM 6/24/272BWAS-17143.1795 - 3.1798Captain Richard LucasBWAS-17146.1798 - 1801Captain Edward Oliver OsbornBWAS-17141804 - 1805Lieutenant George BellBWAS-17141.1805 - 21.3.1805Lieutenant Hood Hanway ChristianBWAS-171421.3.1805 - 1807Commander William Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)BWAS-17141807 - 1808Captain Anthony MaitlandBWAS-17141808 - 1809Commander Henry Dawson (d.1809)BWAS-17141809 - 1810Commander William FlintBWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

12.1796 - 28.4.1801Acting Lieutenant Thomas Morley BlaineyNBD18496.7.1800 - 6.4.1802Acting Lieutenant John Burn (1772-?)NBD18496.4.1802 - 3.1803Lieutenant John Burn (1772-?)NBD1849

2 Crewmen

21.1.1780 - 21.5.1780Able Seaman Richard ColleyADM 29/810.3.1795 - 8.1796Captain's Servant Thomas Morley BlaineyNBD1849

Service History

28.4.1761Completed at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £27438.0.0dBWAS-1714
25.3.1762Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1764fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3979.9.10dBWAS-1714
5.1768Recommissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1768fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1779Recommissioned and then paid off in the same monthBWAS-1714
7.1780Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1781Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £23813.5.10dBWAS-1714
15.1.1782Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Left New York for the blockade of St FrancoisBWAS-1714
26.4.1783Sailed for homeBWAS-1714

Paid off

12.1784Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1785Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10158.18.2dBWAS-1714
2.1788Recommissioned as guardship on the MedwayBWAS-1714
5.1790fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1792Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1794Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £30786.0.0dBWAS-1714
1795Took the Privateer L'Espérance (12) ref:692
2.1795fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.4.1795Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
9.9.1796Action off Sumatra
8.1800Took the Cutter L'Uni (26) off Masulipatam
4.1801Took the Sixth Rate La Laurette (26) off Masulipatam
8.11.1803Paid offADM 51
1804Hulked as a receiving ship at BombayBWAS-1714
1804Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
1810Sold at BombayBWAS-1714


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