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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired23.7.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1792
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up8.1815BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 2"Imperial Feet51.2071 
Length of Keel137' 9"Imperial Feet41.7638 
Breadth47' 1"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold19' 10"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft17' 9 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,624 2794Tons BM 

Armament


23.7.1785Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
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
25.8.1774550Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1792 - bef.6.1795CaptainSir William Parker (1740/41-1802)BWAS-17141795 - 6.1795Captain Alexander Hood (1758-1798)BWAS-17146.1795 - 1796CaptainWilliam ShieldBWAS-17141798 - 1800CaptainDavidge Gould (1758-1847)BWAS-17144.1801 - 6.1801CaptainHenry Curzon (1765-1846)BWAS-17146.1801CaptainRobert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-17146.1801 - 1802CaptainShuldham PeardBWAS-17146.1805 - 1.1806CaptainJohn Lawford (1756-1842)BWAS-17141.1806CaptainJohn LarmourBWAS-17141.1806 - 1807CaptainMathew Henry Scott (d.1837)BWAS-17141807 - 1809CaptainThomas Le Marchant Gosselin (1765-1857)BWAS-17143.1810 - 11.1811CaptainDonald Campbell (d.1819)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1800 - 1800Vice-Admiral of the RedLord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith) (1745/46-1823)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1795 - 28.4.1796Acting LieutenantGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN21.1.1806 - 18.12.1811LieutenantWilliam Buchanan (1777-?)NBD184911.1809 - 12.1810LieutenantGeorge Hubert Rye (1782-1854)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1.1793 - 23.10.1794MasterRobert LoutheanADM29-111.5.1801 - 4.10.1802MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-1

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794MidshipmanCharles RayleyADM 171/81794MidshipmanGeorge Morris (1778-1857)ADM 171/81794ClerkSimon LittleADM 171/829.10.1801 - 4.10.1802MidshipmanFrederick Hugh Evelyn Houghton (1783-1812)ref:107329.10.1801 - 4.10.1802MidshipmanCharles Evelyn Daniel Francis Poplet Houghton (1784-?)ref:10731805MidshipmanWilliam BlenkarneNBD18491807 - 4.1809MidshipmanJohn BowerbankNBD1849

11 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794LandmanJohn ShorthouseADM 171/81794Able SeamanDavid BrownADM 171/81794Captain's ServantAlfred MillineuxADM 171/81794BoyAntonio La MottADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam JonesADM 171/81794LandmanAndrew TraceyADM 171/81794Captain's ServantWilliam John HawesADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanEdward SummersADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames CummingsADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn T SmithADM 171/81794ServantWilliam CampionADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1785Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1785Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £11850.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1785Completed at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1791Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.2.1793Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £10026.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
1.1797Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1797Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £9199.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
18.2.1800Capture of the Généreux
4.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.7.1801Battle of Algeciras Bay
12.7.1801The Gut of Gibraltar
1.4.1802Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £27429.0.0dBWAS-1714
1807In the Channel FleetBWAS-1714
1808In the BalticBWAS-1714
1.1809Evacuation of CorunnaBWAS-1714
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
24.9.1810Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1714
11.1811Laid up in ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
8.1815Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/08/141798Saumarez's Squadron 1798Sir James Saumarez (1757-1836)
 

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