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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.1.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1761BWAS-1714
Named2.11.1762BWAS-1714
Launched4.9.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned31.8.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRamillies Class (1760)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1781
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BarnardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1740-1782
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Scuttled11.9.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 8"Imperial Feet51.2094 
Length of Keel138' 3"Imperial Feet42.0644 
Breadth47' 3 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,644 6294Tons BM 

Armament


18.12.1762Broadside 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
25.4.1760550Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
31.8.1762 - 23.1.1763Captain
Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
ADM 6/19/434
BWAS-1714
20.10.1770 - 28.9.1773Captain
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
ADM 6/20/303
BWAS-1714
29.10.1776 - 30.11.1779Captain
Sir Richard BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1792
ADM 6/21/225
BWAS-1714
30.11.1779 - 18.4.1780Captain
John Leigh DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
Transfered
BWAS-1714
18.4.1780 - 16.6.1780Captain
William DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
: on board from 20.4.1780 Transfered ADM 6/22/261
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 14.3.1781
BWAS-1714
16.6.1780 - 16.6.1781Captain
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
ADM 6/22/318
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 26.7.1781
BWAS-1714
23.7.1780 - 16.6.1781Captain
James FergusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1793
ADM 6/22/335
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 28.12.1782
BWAS-1714
16.6.1781 - 15.7.1781Captain
Sir Henry Edwin StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
Transfered ADM 6/22/360
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
BWAS-1714
7.1781 - 11.9.1781Captain
The Hon. William Clement FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.10.1776 - 21.2.1778First Lieutenant
Thomas HickesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1801
ADM 6/21/225
ADM 104
20.12.1776 - 5.3.1778Fourth Lieutenant
Robert CalderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
ADM 6/21/244
ADM 6/21
5.3.1778 - 2.7.1778Third Lieutenant
Robert CalderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
Transfered ADM 6/21/376
ADM 6/21
27.5.1779 - 17.2.1780Third Lieutenant
Thomas PewtrissBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1780
ADM 6/21/560
ADM 6/21
12.2.1780 - 10.2.1781Fifth Lieutenant
Charles RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
ADM 6/23/25
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 14.2.1783
ADM 6/23

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.4.1772 - 10.1772Midshipman
Isaac George ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1814

Service History


DateEventSource
18.12.1762Completed at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £32735.5.9dBWAS-1714
27.12.1762Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1714
23.1.1763Paid offADM 51
15.2.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
22.6.1773At Spithead ReviewBWAS-1714
28.9.1773Paid offADM 51
2.1775Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1776Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £18820.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1777fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8352.13.0dBWAS-1714
15.4.1777Took the Brig
Rising States (8) 1777-1777
American 8 Gun
Privateer Brig

27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
5.1779Began coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1779Completed coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7373.3.3dBWAS-1714
25.12.1779Sailed for the Leeward Islands under captain J. DouglasBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on Caraccas shipsBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
19.1.1780Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
12.12.1780Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
31.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781At the encounter off MartiniqueBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
11.9.1781Stripped and burnt due to damage recievedBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Thursday 10th of April 2014 16:06

Edinburgh Advertiser, June 2, 1780
Captain Douglas, of the Terrible, man of war, in the late engagement in the West Indies, having no enemy ships opposed to his station in the line of battle, when he saw Admiral Rodney surrounded by three French men of war, very gallantly went up to assistance upon which the French ships thought proper to sheer off. After the engagement; the Admiral appointed to the command of the Venus frigate, vacant by the promotion of Capt. Ferguson to the Intrepid. Captain Douglas only commanded the Terrible in the place of Sir Richard Bickerton who was prevented on going to the West Indies by his bad state of health.

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