Albion

321
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.12.1759BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.6.1760BWAS-1714
Named28.10.1760BWAS-1714
Launched16.5.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.9.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlbion ClassBWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked26.4.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel139' 0"Imperial Feet42.3672 
Breadth47' 5"Imperial Feet14.3437 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,662 3194Tons BM 

Armament


16.5.1763Broadside 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
24.4.1760550Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1770 - 20.9.1773CaptainThe Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800) ADM 6/20/293BWAS-171420.9.1773 - 27.10.1775CaptainThe Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792) ADM 6/20/516BWAS-171427.10.1775 - 18.4.1778CaptainJohn Carter Allen (1724-1800) ADM 6/21/130BWAS-171418.4.1778 - 4.5.1778CaptainWilliam Blair (1741-1782) ADM 6/21/392ADM 6/214.5.1778 - 24.12.1781CaptainGeorge Bowyer (1740-1800) ADM 6/21/401BWAS-171418.3.1794 - 26.6.1797CaptainHenry Savage (d.1823) ADM 6/25/21BWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1770 - 16.11.1770MasterJohn Covey ADM 6/20/316ADM 6/201775 - 12.8.1775MasterRichard Prowse ADM 6/21/114ADM 6/2123.6.1794 - 19.10.1795BoatswainThomas NeedhamNAO

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1770 - 19.1.1771MidshipmanRoger Curtis (1746-1816)ref:61622.8.1772 - 6.4.1773MidshipmanWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.3.1771 - 11.10.1771Captain's ServantWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1763Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.11.1770Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £33629.13.1dBWAS-1714
3.11.1770Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9274.1.1dBWAS-1714
7.1771Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1771Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5119.12.9dBWAS-1714
5.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1778fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9748.15.2dBWAS-1714
9.6.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
13.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1779In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-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
24.12.1781

Paid off

ADM 51
4.1782Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1783Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £31000.18.7dBWAS-1714
2.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.2.1794Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Floating Battery
18.3.1794Recommissioned for the NoreBWAS-1714
5.1794Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11972.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.4.1797Wrecked on the SwinBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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