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Albion

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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 Class (1760)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1770 - 20.9.1773Captain
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/20/293
BWAS-1714
20.9.1773 - 27.10.1775Captain
The Hon. John Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
ADM 6/20/516
BWAS-1714
27.10.1775 - 18.4.1778Captain
John Carter AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
ADM 6/21/130
BWAS-1714
18.4.1778 - 4.5.1778Captain
William BlairBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1781
Transfered ADM 6/21/392
ADM 6/21
4.5.1778 - 24.12.1781Captain
George BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
ADM 6/21/401
BWAS-1714
18.3.1794 - 26.4.1797Captain
Henry SavageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1814
ADM 6/25/21
BWAS-1714

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1770 - 16.11.1770Master
John CoveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1770
Transfered ADM 6/20/316
ADM 6/20
1775 - 12.8.1775Master
Richard ProwseBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1758-1810
Transfered ADM 6/21/114
ADM 6/21
23.6.1794 - 19.10.1795Boatswain
Thomas NeedhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
NAO
20.2.1796 - 8.5.1797Surgeon
William WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Medic
Service 1787-1821
ADM 29/8

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1770 - 19.1.1771Midshipman
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
ref:616
22.8.1772 - 6.4.1773Midshipman
William CarnegieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1830
Transfered
NAO

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.3.1771 - 11.10.1771Captain's Servant
William CarnegieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1830
Transfered
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

 

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