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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.12.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.5.1759BWAS-1714
Named19.4.1759BWAS-1714
Launched31.3.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBellona Class (1758)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Israel PownollBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1779
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked24.12.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth46' 9"Imperial Feet14.0589 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,603 894Tons BM 

Armament


31.3.1762Broadside 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
31.1.1758550Design Complement

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1770 - 29.5.1771Captain
John ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
ADM 6/20/271
BWAS-1714
12.6.1778 - 8.1.1782Captain
James CranstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1783
ADM 6/21/423
BWAS-1714
8.1.1782 - 23.12.1783Captain
Thomas NewnhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1794
Transfered ADM 6/22/395
BWAS-1714
23.12.1783 - 18.11.1784Captain
Thomas TroubridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
Transfered ADM 6/23/287
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 5.7.1785
BWAS-1714
11.1784 - 1.1786Captain
Christopher HallidayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
BWAS-1714
18.11.1784 - 3.1.1786Captain
Andrew MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
ADM 6/23/492
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 2.12.1788
ADM 6/23
28.8.1790 - 14.12.1790Captain
The Hon. George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1796
ADM 6/24/63
ADM 6/24
6.5.1793 - 23.9.1794Captain
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
Transfered ADM 6/24/236
BWAS-1714
23.9.1794 - 1797Captain
Thomas WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1810
ADM 6/25/88
BWAS-1714
3.1798 - 5.1798Captain
William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
BWAS-1714
5.1798 - 11.1798Captain
John PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1808
BWAS-1714
11.1798 - 2.1799Commander
Thomas StephensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1802
BWAS-1714
2.1799 - 3.7.1802Captain
Henry PauletBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1819
BWAS-1714
27.5.1803 - 12.1805Captain
George Johnstone HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1815
NAO
11.1806 - 2.1811Captain
Charles EkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1818
BWAS-1714
2.1811 - 24.12.1811Captain
David AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1790
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1794 - 1794Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1812
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.8.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Charles Vinicombe PenroseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1817
ADM 6/24/63
ADM 6/24
28.8.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Jonas RoseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1809
ADM 6/24/63
ADM 6/24
28.8.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Alexander MenziesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
ADM 6/24/63
ADM 6/24
28.8.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
James AlisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
ADM 6/24/63
ADM 6/24
10.9.1790 - 5.10.1790Fifth Lieutenant
Robert ArnoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1816
Transfered ADM 6/24/66
ADM 6/24

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1779 - 3.4.1780Acting Carpenter
Richard BryantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1802
ADM 29-1
1794 - 1.6.1794Master
William WebsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
† Discharged Dead
TNC
1794 - 1.6.1794Surgeon
James MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1775-1794
ref:1665

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Midshipman
Thomas ConsittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1799
ADM 171/8
1794Midshipman
William Henry DillonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1853
ADM 171/8
1794Midshipman
Charles Sibthorp John HawtayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1819
ADM 171/8
1794Midshipman
William RattrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Master's Mate
John Cook CarpenterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1846
ADM 171/8
3.12.1799 - 8.1802Midshipman
James BrasierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1837
NBD1849
6.1803 - 24.12.1805Master's Mate
William BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
NBD1849
1804 - 20.2.1805Midshipman
George Guy BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849

15 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
26.5.1779 - 31.1.1786Able Seaman
John OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1786
ADM 29/8
1794Able Seaman
Robert ChallenorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Robert DelamaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
John GarrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
Andrew ScotlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
John WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Josiah BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Matthias DwyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Henry EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Stephen GaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
William HoughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
William RidettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
William SkuceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
James HamshireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Quarter Gunner
George GoodenoughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1770Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1770Commissioned as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
19.10.1770Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £27690.3.4dBWAS-1714
19.10.1770Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11208.17.11dBWAS-1714
29.5.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1779Channel fleetBWAS-1714
4.1779Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4714.17.6dBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
12.4.1781Arrived at Gibraltar as part of the relief fleetBWAS-1714
6.2.1782Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
31.1.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
14.12.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
2.12.1798

Arrived at Gibraltar.

TNC
11.6.1800Her boats took Nochette and other gunboats off QuiberonBWAS-1714
11.6.1800Destroyed, with others, the Therese in Bourgheuf BayBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
28.9.1801Took the privateer Enfant du Carnaval off the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
28.9.1801Took the Privateer
L'Enfant du Carnaval (14) 1801-1801
French 14 Gun
Privateer

3.7.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1803Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
31.7.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10505.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
12.1805Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1806Began large repair at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1714
1.1807Completed large repair at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £24535.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1807Copenhagen expeditionBWAS-1714
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
12.1807Blockade of CadizBWAS-1714
24.12.1811Wrecked on Laland Island off Jutland, 5 survivors out of 530BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.8.1798-1798Saumarez's Squadron 1798
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
 
 

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