Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down14.5.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBellona ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Israel Pownoll (d.1779)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 


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

22.2.1770 - 29.5.1771Captain John Reynolds (d.1788) ADM 6/20/271BWAS-171412.6.1778 - 8.1.1782Captain James Cranston (c.1733-1790) ADM 6/21/423BWAS-17148.1.1782 - 23.12.1783Captain Thomas Newnham (d.1795) Transfered ADM 6/22/395BWAS-171423.12.1783 - 18.11.1784Captain Thomas Troubridge (1758-1807) Transfered ADM 6/23/287
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 5.7.1785
11.1784 - 1.1786Captain Christopher Halliday (d.1790)BWAS-171418.11.1784 - 1784Captain Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806) ADM 6/23/492
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 2.12.1788
ADM 6/23
28.8.1790 - 14.12.1790CaptainThe Hon. George Murray (1741-1797) ADM 6/24/63ADM 6/246.5.1793 - 23.9.1794Captain James Gambier (1756-1833) Transfered ADM 6/24/236BWAS-171423.9.1794 - 1797Captain Thomas Wells (1759-1811) ADM 6/25/88BWAS-17143.1798 - 5.1798Captain William BrownBWAS-17145.1798 - 11.1798Captain John PeytonBWAS-171411.1798 - 2.1799Commander Thomas StephensonBWAS-17142.1799 - 3.7.1802Captain Henry Paulet (1767-1832)BWAS-171427.5.1803 - 12.1805Captain George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)NAO11.1806 - 2.1811Captain Charles EkinsBWAS-17142.1811 - 24.12.1811Captain David Atkins (d.1811)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

10.1794 - 1794Rear-Admiral of the Blue Robert Man (1745-1813)BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

16.10.1779 - 3.4.1780Acting Carpenter Richard BryantADM 29-11794 - 1.6.1794Master William Webster (d.1794)† Discharged DeadTNC

8 Petty Officers

1794Master's Mate John Cook CarpenterADM 171/81794Midshipman William RattrayADM 171/81794Midshipman Charles Sibthorp John HawtayneADM 171/81794Midshipman William Henry Dillon (d.1857)ADM 171/81794Midshipman Thomas ConsittADM 171/83.12.1799 - 8.1802Midshipman James BrasierNBD18496.1803 - 24.12.1805Master's Mate William Buchanan (1777-?)NBD18491804 - 20.2.1805Midshipman George Guy BurtonNBD1849

15 Crewmen

26.5.1779 - 31.1.1786Able Seaman John OsborneADM 29/81794Able Seaman Robert DelamaineADM 171/81794Able Seaman Robert ChallenorADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman Andrew ScotlandADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman John GarrettADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman John WilliamsADM 171/81794Landman Josiah BellADM 171/81794Landman William RidettADM 171/81794Landman William HoughtonADM 171/81794Landman Stephen GaleADM 171/81794Landman Henry EdwardsADM 171/81794Landman Matthias DwyerADM 171/81794Landman William SkuceADM 171/81794Captain's Servant James HamshireADM 171/81794Quarter Gunner George GoodenoughADM 171/8

Service History

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

Paid off

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

Paid off


Paid off

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

Arrived at Gibraltar.

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)

Paid off

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


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.8.1798-1798Saumarez's Squadron 1798Sir James Saumarez (1757-1836) 

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