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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.1.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down28.1.1761BWAS-1714
Launched26.7.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1775
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham BWAS-1714
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam MartinBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt12.2.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 9"Imperial Feet48.1623 
Length of Keel129' 9"Imperial Feet39.3271 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold19' 1"Imperial Feet5.794 
Burthen1,340 91194Tons BM 

Armament


1.1775Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1763500EstablishmentBWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.1.1775 - 9.6.1778CaptainMathew Moore (d.1787) ADM 6/21/67BWAS-17149.6.1778 - 25.1.1779CaptainJohn Neale Pleydell Nott (d.1781) ADM 6/21/422BWAS-171425.1.1779 - 25.1.1780CaptainRichard King (1730-1806) ADM 6/21/504BWAS-171425.1.1780 - 1780CaptainHenry Ball (1754-1792) ADM 6/22/199
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies
Commission confirmed 18.11.1780
ADM 6/22
1.1782 - 17.2.1782CaptainHenry Reynolds (d.1782)BWAS-17141.3.1782 - 5.1782CaptainCharles HughesBWAS-17145.1782 - 1783CaptainRobert MontaguBWAS-17141783 - 12.2.1784CaptainJohn Samuel SmithBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.1782 - 8.1782CommodoreRichard King (1730-1806)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.4.1781 - 12.2.1784BoatswainWilliam CunninghamADM29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
25.1.1780 - 30.4.1782Captain's ClerkRichard King (1774-1834)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
26.7.1763LaunchedB066
26.7.1763Completed at Chatham at a cost of £20576.13.10dBWAS-1714
8.10.1763Broke from her moorings in the Medway and ran ashoreBWAS-1714
11.1763Began repairs at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
19.11.1763Inspected at Chatham DockyardNNF-1715
3.1764Repairs completedB066
3.1764Completed repairs at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4740.10.2dBWAS-1714
7.1773Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1774Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1774Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £11648.14.10dBWAS-1714
1.1775Commissioned for the first timeB066
4.1775Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £3469.12.9dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
11.1778Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1778Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £3359.18.4dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed with Edward Hughes (1720-1794) squadron for the East IndiesNNF-1715
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
1783coppering at Bombay Dockyard BWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
12.2.1784Burnt at the Cape of Good Hope "being in a very defective state"B066


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
B066The Ship of the Line - Volume IIBrian LaveryBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
 

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