Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.1.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRamillies ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas WestBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel136' 11 ⅞"Imperial Feet41.475 
Breadth47' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward11' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,642 5794Tons BM 


10.11.1764Broadside 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
25.4.1760550Design Complement

17 Commanding Officers

23.9.1777 - 13.1.1778CaptainSir Edward Le Cras (c.1718-1784) ADM 6/21/316ADM 6/2114.1.1778 - 16.6.1780Captain Francis Samuel Drake (1729-1789) ADM 6/21/354BWAS-171417.6.1780 - 30.1.1781Captain Robert Haswell (c.1724-1800) ADM 6/22/320
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 4.8.1781
31.1.1781 - 8.5.1781Captain Henry Savage (d.1823) ADM 6/22/374
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 29.11.1781
ADM 6/22
9.5.1781 - 14.7.1781Captain Richard Hussey Bickerton (1759-1832)ref:61615.7.1781 - 6.2.1782CaptainSir Henry Edwin Stanhope (1754-1814) ADM 6/22/435BWAS-17147.2.1782 - 23.9.1782Captain James Saumarez (1757-1836) ADM 6/22/536
Issued by Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood) (1724-1816), North America
Commission confirmed 2.11.1782
ADM 6/23
20.3.1793 - 15.10.1796Captain John Willett Payne (1752-1803): on board from 28.3.1793 ADM 6/24/222BWAS-171412.1796 - 4.1797Captain Joseph Larcom (1764-1818)BWAS-17144.1797 - 7.1797Captain Richard GrindallBWAS-17147.1797 - 4.1799Captain Henry Trollope (1756-1839)BWAS-17144.1799 - 1800Captain Herbert Sawyer (d.1833)BWAS-17141800CaptainSir Thomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-17141801 - 24.10.1801Captain William CumingBWAS-171411.2.1803 - 1805Captain Robert Williams (1765-1837): on board from 19.2.1803BWAS-17141806 - 1809Captain Thomas Gordon CaulfieldBWAS-171416.10.1810 - 31.1.1811Captain Edward Wallis HoareBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

17.6.1780 - 26.9.1780Commodore Francis Samuel Drake (1729-1789)BWAS-171412.1796 - 4.1797Vice-Admiral of the White John Macbride (c.1735-1800)BWAS-17141809Rear-Admiral of the Red William O'Bryen Drury (d.1811)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

19.5.1782 - 2.5.1783Fifth Lieutenant William Maynard Grumly ADM 6/23/33
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 13.3.1783
ADM 6/23
9.8.1794 - 1794First Lieutenant Thomas Harrison (d.1803) ADM 6/25/73ADM 6/251795 - 1.10.1795First Lieutenant Dederick Charlesson (d.1795)TNC14.2.1795 - 8.3.1795Acting Lieutenant John Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO9.3.1795 - 9.1795Lieutenant John Pilfold (1769-1834)RNB18231797 - 4.1.1798Acting Lieutenant Donald Campbell (1788-?)NBD18494.1.1798 - 25.10.1798Lieutenant Donald Campbell (1788-?)NBD18491.2.1803 - 13.4.1805Lieutenant John Read BindonNBD1849

6 Warrant Officers

28.3.1793 - 24.8.1795Master Edward BarkerADM 29-11794Surgeon Joseph Stephensonref:9241794Purser John Smithref:9241794Gunner James Manning (d.1803)ref:9241794Carpenter Samuel Lawfordref:9241794 - 1.6.1794Boatswain John Douglas (d.1794)ref:924

10 Petty Officers

10.1780 - 6.1781Midshipman Christopher Cole (1770-1836)WWNH5.1793 - 1796Midshipman Francis Mason (1779-?)RNB18231794Clerk Henry WellsADM 171/87.1794 - 7.1795Midshipman Francis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD18491795Midshipman Charles BowenADM 171/81795Midshipman Justinian Barrell (d.1869)ADM 171/81795Midshipman John Clark (1777-?)ADM 171/81796 - 6.4.1804Midshipman Arden Adderley (1783-1864)NBD184929.4.1798 - 27.9.1798Midshipman William Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO1800 - 11.1801Midshipman Whitwell ButlerNBD1849

18 Crewmen

6.3.1793 - 10.17961st Class Volunteer Charles Anthony (1777-1846)NBD18491794Able Seaman David DuncanADM 171/81794Pilot Jean Blandfieldref:9241794Able Seaman James DavisADM 171/81794Able Seaman John CramptonADM 171/81794Boy William StoneADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman Joseph ButcherADM 171/81794Able Seaman George SimpsonADM 171/81794Carpenter's Crew James BeveridgeADM 171/81794Captain's Servant James BakerADM 171/81794Able Seaman John JonesADM 171/81794Captain's Servant William Hext (1780-1868)ADM 171/81794Able Seaman James HartADM 171/81794 - 1795Able Seaman William TruncheonADM 171/81794 - 1795Able Seaman Samuel PummellADM 171/81.8.1794 - 1794Ordinary Seaman John Clark (1777-?)NBD18491.8.1796 - 15.10.1798Able Seaman George CanningNAO23.4.1799 - 18001st Class Volunteer Whitwell ButlerNBD1849

3 Marines

1794Sergeant, 2nd Regiment of Foot David WainwrightADM 171/81794Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment of Foot Frederick P Delmeref:9241794Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment of Foot John Lewis Eveleghref:838

Service History

1765Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1.1765Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £28971.12.8dBWAS-1714
6.1.1765Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3796.3.1dBWAS-1714
1772Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1773Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6620.4.7dBWAS-1714
9.6.1778Sailed for North America but driven into LisbonBWAS-1714
26.12.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
28.12.1778Returned to port after a collision with the East Indiaman  BWAS-1714
1.1779Began coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1779Completed coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5463.16.8dBWAS-1714
23.5.1779Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.1780Operations against Charleston startedBWAS-1714
23.4.1781At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
15.12.1781Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
5.1782Sailed home with a merchant convoy and paid offBWAS-1714
11.1782Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1783Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £20237.1.4dBWAS-1714
6.1791Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1791Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4492.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix

The 1st of October, being about three leagues from Belle Isle, there came on a most dreadful squall of wind, with hail, thunder, and lightning. The lightning struck our main and mizen masts, main and mizen top-masts, and fore-top-gallant masts: it disabled our main and mizen masts so much, that we could not carry any sail on either of them, when it blew fresh.

11.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12761.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
1.1798making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9385.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.3.1798Took the Privateer La Bonne Citoyenne (12) in the Channel

Sailed from Plymouth for Ireland

1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1800In the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
1.1802Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1802Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.6.1803Destroyed La Betsy (4)BWAS-1714
1804Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1806Operations against JavaBWAS-1714
5.12.1807Took the Privateer L'Adèle (10) in the East Indies
23.9.1811Ordered to be sold in the East Indies as unsuitable for serviceBWAS-1714


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