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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.12.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1762BWAS-1714
Named18.4.1763BWAS-1714
Launched25.10.1764BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1777
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRamillies Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 8 ½"Imperial Feet51.2191 
Length of Keel138' 3"Imperial Feet42.0644 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold19' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet5.7976 
Burthen1,624 4194Tons BM 

Armament


12.1777Broadside 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
1777550EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.12.1777 - 31.3.1779CaptainAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 6/21/349BWAS-17144.1779 - 9.1782CaptainPhilips Cosby (1729-1808)BWAS-171410.1787 - 12.1787CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)BWAS-17141.1793 - 9.1793CaptainGeorge Keith Elphinstone (1745/46-1823)BWAS-17149.1793 - 1794CaptainBenjamin Hallowell (1761-1834)BWAS-17141794 - 8.1794CaptainChristopher Parker (1752-1804)BWAS-17148.1794 - 4.1799CaptainEdward Thornbrough (1754-1834)BWAS-17144.1799 - 11.1800CaptainGeorge Countess (d.1811)BWAS-171416.10.1800 - 4.1801CaptainJohn Acworth OmmanneyBWAS-171411.1800 - 12.1800CaptainWilliam BrownBWAS-17144.1801 - 1801CaptainHenry Curzon (1765-1846)BWAS-171429.4.1802 - 7.1802CaptainWilliam RickettsBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1802 - 7.1802Admiral of the WhiteLord John Jervis (Viscount St Vincent) (1734/35-1823)BWAS-1714

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.2.1777 - 27.12.1777MidshipmanWilliam Domett (1754-1828)ref:6161793 - 1794MidshipmanCharles Adam (1780-1853)NBD18497.1794 - 9.1799MidshipmanSamuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD184916.4.1799 - 10.1800MidshipmanEdward BoysNBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able SeamanWilliam MinwoodADM 171/81795LandmanDaniel CullenADM 171/81795Able SeamanJames AshADM 171/81795LandmanNicholas ArthursADM 171/81795Able SeamanWilliam MorrisADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
10.12.1764Completed at Harwich at a cost of £31399.3.8dBWAS-1714
5.1774Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1775Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8291.7.11dBWAS-1714
12.1777First in commissionBWAS-1714
3.1778fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8187.7.7dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
23.5.1779Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.1780Operations against Charleston until MayBWAS-1714
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
9.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1783Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1784Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £29469.16.11dBWAS-1714
10.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1791Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1792Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £7292.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
28.8.1793At ToulonBWAS-1714
12.1793At evacuation of ToulonBWAS-1714
6.1794In Quiberon operationsBWAS-1714
11.4.1795Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Gentille (32) in the Channel
1796In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1797Spithead MutinyBWAS-1714
10.1797refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £11253.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1798making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island
2.5.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
2.7.1799Attack on Basque RoadsBWAS-1714
2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads
7.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1802Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
1807fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1817Broken up at PortmsouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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