Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRamillies ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1817BWAS-1714


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 


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

13 Ship Commanders

27.12.1777 - 30.3.1779Captain Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 6/21/349BWAS-171431.3.1779 - 24.9.1782Captain Philips Cosby (1729-1808) ADM 6/21/533BWAS-17143.10.1787 - 8.12.1787CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/23/423BWAS-17146.7.1790 - 16.9.1791Captain Rowland Cotton (c.1740-1794) ADM 6/24/47ADM 6/2429.1.1793 - 30.8.1793Captain George Keith Elphinstone (1745/46-1823) ADM 6/24/198BWAS-171430.8.1793 - 4.6.1794Captain Benjamin Hallowell (1761-1834) ADM 6/25/75
Confirmed 13.8.1794
4.6.1794 - 7.7.1794Captain Christopher Parker (1752-1804) Transfered ADM 6/25/46BWAS-17147.7.1794 - 4.1799Captain Edward Thornbrough (1754-1834) ADM 6/25/57BWAS-17144.1799 - 11.1800Captain George Countess (1743-1811)BWAS-171416.10.1800 - 4.1801Captain John Acworth OmmanneyBWAS-171411.1800 - 12.1800Captain William BrownBWAS-17144.1801 - 1801CaptainThe Hon. Henry Curzon (1765-1846)BWAS-171429.4.1802 - 9.6.1802Captain William RickettsBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

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

1 Commissioned Officer

18.8.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant Nicholas Kempe ADM 6/24/61ADM 6/24

4 Petty Officers

5.2.1777 - 27.12.1777Midshipman William Domett (1754-1828)ref:6161793 - 1794Midshipman Charles Adam (1780-1853)NBD18497.1794 - 9.1799Midshipman Samuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD184916.4.1799 - 10.1800Midshipman Edward BoysNBD1849

5 Crewmen

1795Able Seaman William MinwoodADM 171/81795Able Seaman James AshADM 171/81795Able Seaman William MorrisADM 171/81795Landman Daniel CullenADM 171/81795Landman Nicholas ArthursADM 171/8

Service History

10.12.1764Completed at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £31399.3.8dBWAS-1714
5.1774Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1775Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8291.7.11dBWAS-1714
12.1777First in commissionBWAS-1714
3.1778fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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 - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1784Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £29469.16.11dBWAS-1714
12.1787Paid offBWAS-1714

Paid off

11.1791Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1792Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7292.0.0dBWAS-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 Frigate Gentille (32) in the Channel
1796In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1797Spithead MutinyBWAS-1714
10.1797refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11253.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1798making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island

Sailed from Plymouth

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 - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1817Broken up at PortmsouthBWAS-1714


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