Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Harris (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up6.1850BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck171' 3"Imperial Feet52.1219 
Length of Keel138' 8"Imperial Feet42.0677 
Breadth49' 9"Imperial Feet14.9606 
Depth in Hold21' 3"Imperial Feet6.477 
Burthen1,825 5394Tons BM 


3.3.1764Broadside Weight = 880 Imperial Pound ( 399.08 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1787Broadside Weight = 790 Imperial Pound ( 358.265 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
21.5.1757650Design Complement

19 Ship Commanders

5.1766 - 12.12.1766Captain Samuel Thompson (1718-1813)BWAS-17148.1.1771 - 13.5.1771Captain Hugh Pigot (1722-1792) ADM 6/20/332BWAS-171413.5.1771 - 1.12.1773Captain Maurice Suckling (1726-1778) ADM 6/20/375BWAS-17141.12.1773 - 21.1.1775Captain George Falconer (c.1725-1780) ADM 6/20/531ADM 6/2029.10.1778 - 13.5.1781Captain Philip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/21/464BWAS-171413.5.1781 - 17.12.1781Captain Stair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/22/427
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 18.3.1782
2.10.1782 - 15.4.1783Captain Philip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/22/253BWAS-171415.4.1783 - 11.9.1784Captain Philip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/23/51ADM 6/238.9.1784 - 3.4.1786Captain Jonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795): on board from 14.9.1784 ADM 6/23/243BWAS-17145.4.1786 - 23.10.1787Captain John Knight (1747-1831) ADM 6/23/325BWAS-171423.10.1787 - 31.3.1789Captain Richard Onslow (1741-1817) Transfered ADM 6/23/423ADM 6/2311.1794 - 9.1797CaptainSir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814)BWAS-17149.1797 - 4.1799Captain William EssingtonBWAS-17144.1799 - 1800Captain Thomas Seccombe (d.1808)BWAS-17141800 - 8.1801Captain Eliab Harvey (1758-1830)BWAS-17141.1801 - 4.1804Captain Robert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-17144.1805 - 5.1806Captain Henry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17145.1806 - 1809Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB1809Captain Samuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

5.1766 - 11.12.1766Admiral of the White Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781)BWAS-17144.1786 - 10.1787Rear-Admiral of the BlueLord Samuel Hood (1st Baron Hood) (1724-1816) ADM 107/3/53BWAS-17146.1799 - 1800Rear-Admiral of the White Cuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers

1795Lieutenant George Barne Trollope (1779-1850)ADM 171/81795Lieutenant Abraham Lowe (1771-?)ADM 171/811.10.1797 - 23.10.1797Acting Lieutenant John Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO11.10.1797 - 13.5.1798Acting Lieutenant Edward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)IPC21.4.1805 - 15.5.1806Lieutenant George William BrownNBD18496.11.1806 - 2.1808Acting Lieutenant Provo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD18497.7.1809 - 14.8.1810Lieutenant Thomas BradbyNBD1849

4 Warrant Officers

27.2.1781 - 17.12.1781Gunner William Rivers (1755-?)NAO10.12.1782 - 30.11.1787Gunner William Rivers (1755-?)NAO18.4.1783 - 3.4.1786Master John Chadwick (d.1814)ADM 29-11795Gunner William SlaughterADM 171/8

12 Petty Officers

1772Midshipman Thomas Manley Hulke (1750-1787)ref:6601785 - 5.1786Midshipman James Katon (1770-1845)NBD18491794Midshipman Robert Howe Bromley (1778-1857)NBD18491795Quartermaster William HamletADM 171/81795Quartermaster Thomas EvansADM 171/81795 - 7.10.1795Midshipman Philip Carteret (1777-1828)ref:6166.11.1795 - 10.10.1797Master's Mate John Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO13.7.1797 - 10.10.1797Master's Mate Edward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)IPC27.3.1803 - 23.12.1804Midshipman Frederick Hugh Evelyn Houghton (1783-1812)ref:107327.3.1803 - 23.12.1804Midshipman Charles Evelyn Daniel Francis Poplet Houghton (1784-?)ref:107316.5.1805 - 31.8.1807Master's Mate James Campbell (1785-?)NBD18491809 - 1812Master's Mate Philip BowdenNBD1849

8 Crewmen

22.5.1771 - 18.7.1772Captain's Servant Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)NAO15.10.1773 - 26.10.1771Captain's Servant Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)NAO14.10.1782 - 9.12.1782Captain's Servant William Rivers (1755-?)NAO1795Able Seaman John TurnerADM 171/81795Able Seaman Alexander HendersonADM 171/81795Ordinary Seaman John JohnstonADM 171/81795Ordinary Seaman William AtkinsonADM 171/81795Landman John TownsendADM 171/8

Service History

18.4.1764Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £33252.3.5dBWAS-1714
5.1766At ChathamBWAS-1714
1767Paid offBWAS-1714

Recommissioned for the Falklands dispute

3.1771fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3979.12.4dBWAS-1714
12.1771fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
22.6.1773At the Spithead ReviewBWAS-1714
12.1774fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
21.1.1775Paid offADM 51
8.1778Began fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
3.1779Completed fitting at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £8470.9.7dBWAS-1714
12.1779Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
2.1780Completed fitting at a cost of £5853.17.1dBWAS-1714
31.3.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780

Paid off

5.1782Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1782Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £18321.1.6dBWAS-1714
4.1783Recommissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
7.1783fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714

Paid off, then recommissioned as guardship at Portsmouth

1.1792Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1795Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £46499.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
6.1.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth


Arrived at Plymouth


Sailed from Plymouth

4.1804Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1805Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1805Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
1807On the Halifax stationBWAS-1714
1.1809Off LorientBWAS-1714
22.4.1809Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1714
1811Off CadizBWAS-1714
1812Paid off into ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1714
7.1813Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1813Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
10.1813Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1850Broken up at PembrokeBWAS-1714


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