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Invincible

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.10.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1761BWAS-1714
Named5.11.1761BWAS-1714
Launched9.3.1765BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRamillies Class (1760)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1781
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John & William WellsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked16.3.1801BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel137' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet41.7767 
Breadth47' 3"Imperial Feet14.3365 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Draught Aft17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Burthen1,630 5994Tons BM 

Armament


11.1776Broadside 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

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.11.1776 - 23.1.1778Captain
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
ADM 6/21/226
BWAS-1714
23.1.1778 - 2.5.1778Captain
John EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1793
ADM 6/21/356
ADM 6/21
2.5.1778 - 26.3.1779Captain
Anthony ParreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1783
ADM 6/21/402
BWAS-1714
26.3.1779 - 9.9.1779Captain
John LaforeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1797
ADM 6/21/531
BWAS-1714
9.9.1779 - 21.3.1780Captain
Samuel CornishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1805
ADM 6/22/25
BWAS-1714
21.3.1780 - 2.5.1780Captain
George FalconerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1780
ADM 6/22/102
BWAS-1714
2.5.1780 - 1.8.1783Captain
Charles SaxtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1806
ADM 6/22/122
BWAS-1714
9.2.1781 - 5.1781Captain
Richard Hussey BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1825
BWAS-1714
6.5.1793 - 18.10.1795Captain
The Hon. Thomas PakenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1821
ADM 6/24/236
BWAS-1714
18.10.1795 - 3.1.1801Captain
William CayleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1795
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714
2.1801 - 16.3.1801Captain
John RennieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1801
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1778 - 1778Commodore
John EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1793
BWAS-1714
2.1801 - 16.3.1801Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Thomas TottyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1783
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1778 - 15.5.1778First Lieutenant
David CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/21/369
ADM 104
8.1781 - 12.1781Lieutenant
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ref:616
7.1793 - 2.6.1794Lieutenant
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
ref:616
1794Lieutenant
William McGuireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1840
ADM 171/8
31.7.1799 - 25.6.1800Lieutenant
John Read BindonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
NBD1849
10.1.1801 - 16.3.1801Lieutenant
Charles Kempthorne QuashBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1811
W041

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794Boatswain
Jeremiah McNamaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
Thomas PowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1802
ref:924
1794Gunner
Charles GattenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Purser
John HarmarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Surgeon
Thomas KenningBritish
Naval Sailor
Other
Service 1790-1806
ref:924
1794Chaplain
Arthur McGuireBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1794
ref:924

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1777 - 12.1777Midshipman
Richard Hussey BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1825
ref:616
1794Midshipman
Thomas UssherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1846
ADM 171/8
15.7.1794 - 1795Midshipman
William BoroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1843
NBD1849

12 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1793 - 10.1795Captain's Servant
John NugentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1841
NBD1849
1.8.1793 - 10.1793Able Seaman
Christopher William BettyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
NBD1849
1794Able Seaman
Benjamin AshleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Christopher HanlonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Henry PiperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
John SimpsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Thomas BoulkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Charles LewisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Thomas PearsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
Thomas CookBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
John Myers GreerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1799
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Cook
James HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

5 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Captain of Marines
James CasselBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Lieutenant of Marines
Alexander MacKenzieBritish
Marine
Service 1794-1809
ADM 171/8
1794Lieutenant of Marines
Thomas PeersBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Private
William WebberBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Private
Robert WilliamsBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
6.4.1765Moved to Sheerness DYBWAS-1714
1.1777Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1777Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £30879.19.2dBWAS-1714
2.1777Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11746.7.0dBWAS-1714
8.1.1779Attack on Caraccas shipsBWAS-1714
4.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8541.2.8dBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
29.11.1780Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781At encounter off MartiniqueBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.1781At TobagoBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
2.1782At Jamaica for a refitBWAS-1714
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Sailed from New YorkBWAS-1714
11.1782Blockade of Cape FrancoisBWAS-1714
2.1783At Puerto CavelloBWAS-1714
19.2.1783Retook the
Argo (44) 1781-1816
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
BWAS-1714
1.8.1783Paid offADM 51
2.1784fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1788Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1791Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £35333.12.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
3.1796refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9820.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.3.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.4.1796Took the Privateer
L'Alexandre (10) 1796-1796
French 10 Gun
Privateer

16.2.1797Capture of Trinidad
8.1799At the capture of SurinamBWAS-1714
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
8.1800Returned homeBWAS-1714
12.1800Began making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1801Completed making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £15671.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.3.1801Wrecked on the Harborough Sand off Yarmouth with over 400 drownedBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Louise Watling on Thursday 12th of April 2012 15:00

According to reports at the time of her loss, HMS Invincible sunk after striking Hammond's Knoll.

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