Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.6.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRamillies ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Adam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1813BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 5"Imperial Feet51.2083 
Length of Keel138' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet42.0815 
Breadth46' 10"Imperial Feet14.0208 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,612 6594Tons BM 


20.7.1765Broadside 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

18 Ship Commanders

29.10.1776 - 8.12.1778Captain Joshua Rowley (1734-1790) ADM 6/21/225BWAS-17148.12.1778 - 20.9.1780Captain Adam Duncan (1731-1804) ADM 6/21/485BWAS-171420.9.1780 - 29.6.1783CaptainLord Francis Reynolds (1739-1808) ADM 6/22/173BWAS-171416.6.1790 - 3.12.1792Captain Peter Rainier (1741-1808) ADM 6/24/41BWAS-17143.12.1792 - 11.12.1793CaptainSir James Wallace (c.1732-1803): on board from 10.12.1792 ADM 6/24/182BWAS-171411.12.1793 - 4.1795Captain Frank Sotheron ADM 6/24/290BWAS-171423.6.1794 - 1795Captain John Cooke (1762-1805)ref:6164.1795 - 8.1797Captain John Elphinstone (d.1802)BWAS-17148.1797 - 10.1798Captain Edward O'Bryen (1753-1808)BWAS-171410.1798 - 5.1799Captain Samuel SuttonBWAS-17145.1799 - 6.1799CaptainSir Archibald Collingwood Dickson (1772-1827)BWAS-17146.1799 - 7.1801Captain James Robert Mosse (d.1801)BWAS-17147.1801 - 11.1801Captain Thomas PeytonBWAS-171411.1801Captain Peter PugetBWAS-17145.1803 - 1805Captain John Clarke SearleBWAS-17142.1806 - 7.1806Captain John Clarke SearleBWAS-17147.1806 - 12.8.1812Captain Richard LeeBWAS-17149.1812 - 12.1812Captain Francis NewcombeBWAS-1714

5 Flag Officers

12.4.1794 - 4.1795Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir James Wallace (c.1732-1803)BWAS-171414.3.1795 - 1797Rear-Admiral of the White George Keith Elphinstone (1745/46-1823) ADM 6/25/146BWAS-17149.1797 - 1798Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Richard Onslow (1st Baronet of Althain) (1741-1817)BWAS-17145.1799 - 6.1799Vice-Admiral of the Red Archibald Dickson (c.1739-1803)BWAS-17145.1803 - 1804Admiral of the BlueLord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith) (1745/46-1823)BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers

21.5.1778 - 8.12.1778Lieutenant Thomas Hoar (1758-1825) Transferedref:61616.6.1790 - 1793First Lieutenant Joseph Bullen (1761-1857) ADM 6/24/41ADM 6/246.11.1793 - 29.1.1795Lieutenant John Ayscough (1775-1864): on board from 9.11.1793 Transfered ADM 196/3/4NBD18491795 - 24.7.1796Lieutenant Peter Ribouleau (d.1847)NBD184910.1795 - 8.1795Lieutenant Patrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:6162.1796 - 6.1796First Lieutenant James Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6164.1.1798 - 3.1.1801Lieutenant Charles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?) Discharged ADM 196/3/80ADM 1961801 - 2.4.1801Lieutenant William Minchin (d.1845)BG6.1803 - 22.1.1806Lieutenant Hew Stewart (1780-?)BG8.6.1804 - 3.8.1805Lieutenant Colin MacDonaldNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

24.3.1795 - 5.9.1799Chaplain Samuel ColeADM 29-11801 - 2.4.1801Boatswain William JoyBG

11 Petty Officers

10.1777 - 1777Midshipman Philip Beaver (1766-1813)W0334.11.1779 - 13.10.1780Midshipman William Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO21.8.1796 - 23.8.1796Midshipman Parkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO24.8.1796 - 13.7.1797Master's Mate Parkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO1801 - 2.4.1801Midshipman Philip Le VesconteBG1801 - 2.4.1801Midshipman George MorganBG1801 - 2.4.1801Midshipman Thomas HarlowBG1801 - 2.4.1801Midshipman W J BowesBG1801 - 2.4.1801Midshipman Henry SwymmerBG25.5.1803 - 5.1804Midshipman James AtkinsNBD18498.6.1807 - 1.1812Midshipman Grosvenor BunsterNBD1849

6 Crewmen

8.12.1778 - 1.6.1779Captain's Servant William Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO2.6.1779 - 3.11.1779Able Seaman William Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO3.1797 - 17981st Class Volunteer Thomas Bennett (1785-?)NBD18498.2.1804 - 8.18041st Class Volunteer Edwin Ludlow RichNBD18494.12.1804 - 8.18051st Class Volunteer John Hay (1793-1851)NBD184918.4.1806 - 8.6.1807Landman Grosvenor BunsterNBD1849

2 Marines

1801 - 2.4.1801Lieutenant James Dennis (d.1855)BG1801 - 2.4.1801Lieutenant of Marines James Marrie (d.1847)BG

Service History

24.9.1765Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £34407.19.10dBWAS-1714
7.1773Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1774Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8559.18.8dBWAS-1714
6.1777fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1777fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9677.1.8dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
8.1.1780Attack on Caraccas shipsBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
19.1.1780Sailed to the Relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
5.1780Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9203.2.9dBWAS-1714
26.10.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
4.2.1781Took the Ship of the Line Mars (68) off St Eustatius
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
8.1781Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
9.1782Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
29.6.1783Paid offADM 51
8.1787Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1790Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £36469.14.1dBWAS-1714
7.1790fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5550.11.4dBWAS-1714

Paid off

1.1793fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
24.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1795Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
5.1795Capture of the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
17.8.1796Capture of Lucas's squadron in Saldanha BayBWAS-1714
8.1797fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £11821.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
10.1798In the North SeaBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
8.1801repairs at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17054.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1803fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10128.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.8.1804In attempt on invasion craft at BoulogneBWAS-1714
9.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
15.7.1806Boat attack on the GirondeBWAS-1714
25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
11.1807At Lisbon, then escort to the Portugese Royal family on voyage to BrazilBWAS-1714
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt

Paid off

3.1813Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


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