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Suffolk

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.1.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.3.1761BWAS-1714
Launched22.2.1765BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
Designed by
William BatelyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1755
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1776
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1803BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 1 ½"Imperial Feet51.2191 
Length of Keel138' 9"Imperial Feet42.0684 
Breadth46' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet14.0367 
Depth in Hold20' 2 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Burthen1,616 5794Tons BM 

Armament


22.2.1765Broadside 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

1782Broadside Weight = 540 Imperial Pound ( 244.89 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.4.1760550Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1778 - 8.12.1778Captain
Adam DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1849
Transfered ADM 6/21/403
BWAS-1714
8.12.1778 - 17.1.1780Captain
Hugh Cloberry ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
ADM 6/21/485
BWAS-1714
17.1.1780 - 13.10.1781Captain
Abraham CrespinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1781
ADM 6/22/170
Issued by
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 14.9.1780
BWAS-1714
31.5.1782 - 7.6.1782Captain
Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/22/475
ADM 6/22
7.6.1782 - 31.12.1782Captain
Sir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1802
ADM 6/22/478
BWAS-1714
31.12.1782 - 9.6.1783Captain
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
BWAS-1714
8.1.1793 - 1.6.1795Captain
Peter RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1805
ADM 6/24/192
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 - 6.1798Captain
Robert Stuart LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1822
BWAS-1714
6.1798 - 4.1802Captain
Pulteney MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1835
BWAS-1714
14.4.1802 - 21.4.1802Captain
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1802
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1778 - 29.3.1779Commodore
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
BWAS-1714
29.3.1779 - 17.1.1780Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 - 6.1796Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Peter RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1805
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1778 - 28.11.1778First Lieutenant
Robert NourseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1778
ADM 6/21/403
ADM 104
25.12.1795 - 1795Fifth Lieutenant
William Hugh DobbieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1817
SOTON

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.8.1762 - 1762Carpenter
Alexander FallBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1759-1762
ADM 6/19/434
ADM 6/19
27.6.1793 - 18.3.1796Master
James DovesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1797
ADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Midshipman
William Hugh DobbieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1817
RNB1823
6.1795 - 30.7.1795Midshipman
George Ralph CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1820
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4.1800 - 6.7.1800Master's Mate
John BurnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1833
NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1778Captain's Clerk
James MorrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
E-WIKI
2.8.1778 - 20.8.1778Landman
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO
21.8.1778 - 7.12.1778Captain's Servant
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
13.1.1761Design draughts approvedBWAS-1714
28.1.1761Builder's contract agreed as £16.10.0d per ton, with the ship to be launched in 30 monthsBWAS-1714
22.2.1765Launched and laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
22.2.1765Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £31300.2.0dBWAS-1714
12.1777Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1778First CommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1778Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10419.10.11dBWAS-1714
29.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1779In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
21.12.1779Action of 1779-12-21
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
1781Returned home as a convoy escortBWAS-1714
13.10.1781

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1782Began coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1782Completed coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20875.14.9dBWAS-1714
9.1782Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
11.1782To the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.6.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1783SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1784fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1790Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1793Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £34739.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.4.1794Sailed for the East Indies as a convoy escortBWAS-1714
21.7.1795Sailed from MadrasBWAS-1714
8.1795Capture of CeylonBWAS-1714
16.2.1796Capture of AmboynaBWAS-1714
8.3.1796Capture of BandaBWAS-1714
4.1802Returned to ChathamBWAS-1714
21.4.1802Paid offADM 51
2.1803Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 15th of January 2017 21:45

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lt C. Malcolm, of the Suffolk, apptd to be Commander of the Albatross.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lt H. Lambert, of the Suffolk, apptd to be Lt of the Arrogant.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lt P. Percy, of the Victorious, apptd to be Lt of the Suffolk.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 Mr. A. Lysaght, Midshipman of the Suffolk, apptd to be Lt of La Chiffonne.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lt W. Davidson, of the Albatross, apptd to be Lt of the Suffolk.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lt Lord G. Stuart, of the Suffolk, apptd to the rank of a Commander in HM service, and Governor of the Naval Hospital at Madras.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lt N. Maucer, of La Sybille, apptd to be Lt of the Suffolk.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lt J. Hislop, of the Fox, apptd to be Lt of the Suffolk.
Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lt Johnston, of the Suffolk, apptd to be Commander of the Vulcan, vice Pulhatn.

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