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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.12.1759BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.7.1760BWAS-1714
Named28.10.1760BWAS-1714
Launched17.9.1765BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Harris (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1834BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 0"Imperial Feet51.816 
Length of Keel138' 1"Imperial Feet42.0631 
Breadth46' 9"Imperial Feet14.0589 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Draught Aft18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen1,605 1494Tons BM 

Armament


17.9.1765Broadside 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

12.6.1780Broadside Weight = 799 Imperial Pound ( 362.3465 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.1.1759550Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1779 - 28.12.1779CaptainHugh Dalrymple (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/21/512BWAS-171428.1.1780 - 23.6.1781CaptainSir George Collier (1738-1795) ADM 6/22/81BWAS-171423.6.1781 - 28.10.1782CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/22/303BWAS-171419.7.1790 - 10.12.1790CaptainHugh Seymour Conway (d.1801) ADM 6/24/52BWAS-17148.10.1793 - 1795CaptainCharles Powell Hamilton (d.1825) ADM 6/24/272BWAS-17141795 - 6.1795CaptainSir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814)BWAS-17146.1795 - 9.1797CaptainGeorge Bowen (d.1800)BWAS-17149.1797 - 11.1797CaptainThomas Twysden (d.1801)BWAS-171411.1797 - 4.1799Commodore John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822)BWAS-17144.1799 - 4.1801CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-17934.1799 - 4.1801CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-17144.1801 - 1801CaptainJoseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831)BWAS-17149.1805 - 5.1.1808CaptainJohn Harvey (d.1837)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1795 - 17.9.1795Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Roger Curtis (Baronet ) (1746-1816)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790 - 10.12.1790LieutenantThomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)ODNB12.1799 - 2.1800LieutenantEdward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)PMD

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.12.1794 - 1795MidshipmanArchibald Black (1770-1852)NBD18491802 - 4.1802MidshipmanT WooldridgeTNC1806MidshipmanWilliam BishopNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.10.1765Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £33546.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1778Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1779Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8932.15.11dBWAS-1714
12.6.1780Refitted as a 76 gun Third Rate
24.12.1780Took the Privateer Duc de Valois in the Bay of Biscay
4.1781Sailed to the relief fo GibraltarBWAS-1714
2.5.1781Santa Leocadia vs Canada
2.5.1781Took the Frigate Santa Leocadia (34) Bay of Biscay
20.7.1781Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1781Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1781Returned to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.1.1782At St KittsBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
25.7.1782Sailed for home as escort to a convoyBWAS-1714
4.10.1782Arrived homeBWAS-1714
28.10.1782

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1783Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1784Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £26488.2.5dBWAS-1714
10.12.1790Paid offADM 51
24.2.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1797Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1798Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20240.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.3.1798Grounded near the mouth of the GirondeBWAS-1714
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island
27.2.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Torbay

TNC
19.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
12.5.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
6.1799In Sir Charles Cotton's reinforcement squadron sent to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.1800Operations off QuiberonBWAS-1793
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
5.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £33035.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.1.1806Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1807In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.1.1808

Paid off

ADM 51
11.1809Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
11.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1810Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5364.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1814Refitted as a Unrated Powder Hulk
9.1814Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1814Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £138.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1826fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1834Broken up at Chatham for £1,000BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:06

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Mr. T. Wooldridge, Midshipman of the Canada74, is made a Lieutenant, and appointed to the Juste.

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