Raisonable

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Raisonnable
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.12.1762BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.11.1765BWAS-1714
Named30.4.1763BWAS-1714
Launched10.12.1768BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.11.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassArdent ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Harris (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1815BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 1"Imperial Feet48.7684 
Length of Keel131' 6"Imperial Feet39.9337 
Breadth44' 6"Imperial Feet13.4493 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Aft17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,385 1194Tons BM 

Armament


11.1770Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1762500Design Complement

20 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.11.1770 - 13.5.1771Captain Maurice Suckling (1726-1778) ADM 6/20/315BWAS-171413.5.1771 - 14.1.1773CaptainThe Hon. Henry St John (1740-1780) ADM 6/20/375BWAS-171414.1.1773 - 25.8.1775Captain Thomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 6/20/471BWAS-171425.2.1776 - 4.12.1779Captain Thomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794) ADM 6/21/161BWAS-17144.12.1779 - 15.5.1780Captain Henry Francis Evans (c.1741/42-1781)BWAS-171415.5.1780 - 29.8.1780Captain Smith Child (1729-1813) ADM 6/22/217
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 25.12.1780
BWAS-1714
29.8.1780 - 23.11.1780CaptainSir Digby Dent (1739-1817): on board from 30.8.1780 ADM 6/22/235
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 19.1.1781
B051
11.1.1782 - 1.8.1783CaptainLord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796) ADM 6/22/397BWAS-171431.1.1793 - 30.9.1794Captain James Cranstoun (d.1797): on board from 13.2.1793 ADM 6/24/199BWAS-171423.9.1794 - 6.12.1795Captain Robert Parker (d.1797): on board from 30.9.1794 ADM 6/25/88BWAS-17147.12.1795 - 20.1.1801Captain Charles BoylesBWAS-171421.1.1801 - 25.4.1802Captain John Dilkes (c.1742-1827)E-WIKI3.1803 - 4.1804Captain William Hotham (1772-1848)BWAS-17144.1804 - 9.1804Captain Charles MalcolmBWAS-17149.1804 - 4.1805Captain Robert BartonBWAS-17144.1805 - 7.1810Captain Josias Rowley (1756-1842)BWAS-171411.1810 - 1811Commander Francis Dickinson (d.1812)BWAS-17141811 - 5.1812Commander Thomas NewBWAS-17145.1812 - 7.1812Commander Charles HewittBWAS-17147.1812 - 1.6.1814Captain Edward Snyd ClayBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.4.1779 - 4.12.1779CommodoreSir George Collier (1738-1795)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1.1805 - 1810Lieutenant Richard BluettNBD18499.3.1805 - 31.8.1810Lieutenant Samuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:574

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1771Surgeon Alexander Naismithref:91615.11.1794 - 6.12.1795Carpenter William SpasshattADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.4.1771 - 21.5.1771Midshipman Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)NAO8.1780 - 10.1780Midshipman Christopher Cole (1770-1836)WWNH12.1796 - 30.4.1802Midshipman Thomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
25.4.1793 - 5.1793Captain's Servant John Nugent (1782-?)NBD18491.10.1796 - 12.1796Able Seaman Thomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1770Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
15.3.1771Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £32376.14.8dBWAS-1714
15.3.1771Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2945.3.5dBWAS-1714
15.5.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
25.5.1771Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
5.1775Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
23.9.1775

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1776RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1776Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11965.16.3dBWAS-1714
24.12.1776Took the Privateer Dalton
2.1777Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1777Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3213.10.5dBWAS-1714
23.3.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.1779At Hampton RoadsBWAS-1714
21.7.1779In the PenobscotBWAS-1714
14.8.1779Took the Sloop Hunter (14)
1.1780Began operations against CharlestonBWAS-1714
8.1780Voyage homeBWAS-1714
16.12.1780

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1781Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1782In the DownsBWAS-1714
4.1782Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £17885.19.4dBWAS-1714
9.1782Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
8.12.1782Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1.8.1783Paid offADM 51
5.1785Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1786Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £26339.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1791Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
70.1791Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1822.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5358.0.0dBWAS-1714
1794refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7323.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1796Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1797Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9124.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1800Began making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1800Completed making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £12528.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1801Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
4.1802Began making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
25.4.1802Paid offADM 51
5.1803Completed making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10848.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
1806South American stationBWAS-1714
10.1807Returned to England and paid offBWAS-1714
1.5.1810Sailed from St Helenaref:574
5.7.1810In the Downsref:574
9.7.1810Anchored at the Noreref:574
31.7.1810

Paid off at Chatham

ADM 51
8.1810Began fittingBWAS-1714
11.1810Recommissioned as a guard ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
11.1810Completed fittingBWAS-1714
1.6.1814

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1815Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 8th of July 2018 22:09

3 Feb 1807 killed and wounded at Monte Video from on board the Raisonable : Michael Miller, Seaman, badly wounded ; Edward Roach, Seaman, slightly wounded ;


Posted by belgien vm tröja on Thursday 5th of July 2018 06:04

Great looking site. Presume you did a lot of your own coding.

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