Raisonnable

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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 Commissioned11.1770
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassArdent Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Harris (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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
11.1770 - 15.5.1771CaptainMaurice Suckling (d.1778)BWAS-171425.5.1771 - 1.1773CaptainThe Hon. Henry St John (1740-1780)BWAS-17141.1773 - 9.1775CaptainThomas Graves (1725-1802)BWAS-17142.1776 - 12.1778CaptainThomas Fitzherbert (d.1794)BWAS-171412.1778 - 8.1780CaptainHenry Francis Evans (d.1781)BWAS-171430.8.1780 - 16.12.1780CaptainSir Digby Dent (1739-1817)B05125.12.1780 - 8.1781CaptainSmith Child (1729-1813)BWAS-17141.1782 - 8.1783CaptainLord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796)BWAS-17142.1793 - 9.1794CaptainJames Cranstoun (d.1797)BWAS-17149.1794 - 12.1795CaptainRobert Parker (d.1797)BWAS-171412.1795 - 1796CaptainCharles BoylesBWAS-171421.1.1801 - 1802CaptainJohn Dilkes (d.1827)EWIKI3.1803 - 4.1804CaptainWilliam Hotham (1772-1848)BWAS-17144.1804 - 9.1804CaptainCharles MalcolmBWAS-17149.1804 - 4.1805CaptainRobert BartonBWAS-17144.1805 - 7.1810CaptainJosias Rowley (1756-1842)BWAS-171411.1810 - 1811CommanderFrancis Dickinson (d.1812)BWAS-17141811 - 5.1812CommanderThomas NewBWAS-17145.1812 - 7.1812CommanderCharles HewittBWAS-17147.1812 - 6.1814CaptainEdward Snyd ClayBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1779 - 12.1779CommodoreSir George Collier (1738-1795)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1.1805 - 1810LieutenantRichard BluettNBD18499.3.1805 - 31.8.1810LieutenantSamuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:574

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1771SurgeonAlexander Naismithref:91615.11.1794 - 6.12.1795CarpenterWilliam SpasshattADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.4.1771 - 21.5.1771MidshipmanHoratio Nelson (1758-1805)NAO8.1780 - 10.1780MidshipmanChristopher Cole (1770-1836)WWNH12.1796 - 30.4.1802MidshipmanThomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
25.4.1793 - 5.1793Captain's ServantJohn Nugent (1782-?)NBD18491.10.1796 - 12.1796Able SeamanThomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1770Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
15.3.1771Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £32376.14.8dBWAS-1714
15.3.1771Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2945.3.5dBWAS-1714
15.5.1771Paid offBWAS-1714
25.5.1771Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
5.1775Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1775Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1776RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1776Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £11965.16.3dBWAS-1714
24.12.1776Took the Privateer Dalton
2.1777Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1777Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard 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 Privateer Sloop Hunter (14)
1.1780Began operations against CharlestonBWAS-1714
8.1780Voyage homeBWAS-1714
1.1781Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1781RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1781Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1781Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1782In the DownsBWAS-1714
4.1782Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard 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
8.1783Sailed home and paid offBWAS-1714
5.1785Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1786Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £26339.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1791Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
70.1791Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1822.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £5358.0.0dBWAS-1714
1794refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7323.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1796Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1797Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £9124.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1800Began making good defects at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1800Completed making good defects at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £12528.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1801Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1802Began making good defects at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1803Completed making good defects at Chatham Dockyard 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
8.1810Began fittingBWAS-1714
31.8.1810Paid off at Chathamref:574
11.1810Recommissioned as a guard ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
11.1810Completed fittingBWAS-1714
6.1814Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1815Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:574https://www.genealogieonline.nl Web Site
ref:916The Medical Register for the Year 1783 Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
 

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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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