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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.12.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1765BWAS-1714
Named18.4.1763BWAS-1714
Launched28.9.1768BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.10.1770
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEuropa Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam GrayBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up11.3.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 0"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel130' 10"Imperial Feet39.624 
Breadth44' 4"Imperial Feet13.4366 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,367 7594Tons BM 

Armament


10.1770Broadside 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
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1.1762500Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.10.1770 - 30.11.1771CaptainAlexander Schomberg (d.1804) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-171430.11.1771 - 5.1775CaptainJohn Clark (d.1789) ADM 6/20/416BWAS-17147.6.1779 - 1.10.1781CaptainThomas Burnett (1724-1783)BWAS-17141.1782 - 8.1783CaptainAndrew Barkley (d.1790)BWAS-17148.1794 - 1797LieutenantWilliam Maynard GrumlyBWAS-17146.1797 - 1798LieutenantJohn SimpsonBWAS-17141798 - 1800CaptainCharles Henry Lane (d.1807)BWAS-17149.1801 - 11.1801LieutenantWilliam SargentBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
21.10.1798 - 20.9.1800MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1772 - 5.1775MidshipmanPeter Aplin (1753-1817)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
1770Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
14.12.1770Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £27554.13.5dBWAS-1714
14.12.1770Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £4117.15.1dBWAS-1714
2.1772Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1772Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5763.6.8dBWAS-1714
16.4.1772Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
5.1775Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1779Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1779Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £8535.1.4dBWAS-1714
9.1779Off the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
1.1780Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1780Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4293.1.1dBWAS-1714
13.5.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
13.7.1780Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
23.7.1781Took the Privateer La Boulogne (16)
20.12.1781Arrived in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
15.2.1783Action of 15th February 1783
12.1783Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1784Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1794fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1794Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
11.1801Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1802Refitted as a Unrated Powder Magazine


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
 

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