Egmont

344
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.5.1765BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1766BWAS-1793
Launched29.8.1768BWAS-1793
First Commissioned6.11.1770BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1793
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up11.1799BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck169Imperial Feet0.0254 
Breadth47Imperial Feet0.1705 
Burthen1,648Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel140' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet42.6911 
Breadth46' 11 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft17' 5 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,642 7694Tons BM 

Armament


11.1770Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1782Broadside Weight = 1684 Imperial Pound ( 763.694 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 68-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck28 British 42-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade

1792Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1770550EstablishmentBWAS-1793

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.11.1770 - 3.1.1771CaptainMatthew Whitwell (c.1720-1789) ADM 6/20/311BWAS-17143.1.1771 - 7.1.1774CaptainEdward Jekyll (d.1776) ADM 6/20/329BWAS-17147.1.1774 - 27.4.1778CaptainJohn Elphinstone (1722-1785) ADM 6/21/1BWAS-171427.4.1778 - 8.3.1780CaptainJohn Carter Allen (1724-1800) ADM 6/21/396BWAS-17148.3.1780 - 22.8.1781CaptainRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823) ADM 6/22/96BWAS-171412.8.1782 - 17.8.1782CaptainJonathon Faulknor (d.1809) ADM 6/22/503ADM 6/2217.8.1782 - 10.1.1783CaptainJames Ferguson (1723-1793) ADM 6/22/506BWAS-171410.1.1783 - 30.9.1783CaptainEdward Thornbrough (1754-1834) ADM 6/23/6BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 3.6.1790CaptainCharles Hope (d.1808) ADM 6/24/26ADM 6/243.6.1790 - 6.12.1790CaptainGeorge Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-17931.1.1793 - 12.4.1794CaptainArchibald Dickson (c.1739-1803): on board from 5.1.1793 ADM 6/24/190BWAS-179312.4.1794 - 25.5.1795CaptainRobert Manners Sutton (d.1794) ADM 6/25/31ADM 6/2526.5.1795 - 31.5.1798CaptainJohn SuttonBWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.12.1776 - 5.9.1777Fourth LieutenantWilliam Abbs (c.1736-1799) ADM 6/21/240ADM 6/215.9.1777 - 23.1.1779Third LieutenantWilliam Abbs (c.1736-1799) ADM 6/21/307ADM 6/2123.1.1779 - 8.6.1779Second LieutenantWilliam Abbs (c.1736-1799) ADM 6/21/503ADM 6/218.6.1779 - 22.8.1781First LieutenantWilliam Abbs (c.1736-1799) ADM 6/21/566ADM 6/211.1.1793 - 24.6.1793LieutenantThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)ref:616

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.6.1790 - 6.12.1790MasterJames DovesADM29-12.6.1791 - 7.5.1795CarpenterRichard BryantADM29-1

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1772VolunteerManley Dixon (1757-1838)ref:6161795Ordinary SeamanThomas SambrookeADM 171/81795Ordinary SeamanJohn MarshallADM 171/81795Able SeamanH Geary BridgerADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
16.10.1768Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £31097.12.9dBWAS-1603
11.1770Commissioned for the Falklands disputeBWAS-1793
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
2.1780coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7637.18.3dBWAS-1603
22.8.1781

Paid off

BWAS-1793
25.2.1782Ordered to be fitted for service in the North SeaBWAS-1793
4.1782Began fittingBWAS-1793
4.1782Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
7.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1782Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £21338.19.1dBWAS-1603
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1788Started Great Repair and refit at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.1788Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1793
16.6.1790Ordered to have 32-pounder long guns on the lower deckBWAS-1793
7.1790Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £33938.15.0dBWAS-1603
18.12.1792Original armament reinstatedBWAS-1793
5.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
9.3.1796Took the Frigate La Nemesis (28) near Tunis
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
31.5.1798Paid offADM 51
11.1799Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


Fleets

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

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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