Elizabeth

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.11.1765BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.5.1766BWAS-1714
Launched17.10.1769BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.10.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassElizabeth ClassBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Burthen1,617Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel137' 9 ⅛"Imperial Feet41.7608 
Breadth46' 10"Imperial Feet14.0208 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,617 2394Tons BM 

Armament


17.10.1769Broadside 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
8.12.1765550Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.10.1770 - 29.5.1771CaptainChaloner Ogle (1738-1816) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-17143.1.1778 - 14.12.1778CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786) ADM 6/21/350BWAS-171414.12.1778 - 10.2.1779CaptainWilliam Truscott (1734-1798) ADM 6/21/488BWAS-171410.2.1779 - 8.1.1781CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786) ADM 6/21/509ADM 6/2117.10.1782 - 29.3.1783CaptainRobert Brice (c.1730-1805) ADM 6/22/529BWAS-171430.3.1783 - 24.4.1786CaptainRobert Brice (c.1730-1805) ADM 6/23/42ADM 6/2326.4.1786 - 1.5.1789CaptainJohn Bourmaster (1736-1807): on board from 29.4.1786 ADM 6/23/330BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1.1778 - 30.11.1778Fourth LieutenantComer Brand ADM 6/21/350ADM 6/2130.11.1778 - 7.12.1778Third LieutenantComer Brand ADM 6/21/480ADM 6/217.12.1778 - 8.1.1781Second LieutenantComer Brand ADM 6/21/484ADM 6/2130.3.1783 - 20.5.1783Second LieutenantJames Lecky ADM 6/23/42ADM 6/2330.3.1783 - 20.5.1783Third LieutenantGeorge Hill ADM 6/23/42ADM 6/2330.3.1783 - 20.5.1783Fourth LieutenantGeorge Scott ADM 6/23/42ADM 6/2320.5.1783 - 24.4.1786First LieutenantJames Lecky ADM 6/23/70ADM 6/2320.5.1783 - 24.4.1786Second LieutenantGeorge Hill ADM 6/23/70ADM 6/2320.5.1783 - 24.4.1786Third LieutenantGeorge Scott ADM 6/23/70ADM 6/23

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1787 - 1788MidshipmanSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1770Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
17.12.1770Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £27996.5.9dBWAS-1603
17.12.1770Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7648.1.0dBWAS-1603
24.5.1771Paid offADM 51
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
26.12.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
18.12.1779Combat de la Martinique
1780to Jamaica and then home with a convoyBWAS-1714
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
8.1.1781Paid offADM 51
5.1782Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
12.1782Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £25314.5.0dBWAS-1603
18.1.1783Sailed for the East Indies, but returned disabled and paid offBWAS-1714
29.3.1783Paid offADM33
30.3.1783Refitted as a Third Rate Guardship BWAS-1714
24.4.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
29.4.1786

Recommissioned as a guard ship at Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
1.5.1789

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1797Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ADM33ADM 33 - Navy Board: Navy Pay Office: Ships' Pay Books (Series I) Archive
 

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