Intrepid

349
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.11.1765BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1767BWAS-1714
Launched4.12.1770BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.11.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam Gray (d.1775)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold1815BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658 
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth44' 5"Imperial Feet13.443 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward10' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Draught Aft16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen1,374 6594Tons BM 

Armament


4.12.1770Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.11.1770 - 17.6.1771CaptainHenry Martin (1733-1794) ADM 6/20/315BWAS-171417.6.1771 - 22.4.1775CaptainJames Cranston (c.1733-1790) ADM 6/20/381BWAS-171415.1.1779 - 17.4.1780CaptainThe Hon. Henry St John (1740-1780)† ADM 6/21/498BWAS-171418.4.1780 - 23.7.1780CaptainJames Ferguson (1723-1793) ADM 6/22/263
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.3.1781
BWAS-1714
23.7.1780 - 6.9.1782CaptainAnthony James Pye Molloy (d.1815) ADM 6/22/351
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 17.10.1781
BWAS-1714
20.2.1793 - 1.12.1796CaptainThe Hon. Charles Carpenter (1757-1803) ADM 6/24/211BWAS-17143.1797 - 11.1797CaptainRobert Parker (d.1797)BWAS-17143.1798 - 1802CaptainWilliam Hargood (1762-1839)BWAS-17148.1805 - 1807CaptainThe Hon. Philip WodehouseBWAS-17141807 - 10.1807CaptainJohn LaugharneBWAS-171410.1807 - 12.1808CaptainRichard WorsleyBWAS-171412.1808 - 1809CaptainWarwick LakeBWAS-17141809 - 12.12.1809CaptainChristopher John Williams NeshamBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1793 - 12.1796LieutenantThomas BrowneNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.3.1793 - 2.12.1796MasterJohn Pike (d.1818)ADM29-14.4.1797 - 21.2.1798MasterCharles ThompsonADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.5.1793 - 14.4.1803VolunteerWilliam Blight (1785-1862)ref:10595.1797 - 1798MidshipmanWilliam Henry BoyceNBD18493.3.1798 - 28.4.1798MidshipmanWilliam Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
1771Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
31.1.1771Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £28281.9.9dBWAS-1714
10.1771fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1772fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5547.5.7dBWAS-1714
16.4.1772Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
22.4.1775

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1775fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1778Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1779Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12550.6.3dBWAS-1714
5.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5071.2.4dBWAS-1714
30.1.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
15.4.1780Took the Privateer Providence
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
14.6.1780Took the Privateer Retaliation
13.9.1780Took the Privateer Tracey
23.10.1780Took the Schooner Greyhound (10)
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
5.12.1781Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
5.1782Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.9.1782

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1783fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
20.5.1794Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.1795Took the Privateer Perroux in the West Indies
1.1795Took the Privateer Républicain Pagest in the West Indies
2.1795Took the Privateer Le Sans Pareil in the West Indies
23.4.1796Took the Corvette La Perçante (20) off Porto Plata
12.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.12.1796

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1797RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15239.0.0dBWAS-1714
17.6.1797Sailed with a convoy to the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
3.1798In the East IndiesBWAS-1714
10.1804Began repairs at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
7.1805Completed repairs at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £38215.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1805Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1805Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1806At NaplesBWAS-1714
30.11.1807Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
24.12.1807Occupation of Madeira
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
2.1809Capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
12.12.1809Paid offADM 51
5.1810Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
5.1810fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
26.3.1828Sold to David Beatson for £3,030BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
12.1807-12.1807Hood's fleet at MadeiraLord Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley) (1724-1816) 
12.1807-12.1807Hood's fleet at MadeiraLord Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley) (1724-1816) 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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