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Captain

3492
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.11.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1784BWAS-1714
Launched26.11.1787BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBatson's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCanada Class - Modified (1781)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert BatsonBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1735-1806
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt22.3.1813BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 0"Imperial Feet51.816 
Length of Keel140' 5 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Breadth46' 10"Imperial Feet14.0208 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Aft18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,638 6394Tons BM 

Armament


26.11.1787Broadside Weight = 891 Imperial Pound ( 404.0685 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1781550Design Complement

20 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1790 - 3.12.1790Captain
Archibald DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1802
ADM 6/24/44
BWAS-1714
31.1.1793 - 1.6.1795Captain
Samuel ReeveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1799
: on board from 9.2.1793 ADM 6/22/199
BWAS-1714
8.1795Captain
Thomas SeccombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1795
BWAS-1714
8.1795 - 6.1796Captain
John Samuel SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
BWAS-1714
6.1796 - 8.1796Captain
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
BWAS-1714
8.1796 - 9.1796Acting Captain
Edward BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
BWAS-1714
19.9.1796 - 12.1796Captain
Charles StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1806
BWAS-1714
12.1796 - 5.1797Captain
Ralph Willett MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
BWAS-1714
5.1797 - 11.1797Captain
John AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1798 - 3.1799Captain
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1814
BWAS-1714
3.1799 - 9.1801CaptainBWAS-17149.1801 - 7.1802Captain
Charles BoylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
6.1805 - 3.1806Captain
George Hopewell StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1714
5.1806 - 7.1806Captain
William Granville LobbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
BWAS-1714
7.1806 - 7.1807Captain
George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
BWAS-1714
7.1807 - 9.1808Captain
Isaac WolleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1831
BWAS-1714
1808 - 1809Captain
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1853
W025
13.9.1808 - 11.1808Captain
Edward RushworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1812
BWAS-1714
11.1808 - 7.1809Captain
James Athol WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1821
BWAS-1714
7.1809 - 12.1809Captain
Christopher John Williams NeshamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1810
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.2.1797 - 15.2.1797Commodore
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
NA-ROA

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.10.1790 - 3.12.1790Fifth Lieutenant
Amherst MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
ADM 60/24/73
ADM 6/24
6.1796 - 7.1796Lieutenant
James NobleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
ODNB
11.6.1796 - 11.11.1796Lieutenant
Edward BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
ref:616
10.1796 - 15.12.1796Flag Lieutenant
James NobleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
ODNB
12.11.1796 - 17.2.1797Commander
Edward BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
ref:616
3.8.1805 - 9.5.1806Lieutenant
James John Gordon BremerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1849
NBD1849
11.1805 - 3.1806Lieutenant
James WoodfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
ref:1008

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.7.1790 - 3.11.1790Master
George ScolloughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1795
ADM 29-1
26.10.1790 - 10.6.1796Gunner
Francis HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
NAO
17.4.1793 - 10.6.1796Carpenter
William LemonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1804
Discharged
ADM 29/8
1795Chaplain
Thomas MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1794-1847
ADM 171/8
7.4.1796 - 26.5.1797Acting Master
Philip ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1802
ADM 29-1
5.8.1806 - 13.6.1808Master
John BryceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1808
ADM 29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.6.1793 - 20.7.1795Midshipman
Charles CobbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1811
1795Master's Mate
Peter SamwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1798
ADM 171/8
6.1797 - 5.1798Midshipman
William BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1869
NBD1849
1806 - 2.1807Midshipman
John William MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17.5.1793 - 31.5.1793Able Seaman
Charles CobbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1811
21.6.1793 - 17961st Class Volunteer
John Read BindonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
NBD1849
1795Able Seaman
John CameronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
1795Able Seaman
Thomas PileBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Able Seaman
Walter SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
26.11.1787Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1788Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4183.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1788fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7386.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790Commissioned for the Spanish armamentBWAS-1714
3.12.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5173.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.10.1793At GenoaBWAS-1714
11.10.1793Took the Frigate
L'Impérieuse (36) 1787-1793
French 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off La Spezia

17.10.1793Took the Frigate
La Modeste (32) 1786-1793
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
14.2.1797Took the Ship of the Line
San Nicolas de Bari (80) 1769-1797
Spanish 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

11.1797Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1798Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £18167.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.1.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
5.5.1799

Arrived at Cawsand Bay, Plymouth

TNC
6.5.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
19.6.1799Capture off Cape Sicie
8.1800At FerrolBWAS-1714
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
7.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £27505.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1806Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1806Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13902.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
20.11.1807Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
24.12.1807Occupation of Madeira
26.12.1807At the occupation of MadeiraBWAS-1714
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
2.1809At the capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
12.1809Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1809Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
12.1809fitting at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
22.3.1813Accidentally burnt and sunk at Plymouth with two men killedBWAS-1714
7.1813Wreck was raised and broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Mark Iliff on Friday 6th of March 2020 15:54

Captain's bosun 11/06 to 12/12/1796 was Joseph King (1785-1804). He transferred in with Nelson from Agamemnon, and left to take up an appointment at Gibraltar Yard.

source: Pursuit of Victory, Roger Knight

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