Captain

3492
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.11.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1784BWAS-1714
Launched26.11.1787BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1790
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCanada Class - Modified
ConstructorRobert Batson (1735-1806)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1790 - 8.1790CaptainArchibald Dickson (d.1803)BWAS-17141.1793 - 7.1795CaptainSamuel Reeve (d.1803)BWAS-17148.1795CaptainThomas Seccombe (d.1808)BWAS-17148.1795 - 6.1796CaptainJohn Samuel SmithBWAS-17146.1796 - 8.1796CaptainHoratio Nelson (1758-1805)BWAS-17148.1796 - 9.1796Acting CaptainEdward Berry (1768-1831)BWAS-171419.9.1796 - 12.1796CaptainCharles Stuart (d.c.1814)BWAS-171412.1796 - 5.1797CaptainRalph Willett Miller (d.1799)BWAS-17145.1797 - 11.1797CaptainJohn Aylmer (1759-1841)BWAS-171412.1798 - 3.1799CaptainGeorge BowenBWAS-17143.1799 - 9.1801CaptainRichard John Strachan (d.1828)BWAS-17149.1801 - 7.1802CaptainCharles BoylesBWAS-17146.1805 - 3.1806CaptainGeorge Hopewell Stephens (d.1819)BWAS-17145.1806 - 7.1806CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-17147.1806 - 7.1807CaptainGeorge Cockburn (1772-1853)BWAS-17147.1807 - 9.1808CaptainIsaac WolleyBWAS-17141808 - 1809CaptainHugh Pigot (1775-1857)W02513.9.1808 - 11.1808CaptainEdward RushworthBWAS-171411.1808 - 7.1809CaptainJames Athol Wood (1756-1829)BWAS-17147.1809 - 12.1809CaptainChristopher John Williams NeshamBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1796 - 5.1797CommodoreHoratio Nelson (1758-1805)BWAS-171413.2.1797 - 15.2.1797CommodoreHoratio Nelson (1758-1805)NA-ROA

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1796 - 7.1796LieutenantJames Noble (1774-1851)ODNB11.6.1796 - 11.11.1796LieutenantEdward Berry (1768-1831)ref:61610.1796 - 15.12.1796Flag LieutenantJames Noble (1774-1851)ODNB12.11.1796 - 17.2.1797CommanderEdward Berry (1768-1831)ref:6163.8.1805 - 9.5.1806LieutenantJames John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD184911.1805 - 3.1806LieutenantJames Woodford (d.1807)ref:1008

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.7.1790 - 3.11.1790MasterGeorge Scollough (1748/49-1809)ADM29-126.10.1790 - 10.6.1796GunnerFrancis HarrisNAO1795ChaplainThomas Morgan (1768-1851)ADM 171/87.4.1796 - 26.5.1797Acting MasterPhilip Thomas (d.1830)ADM29-15.8.1806 - 13.6.1808MasterJohn BryceADM29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.6.1793 - 20.7.1795MidshipmanCharles Cobbe (d.1811)1795Master's MatePeter SamwellADM 171/86.1797 - 5.1798MidshipmanWilliam Bowles (1780-1869)NBD18491806 - 2.1807MidshipmanJohn William Montagu (1790-1882)NBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17.5.1793 - 31.5.1793Able SeamanCharles Cobbe (d.1811)21.6.1793 - 17961st Class VolunteerJohn Read BindonNBD18491795Able SeamanWalter SaundersADM 171/81795Able SeamanThomas PileADM 171/81795Able SeamanJohn CameronADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
26.11.1787Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1788Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4183.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1788fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £7386.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790Commissioned for the Spanish armamentBWAS-1714
8.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £5173.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.10.1793At GenoaBWAS-1714
11.10.1793Took the Fifth Rate Frigate L'Impérieuse (36) off La Spezia
17.10.1793Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Modeste (32)
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
14.2.1797Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line San Nicolas de Bari (80)
11.1797Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1798Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
6.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £27505.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1806Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1806Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NA-ROAThe National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:1008The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure vol. VIIIJ HintonPeriodical
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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