Carnatic -> 1815 Captain

Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned3.1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCarnatic ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
Constructor James TaylorBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1825BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck172' 3"Imperial Feet52.4267 
Length of Keel140' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet42.6784 
Breadth47' 9"Imperial Feet14.3583 
Depth in Hold20' 9"Imperial Feet6.3246 
Burthen1,703 2194Tons BM 


21.1.1783Broadside 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
1783640Design complementBWAS-1714

14 Ship Commanders

18.1.1783 - 20.1.1783Captain William O'Bryen Drury (d.1811) ADM 6/23/12ADM 6/2320.1.1783 - 21.1.1783Captain James Alms (c.1755-1816) ADM 6/23/12ADM 6/2321.1.1783 - 19.3.1783Captain John Peyton ADM 6/23/13ADM 6/2319.3.1783 - 21.4.1786Captain Anthony James Pye Molloy (d.1815) ADM 6/23/36BWAS-171421.4.1786 - 1.5.1789CaptainThe Hon. Peregrine Bertie (1740/41-1790) ADM 6/23/329BWAS-17141.5.1789 - 28.8.1791Captain John Ford (c.1738-1796) ADM 6/23/523BWAS-171428.8.1791 - 30.8.1792Captain John Ford (c.1738-1796) ADM 6/24/130ADM 6/2411.1795 - 3.1796Captain Richard GrindallBWAS-17143.1796 - 1797Captain Henry JenkinsBWAS-17141798 - 1799Captain George Bowen (d.1800)BWAS-17141799 - 1800Captain John Loring (d.1808)BWAS-17141800 - 1.1801Captain Edward Tyrrel SmithBWAS-17141.1801 - 6.1802Captain Charles Brisbane (1769-1829)BWAS-17146.1802 - 1805Captain Charles Vinicombe PenroseBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

24.9.1787 - 11.1787Rear-Admiral of the Blue John Jervis (1734/35-1823)BWAS-17143.1796 - 1797Rear-Admiral of the Blue Charles Morice Pole (1757-1830)BWAS-17146.1802 - 1802Rear-Admiral of the White Robert MontaguBWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

30.1.1800 - 27.11.1801Master James RusselADM 29-120.4.1802 - 8.7.1802Master James RusselADM 29-1

5 Petty Officers

12.1782 - 1783Midshipman Thomas BrowneNBD184921.1.1783 - 15.3.1783Midshipman Thomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:6169.1787 - 12.1793Midshipman John Baker (1770-1845)NBD18491789 - 26.8.1789Midshipman Anthony Hunt (d.1798)TNC1789 - 1793Midshipman Richard BourneNBD1849

1 Crewman

13.2.1796 - 18.11.17961st Class Volunteer William Hill (1779-?)NAO

Service History

2.2.1783Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £13803.19.5dBWAS-1714
7.1783coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2929.13.10dBWAS-1714
1785Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
2.1787Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1787Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8743.11.3dBWAS-1714
6.1790fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5054.11.10dBWAS-1714
8.1791Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
30.8.1792Paid offADM 51
11.1792Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1796Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £39229.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1812In ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1714
14.7.1815Renamed CaptainBWAS-1714
30.9.1825Break up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Paid for by the HEICBWAS-1714
The ship was paid for by the Honerable East India comany, the only cost to the R.N. was £112.6.7d for 'extra works'


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