Monmouth -> 1796 Captivity

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.9.1767BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1768BWAS-1714
Named11.1767BWAS-1714
Launched18.4.1772BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorIsrael Pownoll (d.1779)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1818BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658 
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth44' 4"Imperial Feet13.4366 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward11' 2 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft17' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet5.2007 
Burthen1,369 5194Tons BM 

Armament


18.4.1772Broadside 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

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1.1778 - 19.1.1778CaptainRichard King (1730-1806) ADM 6/21/351ADM 6/2126.1.1778 - 27.2.1779CaptainThomas Collingwood (d.1780) ADM 6/21/356BWAS-171427.2.1779 - 8.4.1779CaptainWilliam Cumming (c.1731-1795) ADM 6/22/41
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 27.10.1779
ADM 6/22
8.4.1779 - 13.11.1779CaptainRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823) ADM 6/22/70
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 24.12.1779
BWAS-1714
25.9.1780 - 5.7.1784CaptainJames Alms (1728-1791) ADM 6/22/175BWAS-171412.1796 - 1799LieutenantSamuel Blow (d.1811)BWAS-17141800 - 9.1801LieutenantSir Emanuel Hungerford (d.1810)BWAS-17149.1801 - 12.1805LieutenantJacob SilverBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.2.1778 - 12.8.1784CarpenterAbraham SugdenADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1777Began Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1778Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.5.1778Completed Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £30586.17.3dBWAS-1714
9.5.1778Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7426.15.1dBWAS-1714
18.6.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
12.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13034.9.3dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed for Porto Praya and then to IndiaBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
9.2.1782Joined Hughes' squadronBWAS-1714
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
5.7.1784

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1796Started fitting as a prison shipB103
10.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.10.1796Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
20.10.1796Renamed CaptivityBWAS-1714
11.1796Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1331.0.0dBWAS-1714
1806Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1818Broken upBWAS-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
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
B103Battles of the British Navy Vol IJoseph AllenDigital Book
 

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