Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1769BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.3.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoyal Oak ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorIsrael Pownoll (d.1779)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1794BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel138' 2"Imperial Feet42.0637 
Breadth46' 9"Imperial Feet14.0589 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,606 2294Tons BM 


10.10.1773Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
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
18.12.1765600Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

17.3.1777 - 17.10.1778CaptainThomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 6/21/267BWAS-171417.10.1778 - 31.8.1779CaptainHarry Harmood (1739-1809) ADM 6/21/542
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 20.4.1779
31.8.1779 - 18.12.1779CaptainWalter Griffith (1727-1779)† ADM 6/22/252
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Commission confirmed 17.2.1781
19.12.1779 - 29.12.1779CaptainFrancis John Hartwell (1757-1831) ADM 6/22/182
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), North America
Commission confirmed 12.10.1780
ADM 6/22
17.1.1780 - 16.6.1780CaptainThomas Watson (d.1781) ADM 6/22/125
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), North Sea - North Atlantic Ocean
Commission confirmed 5.5.1780
16.6.1780 - 6.2.1781CaptainWilliam Dickson (c.1728-1803) ADM 6/22/217
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 25.12.1780
4.5.1781 - 5.9.1783CaptainGeorge Balfour (c.1720-1794) ADM 6/22/282BWAS-171424.9.1787 - 29.11.1787CaptainWilliam Daniel (d.1800) ADM 6/23/414ADM 6/23

3 Flag Officers

17.10.1778 - 19.3.1779CommodoreThomas Graves (1725-1802)BWAS-17141779 - 1.1780Rear-Admiral of the RedHyde Parker (1713/14-1783)BWAS-17143.1780 - 1781Rear-Admiral of the BlueJoshua Rowley (1734-1790)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

1.10.1795 - 23.3.1796CarpenterRichard BryantADM29-1

Service History

3.1777First commissionedBWAS-1714
7.1777Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.7.1777Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £33893.4.0dBWAS-1714
12.7.1777Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1455.2.2dBWAS-1714
12.1777refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8618.1.2dBWAS-1714
9.6.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
13.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
18.12.1779Combat de la Martinique
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
12.1780Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
7.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £15835.2.6dBWAS-1714
15.1.1782Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1783Paid offADM 51
12.1783fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1787Moved to ChathamBWAS-1714
11.1794Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


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