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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.10.1768BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1769BWAS-1714
Launched10.10.1773BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.3.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoyal Oak Class (1765)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Israel PownollBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1779
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1794BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.3.1777 - 17.10.1778Captain
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
ADM 6/21/267
BWAS-1714
17.10.1778 - 31.8.1779Captain
Harry HarmoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1809
Transfered ADM 6/21/542
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 20.4.1779
BWAS-1714
31.8.1779 - 18.12.1779Captain
Walter GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1755
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/22/252
Issued by
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 17.2.1781
BWAS-1714
19.12.1779 - 29.12.1779Captain
Francis John HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1793
Transfered ADM 6/22/182
Issued by
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
, North America
Confirmed 12.10.1780
ADM 6/22
17.1.1780 - 16.6.1780Captain
Thomas WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1780
ADM 6/22/125
Issued by
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
, North Sea - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 5.5.1780
BWAS-1714
16.6.1780 - 6.2.1781Captain
William DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
ADM 6/22/217
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 25.12.1780
BWAS-1714
4.5.1781 - 5.9.1783Captain
George BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1788
ADM 6/22/282
BWAS-1714
24.9.1787 - 29.11.1787Captain
William DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1787
ADM 6/23/414
ADM 6/23

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1778 - 19.3.1779Commodore
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
BWAS-1714
1779 - 1.1780Rear-Admiral of the Red
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
Transfered
BWAS-1714
3.1780 - 1781Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790 - 28.1.1791First Lieutenant
Richard Dalling DunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
Transfered ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 11.2.1791Second Lieutenant
John MorrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
Transfered ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
George James ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 11.2.1791Fourth Lieutenant
Thomas EdmondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
Transfered ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1795 - 23.3.1796Carpenter
Richard BryantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1802
ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
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
6.2.1781

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1781RecommissionedBWAS-1714
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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