Eagle -> 1800 Buckingham

Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1771BWAS-1793
First Commissioned2.1776BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassIntrepid ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn & William WellsBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1812BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 8 ½"Imperial Feet48.4759 
Length of Keel131' 3"Imperial Feet39.9313 
Breadth44' 4"Imperial Feet13.4366 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Draught Aft16' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,372 1494Tons BM 


1774Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
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

9 Commanding Officers

7.2.1776 - 30.4.1777CaptainHenry Duncan (1735-1814): on board from 3.3.1776 ADM 6/21/154BWAS-171430.4.1777 - 6.12.1777CaptainRoger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/21/464
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 29.10.1788
24.2.1779 - 6.2.1783CaptainAmbrose Reddall (c.1741-1791)BWAS-17146.2.1783 - 3.2.1786CaptainWilliam Clark (d.1802) ADM 6/23/284
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 7.6.1785
6.1796 - 12.1796LieutenantJohn GardinerBWAS-171412.1796 - 1798LieutenantGeorge Dyer (d.1798)BWAS-17141798 - 24.4.1802LieutenantJames JamesBWAS-171430.6.1803 - 18.8.1805LieutenantJohn MastonBWAS-171419.8.1805 - 15.7.1812LieutenantGeorge Paul (d.1824)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

2.1776 - 12.1778Vice-Admiral of the BlueLord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

10.5.1776 - 11.5.1777Fifth LieutenantJames Watt (c.1733-1782) ADM 6/21/491
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 22.12.1778
10.5.1776 - 25.1.1778Sixth LieutenantThomas Farnham (d.1793) ADM 6/21/491
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 22.12.1778
1777 - 29.3.1777LieutenantThomas Hannaford Hurd (1747-1823)ref:61611.5.1777 - 24.1.1778Fifth LieutenantHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798) ADM 6/21/491SNForum22.4.1778 - 22.2.1779Fifth LieutenantThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824) ADM 6/21/491
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 22.12.1778

1 Warrant Officer

25.3.1788 - 24.4.1802CarpenterAbraham SugdenADM29-1

5 Petty Officers

1776 - 20.4.1776MidshipmanJohn Cooke (1762-1805)ref:6163.8.1776 - 13.8.1776MidshipmanWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO14.8.1776 - 15.8.1776Able SeamanWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO16.8.1776 - 16.7.1777MidshipmanWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO1.7.1778 - 12.1778MidshipmanWilliam Robert Broughton (1762-1821)ref:616

1 Crewman

10.2.1797 - 1798BoyGeorge Guy BurtonNBD1849

1 Marine

1782Lieutenant of MarinesJoseph Lambrecht (c.1761-c.1822)ref:929

Service History

1776Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.5.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
30.7.1776Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £27835.13.0dBWAS-1714
30.7.1776Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7093.19.1dBWAS-1714
6.9.1776Attacked by the submersible Turtle in New York harbourBWAS-1714
22.7.1778At Sandy HookBWAS-1714
25.9.1778Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
12.1778Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1779Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7469.3.10dBWAS-1714
7.3.1780Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.12.1780Present at the destruction of shipping at MangaloreBWAS-1714
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
1.1783Coppered at BombayBWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
3.2.1786Paid offADM 51
3.1794Fitted as a lazarette at ChathamBWAS-1714
3.1794Refitted as a Unrated Lazarette
6.1796Recommissioned as a prison ship in the MedwayBWAS-1714
6.1796Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
15.8.1800Renamed BuckinghamBWAS-1714

Paid off

7.1803Recommissioned as a prison ship at GillinghamBWAS-1714
1806Prison ship at ChathamBWAS-1714


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