Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1771BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.3.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (d.1776)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1816BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 10"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel138' 5"Imperial Feet42.0657 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward11' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft17' 0 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,626 3794Tons BM 


25.6.1774Broadside 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

20 Commanding Officers

9.3.1778 - 10.2.1779CaptainMichael Clements (1735-1797) ADM 6/21/376BWAS-171410.2.1779 - 28.7.1779CaptainWilliam Truscott (1734-1798)BWAS-171428.7.1779 - 17.1.1780CaptainSamuel Uppleby (c.1733-1780) ADM 6/22/327
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 22.8.1781
ADM 6/22
17.1.1780 - 17.8.1781CaptainJohn Holloway (1747-1826) ADM 6/22/145
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), North America
Commission confirmed 27.6.1780
6.5.1782 - 23.12.1782CaptainJohn Moutray (d.1785) ADM 6/22/463BWAS-171423.12.1782 - 8.4.1783CaptainRowland Cotton (c.1740-1794) ADM 6/22/559BWAS-17149.4.1783 - 10.9.1783CaptainRowland Cotton (c.1740-1794) ADM 6/23/49ADM 6/2310.5.1790 - 10.9.1791CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich) (1733-1803) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-171410.9.1791 - 27.10.1792CommodoreThomas Pasley (1734-1808) ADM 6/24/134BWAS-171427.10.1792 - 1.2.1793CaptainThe Hon. George Murray (1741-1797) ADM 6/24/179ADM 6/241.2.1793 - 9.1.1794CaptainCharles Thompson (1740-1799) ADM 6/24/202BWAS-17141794CaptainCharles SawyerBWAS-17149.1.1794 - 23.5.1794CaptainHarry Powlett ADM 6/25/43
Commission confirmed 23.5.1794
10.1794 - 1795CaptainRichard IncledonBWAS-17143.1795 - 9.1795CaptainJohn Rodney (1765-1847)BWAS-17149.1795CaptainGeorge Burlton (d.1815)BWAS-17142.1796 - 12.9.1799CaptainThomas Macnamara Russell (1743-1824)BWAS-17142.1801 - 3.1801CaptainGeorge Mundy (1777-1861)BWAS-17143.1801 - 1801CaptainGeorge Duff (1764-1805)BWAS-17141810CaptainHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

17.1.1780 - 17.8.1781CommodoreWilliam Hotham (1736-1813)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

14.3.1778 - 17.8.1781First LieutenantJohn Shairp (c.1729-1795) ADM 6/21/378ADM1049.4.1783 - 27.4.1783First LieutenantCharles Eastly ADM 6/23/49ADM 6/239.4.1783 - 27.4.1783Second LieutenantHerbert Browell ADM 6/23/49ADM 6/239.4.1783 - 16.8.1783Third LieutenantJohn Evans (d.1795) ADM 6/23/49ADM 6/239.4.1783 - 16.8.1783Fourth LieutenantNicholas Flatt ADM 6/23/49ADM 6/23

2 Warrant Officers

1.7.1792 - 10.2.1793MasterGeorge Scollough (1748/49-1809)ADM29-14.2.1796 - 14.5.1797MasterRobert BlackADM29-1

5 Petty Officers

9.1791 - 8.4.1793MidshipmanThomas Briggs (1780-1852)NBD184912.2.1795 - 1798MidshipmanFrederick Bedford (1779-?)NBD184916.10.1795 - 19.2.1796MidshipmanAndrew King (1774-1835)NAO1800 - 4.9.1801MidshipmanWilliam Balfour (1781-1846)NBD18499.1801 - 23.6.1802MidshipmanAlexander BoyackNBD1849

2 Crewmen

1794Ordinary SeamanJames SmithADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanWilliam SavageADM 171/8

Service History

18.8.1774Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £35542.14.8dBWAS-1714
3.1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9170.12.10dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
7.3.1779Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
21.12.1779Action of 1779-12-21
4.1780At recapture of GoreeBWAS-1714
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780

Paid off

11.1781Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £18490.0.3dBWAS-1714
9.8.1782Took the Privateer Doggerbank (20)
9.1782Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel

Paid off into ordinary at Plymouth

7.1786Moved to ChathamBWAS-1714
3.1787Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1788Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £25644.5.6dBWAS-1714
6.1790fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5670.14.10dBWAS-1714
22.4.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1794Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1795Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7171.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1797At the capture of TrinidadBWAS-1714
16.2.1797Capture of Trinidad

Paid off

12.1807In ordinary as a prison ship at Portsmouth until Jan. 1808BWAS-1714
12.1807Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 

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