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Vengeance

358
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.1.1771BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1771BWAS-1714
Launched25.6.1774BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.3.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1776
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.3.1778 - 10.2.1779Captain
Michael ClementsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1790
ADM 6/21/376
BWAS-1714
10.2.1779 - 28.7.1779Captain
William TruscottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1797
Transfered
BWAS-1714
28.7.1779 - 17.1.1780Captain
Samuel UpplebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1764
Transfered ADM 6/22/327
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 22.8.1781
ADM 6/22
17.1.1780 - 17.8.1781Captain
John HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1821
ADM 6/22/145
Issued by
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
, North America
Confirmed 27.6.1780
BWAS-1714
6.5.1782 - 23.12.1782Captain
John MoutrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1783
ADM 6/22/463
BWAS-1714
23.12.1782 - 8.4.1783Captain
Rowland CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/22/559
BWAS-1714
9.4.1783 - 10.9.1783Captain
Rowland CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/23/49
ADM 6/23
10.5.1790 - 10.9.1791Captain
Sir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1801
ADM 6/24/26
BWAS-1714
10.9.1791 - 27.10.1792Commodore
Thomas PasleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ADM 6/24/134
BWAS-1714
27.10.1792 - 1.2.1793Captain
The Hon. George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1796
Transfered ADM 6/24/179
ADM 6/24
1.2.1793 - 9.1.1794Captain
Charles ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1799
ADM 6/24/202
BWAS-1714
1794Captain
Charles SawyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1796
BWAS-1714
9.1.1794 - 23.5.1794Captain
Harry PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
Transfered ADM 6/25/43
Confirmed 23.5.1794
BWAS-1714
10.1794 - 1795Captain
Richard IncledonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1809
BWAS-1714
3.1795 - 9.1795Captain
John RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
BWAS-1714
9.1795Captain
George BurltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
BWAS-1714
2.1796 - 12.9.1799Captain
Thomas Macnamara RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1812
BWAS-1714
2.1801 - 3.1801Captain
George MundyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1830
BWAS-1714
3.1801 - 1801Captain
George DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
BWAS-1714
1810Captain
Hugh DownmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1847
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1780 - 17.8.1781Commodore
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1805
BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1778 - 17.8.1781First Lieutenant
John ShairpBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1784
ADM 6/21/378
ADM 104
9.4.1783 - 27.4.1783First Lieutenant
Charles EastlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
ADM 6/23/49
ADM 6/23
9.4.1783 - 27.4.1783Second Lieutenant
Herbert BrowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
ADM 6/23/49
ADM 6/23
9.4.1783 - 16.8.1783Third Lieutenant
John EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
Transfered ADM 6/23/49
ADM 6/23
9.4.1783 - 16.8.1783Fourth Lieutenant
Nicholas FlattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1790
Transfered ADM 6/23/49
ADM 6/23
22.10.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
John JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1790
ADM 6/24/81
ADM 6/24
24.12.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Phillip LambBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1802
ADM 6/24/97
ADM 6/24
24.12.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Edward RotherhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1808
ADM 6/24/97
ADM 6/24

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.7.1792 - 10.2.1793Master
George ScolloughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1795
ADM 29-1
4.2.1796 - 14.5.1797Master
Robert BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1799
ADM 29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1791 - 8.4.1793Midshipman
Thomas BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1847
NBD1849
12.2.1795 - 1798Midshipman
Frederick BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
NBD1849
16.10.1795 - 19.2.1796Midshipman
Andrew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1824
NAO
1800 - 4.9.1801Midshipman
William BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
9.1801 - 23.6.1802Midshipman
Alexander BoyackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1805
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Ordinary Seaman
William SavageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
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
17.8.1781

Paid off

BWAS-1714
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) 1782-1782
Dutch 20 Gun
Privateer

9.1782Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
10.9.1783

Paid off into ordinary at Plymouth

BWAS-1714
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
12.9.1799

Paid off

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


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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