Chatham -> 1810 Tilbury

3583
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.10.1752BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.12.1752BWAS-1714
Named22.11.1752BWAS-1714
Launched25.4.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.1.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Designed by Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
Constructor Edward Allin (d.1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck147' 0"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Length of Keel123' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet37.4968 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.2682 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,067 3794Tons BM 

Armament


25.4.1758Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745350Design Complement

20 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.1.1758 - 5.3.1760Captain John Lockhart (1721-1790) ADM 6/18/470BWAS-17149.4.1760 - 31.7.1764Captain Thomas Lynn (d.1781) ADM 6/19/156BWAS-17142.4.1766 - 16.8.1766Captain John Falkingham (d.1777) ADM 6/20/113BWAS-171416.8.1766 - 3.8.1768Captain Charles Buckner (1736-c.1811) ADM 6/20/188
Issued by Thomas Pye (1713-1785), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 23.12.1767
BWAS-1714
3.8.1768 - 20.3.1769Captain William Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/20/210ADM 6/2020.3.1769 - 28.8.1769Captain Robert Gregory (c.1734-1774) ADM 6/20/269
Issued by Thomas Pye (1713-1785), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 1.2.1770
BWAS-1714
7.3.1772 - 2.11.1772Captain Charles Thompson (1740-1799) ADM 6/20/433BWAS-17142.11.1772 - 26.7.1775Captain James Worth (c.1722-?) ADM 6/20/497
Issued by William Parry (c.1705-1779), Leeward Islands - Lesser Antilles - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 1.6.1773
BWAS-1714
26.7.1775 - 6.9.1776Captain John Raynor (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/21/107BWAS-17146.9.1776 - 25.12.1777Captain Tobias Caulfield (c.1739-1781)BWAS-171425.12.1777 - 16.5.1778CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/21/417
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 1.6.1778
BWAS-1714
16.5.1778 - 11.10.1780Captain William Allen (1728-1804) ADM 6/21/406BWAS-171411.10.1780 - 2.7.1781CaptainSir John Orde (1751-1824) ADM 6/22/181BWAS-17142.7.1781 - 14.4.1783Captain Andrew Snape Douglas (1761-1797) ADM 6/23/74
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 23.5.1783
BWAS-1714
15.4.1783 - 27.5.1783Captain Edward Shepherd (d.1791) ADM 6/23/150
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 8.10.1783
ADM 6/23
27.5.1783 - 1783Captain William Knell (d.1798) ADM 6/23/169
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 3.12.1783
ADM 6/23
25.10.1790 - 1790Lieutenant Edmund Elliston (c.1734-1804) ADM 6/24/82ADM 6/247.1793 - 1800Lieutenant Lionel Hill (c.1733-1800)BWAS-17141800 - 3.1802Lieutenant James MandersonBWAS-17142.1800 - 28.5.1800Lieutenant Philip Browne (1772-?)NBD1849

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1767 - 8.1769Vice-Admiral of the Blue Thomas Pye (1713-1785)BWAS-17143.1772 - 7.1775Vice-Admiral of the Blue William Parry (c.1705-1779)BWAS-17149.1775 - 5.2.1776Rear-Admiral of the White Molyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798)BWAS-17145.2.1776 - 6.9.1776Vice-Admiral of the Blue Molyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798)BWAS-17146.9.1776 - 27.4.1777CommodoreSir Peter Parker (1715-1811) ADM 107/1/259BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.3.1759 - 18.1.1761Third Lieutenant Edmund Elliston (c.1734-1804) ADM 6/19/52ref:84918.1.1761 - 18.7.1763Third Lieutenant John Webb (d.1786) ADM 6/20/54
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761)
Commission confirmed 16.10.1764
ref:849
18.7.1763 - 31.7.1764Second Lieutenant John Webb (d.1786) ADM 6/20/54
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 16.10.1764
ref:849
26.7.1775 - 11.7.1776Second Lieutenant Roger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/21/107ref:61611.1775 - 1.6.1777Acting Lieutenant Philip D'Auvergne (1754-1816)ref:616

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1772Midshipman James Gambier (1756-1833)ref:6761776Midshipman Manley Dixon (1757-1838)ref:61610.6.1776 - 1776Master's Mate Bartholomew James (1752-1828)NRS006

Service History


DateEventSource
23.5.1758building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £24580.9.9dBWAS-1714
18.5.1759Took the Frigate Aréthuse (32)
6.1759In the ChannelBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
8.6.1760Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
31.7.1764

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1766Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1766Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10240.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.7.1766Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1767Flagship in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
28.8.1769

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1770Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1772RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1772Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £17739.9.9dBWAS-1714
12.6.1772Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1775Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
9.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
30.10.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.7.1776Staten Island Landings
12.1776At Rhode IslandBWAS-1714
6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island
1778Returned homeBWAS-1714
4.1778Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1778Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8181.8.11dBWAS-1714
27.3.1779Sailed to meet East India shipsBWAS-1714
1.1780Began coppering at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1780Completed coppering at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5828.4.0dBWAS-1714
18.5.1780Took the Privateer L'Alexandrine (10)
1.12.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1781In Chesapeake operationsBWAS-1714
9.6.1781Took the Privateer General Washington
2.9.1781Took the Frigate La Magicienne (32) Off Boston
5.10.1781Took the Privateer General Starke
31.10.1781Took the Privateer Hyder Ali
21.12.1781Took the Brig Active (8) Twenty five leagues from the Capes of Delaware
31.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1783fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1791Sheer hulk at ChathamBWAS-1714
1791Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
3.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £804.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1797Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1797Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5238.0.0dBWAS-1714
1800Receiving ship at FalmouthBWAS-1714
1800Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
27.5.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1805Refitted as a Other Vessels Powder Depot
12.1805fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
29.6.1810Renamed TilburyBWAS-1714
5.1814Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Friday 2nd of May 2014 01:07

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 51 (1781).
An official account has been received from the commissioner of his Majesty's Navy at Halifax, of the capture of the Magicienne French frigate of 32 guns 280 men, by the Chatham man of war of 64 guns. The frigate engaged the man of war half an hour, had 32 men killed and 54 wounded, the Chatham, Capt. Douglas, had only 2 men killed and 4 wounded.

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