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Stirling Castle

Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1769BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.3.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassWorcester Class (1765)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1783
William PownallBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 2"Imperial Feet48.4641 
Length of Keel130' 9"Imperial Feet39.6316 
Breadth44' 6"Imperial Feet13.4493 
Depth in Hold19' 2"Imperial Feet5.7968 
Burthen1,377 2194Tons BM 


28.6.1775Broadside 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
11.1765500Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

17.3.1777 - 29.10.1778Captain
Sir Charles Douglas (1st Baronet Carr)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1789
Transfered ADM 6/21/267
30.10.1778 - 5.10.1780Captain
Robert CarkettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1767
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/21/467

1 Commissioned Officer

17.3.1777 - 5.10.1780Second Lieutenant
George SurteesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1780
ADM 6/21/267
ADM 6/21

Service History

7.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
15.8.1777Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £32150.9.9dBWAS-1714
15.8.1777Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4464.6.4dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
26.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
21.12.1779Action of 1779-12-21
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
5.10.1780Wrecked in a hurricane on Silver Key Reef off San Domingo, only five survivorsBWAS-1714


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