Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1769BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.7.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoyal Oak ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1817BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel138' 2"Imperial Feet42.0637 
Breadth46' 9"Imperial Feet14.0589 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Burthen1,606 2194Tons BM 


27.10.1775Broadside 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

14 Commanding Officers

24.7.1776 - 19.9.1776CaptainMichael Everitt (1716-bef.1776) ADM 6/21/201ADM 6/2119.9.1776 - 10.4.1778CaptainWeston Varlo (d.1789) ADM 6/21/214BWAS-171410.4.1778 - 5.5.1781CaptainEdmund Affleck (1725-1788) ADM 6/21/388ODNB5.5.1781 - 25.9.1781CaptainThomas Graves (1747-1814) ADM 6/22/348
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 5.10.1781
25.9.1781 - 17.7.1783CaptainWilliam Scott ADM 6/22/482
Issued by Thomas Graves (1725-1802), North America
Commission confirmed 19.6.1782
ADM 6/22
12.6.1787 - 30.8.1791CaptainRobert Man (1745-1813) ADM 6/23/401BWAS-171431.8.1791 - 29.12.1792CaptainSir Andrew Snape Hamond (1st Baronet of Holly Grove) (1738-1828) ADM 6/24/131BWAS-171429.12.1792 - 4.7.1794CaptainRobert Man (1745-1813) ADM 6/24/188BWAS-17141.1795 - 8.1795CaptainDavidge Gould (1758-1847)BWAS-17148.1795 - 11.1795CaptainAlexander MontgomerieBWAS-171412.1796 - 1799CaptainSir Thomas Byard (d.1798)BWAS-17149.1807 - 1.1809CaptainJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17141.1809 - 1810CaptainAdam Mackenzie (d.1823)BWAS-17141810 - 1814CaptainJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

5.5.1781 - 17.7.1783CommodoreEdmund Affleck (1725-1788)BWAS-1714c.31.8.1791 - 1792Vice-Admiral of the RedMark Milbanke (1724-1805)BWAS-17141.2.1793 - 23.4.1793Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

1.6.1781 - 17.7.1783Sixth LieutenantRobert Arnold (d.1831) ADM 6/23/44
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 3.4.1783
ADM 6/23
1795LieutenantRichard Matson (1771-1848)ADM 171/85.3.1798 - 20.5.1798LieutenantGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)ADM 171/820.10.1807 - 10.1813LieutenantJames Primrose BlennerhassettNBD184924.10.1810 - 5.1813LieutenantJames Fearnley Arnold (d.1854)NBD184925.2.1815 - 5.7.1815LieutenantJohn Franklin (1786-1848)NAO

2 Warrant Officers

1795Master's MateRoger EvansADM 171/821.9.1798 - 31.3.1802CarpenterRichard BryantADM29-1

8 Petty Officers

1795MidshipmanJames Noble (1774-1851)ADM 171/81795MidshipmanThomas RobertsADM 171/81798 - 28.6.1799MidshipmanHew Stewart (1780-?)ADM 171/88.1807 - 8.1809MidshipmanWilliam Walford (1787-1859)NBD184924.10.1807 - 1807MidshipmanWilliam Fairweather (1762-?)NAO25.10.1807 - 25.2.1815MidshipmanJohn Franklin (1786-1848)NAO5.1810 - 9.1814MidshipmanSamuel BrokenshaNBD18491813MidshipmanJonathon Butcher (1789-?)NBD1849

7 Crewmen

1795BoyJohn BurnettADM 171/81795BoyAndrew BurnettADM 171/81795Able SeamanAndrew WrightADM 171/81795Able SeamanWilliam VealeADM 171/81795Able SeamanGayner MorrisADM 171/81795Able SeamanAllan McMillaneADM 171/81795Able SeamanWilliams HartleyADM 171/8

Service History

7.1776Commissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
11.1776Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.11.1776Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £33011.11.1dBWAS-1714
12.11.1776Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5891.13.3dBWAS-1714
9.6.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
4.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9207.13.10dBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
19.1.1780Sailed to the Relief fo GibraltarBWAS-1714
24.2.1780Took the Ship of the Line Le Protée (64) off Madeira
13.5.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
13.7.1780Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
5.12.1781Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
26.4.1783Sailed from Jamiaca for homeBWAS-1714

Paid off

12.1784Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1785Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £22494.6.0dBWAS-1714
9.1787fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1791Recommissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
7.10.1795Action of 1795-10-07
11.1795Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £23622.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
7.1799Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1799Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1363.0.0dBWAS-1714
1800Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
9.1805Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1807Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
10.1807Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £52317.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.11.1807Sailed for Rio de JaneiroBWAS-1714
9.1810Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1810Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11444.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.4.1813Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1814Blockade of FlushingBWAS-1714
14.12.1814Battle of Lake Borgne
10.1817Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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