Bedford

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.10.1768BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1769BWAS-1714
Launched27.10.1775BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.7.1776
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoyal Oak Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
24.7.1776 - 19.9.1776CaptainMichael Everitt (1716-bef.1776) ADM 6/21/201ADM 6/2119.9.1776 - 1778CaptainWeston Varlo (d.1789) ADM 6/21/214BWAS-171410.4.1778 - 1781CaptainEdmund Affleck (1725-1788) ADM 6/21/388ODNB5.5.1781 - 5.1782CaptainThomas Graves (1747-1814)BWAS-17145.1782 - 7.1783CaptainWilliam ScottBWAS-17146.1787 - 8.1791CaptainRobert Man (1745-1813)BWAS-17148.1791 - 1.1793CaptainSir Andrew Snape Hamond (1738-1838)BWAS-17141.1793 - 12.1794CaptainRobert Man (1745-1813)BWAS-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


DatesRankNameSource
1782 - 1783CommodoreSir Edmund Affleck (1st Baronet of Dalham Hall) (1725-1788)BWAS-17148.1791 - 1792Vice-Admiral of the RedMark Milbanke (1724-1805)BWAS-17141794Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1795LieutenantRichard Matson (1771-1848)ADM 171/85.3.1798 - 20.5.1798LieutenantGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN20.10.1807 - 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


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

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1795MidshipmanJames Noble (1774-1851)ADM 171/81795MidshipmanThomas RobertsADM 171/81798 - 28.6.1799MidshipmanHew Stewart (1780-?)RNB18238.1807 - 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


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

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1776Commissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
11.1776Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.11.1776Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £33011.11.1dBWAS-1714
12.11.1776Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5891.13.3dBWAS-1714
9.6.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
4.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard 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 Third Rate 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
7.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1784Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1785Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £22494.6.0dBWAS-1714
6.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1787fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
12.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £23622.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
7.1799Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1799Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1363.0.0dBWAS-1714
1800Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
9.1805Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1807Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
10.1807Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £52317.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.11.1807Sailed for Rio de JaneiroBWAS-1714
9.1810Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1810Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard 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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