Ruby

365
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.11.1769BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.9.1772BWAS-1714
Launched26.11.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.9.1777
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1821BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658 
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth44' 6"Imperial Feet13.4493 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Draught Aft16' 10"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen1,369 5094Tons BM 

Armament


26.11.1776Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
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
1777500Design Complement

25 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.9.1777 - 4.1779CaptainJoseph Deane (d.1779) ADM 6/21/314BWAS-17144.1779 - 2.6.1779CaptainMichael John Everitt (d.1779)BWAS-171413.1.1780 - 1781CaptainJohn Cowling (d.1792)BWAS-17141781 - 1.1782CaptainPatrick Fotheringham (d.1784)BWAS-17148.1782 - 1782CaptainJohn Collins (d.1794)BWAS-17144.1793 - 7.1794CaptainSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832)BWAS-17147.1794 - 3.1796CaptainSir Henry Edwin Stanhope (1754-1814)BWAS-17143.1796 - 1797CaptainGeorge BrisacBWAS-17141.1797 - 2.1797CaptainThomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-17142.1797 - 11.1797CaptainJacob Waller (d.1798)BWAS-17145.1799 - 1800CaptainAlan Hyde Gardner (1770-1815)BWAS-17141800 - 4.1801CaptainSolomon Ferris (1748-1803)BWAS-17145.4.1801 - 6.1801CaptainSir Edward Berry (1768-1831)BWAS-17144.1802 - 5.1803CaptainHenry HillBWAS-17145.1803 - 10.1803CaptainFrancis Farington Gardner (d.1821)BWAS-171410.1803 - 2.1804CaptainDavid Colby (d.1834)BWAS-17142.1804 - 7.1806CaptainCharles Rowley (1770-1845)BWAS-17147.1806 - 12.1808CaptainJohn DraperBWAS-171412.1808 - 6.1810CaptainRobert HallBWAS-171428.6.1810 - 7.1810CaptainMathew Barton Bradby (d.1831)BWAS-17147.1810 - 21.10.1810CommanderThomas WhiteBWAS-171421.10.1810 - 1812CaptainThomas WhiteBWAS-17141812 - 1813LieutenantPeter TrounceBWAS-17141813 - 1814LieutenantJames WardBWAS-17141815 - 1817LieutenantJames KnightBWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1780Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Peter Parker (1715-1811)BWAS-17141781Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Peter Parker (1715-1811)BWAS-17141810Rear-Admiral of the WhiteManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17141812 - 1817CommodoreAndrew Fitzherbert EvansBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1813 - 13.4.1814Acting LieutenantRichard BowenBWAS-171413.4.1814 - 3.1816LieutenantRichard BowenBWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.1.1797 - 6.11.1797MasterJames DovesADM29-13.9.1808 - 15.12.1808MasterSamuel BrokenshaADM29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799MidshipmanGeorge Bentham (1787-?)NBD18492.1801 - 1803Master's MateWilliam Buchanan (1777-?)NBD18499.4.1801 - 15.4.1801MidshipmanJohn Portal Woodin (1780-1805)NAO11.1803 - 2.1804MidshipmanFrancis Henry Woodcock (d.1845)NBD18492.1810 - 1810MidshipmanJohn Harvey Boteler (1796-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.12.1800 - 18011st Class VolunteerHenry Fage BelsonNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
27.2.1778Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £26980.12.5dBWAS-1714
27.2.1778Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £4562.9.11dBWAS-1714
24.5.1778Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Action of 1779-03-07
2.6.1779Ruby v La Prudente
1.1780At JamaicaBWAS-1714
20.3.17801st Action off Monti Christi
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
1.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1782Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £15326.2.1dBWAS-1714
11.9.1782Sailed to the Relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
11.10.1782Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
6.12.1782Ruby v La Solitaire
8.12.1782Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1785Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1786Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £15038.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5941.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.3.1795Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
17.8.1795At Saldhina BayBWAS-1714
3.1796In the East IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1797Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
1.1798Began repairs at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1799Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
7.1799Completed repairs at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £24923.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.7.1800Took the Privateer Ship Le Fortune (22) in the South Atlantic
3.1801making good defects at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6955.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1802Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1802Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8083.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
1809In the Baltic?BWAS-1714
4.1811Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1811Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
25.7.1811Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1812Receiving ship at BermudaBWAS-1714
1812Refitted as a Receiving Ship
4.1821Broken up at BermudaBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 10th of May 2012 12:04

Nov 1805 Ruby 64 cap C. Rowley in N Sea since Mar 1804 moves from Ruby64 to Eagle 74 until May 1814 initially in the Mediterranean but in 1809 on the Walcheren expedition

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