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Ruby

365
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.11.1769BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.9.1772BWAS-1714
Launched26.11.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.9.1777B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid ClassB028
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Nicholas PhillipsBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1772-1790
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
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

29 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.9.1777 - 4.1779Captain
Joseph DeaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1779
Discharged Dead ADM 6/21/314
BWAS-1714
4.1779 - 2.6.1779Captain
Michael John EverittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1779
BWAS-1714
13.1.1780 - 27.2.1781Captain
John CowlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1783
ADM 6/22/158
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 9.8.1780
BWAS-1714
27.2.1781 - 20.5.1781Captain
Patrick FotheringhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1782
ADM 6/22/391
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 29.12.1781
BWAS-1714
20.5.1781 - 6.7.1782Captain
Thomas HaynesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/22/404
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 28.1.1782
ADM 107/4
6.7.1782 - 23.7.1782Captain
Samuel OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
ADM 6/22/492
ADM 6/22
23.7.1782 - 25.6.1783Captain
John CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
ADM 6/22/498
BWAS-1714
25.9.1790 - 25.1.1793Captain
Sir John CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
Transfered ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
30.4.1793 - 7.7.1794Captain Transfered ADM 6/24/233BWAS-171412.7.1794 - 29.8.1794Captain
Thomas WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1810
ADM 6/25/61
ADM 6/25
29.8.1794 - 3.1796Captain
Sir Henry Edwin StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
ADM 6/25/81
BWAS-1714
3.1796 - 1797Captain
George BrisacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
BWAS-1714
1.1797 - 2.1797Captain
Thomas HoarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1825
BWAS-1714
2.1797 - 11.1797Captain
Jacob WallerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1798
BWAS-1714
5.1799 - 1800Captain
Alan Hyde GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1814
BWAS-1714
1800 - 4.1801Captain
Solomon FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1801
BWAS-1714
5.4.1801 - 6.1801Captain
Sir Edward BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
BWAS-1714
4.1802 - 5.1803Captain
Henry HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
BWAS-1714
5.1803 - 10.1803Captain
Francis Farington GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1819
BWAS-1714
10.1803 - 2.1804Captain
David ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
BWAS-1714
2.1804 - 7.1806Captain
Charles RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1825
BWAS-1714
7.1806 - 12.1808Captain
John DraperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1820
BWAS-1714
12.1808 - 6.1810Captain
Robert HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
BWAS-1714
28.6.1810 - 7.1810Captain
Mathew Barton BradbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1812
BWAS-1714
7.1810 - 21.10.1810Commander
Thomas WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1714
21.10.1810 - 1812Captain
Thomas WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1714
1812 - 1813Lieutenant
Peter TrounceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1813
BWAS-1714
1813 - 1814Lieutenant
James WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1814
BWAS-1714
1815 - 1817Lieutenant
James KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1814-1817
BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1780 - 25.9.1780Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
ADM 107/1/259
BWAS-1714
26.9.1780 - 4.1782Vice-Admiral of the White
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
Transfered ADM 107/1/259
BWAS-1714
1810Rear-Admiral of the White
Manley DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1825
BWAS-1714
1812 - 1817Commodore
Andrew Fitzherbert EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1817
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.10.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Edward DaltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1790
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
19.10.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
William ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1823
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
19.10.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
John BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1797
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
11.1813 - 13.4.1814Acting Lieutenant
Richard BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1816
BWAS-1714
13.4.1814 - 3.1816Lieutenant
Richard BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1816
BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1797 - 6.11.1797Master
James DovesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1797
ADM 29-1
3.9.1808 - 15.12.1808Master
Samuel BrokenshaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1810
ADM 29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799Midshipman
George BenthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
NBD1849
2.1801 - 1803Master's Mate
William BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
NBD1849
9.4.1801 - 15.4.1801Midshipman
John Portal WoodinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1805
NAO
11.1803 - 2.1804Midshipman
Francis Henry WoodcockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849
2.1810 - 1810Midshipman
John Harvey BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1830
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.12.1800 - 18011st Class Volunteer
Henry Fage BelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1845
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
27.2.1778Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £26980.12.5dBWAS-1714
27.2.1778Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4562.9.11dBWAS-1714
24.5.1778Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Action of March 7 1779
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 - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 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 - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1786Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15038.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 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 - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1799Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
7.1799Completed repairs at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £24923.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.7.1800Took the Ship
Le Fortune (22) 1800-1800
French 22 Gun
Privateer Ship
in the South Atlantic

3.1801making good defects at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6955.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1802Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1802Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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 - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1811Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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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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