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 Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
Constructor Nicholas PhillipsBWAS-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

28 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.9.1777 - 4.1779Captain Joseph Deane (c.1731-1779) ADM 6/21/314BWAS-17144.1779 - 2.6.1779Captain Michael John Everitt (d.1779)BWAS-171413.1.1780 - 27.2.1781Captain John Cowling (d.1792) ADM 6/22/158
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 9.8.1780
BWAS-1714
27.2.1781 - 20.5.1781Captain Patrick Fotheringham (c.1739-1784) ADM 6/22/391
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 29.12.1781
BWAS-1714
20.5.1781 - 6.7.1782Captain Thomas Haynes (c.1732-1789) ADM 6/22/404
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 28.1.1782
ADM 107/4
6.7.1782 - 23.7.1782Captain Samuel Osborn ADM 6/22/492ADM 6/2223.7.1782 - 25.6.1783Captain John Collins (c.1734-1794) ADM 6/22/498BWAS-171430.4.1793 - 7.7.1794CaptainSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832) ADM 6/24/233BWAS-171412.7.1794 - 29.8.1794Captain Thomas Wells (1759-1811) ADM 6/25/61ADM 6/2529.8.1794 - 3.1796CaptainSir Henry Edwin Stanhope (1754-1814) ADM 6/25/81BWAS-17143.1796 - 1797Captain George BrisacBWAS-17141.1797 - 2.1797Captain Thomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-17142.1797 - 11.1797Captain Jacob Waller (d.1798)BWAS-17145.1799 - 1800Captain Alan Hyde Gardner (1770-1815)BWAS-17141800 - 4.1801Captain Solomon Ferris (1748-1803)BWAS-17145.4.1801 - 6.1801CaptainSir Edward Berry (1768-1831)BWAS-17144.1802 - 5.1803Captain Henry HillBWAS-17145.1803 - 10.1803Captain Francis Farington Gardner (d.1821)BWAS-171410.1803 - 2.1804Captain David Colby (d.1834)BWAS-17142.1804 - 7.1806Captain Charles Rowley (1770-1845)BWAS-17147.1806 - 12.1808Captain John DraperBWAS-171412.1808 - 6.1810Captain Robert HallBWAS-171428.6.1810 - 7.1810Captain Mathew Barton Bradby (d.1831)BWAS-17147.1810 - 21.10.1810Commander Thomas WhiteBWAS-171421.10.1810 - 1812Captain Thomas WhiteBWAS-17141812 - 1813Lieutenant Peter TrounceBWAS-17141813 - 1814Lieutenant James WardBWAS-17141815 - 1817Lieutenant James KnightBWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1780 - 25.9.1780Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Peter Parker (1715-1811) ADM 107/1/259BWAS-171426.9.1780 - 4.1782Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Peter Parker (1715-1811) ADM 107/1/259BWAS-17141810Rear-Admiral of the White Manley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17141812 - 1817Commodore Andrew Fitzherbert EvansBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1813 - 13.4.1814Acting Lieutenant Richard BowenBWAS-171413.4.1814 - 3.1816Lieutenant Richard BowenBWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.1.1797 - 6.11.1797Master James DovesADM29-13.9.1808 - 15.12.1808Master Samuel BrokenshaADM29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799Midshipman George Bentham (1787-?)NBD18492.1801 - 1803Master's Mate William Buchanan (1777-?)NBD18499.4.1801 - 15.4.1801Midshipman John Portal Woodin (1780-1805)NAO11.1803 - 2.1804Midshipman Francis Henry Woodcock (d.1845)NBD18492.1810 - 1810Midshipman John Harvey Boteler (1796-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.12.1800 - 18011st Class Volunteer Henry Fage BelsonNBD1849

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) 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 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 
 

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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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