Lion

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.10.1768BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1769BWAS-1714
Launched3.9.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1778
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassWorcester Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up31.11.1837BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck1,377 8694Tons BM 
Length of Gundeck159' 0"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel130' 4"Imperial Feet39.6274 
Breadth44' 8"Imperial Feet13.462 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward11' 11"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 

Armament


3.9.1777Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
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
11.1765500Design Complement

23 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1778 - 3.9.1778CaptainLord William Campbell (1730-1778)† ADM 6/21/406BWAS-171423.9.1778 - 23.6.1781CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/21/454BWAS-171416.8.1780 - 25.11.1780CaptainHoratio Nelson (1758-1805)NAO27.6.1781 - 14.12.1782CaptainWilliam Fooks (d.1798) ADM 6/22/304BWAS-171414.12.1782 - 8.1783CaptainJames Pigot (d.1822) ADM 6/23/152
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 13.10.1783
BWAS-1714
12.6.1790 - 1.5.1792CaptainThe Hon. Seymour Finch (1758-1794) ADM 6/24/40BWAS-17141.5.1792 - 10.1794CaptainErasmus Gower (1742-1814) ADM 6/24/163BWAS-17142.1795CaptainHenry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17142.1795 - 1796CaptainGeorge PalmerBWAS-17141796 - 1797CaptainEdmund CrawleyBWAS-17147.1797 - 9.1797CaptainCharles CobbBWAS-17149.1797 - 4.1800CaptainManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17144.1800 - 7.1800CaptainWilliam StuartBWAS-17147.1800 - 11.1800CaptainGraham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)BWAS-17143.1801 - 1804CaptainHenry Mitford (d.1804)BWAS-171412.1805 - 2.1808CaptainRobert RollesBWAS-17142.1808 - 1812CaptainHenry HeathcoteBWAS-17141812CaptainJames JohnstoneBWAS-171426.1.1812 - 3.1813Acting CaptainHenderson Bain (1775-1862)NBD184928.2.1812 - 1813CaptainGeorge DouglasBWAS-17141813 - 8.1813CaptainJohn Eveleigh (d.1813)BWAS-17146.4.1813 - 1813CaptainHenderson Bain (1775-1862)BWAS-17148.1813 - 24.5.1814CaptainHenderson Bain (1775-1862)NBD1849

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1782 - 1783Rear-Admiral of the RedRobert Digby (1732-1815)BWAS-17141812Vice-Admiral of the BlueRobert Stopford (1768-1847)BWAS-17141812 - 1813Rear-Admiral of the RedCharles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.10.1790 - 1791LieutenantHenry Digby (1770-1842)ref:61621.9.1795 - 15.7.1798LieutenantWilliam Henry Brown Tremlett (1777-?)RNB182316.1.1810 - 26.1.1812LieutenantGeorge Young (1785-?)NBD1849

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1778 - 1779MidshipmanJoseph Bullen (1761-1857)ref:6161778 - 12.1780MidshipmanRobert Faulknor (1763-1795)RNLPC1780 - 6.3.1781MidshipmanJoseph Bullen (1761-1857)ref:6169.1792 - 1794MidshipmanPhilip Carteret (1777-1828)ref:6161796MidshipmanCharles Mason White (1772-1850)TGM1797 - 4.1800MidshipmanHenry BoyesNBD184910.1806 - 6.1810MidshipmanGeorge Butler (1791-?)NBD18491.1813 - 4.1814MidshipmanWilliam Nettleton BoyceNBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1792 - 1794Captain's ServantRobert Howe Bromley (1778-1857)NBD184922.5.1794 - 12.10.1794Able SeamanJohn Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO1.5.1796 - 17971st Class VolunteerHenry BoyesNBD184915.1.1806 - 3.3.18083rd Class BoyGeorge BlandNBD184921.1.1806 - 18061st Class VolunteerWilliam Bailey (d.1852)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1777Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.9.1778Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £26220.18.10dBWAS-1714
7.9.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4923.4.3dBWAS-1714
26.12.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1779At JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
20.3.17801st Action off Monti Christi
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
12.1780Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8255.14.11dBWAS-1714
20.7.1781Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
24.9.1781Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
14.9.1782Took the Fifth Rate Frigate L'Aigle (40) In the Delaware
8.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1787Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1787Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13489.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790Recommissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
7.1790fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4759.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
26.9.1792Sailed for ChinaBWAS-1714
10.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1795Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
4.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8518.0.0dBWAS-1714
1797Nore mutinyBWAS-1714
2.6.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
15.7.1798Action of 1798-07-15
15.7.1798Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Santa Dorotea (34) at the action of 1798/07/15
31.3.1800Capture of the Guillaume Tell
11.1800Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1801Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1801Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £13545.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.5.1801Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
12.1804Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
12.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1805Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £58124.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1805Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.1806Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £15509.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1806Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
27.12.1807Took the Privateer Lugger La Réciprocité (14) off Beachy Head
18.7.1810Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1811At the reduction of JavaBWAS-1714
1812Flagship at Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
8.1814Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
8.1814fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £15509.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1816Moved to SheernessBWAS-1714
31.11.1837Sold at Chatham to John Levy & Son for £2,300 for breaking upBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook
 

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