Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1772BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlfred ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor William PownallBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck169' 0"Imperial Feet51.5112 
Length of Keel138' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet42.0656 
Breadth47' 2"Imperial Feet14.3329 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Draught Aft16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Burthen1,638 3794Tons BM 


1778Broadside 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

1810Broadside Weight = 888 Imperial Pound ( 402.708 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

13 Ship Commanders

21.10.1778 - 9.4.1782Captain William Bayne (1730-1782)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/21/462BWAS-171419.4.1782 - 13.6.1782Captain Robert Barber (c.1731-1782) ADM 6/23/156
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 24.10.1783
ADM 6/23
13.6.1782 - 26.7.1783Captain Thomas Dumaresq (1729-1802) ADM 6/23/137
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 11.9.1783
24.6.1790 - 15.10.1790Captain Henry Harvey (1737-1810): on board from 29.6.1790 Transfered ADM 6/24/44BWAS-171415.10.1790 - 29.8.1791Captain Thomas West ADM 6/24/78BWAS-171431.8.1791 - 30.3.1792Captain Thomas West ADM 6/24/131ADM 6/2431.3.1792 - 13.11.1794Captain John Bazely (1741-1809)BWAS-17142.1796 - 1.1797Captain Thomas DruryBWAS-17141.1797 - 8.1798Captain Thomas Totty (d.1802)BWAS-17933.1807 - 3.1809Captain John Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-17143.1809 - 1809Captain Joshua Rowley Watson (1772-1810)BWAS-17145.1809 - 8.1811Captain John HayesBWAS-17148.1811 - 11.1812Captain Joshua Sydney HortonBWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

2.7.1795 - 1795Lieutenant William Ward (d.1801)ref:5547.2.1809 - 9.5.1810Lieutenant James BrasierNBD18494.11.1810 - 23.4.1811Lieutenant John Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD184928.11.1810 - 19.1.1811Acting Lieutenant William KnightNBD184919.1.1811 - 12.1811Lieutenant William KnightNBD1849

3 Warrant Officers

31.8.1791 - 25.7.1794Master Thomas LoveADM 29-11794Yeoman of the Powder Room John DavisADM 171/81794Chaplain Thomas Morgan (1768-1851)ADM 171/8

5 Petty Officers

1794Master's Mate John Rowe MorrisADM 171/81794Coxswain William ReadingADM 171/81794Midshipman William RichardsonADM 171/81794Midshipman William Curry HillierADM 171/87.1812 - 8.1812Midshipman Edward Canes (d.1848)NBD1849

17 Crewmen

18.11.1792 - 7.1794Servant Young Appleby (1782-1849)NBD18491794Able Seaman Nicholas HardinghamADM 171/81794Able Seaman Francis EllisADM 171/81794Able Seaman Frederick TollettADM 171/81794Able Seaman Robert BigginsADM 171/81794Able Seaman John SmithADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman James HewettADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman John WoodADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman John ThornADM 171/81794Landman William BellADM 171/81794Captain's Servant William HodgeADM 171/81794Captain's Servant John Paul Hillier (d.1865)ADM 171/81794Captain's Servant George HillierADM 171/81794Captain's Servant William Case Burbidge (1789-?)ADM 171/81794Surgeon's Servant James Axe CooperADM 171/81794Cooper James MatthewsonADM 171/82.1794 - 11.17941st Class Volunteer William Case Burbidge (1789-?)NBD1849

3 Marines

1794Corporal, 29th Regiment of Foot Robert CookADM 171/81794Private, 29th Regiment of Foot Thomas SmithADM 171/81794Ensign, 29th Regiment of Foot Lewis Augustus Northey (1775-1857)ADM 171/8

Service History

1779In Charles Hardy's Fleet
1.1779Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £39170.14.2d
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
5.1780coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6134.12.9d
26.10.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
8.1781In Drake's squadron at Tobago
8.1781Sailed for America with Samuel Hood
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
5.12.1781Arrived in the West Indies with Hood
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
21.7.1782Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1793
26.4.1783Left Jamaica for homeBWAS-1793
7.1783Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1785Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £15063.12.0dBWAS-1714
7.1790Fitted for sea and recommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1791Recommissioned as guard ship in the MedwayBWAS-1793
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June

Paid off

1.1796Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1796Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £18105.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
3.1796Took the Corvette La Favorite (22) off Finisterre
12.7.1796Took the Frigate Renommée (32) off San Domingo
1797At JamaicaBWAS-1793
16.12.1797Took the Schooner La Décidée (10) off MartiniqueBG
20.1.1798Took the Privateer La Rencontre (6) off Dominica
16.2.1798Took the Unrated Le Scipion (20) at Basse Terre

Paid off


At Plymouth. 'is to be immediately fitted for a temporary hopital ship'

1800In use as a hospital ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1800Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
1.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1807Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
4.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £32444.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
4.2.1808Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
8.11.1809Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
25.9.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
8.1811In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1812Paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1793
5.1814Broken up at PorstmouthBWAS-1793


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Tuesday 24th of May 2016 08:18

You are correct, I have added him

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 21st of May 2016 20:16

I have Thomas Totty as Captain in 1798

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