Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1772BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlfred Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam PownallBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

12 Commanding Officers

21.10.1778 - 9.4.1782CaptainWilliam Bayne (1730-1782)† ADM 6/21/462BWAS-171412.4.1782 - 26.7.1783CaptainThomas Dumaresq (1729-1802)BWAS-171429.6.1790 - 21.10.1790CaptainHenry Harvey (1737-1810)BWAS-171410.1790 - 12.1790CaptainJohn Nicholson Inglefield (1748-1828)BWAS-17148.1791 - 1792CaptainThomas WestBWAS-17141792 - 13.11.1794CaptainJohn Bazely (1741-1809)BWAS-17142.1796 - 1.1797CaptainThomas DruryBWAS-17141.1797 - 8.1798CaptainThomas Totty (d.1802)BWAS-17933.1807 - 3.1809CaptainJohn Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-17143.1809 - 1809CaptainJoshua Rowley Watson (1772-1810)BWAS-17145.1809 - 8.1811CaptainJohn HayesBWAS-17148.1811 - 11.1812CaptainJoshua Sydney HortonBWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

7.2.1809 - 9.5.1810LieutenantJames BrasierNBD18494.11.1810 - 23.4.1811LieutenantJohn Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD184928.11.1810 - 19.1.1811Acting LieutenantWilliam KnightNBD184919.1.1811 - 12.1811LieutenantWilliam KnightNBD1849

3 Warrant Officers

31.8.1791 - 25.7.1794MasterThomas LoveADM29-11794ChaplainThomas Morgan (1768-1851)ADM 171/81794Yeoman of the Powder RoomJohn DavisADM 171/8

5 Petty Officers

1794CoxswainWilliam ReadingADM 171/81794Master's MateJohn Rowe MorrisADM 171/81794MidshipmanWilliam Curry HillierADM 171/81794MidshipmanWilliam RichardsonADM 171/87.1812 - 8.1812MidshipmanEdward Canes (d.1848)NBD1849

17 Crewmen

18.11.1792 - 7.1794ServantYoung Appleby (1782-1849)NBD18491794Able SeamanFrederick TollettADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam BellADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJames HewettADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJohn ThornADM 171/81794Able SeamanNicholas HardinghamADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn SmithADM 171/81794Able SeamanFrancis EllisADM 171/81794CooperJames MatthewsonADM 171/81794Surgeon's ServantJames Axe CooperADM 171/81794Captain's ServantWilliam HodgeADM 171/81794Captain's ServantWilliam Case Burbidge (1789-?)ADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJohn Paul Hillier (d.1865)ADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJohn WoodADM 171/81794Able SeamanRobert BigginsADM 171/81794Captain's ServantGeorge HillierADM 171/82.1794 - 11.17941st Class VolunteerWilliam Case Burbidge (1789-?)NBD1849

3 Marines

1794Private, 29th Regiment of FootThomas SmithADM 171/81794Ensign, 29th Regiment of FootLewis Augustus Northey (1775-1857)ADM 171/81794Corporal, 29th Regiment of FootRobert CookADM 171/8

Service History

1779In Charles Hardy's Fleet
1.1779Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £39170.14.2d
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
5.1780coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1785Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
2.1796Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £18105.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
3.1796Took the Fifth Rate Corvette La Favorite (22) off Finisterre
12.7.1796Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Renommée (32) off San Domingo
1797At JamaicaBWAS-1793
16.12.1797Took the Privateer Schooner La Décidée (10) off MartiniqueBG
20.1.1798Took the Privateer Rencontre (6) off Dominica
16.2.1798Took the Unrated 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 BWAS-1714
3.1807Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
4.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard 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


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical

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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