Montagu

370
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.7.1774BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down30.1.1775BWAS-1714
Named23.8.1774BWAS-1714
Launched28.8.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Nicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1818BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck169' 0"Imperial Feet51.5112 
Length of Keel138' 4"Imperial Feet42.0651 
Breadth47' 1"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold19' 11 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,631 1694Imperial Feet0.0043 

Armament


8.1779Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1779600EstablishmentBWAS-1714

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.8.1779 - 21.7.1781Captain John Houlton (c.1728-1791) ADM 6/22/16BWAS-171421.7.1781 - 20.11.1782Captain George Bowen ADM 6/23/13
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 21.1.1783
BWAS-1714
7.2.1793 - 1.6.1794Captain James Montagu (1752-1794)† ADM 6/24/205BWAS-17142.6.1794 - 6.7.1794Lieutenant Ross Donnelly (1761-1840)BWAS-17147.7.1794 - 11.1795Captain William Fooks (d.1798) ADM 6/25/57BWAS-17144.1796 - 1799Captain John Knight (1747-1831)BWAS-171412.1799 - 1801Captain Charles William Paterson (1756-1841)BWAS-17141801 - 3.1801Captain Robert CuthbertBWAS-17143.1801 - 1802CaptainSir Edmund NagleBWAS-17143.1803 - 1808Captain Robert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-17141809 - 1811Captain Richard Hussey Moubray (1776-?)BWAS-17141811 - 1812Captain John HallidayBWAS-17141812 - 7.1813Captain Manley Hall Dixon (1786-1864)BWAS-17147.1813 - 7.1816Captain Peter HeywoodBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1807 - 1808Rear-Admiral of the Blue George Martin (1765-1847)BWAS-17141812 - 1813Rear-Admiral of the Red Manley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1780Lieutenant George Duff (1764-1805)WWNH16.12.1803 - 23.10.1804Lieutenant William Kelly (1782-?)NBD184916.7.1813 - 1814Lieutenant Thomas Simonds Akers (1784-1863)NL1865

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Quartermaster Charles HaslingADM 171/81794Carpenter John DawsonADM 171/81794Chaplain Charles McCarthyref:9241794Surgeon Samuel McClureref:9241794Purser James Robinsonref:9241794Carpenter Simon Brownref:9241794Gunner Alexander Hendersonref:9241794Boatswain John Hudsonref:9241794Master Spencer Smythref:924

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794 - 7.1794Midshipman Frederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD18497.1794 - 1795Midshipman Charles Adam (1780-1853)NBD184912.1803 - 11.1808Midshipman Thomas Beer (1787-1867)NBD184911.10.1806 - 8.1808MidshipmanSir William Crisp Hood Burnaby (3rd Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall) (1788-1853)NBD18495.1807 - 1808Midshipman George Bury (1790-?)NBD18491811 - 9.1815Master's Mate Emanuel Blight (1790-?)NBD18492.1811 - 3.1811Midshipman Charles CaldecotNBD1849

9 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Captain's Servant John BakerADM 171/81794Landman James WestADM 171/81794Landman Edward WaglinADM 171/81794Landman John StoneADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman William StilesADM 171/81794Landman Henry StentADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman William PeacockADM 171/81794Able Seaman Peter McAuslandADM 171/817943rd Class Boy John DayADM 171/8

6 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Private William HallADM 171/81794Private William DowntonADM 171/81794Lieutenant of Marines William Rattonref:9241794Lieutenant of Marines Charles Lewisref:9241794Captain of Marines Robert Hendersonref:9241794Private Charles HarveyADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
23.9.1779Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £42661.12.10dBWAS-1714
25.12.1779Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
19.1.1780At the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
8.1781Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
12.1781Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
11.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1782Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1783Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11507.10.9dBWAS-1714
3.1790Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1790Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7086.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
25.10.1794Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
30.10.1794Took the Frigate La Jacobin (24)
11.1795Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1795Began small repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
4.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1796Completed small repair at a cost of £13482.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
2.6.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.1802Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1802Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £41200.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1803Recommissioned for the blockade of BrestBWAS-1714
1805Off CadizBWAS-1714
4.1807Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1807Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7810.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.6.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.3.1810Capture of Santa Maura
21.3.1810Capture of Santa Maura
12.1811Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1812Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £29294.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.5.1812Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1714
1813In BrazilBWAS-1714
1814In the North SeaBWAS-1714
9.1814Began making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1815Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.1815Completed making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9217.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1816Paid off and laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
9.1818Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by E.Morris on Saturday 26th of September 2020 08:38

Editing:he was only gt-gt grandfather


Posted by E.Morris on Saturday 26th of September 2020 08:22

Fascinating to see details of the career of Thomas Beer, born in Devon but later resident of St John New Brunswick, my gt-gt-gt-grandfather: several of his children born in England.
Can see how his son may have formed the idea of going to Jamaica.


Posted by Richard Porteous on Thursday 27th of August 2020 19:55

My g-g grandfather James Porteous was 2nd Master on Montagu at Camperdown. He subsequently was Captain of The Lady Arabella and later the Magnet, both Falmouth Packets. His father, also James Porteous, was Fleet Pilot at Camperdown alongside Admiral Duncan who it is reported were the only two who were uninjured on the Venerable's quarterdeck. Her subsequently was appointed Master of King George 111's Royal Yacht 'Royal George'.

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