Montagu

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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 BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorNicholas 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 - 2.1781CaptainJohn Houlton (1740-1792) ADM 6/22/16BWAS-171414.2.1781 - 11.1782CaptainGeorge BowenBWAS-17142.1793 - 1.6.1794CaptainJames Montagu (1752-1794)BWAS-17142.6.1794 - 6.7.1794LieutenantRoss Donnelly (1761-1840)BWAS-17146.7.1794 - 11.1795CaptainWilliam Fooks (d.1798)BWAS-17144.1796 - 1799CaptainJohn Knight (1747-1831)BWAS-171412.1799 - 1801CaptainCharles William Paterson (1756-1841)BWAS-17141801 - 3.1801CaptainRobert CuthbertBWAS-17143.1801 - 1802CaptainSir Edmund NagleBWAS-17143.1803 - 1808CaptainRobert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-17141809 - 1811CaptainRichard Hussey Moubray (1776-?)BWAS-17141811 - 1812CaptainJohn HallidayBWAS-17141812 - 7.1813CaptainManley Hall Dixon (1786-1864)BWAS-17147.1813 - 7.1816CaptainPeter HeywoodBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1807 - 1808Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge Martin (1765-1847)BWAS-17141812 - 1813Rear-Admiral of the RedManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1780LieutenantGeorge Duff (1764-1805)WWNH16.12.1803 - 23.10.1804LieutenantWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NBD184916.7.1813 - 1814LieutenantThomas Simonds Akers (1784-1863)NL1865

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794MasterSpencer Smythref:9241794ChaplainCharles McCarthyref:9241794QuartermasterCharles HaslingADM 171/81794SurgeonSamuel McClureref:9241794CarpenterJohn DawsonADM 171/81794PurserJames Robinsonref:9241794CarpenterSimon Brownref:9241794GunnerAlexander Hendersonref:9241794BoatswainJohn Hudsonref:924

7 Petty Officers


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

9 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Able SeamanPeter McAuslandADM 171/81794LandmanJames WestADM 171/817943rd Class BoyJohn DayADM 171/81794LandmanEdward WaglinADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJohn BakerADM 171/81794LandmanJohn StoneADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanWilliam StilesADM 171/81794LandmanHenry StentADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanWilliam PeacockADM 171/8

6 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794PrivateCharles HarveyADM 171/81794PrivateWilliam HallADM 171/81794PrivateWilliam DowntonADM 171/81794Lieutenant of MarinesWilliam Rattonref:9241794Lieutenant of MarinesCharles Lewisref:9241794Captain of MarinesRobert Hendersonref:924

Service History


DateEventSource
23.9.1779Completed at Chatham Dockyard 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 15th March 1780
19.5.1780Action of 19th March 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 BWAS-1714
6.1783Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £11507.10.9dBWAS-1714
3.1790Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1790Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 Sixth Rate 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 BWAS-1714
12.1802Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
5.1807Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
4.1812Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
4.1815Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.1815Completed making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £9217.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1816Paid off and laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
9.1818Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
ref:924A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet under the Command of Earl HoweA C de PoggiBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
 

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