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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 WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Nicholas PhillipsBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1772-1790
BWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.8.1779 - 21.7.1781Captain
John HoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1790
ADM 6/22/16
BWAS-1714
21.7.1781 - 20.11.1782Captain
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1814
ADM 6/23/13
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 21.1.1783
BWAS-1714
7.2.1793 - 1.6.1794Captain
James MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1794
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/24/205
BWAS-1714
2.6.1794 - 6.7.1794Lieutenant
Ross DonnellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1838
BWAS-1714
7.7.1794 - 11.1795Captain
William FooksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1797
ADM 6/25/57
BWAS-1714
4.1796 - 1799Captain
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1810
BWAS-1714
12.1799 - 1801Captain
Charles William PatersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1837
BWAS-1714
1801 - 3.1801Captain
Robert CuthbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
BWAS-1714
3.1801 - 1802Captain
Sir Edmund NagleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
3.1803 - 1808Captain
Robert Waller OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1841
BWAS-1714
1809 - 1811Captain
Richard Hussey MoubrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1821
BWAS-1714
1811 - 1812Captain
John HallidayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1714
1812 - 7.1813Captain
Manley Hall DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1860
BWAS-1714
7.1813 - 7.1816Captain
Peter HeywoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1816
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1807 - 1808Rear-Admiral of the Blue
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1714
1812 - 1813Rear-Admiral of the Red
Manley DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1825
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1780Lieutenant
George DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
WWNH
16.12.1803 - 23.10.1804Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
NBD1849
16.7.1813 - 1814Lieutenant
Thomas Simonds AkersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NL1865

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794Carpenter
John DawsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Master
Spencer SmythBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
John HudsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
Alexander HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
Simon BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Purser
James RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
ref:924
1794Surgeon
Samuel McClureBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Chaplain
Charles McCarthyBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Quartermaster
Charles HaslingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794 - 7.1794Midshipman
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849
7.1794 - 1795Midshipman
Charles AdamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1848
NBD1849
12.1803 - 11.1808Midshipman
Thomas BeerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1825
NBD1849
11.10.1806 - 8.1808MidshipmanNBD18495.1807 - 1808Midshipman
George BuryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
1811 - 9.1815Master's Mate
Emanuel BlightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849
2.1811 - 3.1811Midshipman
Charles CaldecotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1827
NBD1849

9 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Able Seaman
Peter McAuslandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
William PeacockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
William StilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Henry StentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
John StoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Edward WaglinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
James WestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
17943rd Class Boy
John DayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

6 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Captain of Marines
Robert HendersonBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Lieutenant of Marines
Charles LewisBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Lieutenant of Marines
William RattonBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Private
William DowntonBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Private
William HallBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Private
Charles HarveyBritish
Marine
Service 1794-1847
ADM 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) 1794-1794
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

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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