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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.8.1774BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.6.1776BWAS-1714
Named16.9.1774BWAS-1714
Launched30.7.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlbion Class - ModifiedBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel139' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet42.3736 
Breadth46' 10 ⅜"Imperial Feet14.0303 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Draught Forward11' 7"Imperial Feet3.5306 
Draught Aft16' 2"Imperial Feet4.8853 
Burthen1,625 694Imperial Feet0.0016 

Armament


30.7.1779Broadside 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
24.4.1760550Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.7.1779 - 14.11.1780CaptainJohn Brisbane (d.1807)BWAS-171420.10.1780 - 14.7.1783CaptainCharles Thompson (1740-1799) ADM 6/22/527
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 14.10.1782
BWAS-1714
3.10.1787 - 13.2.1788CaptainBenjamin Caldwell (1739-1820) ADM 6/23/423BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 26.8.1791CaptainSir Andrew Snape Douglas (1761-1797) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-171426.8.1791 - 1.12.1792CaptainSir Andrew Snape Douglas (1761-1797) ADM 6/24/130ADM 6/241.12.1792 - 9.2.1793CaptainRobert Linzee (c.1740-1805) ADM 6/24/182ADM 6/249.2.1793 - 12.4.1794CaptainJohn Woodley (d.1796)BWAS-171412.4.1794CaptainEdward Cooke (1772-1799) ADM 6/25/31ADM 6/256.1794 - 8.1794CaptainThomas Revell ShiversBWAS-17148.1794 - 7.12.1794CaptainSir Thomas Byard (d.1798)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1793 - 11.4.1794CommodoreRobert Linzee (c.1740-1805)BWAS-171412.4.1794 - 8.1794Rear-Admiral of the WhiteRobert Linzee (c.1740-1805)BWAS-171410.1794 - 11.1794Vice-Admiral of the WhitePhilips Cosby (1729-1808)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.9.1779 - 17.1.1780Second LieutenantLord Robert Manners (1758-1782) ADM 6/22/23ODNB1793 - 6.1794Fourth LieutenantHugh Downman (1765-1858)WWNH12.10.1793 - 29.12.1793LieutenantThomas Lyne (1768-?)NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1.1780 - 1781MidshipmanCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)ref:61612.1792 - 18.2.1794MidshipmanJames Katon (1770-1845)NBD184920.12.1792 - 1.7.1794MidshipmanGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN1793 - 12.10.1793MidshipmanThomas Lyne (1768-?)NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
31.7.1779 - 31.12.1779Able SeamanCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)ref:61612.1792 - 1794ServantWilliam Henry BoyceNBD184916.12.1792 - 19.12.1792Able SeamanGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN

Service History


DateEventSource
13.9.1779Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £38164.14.7dBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
4.1780Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5964.4.9dBWAS-1714
20.6.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1780Sailed to New YorkBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
8.1781Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
11.11.1781Sailed rom Sandy HookBWAS-1714
5.12.1781Arrived at BarbadosBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
3.2.1782At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
26.4.1782Sailed from Jamaica for homeBWAS-1714
9.5.1782Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Sailed from New YorkBWAS-1714
14.7.1783

Paid off

ADM 51
7.1784Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1784Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15389.2.2dBWAS-1714
10.1787Recommissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
13.2.1788Paid offADM 51
5.1790fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1793fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1793fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12309.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.12.1794

Paid off and laid up at Portsmouth

ADM 51
1802Listed as a receiving shipBWAS-1714
4.1817Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BPvNBiografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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