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Edgar -> 1814 Retribution

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.7.1774BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.8.1776BWAS-1714
Launched30.6.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class (1774)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
George WhiteBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1773-1779
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1835BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth46' 10"Imperial Feet14.0208 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Aft17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,609 9394Tons BM 

Armament


30.6.1779Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
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
30.6.1779600Design ComplementBWAS-1714

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.5.1779 - 19.2.1780Captain
John ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1808
ADM 6/21/558
BWAS-1714
9.2.1780 - 17.5.1780Captain
Erasmus GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
ADM 6/22/143
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 19.6.1780
ADM 6/22
17.5.1780 - 19.7.1781Captain
John ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1808
ADM 6/22/130
BWAS-1714
19.7.1781 - 2.3.1782Captain
Thomas BostonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1801
ADM 6/22/315
BWAS-1714
2.3.1782 - 6.5.1782Captain
John MoutrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1783
Transfered ADM 6/22/417
BWAS-1714
1.5.1782 - 31.3.1783Captain
William CayleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1795
ADM 6/22/461
BWAS-1714
2.4.1783 - 9.8.1786Captain
Adam DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1849
ADM 6/23/44
BWAS-1714
23.1.1787 - 27.1.1790Captain
Charles ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1799
: on board from 29.1.1787 ADM 6/23/375
BWAS-1714
27.1.1790 - 26.8.1790Captain
Anthony James Pye MolloyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1794
ADM 6/24/18
ADM 6/24
26.8.1791 - 16.3.1792Captain
Anthony James Pye MolloyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1794
ADM 6/24/130
BWAS-1714
16.3.1792 - 20.1.1794Captain
Albemarle BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/157
BWAS-1714
30.7.1794 - 8.1796Captain
Sir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1821
ADM 6/25/69
BWAS-1714
8.1796 - 11.1799Captain
John McDougallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1814
BWAS-1714
11.1799 - 1.3.1801Captain
Edward BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
BWAS-1714
26.2.1801 - 12.9.1802Captain
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1714
7.1805 - 2.1806Captain
John Clarke SearleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1811
BWAS-1714
2.1806 - 5.1807Captain
Robert JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1847
BWAS-1714
5.1807 - 1809Captain
James MacnamaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1814
BWAS-1714
3.1810 - 8.12.1810Captain
Stephen PoyntzBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1812
BWAS-1714

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1782 - 31.3.1783Commodore
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1805
BWAS-1714
11.6.1787 - 23.9.1787Commodore
The Hon. John Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
ADM 6/23/400
ADM 6/23
24.9.1787 - 9.1787Rear-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. John Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
BWAS-1714
1789Rear-Admiral of the White
Joseph PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
ADM 107/3/26
BWAS-1714
1807Admiral of the White
Lord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1815
BWAS-1714

19 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.5.1779 - 27.11.1781Fifth Lieutenant
James KellieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1790
ADM 6/21/560
ADM 6/21
21.6.1782 - 19.4.1783Fourth Lieutenant
Thomas CrawleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
ADM 6/22/483
ADM 6/22
2.4.1783 - 1.11.1785Second Lieutenant
Terence McDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1788
ADM 6/23/44
ADM 6/23
15.4.1783 - 9.8.1786First Lieutenant
James BissettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/23/50
ADM 6/23
19.4.1783 - 9.8.1786Fourth Lieutenant
John ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1798
ADM 6/23/52
ADM 6/23
4.7.1787 - 1.10.1787Fifth Lieutenant
William BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
Transfered ADM 6/23/403
ADM 6/23
16.10.1790 - 26.12.1790Second Lieutenant
John DeebleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1790
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
2.11.1790 - 26.12.1790Third Lieutenant
Edward Stirling DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
2.11.1790 - 26.12.1790Fourth Lieutenant
The Hon. Arthur TurnourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
3.11.1790 - 26.12.1790Fifth Lieutenant
Robert WinthropBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
ADM 6/24/85
ADM 6/24
27.12.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Edward Stirling DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
ADM 6/24/97
ADM 6/24
27.12.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
The Hon. Arthur TurnourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
ADM 6/24/97
ADM 6/24
27.12.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
Robert WinthropBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
ADM 6/24/97
ADM 6/24
27.12.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
William KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/97
ADM 6/24
1801 - 2.4.1801First Lieutenant
Edmund JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1801
BG
1801 - 2.4.1801Second Lieutenant
Joshua JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1801
BG
1801 - 2.4.1801Fifth Lieutenant
William GoldfinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1801
BG
3.8.1805 - 3.6.1807Lieutenant
Colin MacDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
1806 - 3.1810Lieutenant
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1813
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1.1793 - 25.2.1794Master
Bartholomew JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1797
ADM 29-1
14.8.1794 - 1.3.1796Master
Robert LilburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1796
ADM 29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1782Midshipman
Hugh DownmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1847
WWNH
3.6.1788 - 12.10.1788Midshipman
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
WWNH
3.1801 - 8.1801Midshipman
Charles BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
BWAS-1714
6.1801 - 1802Master's Mate
Flowers BeckettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1814
NBD1849
1808 - 3.1810Midshipman
Joseph O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1829
NBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
28.5.1778 - 11.1778Captain's Servant
John Surman CardenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1855
ref:616
3.8.1785 - 20.9.1785Able Seaman
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO
22.2.1793 - 25.2.1794Unknown
John ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1819
Discharged
ADM 29/8
8.1804 - 8.18051st Class Volunteer
Edwin Ludlow RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1841
NBD1849
25.6.1807 - 18081st Class Volunteer
Joseph O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1829
NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1801 - 2.4.1801Lieutenant of Marines
Benjamin SpencerBritish
Marine
Service 1801
BG

Service History


DateEventSource
6.9.1779Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £42362.0.11dBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
19.1.1780The relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed for the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.4.1781Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.12.1781Action of 1781-12-12
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
1782Relief of Gibraltar in the AutumnBWAS-1714
2.1782refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8017.1.9dBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
31.3.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1783Recommissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1783fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6028.4.9dBWAS-1714
9.8.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1786Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1787Recommissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
6.1787Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £14243.4.7dBWAS-1714
5.1788refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2601.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1790Recommissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
5.1790refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1792refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5980.0.0dBWAS-1714
1793Took the Privateer
Le Dumouriez 1793-1793
French Privateer

4.1795refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10791.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1796refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11356.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
12.9.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1805Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1805Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £19605.0.0dBWAS-1714
1808To the BalticBWAS-1714
1.1808Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1808Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11439.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.8.1808Took the Sloop
Fama (18) 1802-1808
Danish 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop

11.8.1808Took the Cutter
Søormen (10) 1789-1808
Danish 10 Gun
Unrated Cutter
by boats off Nyborg

4.1809Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1809Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8667.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.12.1810Paid offADM 51
1812In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
10.1813Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1813Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
12.1813Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9179.0.0dBWAS-1714
1814Convict hulk at Sheerness until 1833BWAS-1714
19.8.1814Converted to a convict hulk at SheernessBWAS-1714
19.8.1814Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
19.8.1814Renamed RetributionBWAS-1714
2.1835Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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