Belliqueux

374
Nominal Guns64
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.2.1778
Keel Laid Down6.1778
Launched5.6.1780
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall
Ship ClassArdent Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up3.1816

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 6 ⅞"Imperial Feet39.951 
Breadth44' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet13.4303 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward11' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,379 3894Tons BM 

Armament


5.6.1780Broadside Weight = 575 Imperial Pound ( 260.7625 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1762500Design Complement
30.8.1799491 BG

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.5.1780 - 19.12.1782CaptainThomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794) ADM 6/22/128BWAS-17141781 - 1.1782CaptainJames Brine (d.1814)BWAS-171413.2.1781 - 25.2.1781CaptainThe Hon. Seymour Finch (1758-1794) ADM 6/22/411
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 15.2.1782
ADM 6/22
31.1.1782 - 13.8.1783CaptainAndrew Sutherland (d.1795) ADM 6/23/164
Issued by Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood) (1724-1816), North America
Commission confirmed 19.11.1783
BWAS-1714
18.4.1793 - 25.11.1793CaptainGeorge Bowen ADM 6/24/231BWAS-171425.11.1793 - 4.12.1793CaptainWilliam Albany Otway ADM 6/24/285BWAS-17146.1794 - 23.9.1795CaptainJames Brine (d.1814)BWAS-171420.5.1796 - 30.6.1797CaptainJohn Inglis (c.1741-1807)BWAS-171412.1797 - 1.1798CaptainHenry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17146.1798 - 10.1798CaptainRobert EnglandBWAS-17141.10.1798 - 10.3.1799CaptainJohn Inglis (c.1741-1807)BWAS-17145.1799 - 1801CaptainRowley BulteelBWAS-17143.1805 - 8.1811CaptainGeorge ByngBWAS-17141814LieutenantWilliam LeeBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1798Admiral of the BlueLord Adam Duncan (1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown) (1731-1804)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1793 - 4.9.1793LieutenantCharles BradishADM 12/27B

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.5.1793 - 25.9.1795MasterGeorge Scollough (1748/49-1809)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1796 - 8.10.1798MidshipmanEdward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)W005

Service History


DateEventSource
31.8.1708Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £37235.19.7dBWAS-1714
13.6.1780Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
29.11.1780Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.1781At TobagoBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
5.12.1781Arrived back in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
13.8.1783

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1784Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1784Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £13952.11.8dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1794Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10769.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1.1794Operations against San Domingo
20.3.1794Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
31.5.1794At Port-au-PrinceBWAS-1714
9.1795Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
23.9.1795

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1796Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9292.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
4.1800Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1800Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Concorde (36) Off Brazil
4.8.1800Action of 1800-08-04
10.1804Began repairsBWAS-1714
3.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1805Completed repairs at a cost of £22720.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1805Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1805Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1805Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1806At BataviaBWAS-1714
1809At occupation of RodriguesBWAS-1714
6.1810Sailed to China with a convoyBWAS-1714
8.1811Home to pay off into ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
10.1813Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1814Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
2.1814Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/071783Pigot's Fleet to America 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 12/27BADM 12-27B - Royal Navy Black Book Vol I Archive
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
W005Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site
 

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