Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1782/02BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1783/08
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Designed byEdward HuntBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn RandallBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Broken Up1813/02BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck170' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)55.216 (181′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel138' 11"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.8231 (147′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth47' 8 ¾"French Feet (Pied du Roi)15.2859 (50′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold20' 3 ⅞"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.5197 (21′ 4″ Imperial)
Draught Forward13' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2765 (14′ 0″ Imperial)
Draught Aft18' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8667 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,683 2994Tons BM


1783/06/16Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1779590Design Complement 

Flag Officers

1794/041795Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Thomas RichBWAS-1714
1803/031803/05Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge CampbellBWAS-1714
1804/02/061804/05/01Rear-Admiral of the RedCuthbert CollingwoodBWAS-1714
1804/05/021804/05/06Vice-Admiral of the BlueCuthbert CollingwoodBWAS-1714
1804/061807Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Edward PellewBWAS-1714


1783/081786CaptainRowland CottonBWAS-1714
1786/061789CaptainSir Thomas RichBWAS-1714
17891791/03CaptainHenry ColinsBWAS-1714
1791/031791/09CaptainThomas MackenzieBWAS-1714
1792/121794/04CaptainSir Thomas RichBWAS-1714
1794/041794/06CaptainRichard Rundle BurgessBWAS-1714
1794/061794/12CaptainIsaac SchombergBWAS-1714
1794/121800/06CaptainThomas TroubridgeBWAS-1714
1800/061800/06CommanderJohn RichardsBWAS-1714
1802/111803/04CaptainCharles Henry LaneBWAS-1714
1803/041803/05CaptainRobert Waller OtwayBWAS-1714
1803/051804/02CaptainBarrington DacresBWAS-1714
1804/021804/06CaptainGeorge ReynoldsBWAS-1714
1804/061807/10CaptainChristopher ColeBWAS-1714
1808/121809CaptainPownall Bastard PellewBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1790/11/091793/01/24LieutenantEdward Walpole BrowneNBD1849
1792/12/211794/03/12LieutenantCharles BullenNBD1849
17941794First LieutenantEdward Rotherhamref:924
17941794Second LieutenantSamuel Suttonref:924
17941794Third LieutenantTristram Whitterref:924
17941794Fourth LieutenantAnselm John Griffithsref:924
1794/12/161797/03/15LieutenantThomas LyneNBD1849

Warrant Officers

17941794QuartermasterAlexander BainADM 171/8
17941794MasterEdward Loudref:924
17941794BoatswainHenry Youngref:924
17941794CarpenterThomas Dickesref:924
17941794GunnerWilliam Simpsonref:924
17941794PurserBrinsley Sydney Oliverref:924
17941794SurgeonRobert Ramseyref:924
1797/03/171800/12/22CarpenterWilliam BunceNAO

Petty Officers

17861789/10MidshipmanCharles BullenNBD1849
17941794MidshipmanJames SedewayADM 171/8
17941794MidshipmanWilliam Fitzwilliam OwenADM 171/8
17941794MidshipmanSamuel GilesADM 171/8
17961804/04/06MidshipmanArden AdderleyNBD1849
1802/111804/03MidshipmanGeorge Charles BlakeNBD1849
1803/031811MidshipmanRichard BartonNBD1849
1804/021804/05MidshipmanHerbert CaigerNBD1849
1804/031805/04MidshipmanGeorge Charles BlakeNBD1849
1804/051806/09/21MidshipmanCharles BagehotNBD1849
1806/09/211808/01/31Master's MateCharles BagehotNBD1849
1806/121808/01MidshipmanAlexander KennedyNBD1849
1807/081807/08MidshipmanJohn George AplinNBD1849


1787/03/161787/10/03VolunteerJames Brisbaneref:616
1787/10/031788/03/12Able SeamanJames Brisbaneref:616
17941794Lieutenant's ServantDigby WilloughbyADM 171/8
17941794LandmanJohn LakeADM 171/8
17941794Ordinary SeamanRobert LeckyADM 171/8
17941794Ordinary SeamanJoseph LenardADM 171/8
17941794MidshipmanCharles Frederick PayneADM 171/8
17941794Able SeamanThomas SelbyADM 171/8
17941794Able SeamanJames SmithADM 171/8
17941794Armourer's MateJames SwiftADM 171/8
17941794Able SeamanSamuel WilesADM 171/8
17941794Captain's ServantThomas KnightADM 171/8
17941794Ordinary SeamanJames KiteADM 171/8
17941794Ordinary SeamanRichard HillmanADM 171/8
17941794Able SeamanJohn BrenhamADM 171/8
17941794Able SeamanEdward BrydenADM 171/8
17941794BoyHenry BuckinghamADM 171/8
17941794LandmanHenry ConnollyADM 171/8
17941794BoyJoseph DarlingtonADM 171/8
17941794LandmanJohn GaleADM 171/8
1803/04/071803/051st Class VolunteerGeorge Pryse CampbellNBD1849
1803/051805VolunteerJohn Harrison BowkerNBD1849
1804/051805/121st Class VolunteerAlexander KennedyNBD1849


17941794PrivateWilliam BeerADM 171/8
17941794PrivateWilliam JobADM 171/8
17941794PrivateJohn SalterADM 171/8
17941794Captain of MarinesWilliam Henvillref:924
17941794Lieutenant of MarinesHugh Hollandref:924
17941794Lieutenant of MarinesGeorge A Livingstonref:924

Service History

DateEvent Source
1783/06/16Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1783/07/05Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1783/07/05Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2438.3.2dBWAS-1714
1783/08Commissioned as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1784/04Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £11372.6.6dBWAS-1714
1786Paid offBWAS-1714
1786/06Recommissioned as guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1790/05refitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1791/09Paid offBWAS-1714
1791/10Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1793/03/24Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1793/05Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £24139.0.0dBWAS-1714
1794/06/01Glorious 1st of June 
1795/05/23Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1795/07/13Battle of Hyeres 
1797/02/142nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
1797/07/24Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 
1798/08/01Battle of the Nile 
1799/02At AlexandriaBWAS-1714
1800Blockade of MaltaBWAS-1714
1800/06Sailed homeBWAS-1714
1800/08Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1803/03Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1803/09/02Action of 1803-09-02 
1804/07/09Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1806/06/25Took the Unrated Corvette L'Emilien in the East Indies 
1806/11/27At the destruction of Dutch ships in BataviaBWAS-1714
1807/12At SurabayaBWAS-1714
1808/06/10Took the Privateer L'Union in the East Indies 
1809/07Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1813/02Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:924 A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet under the Command of Earl HoweA C de PoggiBook
ADM 171/8 ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook

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