Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal 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 Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1779590Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1783/08 - 1786CaptainRowland CottonBWAS-17141786/06 - 1789CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)BWAS-17141789 - 1791/03CaptainHenry ColinsBWAS-17141791/03 - 1791/09CaptainThomas MackenzieBWAS-17141792/12 - 1794/04CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)BWAS-17141794/04 - 1794/06CaptainRichard Rundle BurgessBWAS-17141794/06 - 1794/12CaptainIsaac SchombergBWAS-17141794/12 - 1800/06CaptainThomas TroubridgeBWAS-17141800/06CommanderJohn RichardsBWAS-17141802/11 - 1803/04CaptainCharles Henry LaneBWAS-17141803/04 - 1803/05CaptainRobert Waller OtwayBWAS-17141803/05 - 1804/02CaptainBarrington DacresBWAS-17141804/02 - 1804/06CaptainGeorge ReynoldsBWAS-17141804/06 - 1807/10CaptainChristopher ColeBWAS-17141808/12 - 1809CaptainPownall Bastard PellewBWAS-1714

Flag Officers

1794/04 - 1795Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)BWAS-17141803/03 - 1803/05Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge CampbellBWAS-17141804/02/06 - 1804/05/01Rear-Admiral of the RedCuthbert CollingwoodBWAS-17141804/05/02 - 1804/05/06Vice-Admiral of the BlueCuthbert CollingwoodBWAS-17141804/06 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Edward PellewBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1790/11/09 - 1793/01/24LieutenantEdward Walpole BrowneNBD18491792/12/21 - 1794/03/12LieutenantCharles BullenNBD18491794First LieutenantEdward Rotherhamref:9241794Second LieutenantSamuel Suttonref:9241794Third LieutenantTristram Whitterref:9241794Fourth LieutenantAnselm John Griffithsref:9241794/12/16 - 1797/03/15LieutenantThomas LyneNBD1849

Warrant Officers

1786/06/21 - 1788/10/18MasterJames DovesADM29-11794QuartermasterAlexander BainADM 171/81794MasterEdward Loudref:9241794BoatswainHenry Youngref:9241794CarpenterThomas Dickesref:9241794GunnerWilliam Simpsonref:9241794PurserBrinsley Sydney Oliverref:9241794SurgeonRobert Ramseyref:9241797/03/17 - 1800/12/22CarpenterWilliam BunceNAO

Petty Officers

1786 - 1789/10MidshipmanCharles BullenNBD18491794MidshipmanJames SedewayADM 171/81794MidshipmanWilliam Fitzwilliam OwenADM 171/81794MidshipmanSamuel GilesADM 171/81796 - 1804/04/06MidshipmanArden AdderleyNBD18491802/11 - 1804/03MidshipmanGeorge Charles BlakeNBD18491803/03 - 1811MidshipmanRichard BartonNBD18491804/02 - 1804/05MidshipmanHerbert CaigerNBD18491804/03 - 1805/04MidshipmanGeorge Charles BlakeNBD18491804/05 - 1806/09/21MidshipmanCharles BagehotNBD18491806/09/21 - 1808/01/31Master's MateCharles BagehotNBD18491806/12 - 1808/01MidshipmanAlexander KennedyNBD18491807/08MidshipmanJohn George AplinNBD1849


1787/03/16 - 1787/10/03VolunteerJames Brisbaneref:6161787/10/03 - 1788/03/12Able SeamanJames Brisbaneref:6161794Lieutenant's ServantDigby WilloughbyADM 171/81794LandmanJohn LakeADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanRobert LeckyADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJoseph LenardADM 171/81794MidshipmanCharles Frederick PayneADM 171/81794Able SeamanThomas SelbyADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames SmithADM 171/81794Armourer's MateJames SwiftADM 171/81794Able SeamanSamuel WilesADM 171/81794Captain's ServantThomas KnightADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJames KiteADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanRichard HillmanADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn BrenhamADM 171/81794Able SeamanEdward BrydenADM 171/81794BoyHenry BuckinghamADM 171/81794LandmanHenry ConnollyADM 171/81794BoyJoseph DarlingtonADM 171/81794LandmanJohn GaleADM 171/81803/04/07 - 1803/051st Class VolunteerGeorge Pryse CampbellNBD18491803/05 - 1805VolunteerJohn Harrison BowkerNBD18491804/05 - 1805/121st Class VolunteerAlexander KennedyNBD1849


1794PrivateWilliam BeerADM 171/81794PrivateWilliam JobADM 171/81794PrivateJohn SalterADM 171/81794Captain of MarinesWilliam Henvillref:9241794Lieutenant of MarinesHugh Hollandref:9241794Lieutenant of MarinesGeorge A Livingstonref:924

Service History

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 (16) 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 (8) 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
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
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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