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Culloden

3763
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.7.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1782BWAS-1714
Acquired16.6.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1813BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


16.6.1783Broadside 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

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.8.1783 - 8.6.1786Captain
Rowland CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/23/113
BWAS-1714
11.6.1786 - 25.6.1789Captain
Sir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1801
ADM 6/23/340
BWAS-1714
25.6.1789 - 19.3.1791Captain
Henry ColinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1791
ADM 6/23/533
BWAS-1714
19.3.1791 - 20.9.1791Captain
Thomas MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1810
ADM 6/24/111
BWAS-1714
22.12.1792 - 12.4.1794Captain
Sir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1801
ADM 6/24/186
BWAS-1714
6.1794 - 12.1794Captain
Isaac SchombergBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1803
BWAS-1714
7.8.1794 - 1794Captain
Richard Rundle BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1795
ADM 6/25/72
BWAS-1714
12.1794 - 6.1800Captain
Thomas TroubridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
BWAS-1714
6.1800 - 16.8.1800Commander
John RichardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1809
BWAS-1714
12.11.1802 - 4.1803Captain
Charles Henry LaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1803
BWAS-1714
4.1803 - 5.1803Captain
Robert Waller OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1841
BWAS-1714
5.1803 - 2.1804Captain
Barrington DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1807
BWAS-1714
2.1804 - 6.1804Captain
George ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1815
BWAS-1714
6.1804 - 10.1807Captain
Christopher ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1828
BWAS-1714
12.1808 - 31.7.1809Captain
Pownall Bastard PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1821
BWAS-1714

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.4.1794 - 1795Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1801
BWAS-1714
3.1803 - 5.1803Rear-Admiral of the Blue
George CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
BWAS-1714
6.2.1804 - 1.5.1804Rear-Admiral of the Red
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
BWAS-1714
2.5.1804 - 6.5.1804Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
BWAS-1714
6.1804 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the White
Sir Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.4.1788 - 20.10.1790Fourth Lieutenant
Edward RotherhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1808
ADM 6/23/457
ADM 6/23
21.10.1790 - 23.12.1790Third Lieutenant
Edward RotherhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1808
Transfered ADM 6/24/80
ADM 6/23
21.10.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
James RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
ADM 6/24/80
ADM 6/24
9.11.1790 - 20.9.1791Lieutenant
Edward Walpole BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1840
NBD1849
21.12.1792 - 12.3.1794Lieutenant
Charles BullenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1852
NBD1849
1794First Lieutenant
Edward RotherhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1808
ref:924
1794Second Lieutenant
Samuel SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1805
ref:924
1794Third Lieutenant
Tristram WhitterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
ref:924
1794Fourth Lieutenant
Anselm John GriffithsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1841
ref:924
16.12.1794 - 15.3.1797Lieutenant
Thomas LyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1840
NBD1849

10 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.6.1786 - 18.10.1788Master
James DovesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1797
ADM 29-1
1794Master
Edward LoudBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
Henry YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
Thomas DickesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
William SimpsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Purser
Brinsley Sydney OliverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
ref:924
1794Surgeon
Robert RamsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1778-1794
ref:924
1794Quartermaster
Alexander BainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
5.3.1797 - 19.9.1800Purser
Daniel B DawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1777-1822
ADM 29/8
17.3.1797 - 22.12.1800Carpenter
William BunceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1806
NAO

13 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1786 - 10.1789Midshipman
Charles BullenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1852
NBD1849
1794Midshipman
Samuel GilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Midshipman
William Fitzwilliam OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1847
ADM 171/8
1794Midshipman
James SedewayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1796 - 6.4.1804Midshipman
Arden AdderleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1846
NBD1849
11.1802 - 3.1804Midshipman
George Charles BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1833
NBD1849
3.1803 - 1811Midshipman
Richard BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1837
NBD1849
2.1804 - 5.1804Midshipman
Herbert CaigerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1827
NBD1849
3.1804 - 4.1805Midshipman
George Charles BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1833
NBD1849
5.1804 - 21.9.1806Midshipman
Charles BagehotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NBD1849
21.9.1806 - 31.1.1808Master's Mate
Charles BagehotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NBD1849
12.1806 - 1.1808Midshipman
Alexander KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1822
NBD1849
8.1807Midshipman
John George AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849

25 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.3.1787 - 3.10.1787Volunteer
James BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
ref:616
3.10.1787 - 12.3.1788Able Seaman
James BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
ref:616
19.5.1788 - 21.9.1791Able Seaman
William RawlinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1821
ADM 29/8
1794Midshipman
Charles Frederick PayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Thomas SelbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
John BrenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Samuel WilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Edward BrydenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
Joseph LenardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
Richard HillmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
James KiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
Robert LeckyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Henry ConnollyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
John GaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
John LakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
Thomas KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Lieutenant's Servant
Digby WilloughbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1802
ADM 171/8
1794Armourer's Mate
James SwiftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Boy
Henry BuckinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Boy
Joseph DarlingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
7.4.1803 - 5.18031st Class Volunteer
George Pryse CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849
5.1803 - 1805Volunteer
John Harrison BowkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1845
NBD1849
5.1804 - 12.18051st Class Volunteer
Alexander KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1822
NBD1849
24.10.1805 - 31.7.1809Able Seaman
Hugh JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1795-1821
Transfered
ADM 29/8

6 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Captain of Marines
William HenvillBritish
Marine
Service 1779-1794
ref:924
1794Lieutenant of Marines
Hugh HollandBritish
Marine
Service 1781-1794
ref:924
1794Lieutenant of Marines
George A LivingstonBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Private
William BeerBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Private
William JobBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Private
John SalterBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.7.1783Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.7.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2438.3.2dBWAS-1714
8.1783Commissioned as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
4.1784Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £11372.6.6dBWAS-1714
8.6.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
19.6.1786

Recommissioned as guardship at Plymouth

BWAS-1714
19.6.1786Refitted as a Third Rate GuardshipBWAS-1714
5.1790refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
20.9.1791

Paid off

ADM 35
10.1791Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
24.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.1793Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £24139.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
24.7.1797Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
2.1799At AlexandriaBWAS-1714
1800Blockade of MaltaBWAS-1714
6.1800Sailed homeBWAS-1714
8.1800Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
16.8.1800

Paid off

ADM 35
3.1803Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.9.1803Action of 1803-09-02
9.7.1804Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
25.6.1806Took the Corvette
L'Emilien (16) 1803-1806
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
in the East Indies

27.11.1806At the destruction of Dutch ships in BataviaBWAS-1714
12.1807At SurabayaBWAS-1714
10.6.1808Took the Privateer
L'Union (8) 1808-1808
French 8 Gun
Privateer
in the East Indies

31.7.1809Paid offADM 51
2.1813Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Midi Berry on Monday 10th of May 2021 04:03

I have a copy of the will of my 4xGreat Grandfather, Thomas Young, made on 6 June 1804, stating he was 'at present Master of Arms on board of His Majesty's Ship Culloden (Christopher Cole Esquire Commander)'. I hope this may be useful. I'd also be grateful for any further details.


Posted by Cy on Wednesday 11th of December 2019 15:51

The place to start is probably the National Archives, ADM 36 - Admiralty: Royal Navy Ships' Musters.
There are 31 volumes for the Culloden listed on the Discovery website.

Also ADM 27/10/86 contains the following entry

William Wood; Ship's name: HMS Culloden; Pay book number: SB 705; Rank: Ordinary Seaman; Relation: Wife (name not stated); When Alloted: 1804; Remarks: Discharged 10 August 1809 to Plymouth sick quarters.

ADM 27/2/305 has the following, which may well not be the same person given he was only an ordinary seaman in 1804

William Wood; Ship's name: HMS Lancaster; Pay book number: SB 354; Rank: Able Seaman; Relation: Wife Sarah; When Alloted: 1797; Remarks: Not stated.

William Wood; Ship's name: HMS Lancaster; Pay book number: SB 354; Rank: Quartermaster's Mate; Relation: Wife Sarah; When Alloted: 1799; Remarks: Not stated.


Posted by Suzanne Battison on Wednesday 11th of December 2019 14:03

I am looking for information on William Wood who was mentioned on his gravestone as being a member of HMS Culloden, he died in September 1808 aged 32 and I'd like to find out more about him, thank you, Suzanne


Posted by Suzanne Newbury on Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:16

Was James Meredith Captain of Marines on the Culloden?

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