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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.2.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1777BWAS-1714
Launched7.3.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassInflexible Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1820BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658 
Length of Keel131' 1"Imperial Feet39.9296 
Breadth44' 7"Imperial Feet13.4557 
Depth in Hold18' 7 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,379 894Tons BM 

Armament


7.3.1780Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

12.1806Broadside Weight = 792 Imperial Pound ( 359.172 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Upper Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement
1794491 BWAS-1714

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1780 - 28.8.1780CaptainJohn Raynor (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/22/88BWAS-171428.8.1780 - 14.12.1781CaptainRowland Cotton (c.1740-1794) ADM 6/22/164BWAS-171414.12.1781 - 28.8.1783CaptainThe Hon. John Whitmore Chetwynd (1754-1788) ADM 6/22/384BWAS-171428.8.1783 - 10.6.1784CaptainGeorge Murray ADM 6/23/229
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 7.7.1784
ADM 6/23
15.10.1793 - 7.11.1799CaptainSolomon Ferris (1748-1803) ADM 6/24/275BWAS-171424.1.1800 - 23.1.1802CaptainBenjamin William Page (1765-1845)BWAS-17141.1804 - 18.7.1805CaptainThomas Bayley (d.1819)BWAS-17142.1807 - 7.1807CaptainGeorge ScottBWAS-17147.1807 - 9.1807CaptainJoshua Rowley Watson (1772-1810)BWAS-17148.1808 - 10.1808CaptainDonald Hugh MackayBWAS-17148.9.1808 - 10.1808CaptainSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD184911.9.1808 - 19.8.1809CaptainThomas BrowneBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
30.4.1807 - 21.2.1808LieutenantJohn Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.4.1780 - 10.6.1784CarpenterRichard BryantADM29-11804 - 1807SurgeonGabriel JohnstonNA-ROA

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.2.1797 - 1.11.1799MidshipmanJosias Bray (d.1846)NAO21.12.1804 - 6.1805MidshipmanHenry Belsey (1790-1855)NBD18496.1806 - 1.1808MidshipmanTimothy CarewNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.10.1793 - 1.1.1794Captain's ServantGeorge Antram (d.1847)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
13.6.1780Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £36227.3.5dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed to the Releif of GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.4.1781Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
6.2.1782Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
10.6.1784

Sailed home and paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1785Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1786Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14867.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1793Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1793Recommissioned as a store ship for the DownsBWAS-1714
10.1793Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
12.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5709.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1795Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1795Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
4.1795Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8672.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1798Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
5.1799Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.1799Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2543.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.11.1799

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1799Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1800Recommissioned as a Troop ShipBWAS-1714
3.1800Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6713.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.1.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1803Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1804Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
2.1804Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1805Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
12.4.1805Took the Privateer Lugger L'Alerte (4) BG
1.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1807RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
8.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1809Refitted as a Unrated Powder Magazine
5.1809fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
19.8.1809Paid offADM 51
1810Powder magazine at HalifaxBWAS-1714
1820Broken up at HalifaxBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NA-ROAThe National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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