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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1777/02/26BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1777/04BWAS-1714
Launched1780/03/07BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassInflexible Class
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn BarnardBWAS-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


1780/03/07Broadside 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

1806/12Broadside 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

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1780/02 - 1780/10CaptainJohn RaynorBWAS-17141780/10 - 1782CaptainRowland CottonBWAS-17141782 - 1784/06CaptainThe Hon. John Whitmore ChetwyndBWAS-17141793/10 - 1799/10CaptainSolomon FerrisBWAS-17141800/01 - 1802/04CaptainBenjamin William PageBWAS-17141804/01 - 1806CaptainThomas BayleyBWAS-17141807/02 - 1807/07CaptainGeorge ScottBWAS-17141807/07 - 1807/09CaptainJoshua Rowley WatsonBWAS-17141808/08 - 1808/10CaptainDonald Hugh MackayBWAS-17141808/09/08 - 1808/10CaptainSir Thomas BrownNBD18491808/10 - 1809CaptainThomas BrowneBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1807/04/30 - 1808/02/21LieutenantJohn Donaldson BoswallNBD1849

Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1780/04/23 - 1784/06/10CarpenterRichard Bryantref:8661804 - 1807SurgeonGabriel JohnstonNA-ROA

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1797/02/24 - 1799/11/01MidshipmanJosias BrayNAO1804/12/21 - 1805/06MidshipmanHenry BelseyNBD18491806/06 - 1808/01MidshipmanTimothy CarewNBD1849

Crewmen


DatesRankNameSource
1793/10/23 - 1794/01/01Captain's ServantGeorge AntramNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1780/06/13Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £36227.3.5dBWAS-1714
1781/03/13Sailed to the Releif of GibraltarBWAS-1714
1781/04/12Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
1782/02/06Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1783/06/202nd Battle of Cuddalore
1784/06Sailed home and paid offBWAS-1714
1785/04Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1786/01Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £14867.0.0dBWAS-1714
1793/09Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1793/10Recommissioned as a store ship for the DownsBWAS-1714
1793/10Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
1793/12Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £5709.0.0dBWAS-1714
1795/04Paid offBWAS-1714
1795/04Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1795/04Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1795/07Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8672.0.0dBWAS-1714
1798/03Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
1799/05Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1799/07Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2543.0.0dBWAS-1714
1799/10Paid offBWAS-1714
1799/12Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1800/01Recommissioned as a Troop ShipBWAS-1714
1800/03Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6713.0.0dBWAS-1714
1802/04Paid offBWAS-1714
1802/04Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
1803/11Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1804/01Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
1804/02Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1805/01Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1805/04/12Took the Privateer Lugger L'Alerte (4) BG
1807/01Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1807/02RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1807/06Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1807/08/15Second Battle of Copenhagen
1808/08RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1809/05Refitted as a Unrated Powder Magazine
1809/05fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1810Powder magazine at HalifaxBWAS-1714
1820Broken up at HalifaxBWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:866 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NA-ROA The National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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