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Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Third Rate ship of the line 'Fénix' (1749) (80)
Named20.3.1780BWAS-1714
Captured16.1.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardHavana - Cuba
Designed byJuan Jorge
ConstructorPedro de Torres
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up11.1836BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck178' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet54.2735 
Length of Keel144' 6"Imperial Feet43.8947 
Breadth52' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet15.8687 
Depth in Hold22' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet6.7247 
Burthen2,157 294Tons BM 

Armament


1780Broadside Weight = 729 Imperial Pound ( 330.6015 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 9-Pounder

12.1781Broadside Weight = 893 Imperial Pound ( 404.9755 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1780650 BWAS-1714

20 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1780 - 13.10.1780CaptainJohn Carter Allen (1724-1800) ADM 6/22/102BWAS-171413.10.1780 - 7.2.1781CaptainWalter Stirling (1718-1786) ADM 6/22/182BWAS-17148.2.1781 - 13.5.1781CaptainRichard Hussey Bickerton (1759-1832) ADM 6/22/356
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 25.10.1781
ref:616
13.5.1781 - 30.5.1781CaptainCharles Knatchbull ADM 6/22/475
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 3.6.1782
BWAS-1714
27.7.1781 - 9.11.1781CaptainJohn Symons (c.1732-1799) ADM 6/22/403
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 24.1.1782
ADM 6/22
10.11.1781 - 24.7.1784CaptainThomas Hickes (1731-1801) ADM 6/22/363BWAS-171419.5.1790 - 21.9.1790CaptainSamuel Granston Goodall (d.1801) ADM 6/24/31TNC6.10.1790 - 1.2.1793CaptainWilliam Dickson (c.1728-1803) ADM 6/24/74ADM 6/2425.5.1793 - 7.7.1794CaptainThomas Mackenzie (1753-1813) ADM 6/24/242BWAS-17147.7.1794 - 1797CaptainJohn Pakenham (1743-1807) ADM 6/25/57BWAS-17147.1797 - 1803CaptainWilliam Hancock KellyBWAS-17146.1803 - 7.1804CaptainGeorge Frederick Ryves (1758-1826)BWAS-17141806CaptainWilliam LukinBWAS-17141806 - 4.1807CaptainWilloughby LakeBWAS-17144.1807 - 4.1809CaptainJohn HallidayBWAS-17144.1809 - 6.1809CaptainHenry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-17146.1809CaptainValentine CollardBWAS-17146.1809 - 1810CaptainHenry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-17141810 - 1.1812CaptainRobert Plampin (1762-1834)BWAS-17141.1812 - 1813CaptainGeorge ScottBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.9.1780 - 13.5.1781Rear-Admiral of the BlueFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789)BWAS-171410.1781Admiral of the White George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792)BWAS-17148.1.1782 - 24.7.1784CommodoreSir Richard Bickerton (1st Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1727-1792)ODNB

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.1.1797 - 3.4.1797LieutenantWalter BoswellNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1794SailmakerThomas PollardADM 171/8

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794MidshipmanJohn WhippleADM 171/81794MidshipmanFrancis WhartonADM 171/81794MidshipmanWilliam SmithADM 171/81794Master's MateJohn HotchkisADM 171/81796 - 8.1801MidshipmanJames Balfour Robertson (d.1850)NBD1849

8 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Able SeamanAllan WilsonADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJohn TrusslerADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanConstance SonneyADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanThomas DredgeADM 171/81794Carpenter's CrewJohn ColemanADM 171/81794LandmanThomas BoardmanADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn WolfADM 171/89.4.1795 - 1796Able SeamanJames Balfour Robertson (d.1850)ref:924

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Private, 25th Regiment of FootLuke ThayyersADM 171/81794Private, 25th Regiment of FootThomas BurchleyADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
16.1.1780Taken at the Moonlight BattleBWAS-1714
20.3.1780Named and registered by Admiralty orderBWAS-1714
4.1780Began fitting at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
8.1780Completed fitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £16068.5.3dBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
10.1781Began fitting at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
1.1782Completed fitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £9872.2.5dBWAS-1714
6.2.1782Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
24.7.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1784Fitted for ordinaryBWAS-1714
2.1788Began middling repair at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
2.1790Completed middling repair at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £36713.0.6dBWAS-1714
5.1790Recommissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
2.1797Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1797Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12818.0.0dBWAS-1714
1805Refitted as a 80 gun Second Rate
7.1805Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1806Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £30642.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.8.1806Chase of the Vétéran
1813Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
8.1813Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1813Refitted as a Other Vessels Powder Hulk
12.1813Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1824Refitted as a Other Vessels Lazarette
9.1824fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1836Broken up at Pembroke DockBWAS-1714

 

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