Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Third Rate ship of the line 'Princesa' (1750) (70)
First Commissioned4.1780
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.1809BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet51.8224 
Length of Keel138' 3"Imperial Feet42.0644 
Breadth51' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet15.5512 
Depth in Hold22' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet6.712 
Burthen1,926 6794Tons BM 


4.1780Broadside Weight = 660 Imperial Pound ( 299.31 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1780560 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

4.1780 - 5.1781CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich) (1733-1803)BWAS-171413.5.1781 - 12.1782CaptainCharles KnatchbullBWAS-171425.12.1782 - 7.1783CaptainLambert Brabazon (1742-1811)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

13.5.1781 - 1783Rear-Admiral of the BlueFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

29.1.1780 - 13.5.1780MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

6.1781 - 5.1783MidshipmanChristopher Cole (1770-1836)WWNH

Service History

3.4.1780Registered and namedBWAS-1714
5.5.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.8.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £26236.1.3dBWAS-1714
29.11.1780Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
5.1781At TobagoBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
5.12.1781Saile for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Left New YorkBWAS-1714
7.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1783fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1784Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1784Refitted as a Unrated Sheer Hulk
8.1784Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
WWNH Who's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook

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