Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Third Rate ship of the line 'Princesa' (1750) (70)
First Commissioned1780/04
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Broken Up1809/12BWAS-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 


1780/04Broadside 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
1780/04560 BWAS-1714

Commanding Officers

1780/04 - 1781/05CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)BWAS-17141781/05/13 - 1782/12CaptainCharles KnatchbullBWAS-17141782/12/25 - 1783/07CaptainLambert BrabazonBWAS-1714

Flag Officers

1781/05/13 - 1783Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Francis Samuel DrakeBWAS-1714

Warrant Officers

1780/01/29 - 1780/05/13MasterPeter PetersonADM29-1

Petty Officers

1781/06 - 1783/05MidshipmanChristopher ColeWWNH

Service History

1780/04/03Registered and namedBWAS-1714
1780/05/05Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1780/08/22Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £26236.1.3dBWAS-1714
1780/11/29Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1781/02/03At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
1781/04/29At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
1781/04/29Battle of Fort Royal
1781/05At TobagoBWAS-1714
1781/09/05Battle of the Chesapeake
1781/12/05Saile for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1782/01/25Battle of Saint Kitts
1782/04/12Battle of the Saintes
1782/07/21Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
1782/09/05Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
1782/10/24Left New YorkBWAS-1714
1783/07Paid offBWAS-1714
1783/08fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1784/07Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1784/08Refitted as a Unrated Sheer Hulk
1784/08Completed 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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