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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Named3.4.1780BWAS-1714
Captured8.1.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck153' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet46.6408 
Length of Keel130' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet39.6335 
Breadth44' 1"Imperial Feet13.4176 
Depth in Hold19' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet5.7976 
Burthen1,346 6194Tons BM 

Armament


4.1780Broadside Weight = 525 Imperial Pound ( 238.0875 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1780500 BWAS-1714

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.1.1780 - 23.1.1780Captain
Erasmus GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
Transfered ADM 6/22/132
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 18.5.1780
ADM 6/22
1.2.1780 - 1.4.1780Captain
George WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1810
ADM 6/22/118
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 21.4.1780
ADM 6/22
1.4.1780 - 13.5.1781Captain
Stair DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1783
Transfered ADM 6/22/107
BWAS-1714
14.5.1781 - 13.4.1782Captain
George WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1779
Transfered ADM 6/22/464
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 7.5.1782
BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 - 10.5.1782Captain
James VashonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1763-1821
Transfered ADM 6/23/31
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 8.3.1783
ADM 6/23
10.5.1782 - 28.6.1782Captain
Richard LucasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1798
Transfered ADM 6/23/172
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 12.12.1783
ADM 6/23
15.6.1782 - 10.7.1783Captain
William Augustus MerrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1783
ADM 6/23/99
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 24.7.1783
BWAS-1714

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
13.10.1780 - 1781Captain's Servant
Peter RibouleauBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
NBD1849
13.10.1816 - 23.11.1816Able Seaman
Richard ColleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
ADM 29/8
15.1.1817 - 31.3.1817Able Seaman
Richard ColleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1.1780Taken by Rodney's fleetBWAS-1714
29.11.1780Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
11.10.1781Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
21.7.1782Sailed to America with PigotBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Arrived at New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Left New York for the blockade of Cap FrancoiseBWAS-1714
26.4.1783Left Jamaica for homeBWAS-1714
7.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1714
4.1791Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
4.1791Completed fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £4216.0.0dBWAS-1714
1811Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship

 

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