Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Protée' (1772) (64)
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest BWAS-1714
Ship ClassArtesien ClassFWAS1786
Designed byJoseph-Louis OllivierBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1815BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 1"Imperial Feet49.9876 
Length of Keel140' 0 ⅞"Imperial Feet42.6942 
Breadth44' 7"Imperial Feet13.4557 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,480 8394Tons BM 


3.1780Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1780500 BWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers

25.3.1780 - 10.5.1782CaptainCharles Buckner (1736-c.1811) ADM 6/22/104BWAS-171411.7.1782 - 1782CaptainRichard Curgenven (1737-1784) ADM 6/23/131
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 4.9.1783
ADM 6/23
12.1796 - 9.1797LieutenantJoseph Nevil EastwoodBWAS-17149.1797 - 1798LieutenantWilliam BeviansBWAS-17141798 - 1800LieutenantJohn MackenzieBWAS-17141806 - 1811LieutenantWilliam Todman (d.1838)BWAS-17141812LieutenantTimothy BirdBWAS-17141813 - 1814LieutenantAbraham ChapmanBWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

15.4.1797 - 16.1.1802CookLawrence BeerADM29-112.3.1802 - 31.3.1802CookLawrence BeerADM29-1

Service History

3.1780Began fitting at Spithead - Solent BWAS-1714
3.6.1780Sailed with a convoy of East Indiamen to St HelenaBWAS-1714
3.1781Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £14036.7.4dBWAS-1714
15.1.1782Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
14.2.1782Took the Brig Scourge (20)
15.2.1782Took the Privateer Rhodes
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
21.7.1782Sailed to America with PigotBWAS-1714
11.1782Blockade of Cap FrancoisBWAS-1714
26.4.1783Sailed from Jamaica for homeBWAS-1714
8.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1795fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2546.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1796Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
50.1800Completed fitting at Spithead - Solent at a cost of £5330.9.8dBWAS-1714
11.1801Paid offBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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