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Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1778/02/11BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1778/03/02BWAS-1714
Launched1781/04/11B028
First Commissioned1781/03
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardDeptford Green B028
Ship ClassInflexible Class
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam BarnardB028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1814/05BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck169' 10"Imperial Inch4.2926 (14′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel132' 9"Imperial Inch3.3528 (10′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth44' 9"Imperial Inch1.1176 (3′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 1"Imperial Inch0.4572 (1′ 5″ Imperial)
Draught Forward11' 9"Imperial Inch0.2794 (0′ 10″ Imperial)
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Inch0.4064 (1′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,425Tons BM 

Armament


1781/04/11Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1781/03 - 1782/01CaptainThomas NewnhamBWAS-17141782/01 - 1784/05CaptainRobert M'DougallBWAS-17141790/11 - 1790/12CaptainJames KempthorneBWAS-17141793/10 - 1796/10CaptainRoddam HomeBWAS-17141798/09 - 1800LieutenantJohn BryantBWAS-17141800LieutenantJohn DixonBWAS-17931805/07/31 - 1806/02/19CaptainHenry DigbyNAO1806/01 - 1806/02CaptainJames R FarquharsonBWAS-17141806/02 - 1806CaptainIsaac WolleyBWAS-17141806/06 - 1807CaptainJames RossBWAS-17141807 - 1808/02CaptainHenry William BayntunBWAS-17141808/02 - 1809/02CaptainJohn BarrettBWAS-17141809/10 - 1810/04CaptainThomas DundasBWAS-17141810/04 - 1810/07CaptainGeorge Frederick RyvesBWAS-17141810/07 - 1810/10CaptainStair DouglasBWAS-17141810/10 - 1811CaptainThomas BakerBWAS-17141811/01 - 1811/11CaptainJohn Surman CardenBWAS-17141811/11 - 1812CaptainJohn BastardBWAS-1714

Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1811/11 - 1812Vice-Admiral of the BlueHerbert SawyerBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1805/08/01 - 1805/12/23LieutenantJohn SmithNAO1805/08/29 - 1805/12/18LieutenantGeorge MacraeNAO1805/09/02 - 1809/09/09LieutenantGeorge William BournNAO1805/09/05 - 1806/01/30LieutenantJohn S PierceNAO1805/10/02 - 1805/12/03Acting LieutenantMathew HayNAO

Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1793/12/01 - 1795/11/07MasterPeter PetersonADM29-11795/11/14 - 1797/05/31BoatswainGeorge William ForsterNAO1799PurserEdward EilbeckSNL17991803/03/30 - 1806/01/31GunnerWilliam ShepherdNAO1805/08/01 - 1806/02/06SurgeonDavid GardnerNAO1805/08/13 - 1809/04/08BoatswainWilliam ScarthNAO

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1805/09/11 - 1805/10/10Captain's ClerkJohn Page BaileyNAO1805/09/27 - 1806/02/22MidshipmanCharles BeckhamNAO1805/10/10 - 1805/12/24MidshipmanJohn ClarkNAO1805/10/10 - 1806/12/31MidshipmanThomas BleaseNAO1805/10/11 - 1805/12/24MidshipmanCharles FrazierNAO1805/10/11 - 1806/01/15MidshipmanPhilip James ElmhurstNAO1805/10/11 - 1806/02/11MidshipmanJohn Page BaileyNAO1805/10/11 - 1806/02/22MidshipmanJoseph FordNAO1805/10/11 - 1807/10/12MidshipmanDonald CampbellNAO1805/10/15 - 1810/02/27MidshipmanJohn ChancellorNAO1805/10/16 - 1806/02/19MidshipmanAndrew WinterscaleNAO1805/10/19 - 1805/12/03MidshipmanFrederick WhiteNAO1805/10/19 - 1810/03/04MidshipmanJames WightmanNAO1805/11/11 - 1805/12/31MidshipmanWilliam FrazierNAO1805/11/11 - 1805/12/31MidshipmanJames GordonNAO1806/02/12 - 1806/02/19Captain's ClerkJohn Page BaileyNAO1806/07/02 - 1808/02/21MidshipmanJames GordonNAO1807/01/01 - 1809/03/18Captain's ClerkThomas BleaseNAO1807/08/13 - 1808/05/09Master's MateDonald CampbellNAO1809/04 - 1810/12MidshipmanAndrew BarclayNBD1849

Crewmen


DatesRankNameSource
1805/08/01 - 1805/10/151st Class VolunteerAndrew WinterscaleNAO1805/08/01 - 1805/10/151st Class VolunteerJohn ChancellorNAO1805/08/30 - 1805/10/181st Class VolunteerJames WightmanNAO1805/09/02 - 1805/10/10Able SeamanDonald CampbellNAO1805/09/03 - 1805/10/10Able SeamanPhilip James ElmhurstNAO1805/09/03 - 1805/10/181st Class VolunteerFrederick WhiteNAO1805/09/13 - 1805/10/10Able SeamanJoseph FordNAO1805/09/13 - 1805/10/10Able SeamanJames GordonNAO1805/09/13 - 1805/10/10Able SeamanWilliam FrazierNAO1805/09/15 - 1805/10/09LandmanThomas BleaseNAO1805/09/15 - 1805/10/09Able SeamanJohn ClarkNAO1805/09/15 - 1805/10/10Able SeamanCharles FrazierNAO1805/12/25 - 1806/01/27Able SeamanCharles FrazierNAO1806/01/01 - 1806/01/14Able SeamanWilliam FrazierNAO1806/01/01 - 1806/07/01Able SeamanJames GordonNAO1808/05/10 - 1808/05/30Able SeamanDonald CampbellNAO

Service History


DateEventSource
1781/07Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £39003.24.7dBWAS-1714
1782/02/06Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1783/06/202nd Battle of Cuddalore
1784/05Paid off after service in the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1784/06Fitted for ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1784/12Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1785/07Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £10727.3.4dBWAS-1714
1790/11RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1790/12Paid offBWAS-1714
1793/09Began fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1793/10RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1794/02Completed fitting at a cost of £8,460BWAS-1714
1794/05/18Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1796/03/21Participated in the attack on LeoganeBWAS-1714
1796/03/21Attack on Leogane
1796/10Paid offBWAS-1714
1798/09Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
1798/09fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £3966.0.0dBWAS-1714
1804/09Began fitting at Northfleet BWAS-1714
1805/07Recommissioned as a Third RateBWAS-1714
1805/07Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1805/07Completed fitting at Northfleet at a cost of £32208.0.0dBWAS-1714
1805/10/21Battle of Trafalgar
1807/07At the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
1808/12/20Action against 25 Danish gunboats in the BalticBWAS-1714
1811/01/28Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1812/06/07Took the Nautilus (12)
1812/08/14Chase of the Constitution (44)
1813/03Paid off
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
SNL1799 Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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