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Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.2.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.3.1778BWAS-1714
Launched11.4.1781B028
First Commissioned3.1781
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardDeptford Green B028
Ship ClassInflexible Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-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


11.4.1781Broadside 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

18 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1781 - 1.1782CaptainThomas Newnham (d.1795)BWAS-17141.1782 - 5.1784CaptainRobert M'Dougall (1729-1816)BWAS-171411.1790 - 12.1790CaptainJames Kempthorne (d.1817)BWAS-171410.1793 - 10.1796CaptainRoddam Home (d.1801)BWAS-17149.1798 - 1800LieutenantJohn BryantBWAS-17141800LieutenantJohn Dixon (d.1803)BWAS-179331.7.1805 - 19.2.1806CaptainHenry Digby (1770-1842)NAO1.1806 - 2.1806CaptainJames R FarquharsonBWAS-17142.1806 - 1806CaptainIsaac WolleyBWAS-17146.1806 - 1807CaptainJames RossBWAS-17141807 - 2.1808CaptainHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)BWAS-17142.1808 - 2.1809CaptainJohn Barrett (d.1810)BWAS-171410.1809 - 4.1810CaptainThomas DundasBWAS-17144.1810 - 7.1810CaptainGeorge Frederick Ryves (1758-1826)BWAS-17147.1810 - 10.1810CaptainStair DouglasBWAS-171410.1810 - 1811CaptainThomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-17141.1811 - 11.1811CaptainJohn Surman Carden (1771-1858)BWAS-171411.1811 - 1812CaptainJohn Bastard (d.1835)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1811 - 1812Vice-Admiral of the BlueHerbert Sawyer (1783-1833)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.8.1805 - 23.12.1805LieutenantJohn SmithNAO29.8.1805 - 18.12.1805LieutenantGeorge Macrae (d.1823)NAO2.9.1805 - 9.9.1809LieutenantGeorge William Bourn (d.1843)NAO5.9.1805 - 30.1.1806LieutenantJohn S PierceNAO2.10.1805 - 3.12.1805Acting LieutenantMathew HayNAO

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.12.1793 - 7.11.1795MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-114.11.1795 - 31.5.1797BoatswainGeorge William Forster (d.1820)NAO1799PurserEdward EilbeckSNL179930.3.1803 - 31.1.1806GunnerWilliam ShepherdNAO1.8.1805 - 6.2.1806SurgeonDavid GardnerNAO13.8.1805 - 8.4.1809BoatswainWilliam ScarthNAO

20 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.9.1805 - 10.10.1805Captain's ClerkJohn Page BaileyNAO27.9.1805 - 22.2.1806MidshipmanCharles Beckham (1785-?)NAO10.10.1805 - 24.12.1805MidshipmanJohn Clark (1781-?)NAO10.10.1805 - 31.12.1806MidshipmanThomas Blease (1784-?)NAO11.10.1805 - 24.12.1805MidshipmanCharles Frazier (1785-?)NAO11.10.1805 - 15.1.1806MidshipmanPhilip James Elmhurst (1781-?)NAO11.10.1805 - 11.2.1806MidshipmanJohn Page BaileyNAO11.10.1805 - 22.2.1806MidshipmanJoseph FordNAO11.10.1805 - 12.10.1807MidshipmanDonald Campbell (1781-?)NAO15.10.1805 - 27.2.1810MidshipmanJohn Chancellor (1790-?)NAO16.10.1805 - 19.2.1806MidshipmanAndrew Winterscale (1791-?)NAO19.10.1805 - 3.12.1805MidshipmanFrederick White (1791-?)NAO19.10.1805 - 4.3.1810MidshipmanJames Wightman (1791-?)NAO11.11.1805 - 31.12.1805MidshipmanJames GordonNAO11.11.1805 - 31.12.1805MidshipmanWilliam Frazier (1784-?)NAO12.2.1806 - 19.2.1806Captain's ClerkJohn Page BaileyNAO2.7.1806 - 21.2.1808MidshipmanJames GordonNAO1.1.1807 - 18.3.1809Captain's ClerkThomas Blease (1784-?)NAO13.8.1807 - 9.5.1808Master's MateDonald Campbell (1781-?)NAO4.1809 - 12.1810MidshipmanAndrew Barclay (1793-1848)NBD1849

16 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.8.1805 - 15.10.18051st Class VolunteerJohn Chancellor (1790-?)NAO1.8.1805 - 15.10.18051st Class VolunteerAndrew Winterscale (1791-?)NAO30.8.1805 - 18.10.18051st Class VolunteerJames Wightman (1791-?)NAO2.9.1805 - 10.10.1805Able SeamanDonald Campbell (1781-?)NAO3.9.1805 - 10.10.1805Able SeamanPhilip James Elmhurst (1781-?)NAO3.9.1805 - 18.10.18051st Class VolunteerFrederick White (1791-?)NAO13.9.1805 - 10.10.1805Able SeamanJames GordonNAO13.9.1805 - 10.10.1805Able SeamanWilliam Frazier (1784-?)NAO13.9.1805 - 10.10.1805Able SeamanJoseph FordNAO15.9.1805 - 9.10.1805Able SeamanJohn Clark (1781-?)NAO15.9.1805 - 9.10.1805LandmanThomas Blease (1784-?)NAO15.9.1805 - 10.10.1805Able SeamanCharles Frazier (1785-?)NAO25.12.1805 - 27.1.1806Able SeamanCharles Frazier (1785-?)NAO1.1.1806 - 14.1.1806Able SeamanWilliam Frazier (1784-?)NAO1.1.1806 - 1.7.1806Able SeamanJames GordonNAO10.5.1808 - 30.5.1808Able SeamanDonald Campbell (1781-?)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1781Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £39003.24.7dBWAS-1714
6.2.1782Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
5.1784Paid off after service in the East IndiesBWAS-1793
6.1784Fitted for ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
12.1784Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1785Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £10727.3.4dBWAS-1714
11.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1793Began fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1714
10.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1794Completed fitting at a cost of £8,460BWAS-1714
18.5.1794Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
21.3.1796Participated in the attack on LeoganeBWAS-1714
21.3.1796Attack on Leogane
10.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1798Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
9.1798fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £3966.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1804Began fitting at Northfleet BWAS-1714
7.1805Recommissioned as a Third RateBWAS-1714
7.1805Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
7.1805Completed fitting at Northfleet at a cost of £32208.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
7.1807At the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
20.12.1808Action against 25 Danish gunboats in the BalticBWAS-1714
28.1.1811Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
7.6.1812Took the Nautilus (12)
14.8.1812Chase of the Constitution (44)
3.1813Paid off


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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