Defiance

3848
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1782BWAS-1714
Launched10.12.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.1794BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassElizabeth ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor John Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck169' 0"Imperial Feet51.5112 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold109' 9"Imperial Feet33.2486 
Draught Forward12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Aft18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen1,644 5494Tons BM 

Armament


10.12.1783Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.12.1765550Design Complement
1794600 BWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1794 - 1.6.1795Captain George Keppel: on board from 24.8.1794 ADM 6/25/69BWAS-171417.6.1795 - 21.3.1796CaptainSir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)BWAS-171423.3.1796 - 1.4.1798Captain Theophilius JonesBWAS-17142.1799 - 12.1800Captain Thomas Revell ShiversBWAS-171412.1800 - 28.10.1801Captain Richard RetalickBWAS-17141805 - 1.6.1805Captain Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham (1763-1845)NAO3.1806 - 1810Captain Henry Hotham (1777-1833)BWAS-17148.1810 - 1813Captain Richard RaggettBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1801 - 28.10.1801Rear-Admiral of the White Thomas Graves (1747-1814)BWAS-17141811Rear-Admiral of the White John Ferrier (d.1836)BWAS-1714

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.8.1796 - 1797Lieutenant Charles Dashwood (1765-1847)E-WIKI1801First Lieutenant David Mudieref:9051801Second Lieutenant Nathaniel Vassallref:9051801Third Lieutenant Degory King (c.1761-1835)ref:9051801 - 2.4.1801Fourth Lieutenant George Gray (d.1801)ref:9051801Fifth Lieutenant John Leachref:9051801Sixth Lieutenant Philip Helpmanref:9051.8.1804 - 21.10.1805Lieutenant Thomas Simons (d.1805)NAO1805 - 1806Lieutenant James Uzuld Purches (1783-?)NAO1805 - 1806Lieutenant Andrew Bowden Pidgley (d.1821)NAO1805 - 1806Lieutenant William HellardNAO20.9.1805 - 1806Lieutenant Henry John Smith HargraveNAO1.1807 - 29.5.1812LieutenantSir John Banks (1786-?)NBD1849

10 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.4.1795 - 4.4.1796Master Richard NicholsonADM29-111.8.1796 - 6.5.1799Chaplain J AustinADM29-111.6.1797 - 24.12.1801Gunner William WattNAO23.8.1799 - 9.4.1800Chaplain J AustinADM29-11801Boatswain Lewis Pattersonref:9051801Surgeon's Mate Thomas Robinsonref:9051801Purser George Aytonref:9051801Surgeon James Fletcherref:9051801Master William Ross (d.1829)ref:9051801Carpenter David Lyleref:905

22 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1793 - 1796Master's Mate Michael Fitton (1765-1852)NBD18491799 - 1801Midshipman William Edwards (1781-?)NBD184916.11.1799 - 8.10.1801Midshipman Charles Evelyn Daniel Francis Poplet Houghton (1784-?)ref:107316.11.1799 - 28.10.1801Midshipman Frederick Hugh Evelyn Houghton (1783-1812)ref:10731801Midshipman John Butterfieldref:9051801Midshipman Francis J Collettref:9051801Midshipman W Clarke Fisherref:9051801Midshipman Charles Doncasterref:9051801Midshipman Thomas Trenholmref:9051801Midshipman John Payneref:9051801Master's Mate William Watsonref:9051801Midshipman Robert Burnref:9051801Captain's Clerk Harry Niblettref:9051801Midshipman Edward Hartley (c.1777-?)ref:9051801Midshipman James Gillref:9051801Midshipman John Hewittref:9051801Midshipman James Gallowayref:9051801Midshipman Henry Lord Richardsref:9051801 - 2.4.1801Pilot Matthew Cobb (d.1801)ref:9058.1804 - 16.5.1805Midshipman James Campbell (1785-?)NBD18491805 - 22.1.1806Master's Mate Colin Campbell (1787-?)NBD18496.1810 - 12.1812Midshipman Jonathon Butcher (1789-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
29.3.1805 - 8.18051st Class Volunteer Thomas BennNBD1849

4 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1801Captain of Marines Joseph Lambrecht (c.1761-c.1822)ref:90518012nd Lieutenant of Marines William C Billinghurstref:90518012nd Lieutenant of Marines William Furberref:90518012nd Lieutenant of Marines James Duffref:905

Service History


DateEventSource
4.3.1784Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £30757.15.10dBWAS-1714
6.1784fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8878.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1793Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1795Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14925.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1796In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1797Spithead MutinyBWAS-1714
9.1798Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1798Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10270.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.1.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
9.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
28.10.1801

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1804Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1804Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5076.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1805Paid offADM 51
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
12.1805Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1806Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £24311.0.0dBWAS-1714
1809Off RochefortBWAS-1714
27.2.1809Action at Sables d'Olonne
3.1809Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1810Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10440.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.7.1811Action of 1811-07-04
11.1813Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
11.1813Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1813Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £386.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.5.1814Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1817Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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