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
ConstructorJohn 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 - 1.6.1795CaptainGeorge 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 - 1.4.1798CaptainTheophilius JonesBWAS-17142.1799 - 12.1800CaptainThomas Revell ShiversBWAS-171412.1800 - 28.10.1801CaptainRichard RetalickBWAS-17141805 - 1.6.1805CaptainPhilip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham (1763-1845)NAO3.1806 - 1810CaptainHenry Hotham (1777-1833)BWAS-17148.1810 - 1813CaptainRichard RaggettBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


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

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.8.1796 - 1797LieutenantCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)EWIKI1801First LieutenantDavid Mudieref:9051801Second LieutenantNathaniel Vassallref:9051801Third LieutenantDegory King (c.1761-1835)ref:9051801 - 2.4.1801Fourth LieutenantGeorge Gray (d.1801)ref:9051801Fifth LieutenantJohn Leachref:9051801Sixth LieutenantPhilip Helpmanref:9051.8.1804 - 21.10.1805LieutenantThomas Simons (d.1805)NAO1805 - 1806LieutenantJames Uzuld Purches (1783-?)NAO1805 - 1806LieutenantAndrew Bowden Pidgley (d.1821)NAO1805 - 1806LieutenantWilliam HellardNAO20.9.1805 - 1806LieutenantHenry John Smith HargraveNAO1.1807 - 29.5.1812LieutenantSir John Banks (1786-?)NBD1849

10 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.4.1795 - 4.4.1796MasterRichard NicholsonADM29-111.8.1796 - 6.5.1799ChaplainJ AustinADM29-111.6.1797 - 24.12.1801GunnerWilliam WattNAO23.8.1799 - 9.4.1800ChaplainJ AustinADM29-11801PurserGeorge Aytonref:9051801SurgeonJames Fletcherref:9051801MasterWilliam Ross (d.1829)ref:9051801CarpenterDavid Lyleref:9051801BoatswainLewis Pattersonref:9051801Surgeon's MateThomas Robinsonref:905

22 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1793 - 1796Master's MateMichael Fitton (1765-1852)NBD18491799 - 1801MidshipmanWilliam Edwards (1781-?)NBD184916.11.1799 - 8.10.1801MidshipmanCharles Evelyn Daniel Francis Poplet Houghton (1784-?)ref:107316.11.1799 - 28.10.1801MidshipmanFrederick Hugh Evelyn Houghton (1783-1812)ref:10731801MidshipmanCharles Doncasterref:9051801MidshipmanJohn Payneref:9051801MidshipmanRobert Burnref:9051801Captain's ClerkHarry Niblettref:9051801Master's MateWilliam Watsonref:9051801MidshipmanEdward Hartley (c.1777-?)ref:9051801MidshipmanJames Gillref:9051801MidshipmanJames Gallowayref:9051801MidshipmanJohn Hewittref:9051801MidshipmanJohn Butterfieldref:9051801MidshipmanHenry Lord Richardsref:9051801MidshipmanW Clarke Fisherref:9051801MidshipmanFrancis J Collettref:9051801MidshipmanThomas Trenholmref:9051801 - 2.4.1801PilotMatthew Cobb (d.1801)ref:9058.1804 - 16.5.1805MidshipmanJames Campbell (1785-?)NBD18491805 - 22.1.1806Master's MateColin Campbell (1787-?)NBD18496.1810 - 12.1812MidshipmanJonathon Butcher (1789-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
29.3.1805 - 8.18051st Class VolunteerThomas BennNBD1849

4 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
18012nd Lieutenant of MarinesWilliam C Billinghurstref:90518012nd Lieutenant of MarinesWilliam Furberref:90518012nd Lieutenant of MarinesJames Duffref:9051801Captain of MarinesJoseph Lambrecht (c.1761-c.1822)ref: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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