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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.4.1773BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1774BWAS-1793
Named19.7.1773BWAS-1714
Launched4.9.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid Class (1765)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked29.12.1807BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658 
Length of Keel130' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet39.6272 
Breadth44' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet13.4176 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,375 2094Tons BM 

Armament


4.9.1781Broadside 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

12.1794Broadside Weight = 480 Imperial Pound ( 217.68 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement
12.1794330as a frigateBWAS-1714

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.8.1781 - 12.4.1782Captain
William BlairBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1781
† ADM 6/22/329
BWAS-1714
14.4.1782 - 10.5.1782Captain
Richard LucasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1798
Transfered ADM 6/23/45
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 4.4.1783
ADM 6/23
10.5.1782 - 7.1782Captain
John RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/23/156
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 27.10.1783
BWAS-1714
10.1794 - 1800Captain
Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson DurhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
BWAS-1714
1.1801 - 1805Captain
William Edward CracraftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
BWAS-1714
12.1805 - 29.12.1807Captain
Charles LydiardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.11.1795Lieutenant
John WhistonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1808
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2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1797Midshipman
Charles BertramBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
NBD1849
1800 - 8.1802Midshipman
James CrookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795 - 1797Able Seaman
Charles BertramBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
NBD1849
18.8.1799 - 18001st Class Volunteer
Colin CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
15.10.1781Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £44473.11.0dBWAS-1714
15.1.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
7.1782Sailed for home and paid offBWAS-1714
10.1782Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1782Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5486.13.7dBWAS-1714
2.1794small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1794Began cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1794Refitted as a 38 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
12.1794Completed cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8426.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1795In Quiberon Bay operations until October 1795BWAS-1714
20.3.1796Attack on French convoy off Pointe du RazBWAS-1714
20.3.1796Action off Pointe du Raz
5.1797making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6404.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.7.1797Destruction of
Calliope (28) 1797-1797
French 28 Gun
6th Rate Ship
on the Penmarks
BWAS-1714
16.7.1797Destruction of the Calliope
19.10.1797Took the Brig
Le Zéphyr (8) 1797-1797
French 8 Gun
Privateer Brig
BG
17.11.1797Took the Corvette
Le Railleur (20) 1797-1797
French 20 Gun
Privateer Corvette
in the Channel
BG
28.12.1797Took the Ship
La Daphne (20) 1794-1797
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
in the Bay of Biscay

8.2.1798Took the Privateer
Le Jason (12) 1798-1798
French 12 Gun
Privateer
in the Channel

31.8.1798Took the Privateer
Le Mercure (18) 1797-1798
French 18 Gun
Privateer
BG
6.9.1798Took the Frigate
Flore (36) 1792-1798
French 36 Gun
Privateer Frigate
1793 Renamed "Citoyenne Française"
1793 Renamed "Flore"
BG
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island
12.10.1798Took the Frigate
La Bellone (32) 1778-1798
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
at the Battle of Tory Island

16.10.1798Capture of the Loire
18.10.1798Took the Frigate
La Loire (44) 1795-1798
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

26.1.1799

Sailed from Plymouth to cruise off Bordeaux

TNC
2.2.1799Took the Cutter
Le Boulonnois (14) 1799-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer Cutter
in the North Sea

25.2.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Spithead

TNC
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
7.1799Began making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1799Completed making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8679.0.0dBWAS-1714
29.4.1800Took the Sloop
Le Hardi (18) 1800-1800
French 18 Gun
Privateer Sloop
in the Channel

29.6.1800Took the Privateer
Severno (10) 1800-1800
Spanish 10 Gun
Privateer
off Gibraltar

29.6.1800Took the Unrated
Gibraltar (10) 1800-1800
Spanish 10 Gun
Unrated
off Gibraltar

29.6.1800Took the Gunboat
Salvador (10) 1800-1800
Spanish 10 Gun
Unrated Gunboat
off Gibraltar

12.1800Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1801Convoy dutiesBWAS-1714
1.1801Completed refitting at a cost of £8590.0.0dBWAS-1714
1802To the Mediterranean until 1805BWAS-1714
15.10.1803Took the Privateer
La Marguerite (4) 1803-1803
French 4 Gun
Privateer

9.1805Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
12.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1806Completed fittingBWAS-1714
4.4.1806Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
23.8.1806Took the Frigate
Pomona (34) 1794-1808
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Havana

1.1.1807At capture of CuracoaBWAS-1714
29.12.1807Wrecked in Mounts Bay with 60 drownedBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:20

Circa Aug 1801 Mr. Prior, Purser of the Solebay, transferred to the Anson.

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