Sampson

387
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.7.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down20.10.1777BWAS-1714
Launched8.5.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Jenner (d.1782)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up31.5.1832BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 5 ½"Imperial Feet48.4759 
Length of Keel131' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet39.9352 
Breadth44' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet13.4303 
Depth in Hold18' 10 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Draught Forward11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Aft16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 

Armament


8.5.1781Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
18.12.1765500Design Complement

18 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.4.1781 - 15.1.1782CaptainWilliam Dickson (c.1728-1803) ADM 6/22/278BWAS-171415.1.1782 - 10.1.1783CaptainJohn Harvey (1740-1794) ADM 6/22/398BWAS-171431.12.1782 - 16.4.1783CaptainCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810): on board from 10.1.1783 ADM 6/22/568BWAS-171417.4.1783 - 1.6.1786CaptainCharles Hope (d.1808) ADM 6/23/52BWAS-171427.2.1793 - 4.1795CaptainRobert Montagu ADM 6/24/214BWAS-17144.1795CaptainThomas Louis (c.1758-1807)BWAS-17141.4.1795 - 29.2.1796CaptainWilliam Clark (d.1802)BWAS-17142.1796 - 5.1796CaptainGeorge GregoryBWAS-17145.1796CaptainGeorge TrippBWAS-17145.1796 - 2.1797CaptainJoseph BinghamBWAS-171411.1797 - 1800LieutenantWilliam BeviansBWAS-17149.1801 - 4.1802LieutenantJohn NorrisBWAS-17144.1806 - 7.1806CaptainThomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)BWAS-17147.1806CaptainSamuel Warren (d.1839)BWAS-17147.1806 - 12.1807CaptainWilliam CumingBWAS-17143.1808 - 1811LieutenantJohn WatherstonBWAS-17141812LieutenantWilliam Mounier (d.1831)BWAS-17141812 - 1813LieutenantThomas SteventonBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1785Vice-Admiral of the BlueMark Milbanke (1724-1805)BWAS-17146.1806 - 1.6.1806Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCharles Stirling (1760-1833)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.1.1783 - 28.4.1783First LieutenantWilliam Osmond (d.1800) ADM 6/23/15ADM 6/236.3.1806 - 1807LieutenantJohn BrineNBD184915.5.1806 - 24.6.1807LieutenantGeorge William BrownNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.10.1796 - 18.2.1797MasterJohn DaviesADM29-118.12.1798 - 20.9.1800MasterJames PaittADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794 - 4.1795Master's MateJohn Burn (1772-?)NBD18496.5.1806 - 6.1806MidshipmanTimothy CarewNBD184912.1806 - 1807MidshipmanSackville BurroughsNBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.7.1806 - 6.5.18061st Class VolunteerTimothy CarewNBD184914.7.1806 - 18061st Class VolunteerJosiah OakeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
29.6.1781Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £35890.12.10dBWAS-1714
11.9.1782Sailed to cruise off LisbonBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
4.1783Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1783Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1783Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1783Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.6.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1792Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £19255.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793CommissionedBWAS-1714
20.3.1793Sailed with a convoy for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1794Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
23.5.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1797RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1797Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1802Refitted as a Unrated Powder Magazine
10.1805Receiving ship at Cork, not in commissionBWAS-1714
10.1805Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
12.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1806Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1714
30.8.1806Sailed with a convoy for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
7.1807HomeBWAS-1714
12.1807Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1808Commissioned as a prison hulk in the MedwayBWAS-1714
3.1808Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
1814In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
8.1814Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.1814Refitted as a Unrated Sheer Hulk
9.1814Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14147.0.0dBWAS-1714
31.5.1832Sold at Deptford to John Levy for £1,830 to be broken upBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Friday 24th of May 2019 07:30CyWilliam Scott
Friday 24th of May 2019 05:52Rosie DrysdaleWilliam Scott
Thursday 23rd of May 2019 15:34Tom KeefeDavid Phipps
Thursday 23rd of May 2019 15:03CyBritish ship 'Prudent Mary' (1672) (6)
Thursday 23rd of May 2019 13:42Barry M WatsonBritish ship 'Prudent Mary' (1672) (6)