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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 (1765)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John JennerBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1760-1782
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
25.4.1781 - 15.1.1782Captain
William DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
ADM 6/22/278
BWAS-1714
15.1.1782 - 10.1.1783Captain
John HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1791
ADM 6/22/398
BWAS-1714
31.12.1782 - 16.4.1783Captain
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
: on board from 10.1.1783 ADM 6/22/568
BWAS-1714
17.4.1783 - 1.6.1786Captain
Charles HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1792
ADM 6/23/52
BWAS-1714
27.2.1793 - 4.1795Captain
Robert MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
ADM 6/24/214
BWAS-1714
4.1795Captain
Thomas LouisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1807
BWAS-1714
1.4.1795 - 29.2.1796Captain
William ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
BWAS-1714
2.1796 - 5.1796Captain
George GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
BWAS-1714
5.1796Captain
George TrippBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1800
BWAS-1714
5.1796 - 2.1797Captain
Joseph BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1714
11.1797 - 1800Lieutenant
William BeviansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1801
BWAS-1714
9.1801 - 4.1802Lieutenant
John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1802
BWAS-1714
4.1806 - 7.1806Captain
Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
BWAS-1714
7.1806Captain
Samuel WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714
7.1806 - 12.1807Captain
William CumingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1887
BWAS-1714
3.1808 - 1811Lieutenant
John WatherstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1811
BWAS-1714
1812Lieutenant
William MounierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
BWAS-1714
1812 - 1813Lieutenant
Thomas SteventonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1813
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1785Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Mark MilbankeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1802
BWAS-1714
6.1806 - 1.6.1806Rear-Admiral of the White
Charles StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.1.1783 - 28.4.1783First Lieutenant
William OsmondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1783
ADM 6/23/15
ADM 6/23
6.3.1806 - 1807Lieutenant
John BrineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1838
NBD1849
15.5.1806 - 24.6.1807Lieutenant
George William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1834
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.10.1796 - 18.2.1797Master
John DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
ADM 29-1
18.12.1798 - 20.9.1800Master
James PaittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1800
ADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794 - 4.1795Master's Mate
John BurnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1833
NBD1849
6.5.1806 - 6.1806Midshipman
Timothy CarewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849
12.1806 - 1807Midshipman
Sackville BurroughsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1814
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.7.1806 - 6.5.18061st Class Volunteer
Timothy CarewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849
14.7.1806 - 18061st Class Volunteer
Josiah OakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1846
NBD1849

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

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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