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Goliath

388
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.2.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down21.2.1778BWAS-1714
Named19.5.1778BWAS-1714
Launched19.10.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class (1774)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Razeed3.1813BWAS-1714
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth46' 9"Imperial Feet14.0589 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Draught Aft17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,604 2794Tons BM 

Armament


19.10.1781Broadside 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

29.12.1806Broadside Weight = 888 Imperial Pound ( 402.708 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.8.1774600Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1781 - 8.4.1783Captain
Sir Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
: on board from 18.11.1781 ADM 6/22/351
BWAS-1714
15.4.1783 - 22.5.1786Captain
Sir Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
: on board from 21.4.1783 ADM 6/23/50
BWAS-1714
9.8.1786 - 18.9.1789Captain
Archibald DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1802
: on board from 12.8.1786 ADM 6/23/349
BWAS-1714
18.9.1789 - 30.9.1789Captain
Sir Andrew Snape DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1797
ADM 6/24/2
BWAS-1714
30.9.1789 - 10.5.1790Captain
Sir Andrew Snape DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1797
Transfered ADM 6/24/4
ADM 6/24
1796 - 3.1797Captain
Sir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1821
BWAS-1714
3.1797 - 7.12.1799Captain
Thomas FoleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
BWAS-1714
6.1801 - 7.1802Captain
William EssingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
7.1802 - 1805Captain
Charles BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
BWAS-1714
1805 - 12.1805Captain
Robert BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
BWAS-1714
12.1805 - 1806Captain
Mathew Henry ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1816
BWAS-1714
2.1807 - 12.12.1808Captain
Peter PugetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1783 - 7.7.1783First Lieutenant
Charles SmythBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
Transfered ADM 6/23/49
ADM 6/23
9.4.1783 - 15.12.1783Second Lieutenant
Francis WheatleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1802
ADM 6/23/49
ADM 6/23
15.12.1783 - 22.5.1786Third Lieutenant
Francis WheatleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1802
ADM 6/23/172
ADM 6/23
30.9.1789 - 14.5.1790First Lieutenant
Solomon FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1801
Transfered ADM 6/24/4
ADM 6/24
18.6.1801 - 1.9.1803First Lieutenant
Robert Benjamin YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1810
NBD1849
1804 - 15.2.1805Lieutenant
Leslie BouldersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
24.11.1804 - 8.3.1805Acting Lieutenant
Samuel WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
ref:574
8.3.1805 - 9.3.1805Lieutenant
Samuel WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
ref:574

9 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.8.1786 - 21.11.1788Midshipman
Richard CurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
RNB1823
3.12.1788 - 7.1792Midshipman
Richard CurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
RNB1823
10.10.1789 - 11.1789Midshipman
James BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1826
ref:616
1803 - 7.1805Midshipman
Edward BoxerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1841
NBD1849
29.10.1803 - 5.1805Midshipman
John Henry BellairsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
3.1804 - 2.1806Midshipman
Henry KentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1822
NBD1849
1807 - 12.1808Midshipman
John Mort BateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1836
NBD1849
3.1807 - 1807Midshipman
John BarnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1841
NBD1849
4.1807 - 8.1808Midshipman
Thomas BaxterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.8.1787 - 1787Captain's Servant
John AyscoughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1849
NBD1849
8.7.1801 - 10.4.18021st Class Volunteer
William BranderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NBD1849
1806 - 1808Able Seaman
Thomas Simonds AkersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NL1865

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
17981st Lieutenant of Marines
Charles HarveyBritish
Marine
Service 1794-1847
ref:929
1798Lieutenant of Marines
William BulkleyBritish
Marine
Service 1798
ref:929

Service History


DateEventSource
31.10.1781Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1.1782Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £38583.11.10dBWAS-1714
11.9.1782Sailed to the Relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
8.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1783fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1786Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1787Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8254.10.5dBWAS-1714
1.1795Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1796Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £21495.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
25.8.1798Took the Ketch
La Torride 1798-1798
French Privateer Ketch
Near Alexandria

1799Blockade of MaltaBWAS-1714
7.12.1799

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1800Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1801Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1803Returned homeBWAS-1714
9.12.1803Boats attacked a convoy off Sables d'OlonneBWAS-1714
15.8.1805Took the Brig-Corvette
La Faune (16) 1804-1805
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
in the Channel

16.8.1805Took the Corvette
La Torche (16) 1795-1805
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette

1806Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1807RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
1808In the BalticBWAS-1714
11.1808Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
1812Moved to Portsmouth and laid 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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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 9th of April 2018 07:26

23 Apr 1803 Leviathan74 Captain Richard Dalling Dunn Rear-AdmiralWhite John Thomas Duckworth, resulting from the court martials at Port Royal, felt it necessary to observe that it appeared that discipline had broken down in the wardroom of the Goliath, particularly regarding Lt Kent, RM's irregular conduct, and made it known that he felt that the First Lieutenants on all the ships under his command would be held responsible for ensuring that good order and officerlike behavour &c were maintained, and that any breaches should be reported to captains and commanding officers, or otherwise answer for his neglect at a court martial.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 9th of April 2018 07:22

14 Apr 1803 Leviathan74 Capt O. Fitzgerald, RM, of the Goliath, was court martialled on board the Ganges at Port Royal, for charges brought against him by Lt B Kent, for sending him a challenge, for treating him with contempt and disrespect, and for defrauding the wardroom mess charges 1 and 2 being in part proved he was dismissed from the Goliath, and rendered incapable of ever serving on full pay in the RM forces.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 9th of April 2018 07:04

13 Apr 1803 Lt C C Dobson, RM, of the Goliath, court martialled on board the Ganges at Port Royal, for ungentlemanlike behaviour, and the charges being proved was dismissed the Goliath.

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