Warrior

389
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.7.1773BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1773BWAS-1714
Launched18.10.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlfred Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge WhiteBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up11.12.1857BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck169' 0"Imperial Feet51.5112 
Length of Keel138' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet42.0815 
Breadth47' 3"Imperial Feet14.3365 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,641 4894Tons BM 

Armament


18.10.1781Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
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
1772600Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1781 - 12.7.1782CaptainSir James Wallace (c.1732-1803): on board from 26.10.1781 ADM 6/22/351BWAS-171412.7.1782 - 28.6.1783CaptainJohn Symons (c.1732-1799) ADM 6/23/93
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 9.7.1783
BWAS-1714
10.9.1790 - 2.12.1790CaptainThe Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794) ADM 6/24/66ADM 6/243.1797 - 4.1797CaptainHenry Trollope (1756-1839)BWAS-17144.1797 - 5.1799CaptainHenry Savage (d.1823)BWAS-17145.1799 - 1802CaptainCharles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-17145.1804 - 5.1805CaptainWilliam Bligh (1754-1817)BWAS-17145.1805 - 4.1806CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-17144.1806 - 1811CaptainJohn William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-171410.1811 - 9.1814CaptainGeorge ByngBWAS-17149.1814 - 27.9.1815CaptainJohn Tremayne RoddBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1815 - 9.1815Rear-Admiral of the BlueJohn Erskine Douglas (1758-1847)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.5.1804 - 6.3.1805LieutenantAlexander BoyackNBD18497.5.1805 - 13.6.1807LieutenantEdward Thomas Crouch (d.1846)NBD184913.1.1809 - 4.5.1810Acting LieutenantThomas Beer (1787-1867)NBD184929.3.1809 - 3.1810LieutenantDonat Henry O'Brien (1785-?)NBD18494.5.1810 - 28.4.1811LieutenantThomas Beer (1787-1867)NBD184923.10.1811 - 8.1.1814First LieutenantJohn Kains (1788-?)NBD18491.1814 - 9.1815LieutenantWilliam Edward Curlewis (1789-1847)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1811 - 7.1815MidshipmanRobert Ross Achmuty (d.1844)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
16.12.1781Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
5.9.1782At New YorkBWAS-1714
24.10.1782Sailed from New YorkBWAS-1714
28.6.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1784Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1784Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
7.1784Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.12.1790Paid offADM 51
9.1796Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1797RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1797Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.4.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1799In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1801In the BalticBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
2.1802Arrived at JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.1802Left JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.1803Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1804RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1804Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £64006.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
12.1806Flagship in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1809Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
24.6.1809Operations in the Bay of Naples
8.1811Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1811Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
11.1811Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1814At JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.1815Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
27.9.1815Paid offADM 51
8.1819Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
8.1819fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1831fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1832Receiving ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
6.1839Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1840Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.12.1857Break up completed at Woolwich DYBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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