Bombay Castle

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.7.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1780BWAS-1714
Named17.2.1780BWAS-1714
Launched14.6.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1782
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassElizabeth Class
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked21.12.1796BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel138' 1"Imperial Feet42.0631 
Breadth47' 1"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,628 1994Tons BM 

Armament


14.6.1782Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.12.1765550Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1782 - 19.4.1783CaptainJames Cranston (c.1733-1790)BWAS-171424.4.1783 - 3.2.1785CaptainHerbert Sawyer (d.1798)BWAS-171428.2.1787 - 1788CaptainRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823)BWAS-17141789 - 1790CaptainAnthony James Pye Molloy (d.1815)BWAS-17141790 - 15.9.1791CaptainJohn Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)BWAS-17144.8.1794 - 21.12.1796CaptainThomas SothebyBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1795LieutenantMaltis Lucullus Ryall (d.1795)LMN

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
20.5.1786 - 25.9.1786MasterGeorge Scollough (1748/49-1809)ADM29-114.3.1787 - 9.6.1788MasterGeorge Scollough (1748/49-1809)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.1.1791 - 1791MidshipmanJohn Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1782Commissioned and paid off later in the yearBWAS-1714
19.6.1782Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
19.9.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £13139.9.2dBWAS-1714
4.1783Commissioned as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
8.1783fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.2.1785

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1786Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1787Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £13113.16.6dBWAS-1714
5.1790fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £6540.19.3dBWAS-1714
15.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1792Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1794RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1795Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £32608.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
21.12.1796

Wrecked near the mouth of the River Tagus

BWAS-1714
27.12.1796Wreck abandonedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
LMNLeghorn Merchant NetworksMatteo GiuntiWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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