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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.2.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1778BWAS-1714
Launched6.12.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlbion Class - Modified (1777)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BarnardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1705-1784
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1806BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel138' 10"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth47' 2"Imperial Feet14.3329 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Draught Forward11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Draught Aft15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen1,642 8294Tons BM 

Armament


6.12.1782Broadside 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
1777600Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.12.1782 - 20.3.1783Captain
The Hon. George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1796
ADM 6/22/550
ADM 6/22
20.3.1783 - 22.6.1785Commodore
George BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
: on board from 25.3.1783 ADM 6/23/37
BWAS-1714
22.6.1785 - 28.3.1788Captain
Sir Andrew Snape Hamond (1st Baronet of Holly Grove)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/23/285
BWAS-1714
26.4.1793 - 3.5.1794Captain
John HenryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1812
: on board from 3.5.1793 ADM 6/24/233
BWAS-1714
9.12.1794 - 26.12.1794Captain
John Leigh DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
ADM 6/25/114
BWAS-1714
26.12.1794 - 4.6.1795Captain
Richard GrindallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1714
6.1795 - 3.1798Captain
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ODNB
3.1798 - 6.1798Captain
Robert PlampinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1714
6.1798 - 8.1798Captain
Edward William Campbell Rich OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
ODNB
4.1801 - 7.1801Captain
William BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1814
BWAS-1714
7.1801 - 27.5.1802Captain
Christopher ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1802
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.2.1797 - 20.2.1797Commodore
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
BWAS-1714
20.2.1797 - 3.1797Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
ODNB

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.4.1783 - 7.4.1783Second Lieutenant
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
ADM 6/23/44
ADM 6/23
7.4.1783 - 1783Third Lieutenant
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
ADM 6/23/46
ADM 6/23
7.4.1783 - 1.11.1785Fourth Lieutenant
Solomon FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1801
Transfered ADM 6/23/46
ADM 6/23
6.11.1801 - 5.7.1803Lieutenant
Samuel BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1842
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1790 - 1790Boatswain
William ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1790
ADM 6/24/93
ADM 6/24
30.3.1794 - 6.12.1794Master
Thomas PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
ADM 29-1
2.10.1795 - 11.1.1796Chaplain
William PargeterBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1795-1802
ADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
29.12.1782 - 1.3.1783Midshipman
Henry William BayntunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1837
ref:616
aft.24.6.1795 - 1795Midshipman
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849
1797 - 1799Midshipman
William BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849

6 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1783 - 1787Boy
John BroughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1831
NBD1849
1785 - 1789Captain's Servant
Richard KevernBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1827
NBD1849
1794Gunner
James HoskenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
John OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
George FarthingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1795Able Seaman
Robert AtwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
17942nd Lieutenant of Marines
Thomas HallsBritish
Marine
Service 1794-1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1783Commissioned as guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
9.1787Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
26.9.1787Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £30570.12.3dBWAS-1714
26.9.1787Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14824.11.6dBWAS-1714
28.3.1788

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1789Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1791Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7994.17.9dBWAS-1714
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1793fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2574.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.11.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1.1794Operations against San Domingo
2.2.1794At MatiniqueBWAS-1714
6.1794At Port-au-PrinceBWAS-1714
20.11.1794

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1794RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1795refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10297.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
4.1.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
26.4.1797Action of 1797-04-26
26.4.1797Took the Frigate
Ninfa (34) 1795-1797
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

8.11.1797

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1798At DeptfordODNB
3.1801Began repairs at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1801Completed repairs at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £18271.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1803fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.1806Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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