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3924
Nominal Guns64
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.8.1780
Keel Laid Down11.1782
Acquired9.3.1784
First Commissioned3.1789
ShipyardGravesend - Kent
Ship ClassSaint Albans Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)
ConstructorWilliam Cleverley
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1.1801

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 0"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel131' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet39.9479 
Breadth44' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet13.4303 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Draught Forward11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,387 8694Tons BM 

Armament


9.3.1784Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.1.1761500Design Complement
1794491 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.3.1789 - 15.10.1790CaptainThomas West ADM 6/23/516BWAS-171415.10.1790 - 14.9.1792CaptainEdmund Dodd (1734-1815) ADM 6/24/78ADM 6/241.1796 - 7.1800CaptainWilliam Bligh (1754-1817)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1796 - 26.10.1796Acting LieutenantFrancis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.4.1789 - 29.10.1790MasterWilliam Bray (d.1808)ADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
9.3.1784Completed at Gravesend - Kent at a cost of £27278.17.6dBWAS-1714
14.3.1784Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
23.7.1784Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7420.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1789Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1789Commissioned as a guard ship in the MedwayBWAS-1714
7.1789Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2643.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1790Began fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
6.1790Completed fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
4.1794Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
4.1794fitting at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £1008.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1795Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
3.1795Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £40775.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
7.1800Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1801Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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