Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCrown ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1816BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 5"Imperial Feet48.7701 
Length of Keel131' 5"Imperial Feet39.9329 
Breadth44' 10"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold19' 5 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Aft18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,405 894Tons BM 


15.3.1782Broadside 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
1779500Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers

8.3.1782 - 12.4.1783Captain Samuel Reeve (c.1732-1803) ADM 6/22/422BWAS-171412.4.1783 - 21.4.1786Captain Samuel Reeve (c.1732-1803) ADM 6/23/48ADM 6/2313.9.1786 - 4.10.1786Captain Skeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814) ADM 6/23/354ADM 6/234.10.1786 - 6.10.1788Captain Charles Morice Pole (1757-1830) ADM 6/23/358BWAS-17147.10.1788 - 5.3.1790Captain James Cornwallis (d.1798): on board from 12.10.1788 ADM 6/23/480BWAS-17145.3.1790 - 31.5.1791Captain Maurice Delgarno (d.1790) ADM 6/24/148
Commission confirmed 1.12.1791
31.5.1791 - 9.11.1791Captain Lawrence William Halstead ADM 6/24/153BWAS-17149.11.1791 - 5.6.1792Captain Robert Manners Sutton (d.1794) ADM 6/24/168
Commission confirmed 18.6.1792
ADM 6/24
6.1798 - 9.1801Lieutenant John BakerBWAS-17149.1801 - 1802Lieutenant Benjamin LeighBWAS-17146.1806 - 12.1806Lieutenant John Smith (d.1806)BWAS-17141807 - 1811Lieutenant James RoseBWAS-17141812 - 1814Lieutenant William Wickham (d.1816)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

10.11.1788 - 11.1790CommodoreThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers

12.4.1783 - 4.10.1783First Lieutenant Samuel Edwards ADM 6/23/48ADM 6/2312.4.1783 - 15.4.1783Second Lieutenant William Bedford ADM 6/23/48ADM 6/2315.4.1783 - 2.5.1783Second Lieutenant John Bluett (d.1793) ADM 6/23/50ADM 6/2315.4.1783 - 14.5.1783Third Lieutenant William Bedford ADM 6/23/50ADM 6/2314.5.1783 - 21.4.1786Second Lieutenant William Bedford ADM 6/23/67ADM 6/234.10.1783 - 21.4.1786First Lieutenant John Lawford (1756-1842) ADM 6/23/148ADM 6/231792 - 5.1792Lieutenant Hugh Downman (1765-1858)WWNH

8 Petty Officers

12.11.1788 - 1793Midshipman Edward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)ref:6161789 - 25.10.1790Midshipman Charles Wollaston (1777-1845)NBD18491.1789 - 10.1790Midshipman Christopher Cole (1770-1836)ref:6161.1.1789 - 5.6.1792Midshipman John Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO18.1.1789 - 8.11.1791Midshipman Richard King (1774-1834)NAO1.10.1790 - 8.11.1791Midshipman Edward Brace (1770-1843)WWNH1791 - 1792Midshipman Richard Byron (1769-1837)ref:6161792 - 1.10.1792Midshipman Richard Byron (1769-1837)ref:616

3 Crewmen

12.10.1788 - 1.10.1790Able Seaman Edward Brace (1770-1843)WWNH15.10.1788 - 31.12.1788Able Seaman John Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO5.1790 - 17921st Class Volunteer Charles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD1849

Service History

15.3.1782Completed at a cost of £25361.19.2dBWAS-1714
17.3.1782Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
18.5.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £12509.19.4dBWAS-1714
7.1782In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
22.7.1782Took the Cutter Le Pigmy (10)
11.9.1782Sailed to cruise of LisbonBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
4.1784Paid off and then recommissioned as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
4.1784refitting at Unknown at a cost of £2808.0.0dBWAS-1714

Paid off

5.1786Began coppering at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
9.1786Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
6.1787Completed coppering at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £3469.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1788Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714

Paid off

11.1788Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2742.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.2.1789Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714

Paid off

5.1798fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4030.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1798Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
4.1802Refitted as a Unrated Powder Hulk
6.1806Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
1815In ordinaryBWAS-1714
3.1816Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 

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