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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.10.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1779BWAS-1714
Launched15.3.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCrown Class (1779)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1743-1810
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.3.1782 - 12.4.1783Captain
Samuel ReeveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1799
ADM 6/22/422
BWAS-1714
12.4.1783 - 21.4.1786Captain
Samuel ReeveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1799
ADM 6/23/48
ADM 6/23
13.9.1786 - 4.10.1786Captain
Skeffington LutwidgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1810
Transfered ADM 6/23/354
ADM 6/23
4.10.1786 - 6.10.1788Captain
Charles Morice PoleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1830
ADM 6/23/358
BWAS-1714
7.10.1788 - 5.3.1790Captain
James CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1790
: on board from 12.10.1788 ADM 6/23/480
BWAS-1714
5.3.1790 - 31.5.1791Captain
Maurice DelgarnoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1796
ADM 6/24/148
Confirmed 1.12.1791
BWAS-1714
31.5.1791 - 19.10.1791Acting Captain
Lawrence William HalsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/153
BWAS-1714
9.11.1791 - 5.6.1792Captain
Robert Manners SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1795
ADM 6/24/168
Confirmed 18.6.1792
ADM 6/24
6.1798 - 9.1801Lieutenant
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1801
BWAS-1714
9.1801 - 1802Lieutenant
Benjamin LeighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1802
BWAS-1714
6.1806 - 12.1806Lieutenant
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
BWAS-1714
1807 - 1811Lieutenant
James RoseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
BWAS-1714
1812 - 1814Lieutenant
William WickhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1814
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1788 - 11.1790Commodore
The Hon. William CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1807
BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.4.1783 - 4.10.1783First Lieutenant
Samuel EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1791
ADM 6/23/48
ADM 6/23
12.4.1783 - 15.4.1783Second Lieutenant
William BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 6/23/48
ADM 6/23
15.4.1783 - 2.5.1783Second Lieutenant
John BluettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1790
Transfered ADM 6/23/50
ADM 6/23
15.4.1783 - 14.5.1783Third Lieutenant
William BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 6/23/50
ADM 6/23
14.5.1783 - 21.4.1786Second Lieutenant
William BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 6/23/67
ADM 6/23
4.10.1783 - 21.4.1786First Lieutenant
John LawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1832
ADM 6/23/148
ADM 6/23
1792 - 5.1792Lieutenant
Hugh DownmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1847
WWNH

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1783 - 17.4.1793Boatswain
George JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1779-1822
ADM 29/8

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.11.1788 - 1793Midshipman
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ref:616
1789 - 25.10.1790Midshipman
Charles WollastonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1841
NBD1849
1.1789 - 10.1790Midshipman
Christopher ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1828
ref:616
1.1.1789 - 5.6.1792Midshipman
John PilfoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1805
NAO
18.1.1789 - 8.11.1791Midshipman
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
NAO
1.10.1790 - 8.11.1791Midshipman
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
WWNH
1791 - 1792Midshipman
Richard ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ref:616
1792 - 1.10.1792Midshipman
Richard ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ref:616

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.10.1788 - 1.10.1790Able Seaman
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
WWNH
15.10.1788 - 31.12.1788Able Seaman
John PilfoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1805
NAO
5.1790 - 17921st Class Volunteer
Charles Philip Butler BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1910
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
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) 1781-1782
French 10 Gun
Unrated Cutter

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
21.4.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
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
6.10.1788

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1788Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2742.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.2.1789Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
5.6.1792

Paid off

BWAS-1714
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


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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