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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.10.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1780BWAS-1714
Launched21.12.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1783
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCrown Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor StaresBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt11.4.1794BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 8"Imperial Feet48.7714 
Length of Keel131' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet39.9479 
Breadth44' 7 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 4 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Burthen1,397 8294Tons BM 

Armament


21.12.1782Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779500Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1783 - 3.1786CaptainHarry Harmood (1739-1809)BWAS-17146.1786 - 2.1788CaptainFrancis John Hartwell (1757-1831)BWAS-17142.1793 - 11.4.1794CaptainRobert Manners Sutton (d.1794)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
21.12.1782Completed at Bursledon at a cost of £25343.18.11dBWAS-1714
24.12.1782Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1783Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
27.8.1783Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £13694.16.7dBWAS-1714
3.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1786Recommissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1788Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1789Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £19042.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1789Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1790Recommissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
8.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5595.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1793fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5595.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.10.1793Attack on Mortello TowerBWAS-1714
11.4.1794Blew up off Villefranche with no survivorsBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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Posted by Janet Bott on Monday 28th of May 2018 03:01

I understand that Henry Quinton [1759-1794] who was born into a sea faring Great Yarmouth family was one of the crew on board. Jan

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