Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.6.1778BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHarwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1832B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 10"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel131' 1"Imperial Feet39.9296 
Breadth44' 5"Imperial Feet13.443 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward11' 11"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Draught Aft16' 7"Imperial Feet4.9064 
Burthen1,375 4794Tons BM 


19.12.1782Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
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
1777500Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers

3.1783 - 3.1786CaptainThomas Symonds (d.1792)BWAS-17142.1793 - bef.6.1795CaptainAndrew Sutherland (d.1795)BWAS-17141795 - 1796CaptainCharles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-17141796 - 1798CaptainGeorge Henry Towry (1767-1809)BWAS-17141799 - 1800CaptainJohn DawsonBWAS-171413.1.1800 - 1801CaptainSir Thomas LivingstonBWAS-17141801 - 4.1802CaptainJohn LarmourBWAS-171412.1804 - 5.1805CaptainHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-17145.1805 - 1.1806CaptainCharles Grant (1770-1824)BWAS-17141.1806 - 8.1806CaptainHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-17148.1806 - 1808CaptainSamuel Warren (d.1839)BWAS-17146.1810 - 5.1813CaptainJohn PhillimoreBWAS-17145.1813 - 12.1814CaptainJohn Martin HanchettBWAS-17148.1813 - 9.3.1814Acting CaptainHenry Dilkes Byng (1781-1860)NBD1849

3 Flag Officers

8.1796CommodoreHoratio Nelson (1758-1805)BWAS-17141.1806 - 8.1806CommodoreHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-17148.1806 - 1808Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCharles Stirling (1760-1833)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

1795LieutenantWilliam Barnham RiderADM 171/8

1 Warrant Officer

4.3.1793 - 27.10.1795MasterAlexander CarrADM29-1

4 Petty Officers

1795MidshipmanRobert JulyanADM 171/81795 - 1796MidshipmanThomas Briggs (1780-1852)NBD18491808MidshipmanJosiah OakeNBD18494.1813 - 1814Master's MateWilliam Boyle CrookeNBD1849

6 Crewmen

1795Ordinary SeamanHugh McQuinnADM 171/81795Able SeamanEdward HodgeADM 171/81795Able SeamanHumphrey FryADM 171/81795Ordinary SeamanJohn ClarkeADM 171/81795BoyChristopher BantADM 171/817953rd Class BoyWilliam WalkerADM 171/8

Service History

3.1783Commissioned as a guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
19.7.1783Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £36401.9.8dBWAS-1714
1784Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
4.1784repairs at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1547.3.4dBWAS-1714
3.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1790Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1790Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £7706.0.3dBWAS-1714
1.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £5053.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.10.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1794Toulon operationsBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
4.1796Off GenoaBWAS-1714
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
4.1797Blockade of CadizBWAS-1714
4.1798Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1798Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £7412.0.0dBWAS-1714
1799Refitted as a Troop Ship

Sailed from Portsmouth for Dublin with troops, armed en-flute.

5.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1799Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6733.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1800Quiberon Bay operationsBWAS-1714
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
8.3.1801Landings in Aboukir BayBWAS-1714
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1804Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1804Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
12.1804Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1.1805Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.3.1806Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Volontaire (40) at the Cape of Good Hope
30.7.1806Took the Unrated Brig Arrogant off Montivideo
4.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1810Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
7.1810Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1812To the Halifax stationBWAS-1714
22.6.1813Boat attack on Norfolk, VABWAS-1714
5.1815Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1815Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
6.1815Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1822Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
1825Receiving ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1825Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical

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