Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1790
ShipyardHarwich - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph GrahamBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1835BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth46' 11"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,615 7194Tons BM 


27.11.1787Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
25.8.1774550Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers

30.7.1790 - 9.12.1790CaptainJohn Gell (d.1806): on board from 3.8.1790 ADM 6/24/56BWAS-171429.8.1793 - 20.3.1794CaptainThe Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794) ADM 6/24/264BWAS-171420.3.1794 - 15.4.1794CaptainRichard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821) ADM 6/25/21ref:98917.4.1794 - 14.5.1794CaptainJohn Samuel Smith ADM 6/25/33BWAS-171414.5.1794 - 15.5.1794CaptainRichard King (1774-1834)NAO27.5.1794 - 10.1794CaptainJohn Whitby (d.1806) ADM 6/25/45BWAS-171410.1794 - 12.1794CaptainWilliam Mitchell (1746-1816)BWAS-17145.12.1794 - 14.1.1799CaptainCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810): on board from 21.12.1794 ADM 6/25/114BWAS-17147.1799 - 4.1802CaptainRobert Stopford (1768-1847)BWAS-17144.1802 - 5.1802CaptainJohn NashBWAS-17145.1802Acting CaptainRobert TuckerBWAS-17145.1802 - 7.1803CaptainJohn NashBWAS-17147.1803 - 1806CaptainFrank SotheronBWAS-17142.1807 - 1809CaptainJohn West (1774-1862)BWAS-17141844CommanderHenry Bagot (1810-?)NBD1849

1 Flag Officer

3.6.1794 - 6.8.1794Rear-Admiral of the RedThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers

31.10.1793 - 13.6.1794LieutenantThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)ref:6166.1798 - 6.1799LieutenantWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:61624.9.1803 - 16.11.1804LieutenantLucius Curtis (1786-?)NBD184922.1.1806 - 1807LieutenantWilliam Apreece (d.1859)NBD184910.4.1832 - 15.10.1833LieutenantWilliam Hoseason (1801-1877)W02514.4.1832 - 1832LieutenantHenry Bagot (1810-?)NBD18497.11.1832 - 1.3.1834LieutenantGeorge BottNBD184929.10.1840 - 4.3.1845First LieutenantWilliam AustinNBD184915.2.1843 - 16.5.1843LieutenantEdward David AsheNBD18493.8.1844 - 25.1.1845LieutenantHerbert Grey Austen (1816-?)BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

2.11.1786 - 2.8.1790BoatswainDavid OgilvieADM29-1

6 Petty Officers

1794 - 10.1794MidshipmanSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD18491799 - 29.4.1802Master's MateGeorge William BrownNBD18499.1799 - 12.1802MidshipmanJohn Thomas Young (1782-1848)NBD18491.1810 - 3.1810MidshipmanEdwin Ludlow RichNBD184910.1834 - 1836Master's MateJames Crawford Caffin (1812-1883)NBD18491841 - 8.6.1846Master's MateFrancis Beaufort Quin (d.1848)NBD1849

1 Crewman

13.8.1802 - 7.18061st Class VolunteerEdward Brown Addis (1790-1866)NBD1849

Service History

11.1787Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1787Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £29746.16.11dBWAS-1714
12.1787Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8723.15.9dBWAS-1714
9.1790fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5432.1.7dBWAS-1714
9.12.1790Paid offADM 51
6.1794In the ChannelBWAS-1714
6.1794fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7053.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1795Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
14.2.1797Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line San Isidro (74) at the 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
9.1797Flagship at the Blockade of CadizBWAS-1714
14.1.1799Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1799Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13685.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1799Took the Unrated Sloop L'Aréthuse (18) near Lorient
4.1802Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1803Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £14898.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1803Joined the fleet of ToulonBWAS-1714
1806Operations in the Bay of NaplesBWAS-1714
9.1806Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1807Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16267.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.7.1809Attack at Duino
9.4.1810Paid offADM 51
1.1812Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1814Into ordinaryBWAS-1714
1.1814Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £54416.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.5.1820Ordered converted to a Fourth Rate frigate.BWAS-1714
6.1825Receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
6.1825Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
12.1825Converted to a Fourth Rate frigate begun, but not completedBWAS-1714
1830Gunnery training hulk at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:989ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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Posted by Roger Hutchins on Wednesday 1st of August 2018 15:11

Petty Officers: Pascoe Dunn (1786-1826) Master's Mate serving as Acting Lieut on her "off Cadiz" August 1808, when appointed to take the Italian brig prize Ronco to a British port. (ADM 9/5/1401 (1817).

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