Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Hector' (1755) (74)
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassHector ClassNNF-1715
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
National RatePremier RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 2 ½"Imperial Feet51.8287 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth48' 2 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold18' 11"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen1,780 1194Tons BM 


12.4.1782Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)NNF-1715
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
5.1782600 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer

13.4.1782 - 3.10.1782CaptainJohn Bourchier (1747-1808) ADM 6/23/26
Commission confirmed 21.2.1783

1 Petty Officer

1783 - 1784MidshipmanWilliam Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)RNB1823

Service History

25.7.1782Sailed for EnglandBWAS-1714
5.9.1782Action of 1782-09-05
3.10.1782Abandoned in a sinking state after a hurricane off NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
29.1.1783Registered retrospectivly to 1782/04/13BWAS-1714


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