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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1784BWAS-1714
Acquired7.7.1789BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1790BWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class (1774)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Henry AdamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1713-1805
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked28.3.1795BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 2"Imperial Feet51.2071 
Length of Keel138' 1"Imperial Feet42.0631 
Breadth46' 11"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,615 5194Tons BM 

Armament


7.7.1789Broadside 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

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1790 - 25.10.1790Captain
Alexander EdgarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1799
: on board from 16.5.1790 ADM 6/24/26
BWAS-1714
25.10.1790 - 22.12.1790Captain
Robert WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24
26.3.1791 - 22.1.1793Captain
Charles Morice PoleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1830
ADM 6/24/112
BWAS-1714
22.1.1793 - 25.3.1795Captain
Thomas Lennox FrederickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1799
ADM 6/24/196
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.5.1790 - 6.7.1790Fifth Lieutenant
George McKinleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
ADM 6/24/28
ADM 6/24
7.7.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
George McKinleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
ADM 6/24/47
ADM 6/24
22.10.1790 - 1790Sixth Lieutenant
Joseph LarcomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ADM 6/24/81
ADM 6/24

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1795Chaplain
J G BussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Surgeon
John ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.5.1791 - Midshipman
George Clark HurdisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1840
NBD1849
13.5.1791 - 19.9.1791Midshipman
George Vandepot CrosbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1815
NBD1849
1795Midshipman
Andrew Pellatt GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1820
ADM 171/8
1806 - 1807Midshipman
Richard Bayley BowdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Landman
Peter ApplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
1795Landman
Nicholas WhylandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
1795Landman
William SymBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Landman
Richard MerryweatherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Landman
William LutonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1795Private
William BakerBritish
Marine
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1790Commissioned for the Spanish Armament. the the Russian ArmamentBWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
18.6.1790Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10318.0.0d
18.6.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4257.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.12.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6962.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
18.3.1795Grounded in a gale near LivornoBWAS-1714
28.3.1795Abandoned and burntBWAS-1714

 

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