Illustrious

4840
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 ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Henry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Edgar (1736-1817): on board from 16.5.1790 ADM 6/24/26BWAS-171425.10.1790 - 22.12.1790Captain Robert Watson ADM 6/24/82ADM 6/2426.3.1791 - 22.1.1793Captain Charles Morice Pole (1757-1830) ADM 6/24/112BWAS-171422.1.1793 - 25.3.1795Captain Thomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799) ADM 6/24/196BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.5.1790 - 6.7.1790Fifth Lieutenant George McKinley ADM 6/24/28ADM 6/247.7.1790 - 1790Acting Fourth Lieutenant George McKinley ADM 6/24/47ADM 6/24

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1795Chaplain J G BussellADM 171/81795Surgeon John ReynoldsADM 171/8

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
13.5.1791 - 19.9.1791Midshipman George Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)ref:1795Midshipman Andrew Pellatt GreenADM 171/81806 - 1807Midshipman Richard Bayley BowdenNBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Landman Peter ApplinADM 171/81795Landman Nicholas WhylandADM 171/81795Landman William SymADM 171/81795Landman Richard MerryweatherADM 171/81795Landman William LutonADM 171/8

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1795Private William BakerADM 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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