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Queen Charlotte

52
Nominal Guns100BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.12.1782BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.9.1785BWAS-1793
Named21.1.1783BWAS-1793
Launched15.4.1790BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRoyal George Class (1782)BWAS-1793
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Burnt17.3.1800BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck190' 0"Imperial Feet57.912 
Length of Keel156' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet47.5583 
Breadth52' 5 ½"Imperial Feet15.8623 
Moulded Breadth190' 0"Imperial Feet57.912 
Depth in Hold22' 4"Imperial Feet6.7564 
Draught Forward14' 11"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Draught Aft19' 3"Imperial Feet5.7997 
Burthen2,286 3494Tons BM 

Armament


1790Broadside Weight = 1158 Imperial Pound ( 525.153 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1790850EstablishmentBWAS-1714

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.5.1790 - 1.8.1790Captain
Sir Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
: on board from 21.5.1790 Transfered ADM 6/24/30
BWAS-1714
12.10.1790 - 28.12.1790Captain
Hugh Cloberry ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
ADM 6/24/75
ref:616
7.2.1793 - 3.4.1794Captain
Hugh Cloberry ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
ADM 6/24/205
BWAS-1714
7.2.1793 - 3.4.1794First Captain
Sir Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
ADM 6/24/205
BWAS-1714
31.3.1794 - 3.7.1794Captain
Sir Andrew Snape DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1797
: on board from 8.4.1794 ADM 6/25/25
BWAS-1714
11.7.1794 - 1795First Captain
Sir Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
ADM 6/25/60
ADM 6/25
6.1799 - 17.3.1800Captain
Andrew ToddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1800
BWAS-1714
7.1799 - 14.7.1799Captain
George BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1825
NBD1849

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1790 - 10.1790Rear-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. John Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
BWAS-1714
29.5.1790 - 10.1790Admiral of the White
Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
ADM 107/3/138
ref:1612
7.2.1793 - 1796Admiral of the White
Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
Transfered ADM 6/24/206
BWAS-1714
6.1799 - 17.3.1800Vice-Admiral of the Red
Lord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1815
BWAS-1714

21 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.7.1790 - 6.10.1790Eighth Lieutenant
Lord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
ADM 6/24/55
ADM 6/24
7.10.1790 - 1790Sixth Lieutenant
Lord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
ADM 6/24/74
ADM 6/24
7.10.1790 - 1790Seventh Lieutenant
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1825
ADM 6/24/74
ADM 6/24
7.10.1790 - 1790Eighth Lieutenant
James Coutts CrawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1813
ADM 6/24/74
ADM 6/24
28.5.1793 - 1794Ninth Lieutenant
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
ref:616
1794Lieutenant
John CrockettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794 - 23.6.1794Acting Lieutenant
James M'FarlaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1803
TNC
1794First Lieutenant
John CochetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
TNC
1794Second Lieutenant
Thomas LarcomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1804
TNC
1794Third Lieutenant
Walter LockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
TNC
1794Fifth Lieutenant
Bernard HaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
TNC
1794 - 1.6.1794Seventh Lieutenant
Roger Randall RawlanceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
† Discharged Dead
TNC
1794 - 3.7.1794Seventh Lieutenant
Henry RaperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1841
TNC
1794Eighth Lieutenant
Richard BagotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
TNC
5.1794 - 6.10.1794Lieutenant
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
ref:616
23.6.1794 - 1794Lieutenant
James M'FarlaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1803
TNC
23.6.1794 - 23.6.1795First Lieutenant
James BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
ref:616
27.5.1795 - 29.5.1795Lieutenant
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ref:616
18.4.1797 - 15.7.1797Lieutenant
John AyscoughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1849
ADM 196/3/4
NBD1849
8.1798Lieutenant
John Surman CardenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1855
ref:616
17.3.1803First Lieutenant
William BainbridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1803
NBD1849

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.10.1790 - 1790Chaplain
John ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/77
ADM 6/24
1793 - 22.6.1794Master
James BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
ref:616
1794 - 1.6.1794Surgeon
William MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1779-1794
ref:1665
7.9.1799 - 10.4.1800Chaplain
Samuel ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1790-1802
ADM 29-1

10 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1789 - 2.11.1790Midshipman
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
ref:616
2.1793 - 27.5.1793Midshipman
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
ref:616
1794Midshipman
Graham Eden HamondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1836
ADM 171/8
4.1794 - 22.9.1794Midshipman
James BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
ref:616
7.1794 - 25.9.1794Midshipman
Patrick CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1830
ref:616
28.7.1794 - 20.10.1794Midshipman
John PilfoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1805
NAO
8.1794 - 26.5.1795Midshipman
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ref:616
8.12.1794 - 14.2.1795Midshipman
John PilfoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1805
NAO
14.7.1797 - 13.9.1797Midshipman
Parkins PrynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
NAO
14.9.1797 - 24.5.1798Master's Mate
Parkins PrynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
NAO

24 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.6.1790 - 28.12.1790Able Seaman
John GoodrichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
ADM 29/8
1.7.1793 - 6.1799Quarter Gunner
James StantonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
John LevittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
James DrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Henry CraddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Christopher StracheyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
John RichardsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
John PetersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Thomas PaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794 - 1795Able Seaman
Samuel BoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
James WheelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1795
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Thomas DyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
George BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Walter NancarrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
James McGennissBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
George McGeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
James LockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
James HannahBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Lieutenant's Servant
Martin BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Carpenter's Crew
John ColepackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1795
ADM 171/8
4.7.1794 - 27.7.1794Able Seaman
John PilfoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1805
NAO
17953rd Class Boy
John ColepackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1795
ADM 171/8
2.6.1795 - 1797Captain's Servant
Lucius CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1864
NBD1849
12.8.1795 - 6.17971st Class Volunteer
Edward BurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1794Private, 2nd Regiment of Foot
William ShawBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1790Commissioned for the Spanish Armament and paid off later in the yearBWAS-1793
28.12.1790Paid offADM 51
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
1.5.1795Two men were killed and one wounded by shot fired when the
Boyne (98) 1790-1795
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
burnt and exploded in Portsmouth harbour.

23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
28.1.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
17.3.1800Burnt off Livorno by accident, about 690 people diedBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Alllan van de Graafff on Saturday 21st of May 2016 17:18

I have a copy of a journaal from 1729 of it,
the Starrenburgh, captain; Cornelis van de Graaff.
I looking for a drawing of the Starrenburgh.


Posted by Robert Boon on Friday 20th of May 2016 20:41

The Naval Chronicle Vol III (January to July 1800) in an article 'Loss of the Queen Charlotte'[pages 299 - 302] gives a list of the officers and ship's company that survived the loss of the ship

Available as an e-book on Google books

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