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
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.5.1790 - 12.10.1790CaptainSir Roger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/24/30BWAS-171412.10.1790 - 28.12.1790CaptainHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798) ADM 6/24/75ref:6167.2.1793 - 3.4.1794CaptainHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798) ADM 6/24/205BWAS-17147.2.1793 - 3.4.1794First CaptainSir Roger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/24/205BWAS-171431.3.1794 - 1797CaptainSir Andrew Snape Douglas (1761-1797): on board from 8.4.1794 ADM 6/25/25BWAS-171411.7.1794 - 1795First CaptainSir Roger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/25/60ADM 6/256.1799 - 17.3.1800CaptainAndrew Todd (d.1803)BWAS-17147.1799 - 14.7.1799CaptainGeorge BarkerNBD1849

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1790 - 10.1790Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792)BWAS-17145.1790 - 10.1790Admiral of the WhiteLord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799)BWAS-17147.2.1793 - 1799Admiral of the WhiteLord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/24/206BWAS-17146.1799 - 17.3.1800Vice-Admiral of the RedLord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith) (1745/46-1823)BWAS-1714

17 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.5.1793 - 1794LieutenantEdward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:6161794LieutenantJohn CrockettADM 171/81794LieutenantRichard Bagot (d.1798)TNC1794LieutenantHenry Raper (1767-1845)TNC1794LieutenantBernard Hale (d.1802)TNC1794 - 23.6.1794Acting LieutenantJames M'FarlaneTNC1794First LieutenantJohn CochetTNC1794Second LieutenantThomas Larcom (d.1804)TNC1794Third LieutenantWalter Locke (d.1835)TNC5.1794 - 6.10.1794LieutenantEdward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:61623.6.1794 - 1794LieutenantJames M'FarlaneTNC23.6.1794 - 23.6.1795First LieutenantJames Bowen (1751-1835)ref:61627.5.1795 - 29.5.1795LieutenantEdward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)ref:6164.1797 - 12.5.1797CommanderJohn Ayscough (1775-1864)NBD18498.1798LieutenantJohn Surman Carden (1771-1858)ref:61617.3.1803First LieutenantWilliam Bainbridge (d.1803)NBD184911.3.1823 - 7.6.1824LieutenantHenry Esch Atkinson (1792-1857)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1793 - 22.6.1794MasterJames Bowen (1751-1835)ref:6167.9.1799 - 10.4.1800ChaplainSamuel ColeADM29-1

10 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1789 - 2.11.1790MidshipmanHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)ref:6162.1793 - 27.5.1793MidshipmanEdward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:6161794MidshipmanGraham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)ADM 171/84.1794 - 22.9.1794MidshipmanJames Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6167.1794 - 25.9.1794MidshipmanPatrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:61628.7.1794 - 20.10.1794MidshipmanJohn Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO8.1794 - 26.5.1795MidshipmanEdward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)ref:6168.12.1794 - 14.2.1795MidshipmanJohn Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO14.7.1797 - 13.9.1797MidshipmanParkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO14.9.1797 - 24.5.1798Master's MateParkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO

23 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.7.1793 - 6.1799Quarter GunnerJames StantonADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn PetersonADM 171/81794Lieutenant's ServantMartin BlakeADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJames HannahADM 171/81794Able SeamanThomas PaineADM 171/81794LandmanGeorge BlackADM 171/81794LandmanThomas DyerADM 171/81794LandmanWalter NancarrowADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJames WheelerADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames DrewADM 171/81794LandmanJames McGennissADM 171/81794Able SeamanChristopher Strachey (1778-?)ADM 171/81794Able SeamanHenry CraddockADM 171/81794LandmanGeorge McGeeADM 171/81794Carpenter's CrewJohn ColepackADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJames LockADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn RichardsonADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn LevittADM 171/81794 - 1795Able SeamanSamuel BoultonADM 171/84.7.1794 - 27.7.1794Able SeamanJohn Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO17953rd Class BoyJohn ColepackADM 171/82.6.1795 - 1797Captain's ServantLucius Curtis (1786-?)NBD184912.8.1795 - 6.17971st Class VolunteerEdward BurtNBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1794Private, 2nd Regiment of FootWilliam ShawADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1790Commissioned for the Spanish Armament and paid off later in the yearBWAS-1793
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) 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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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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