Queen Charlotte

Nominal Guns100BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.9.1785BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRoyal George ClassBWAS-1793
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


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


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

8 Commanding Officers

15.5.1790 - 12.10.1790CaptainSir Roger Curtis (1746-1816): on board from 21.5.1790 ADM 6/24/30BWAS-171412.10.1790 - 28.12.1790CaptainHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798) ADM 6/24/75ref:6167.2.1793 - 3.4.1794First CaptainSir Roger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/24/205BWAS-17147.2.1793 - 3.4.1794CaptainHugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798) ADM 6/24/205BWAS-171431.3.1794 - 3.7.1794CaptainSir 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

5.1790 - 10.1790Admiral of the WhiteLord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799) ADM 107/3/138BWAS-17145.1790 - 10.1790Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792)BWAS-17147.2.1793 - 1796Admiral 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

28.5.1793 - 1794Ninth LieutenantEdward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:6161794LieutenantJohn CrockettADM 171/81794 - 23.6.1794Acting LieutenantJames M'FarlaneTNC1794First LieutenantJohn CochetTNC1794Second LieutenantThomas Larcom (d.1804)TNC1794Third LieutenantWalter Locke (d.1835)TNC1794Fifth LieutenantBernard Hale (d.1802)TNC1794 - 1.6.1794Seventh LieutenantRoger Randall Rawlance (d.1794)TNC1794 - 3.7.1794Seventh LieutenantHenry Raper (1767-1845)TNC1794Eighth LieutenantRichard Bagot (d.1798)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:61618.4.1797 - 15.7.1797LieutenantJohn Ayscough (1775-1864) ADM 196/3/4NBD18498.1798LieutenantJohn Surman Carden (1771-1858)ref:61617.3.1803First LieutenantWilliam Bainbridge (d.1803)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

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

10 Petty Officers

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

1.7.1793 - 6.1799Quarter GunnerJames StantonADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJames HannahADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn RichardsonADM 171/81794LandmanThomas DyerADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn PetersonADM 171/81794Able SeamanJames DrewADM 171/81794Able SeamanThomas PaineADM 171/81794Able SeamanHenry CraddockADM 171/81794LandmanWalter NancarrowADM 171/81794Carpenter's CrewJohn ColepackADM 171/81794LandmanJames McGennissADM 171/81794LandmanGeorge McGeeADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJames WheelerADM 171/81794Lieutenant's ServantMartin BlakeADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJames LockADM 171/81794Able SeamanChristopher Strachey (1778-?)ADM 171/81794LandmanGeorge BlackADM 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

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

Service History

5.1790Commissioned for the Spanish Armament and paid off later in the yearBWAS-1793
28.12.1790Paid offADM 51
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

Sailed from Portsmouth

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


Previous comments on this page

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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