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 Ship Commanders

15.5.1790 - 12.10.1790CaptainSir Roger Curtis (1746-1816): on board from 21.5.1790 Transfered ADM 6/24/30BWAS-171412.10.1790 - 28.12.1790Captain Hugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798) ADM 6/24/75ref:6167.2.1793 - 3.4.1794Captain Hugh 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 - 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 - 17.3.1800Captain Andrew Todd (d.1803)BWAS-17147.1799 - 14.7.1799Captain George BarkerNBD1849

4 Flag Officers

5.1790 - 10.1790Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792)BWAS-171429.5.1790 - 10.1790Admiral of the WhiteLord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799) ADM 107/3/138ref:16127.2.1793 - 1796Admiral of the WhiteLord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799) Transfered ADM 6/24/206BWAS-17146.1799 - 17.3.1800Vice-Admiral of the RedLord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith) (1745/46-1823)BWAS-1714

21 Commissioned Officers

23.7.1790 - 6.10.1790Eighth LieutenantLord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies) (1768-1834) ADM 6/24/55ADM 6/247.10.1790 - 1790Sixth LieutenantLord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies) (1768-1834) ADM 6/24/74ADM 6/247.10.1790 - 1790Seventh Lieutenant James Young (1762-1833) ADM 6/24/74ADM 6/247.10.1790 - 1790Eighth Lieutenant James Coutts Crawford ADM 6/24/74ADM 6/2428.5.1793 - 1794Ninth Lieutenant Edward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:6161794Lieutenant John CrockettADM 171/81794 - 23.6.1794Acting Lieutenant James M'FarlaneTNC1794First Lieutenant John CochetTNC1794Second Lieutenant Thomas Larcom (d.1804)TNC1794Third Lieutenant Walter Locke (d.1835)TNC1794Fifth Lieutenant Bernard Hale (d.1802)TNC1794 - 1.6.1794Seventh Lieutenant Roger Randall Rawlance (d.1794)† Discharged DeadTNC1794 - 3.7.1794Seventh Lieutenant Henry Raper (1767-1845)TNC1794Eighth Lieutenant Richard Bagot (d.1798)TNC5.1794 - 6.10.1794Lieutenant Edward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:61623.6.1794 - 1794Lieutenant James M'FarlaneTNC23.6.1794 - 23.6.1795First Lieutenant James Bowen (1751-1835)ref:61627.5.1795 - 29.5.1795Lieutenant Edward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)ref:61618.4.1797 - 15.7.1797Lieutenant John Ayscough (1775-1864) ADM 196/3/4NBD18498.1798Lieutenant John Surman Carden (1771-1858)ref:61617.3.1803First Lieutenant William Bainbridge (d.1803)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

1793 - 22.6.1794Master James Bowen (1751-1835)ref:6167.9.1799 - 10.4.1800Chaplain Samuel ColeADM 29-1

10 Petty Officers

10.1789 - 2.11.1790Midshipman Henry Blackwood (1770-1832)ref:6162.1793 - 27.5.1793Midshipman Edward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:6161794Midshipman Graham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)ADM 171/84.1794 - 22.9.1794Midshipman James Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6167.1794 - 25.9.1794Midshipman Patrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:61628.7.1794 - 20.10.1794Midshipman John Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO8.1794 - 26.5.1795Midshipman Edward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)ref:6168.12.1794 - 14.2.1795Midshipman John Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO14.7.1797 - 13.9.1797Midshipman Parkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO14.9.1797 - 24.5.1798Master's Mate Parkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO

23 Crewmen

1.7.1793 - 6.1799Quarter Gunner James StantonADM 171/81794Able Seaman John LevittADM 171/81794Able Seaman Christopher Strachey (1778-?)ADM 171/81794Able Seaman James DrewADM 171/81794Able Seaman John RichardsonADM 171/81794Able Seaman Henry CraddockADM 171/81794Able Seaman John PetersonADM 171/81794Able Seaman Thomas PaineADM 171/81794 - 1795Able Seaman Samuel BoultonADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman James WheelerADM 171/81794Landman Thomas DyerADM 171/81794Landman Walter NancarrowADM 171/81794Landman James McGennissADM 171/81794Landman George BlackADM 171/81794Landman George McGeeADM 171/81794Captain's Servant James HannahADM 171/81794Captain's Servant James LockADM 171/81794Lieutenant's Servant Martin BlakeADM 171/81794Carpenter's Crew John ColepackADM 171/84.7.1794 - 27.7.1794Able Seaman John Pilfold (1769-1834)NAO17953rd Class Boy John ColepackADM 171/82.6.1795 - 1797Captain's Servant Lucius Curtis (1786-?)NBD184912.8.1795 - 6.17971st Class Volunteer Edward BurtNBD1849

1 Marine

1794Private, 2nd Regiment of Foot William 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


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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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