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Majestic

5232
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.7.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1782BWAS-1714
Launched11.2.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.10.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCanada Class - Modified (1781)BWAS-1714
Designed by
William BatelyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1755
BWAS-1714
Constructor
William BarnardBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1735-1795
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 6"Imperial Feet51.8182 
Length of Keel141' 0"Imperial Feet42.9768 
Breadth46' 9 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Aft18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen1,642 894Imperial Feet0.0022 

Armament


3.1793Broadside Weight = 891 Imperial Pound ( 404.0685 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1.1813Broadside Weight = 1042 Imperial Pound ( 472.547 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 42-Pounder Carronade
Forecastle1 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1781550Design Complement

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1790 - 10.1790Captain
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
ADM 6/24/82
BWAS-1714
1.3.1793 - 1.1795Captain
Charles CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
: on board from 6.3.1793 ADM 6/24/215
BWAS-1714
1.1795 - 1.8.1798Captain
George Blagden WestcottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1787
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714
2.10.1798 - 8.10.1798Lieutenant
Robert CuthbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
BWAS-1714
7.1799 - 2.12.1799Captain
George Johnstone HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1815
BWAS-1714
3.1801 - 1.10.1802Captain
Davidge GouldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
: on board from 4.3.1801
BWAS-1714
6.1803 - 6.1804Captain
Amelius BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1890
NBD1849
6.1804Captain
Edward HawkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1831
BWAS-1714
6.1804 - 1805Captain
Amelius BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1890
NBD1849
1805 - 1806Captain
Joseph HanwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
BWAS-1714
1806 - 11.1807Captain
George HartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1811
BWAS-1714
11.1807Captain
Valentine CollardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1714
11.1807 - 10.1808Captain
George HartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1811
BWAS-1714
10.1808 - 1.1809Captain
Mathew ForsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1809
BWAS-1714
1.1809Captain
Frederick WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1847
BWAS-1714
1.1809 - 20.2.1810Captain
Thomas HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1821
BWAS-1714
1.1813 - 24.6.1815Captain
John HayesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
: on board from 23.1.1813
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1795 - 1796Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Benjamin CaldwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1805
BWAS-1714
1796 - 14.6.1796Admiral of the Blue
Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1797
BWAS-1714
1805 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the Red
Thomas Macnamara RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1812
BWAS-1714

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
George BurltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
28.10.1790 - 13.12.1790Second Lieutenant
Ludlow SheilsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
Transfered ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
28.10.1790 - 2.11.1790Fourth Lieutenant
George VaughanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1796
ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
28.10.1790 - 2.11.1790Fifth Lieutenant
Francis Richard StratonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
3.11.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
George VaughanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1796
ADM 6/24/85
ADM 6/24
3.11.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
Francis Richard StratonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
ADM 6/24/85
ADM 6/24
3.11.1790 - 1790Fifth Lieutenant
George Samuel HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1803
ADM 6/24/85
ADM 6/24
1794First Lieutenant
Chapman JacobsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1794
ref:924
1794Third Lieutenant
Bonamy BradbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
ref:738
1798 - 2.10.1798First Lieutenant
Robert CuthbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
TNC
1805 - 7.1807Lieutenant
Samuel BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1812
NBD1849
1807 - 13.10.1807First Lieutenant
Corbet James d'AuvergneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
ref:719
7.2.1807 - 8.5.1810Lieutenant
John BaikieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1814
NBD1849
1.7.1807 - 1808Lieutenant
John KainsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1846
NBD1849

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.3.1793 - 24.6.1795Master
Andrew TraceyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1795
ADM 29-1
1794Surgeon
Leonard GillespieBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1781-1804
ref:924
1794Purser
John C MangerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
David MurdochBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
Richard TamplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
William OrrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
ref:924

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1793 - 1796Midshipman
Christopher William BettyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
NBD1849
1794Master's Mate
Thomas MuirBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1831
ADM 171/8
1795 - 31.10.1795Midshipman
Charles Philip Butler BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1910
NBD1849
18.7.1795 - 7.4.1796Master's Mate
Robinson KittoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820
ADM 29/8
8.3.1799 - 2.12.1799Midshipman
The Hon. William CathcartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1804
NRS020
1808 - 2.1810Midshipman
William AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1864
W033
1813 - 6.1815Midshipman
Charles BrandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1823
NBD1849
4.1813 - 6.1815Midshipman
William Henry WoodhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1815
NBD1849

11 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Able Seaman
John MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Richard BarreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
Thomas WakleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
Robert AxfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
John StarkeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
John PryorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Joseph FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Robert ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Quarter Gunner
Jonathan WrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Quarter Gunner
John BarnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
3.9.1808 - 1.18091st Class Volunteer
Richard BuxtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1829
NBD1849

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Captain, 2nd Regiment of Foot
Charles Ludwig ForchBritish
Marine
Soldier
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Ensign, 2nd Regiment of Foot
Henry HarrisonBritish
Marine
Soldier
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment of Foot
John KingsburyBritish
Marine
Soldier
Service 1794
ref:924

Service History


DateEventSource
11.2.1785Completed at Deptford - London at a cost of £31543.16.4dBWAS-1714
11.2.1785Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1785Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5924.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1785Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.5.1785Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4867.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1790Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1791Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4581.8.5dBWAS-1714
3.1793Returned from the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
4.1797making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7467.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.11.1797Took the Corvette
Bolador (16) 1797-1797
Spanish 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
BG
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
2.12.1799

Paid off

ADM 35
11.2.1802Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1.10.1802

Paid off

ADM 35
31.8.1807Present at the surrender of HeligolandBWAS-1714
10.1808In the BalticBWAS-1714
5.1809Her boats took the 2-gun SpiderBWAS-1714
20.2.1810

Paid off and laid up at Chatham

ADM 35
1.1813Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1813Refitted as a 58 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
5.1813Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.6.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
3.2.1814Took the Frigate
La Terpsichore (44) 1812-1814
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic

22.5.1814Took the Schooner
Dominica (14) 1813-1814
American 14 Gun
Privateer Schooner

15.1.1815Took the Frigate
President (44) 1800-1815
American 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

24.6.1815Paid offADM 35


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.8.1798-1798Saumarez's Squadron 1798
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 19:34

Circa 27 Jun 1803 Mr. Bass, late Purser of the Conquerant, apptd to the Majestic.

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