Majestic

5232
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.7.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1782BWAS-1714
Launched11.2.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCanada Class - ModifiedBWAS-1714
Designed by William BatelyBWAS-1714
Constructor William Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1790 - 10.1790Captain William Waldegrave (1753-1825) ADM 6/24/82BWAS-17141.3.1793 - 1.1795Captain Charles Cotton (1753-1812): on board from 6.3.1793 ADM 6/24/215BWAS-17141.1795 - 1.8.1798Captain George Blagden Westcott (1753-1798)BWAS-17142.10.1798 - 8.10.1798Lieutenant Robert CuthbertBWAS-17147.1799 - 2.12.1799Captain George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-17143.1801 - 1.10.1802Captain Davidge Gould (1758-1847): on board from 4.3.1801BWAS-17146.1803 - 6.1804Captain Amelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)NBD18496.1804Captain Edward Hawker (d.1860)BWAS-17146.1804 - 1805Captain Amelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)NBD18491805 - 1806Captain Joseph HanwellBWAS-17141806 - 11.1807Captain George HartBWAS-171411.1807Captain Valentine CollardBWAS-171411.1807 - 10.1808Captain George HartBWAS-171410.1808 - 1.1809Captain Mathew ForsterBWAS-17141.1809Captain Frederick WatkinsBWAS-17141.1809 - 20.2.1810Captain Thomas Harvey (1775-1841)BWAS-17141.1813 - 24.6.1815Captain John Hayes: on board from 23.1.1813BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1795 - 1796Vice-Admiral of the Blue Benjamin Caldwell (1739-1820)BWAS-17141796 - 14.6.1796Admiral of the BlueSir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey) (1729-1796)BWAS-17141805 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the Red Thomas Macnamara Russell (1743-1824)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794First Lieutenant Chapman Jacobsref:9241794Third Lieutenant Bonamy Bradby (d.1795)ref:7381798 - 2.10.1798First Lieutenant Robert CuthbertTNC1805 - 7.1807Lieutenant Samuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD18491807 - 13.10.1807First Lieutenant Corbet James D'Auvergne (1765-1825)ref:7197.2.1807 - 8.5.1810Lieutenant John Baikie (1787-1875)NBD18491.7.1807 - 1808Lieutenant John Kains (1788-?)NBD1849

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.3.1793 - 24.6.1795Master Andrew TraceyADM 29-11794Master's Mate Thomas MuirADM 171/81794Surgeon Leonard Gillespieref:9241794Purser John C Mangerref:9241794Gunner David Murdochref:9241794Carpenter Richard Tamplinref:9241794Boatswain William Orrref:924

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1793 - 1796Midshipman Christopher William BettyNBD18491794Quarter Gunner Jonathan WrightADM 171/81795 - 31.10.1795Midshipman Charles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD184918.7.1795 - 7.4.1796Master's Mate Robinson Kittoe (c.1770-1827)ADM 29/88.3.1799 - 2.12.1799MidshipmanThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B1251808 - 2.1810Midshipman William Allen (1792-1864)W0331813 - 6.1815Midshipman Charles BrandNBD18494.1813 - 6.1815Midshipman William Henry Woodham (1794-?)NBD1849

10 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Landman John StarkeyADM 171/81794Landman John PryorADM 171/81794Able Seaman John MillerADM 171/81794Landman Joseph FitzgeraldADM 171/81794Landman Robert ChambersADM 171/81794Able Seaman Richard BarreyADM 171/81794Quarter Gunner John BarnesADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman Robert AxfordADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman Thomas WakleyADM 171/83.9.1808 - 1.18091st Class Volunteer Richard Buxton (1795-1849)NBD1849

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Captain, 2nd Regiment of Foot Charles Ludwig Forchref:9241794Ensign, 2nd Regiment of Foot Henry Harrisonref:9241794Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment of Foot John Kingsburyref:924

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1780Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
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
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) 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) in the Atlantic
22.5.1814Took the Schooner Dominica (14)
15.1.1815Took the Frigate President (44)
24.6.1815Paid offADM 35


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.8.1798-1798Saumarez's Squadron 1798Sir James Saumarez (1757-1836) 
 

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