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 byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam 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 - 10.1790CaptainWilliam Waldegrave (1753-1825) ADM 6/24/82BWAS-17141.3.1793 - 1.1795CaptainCharles Cotton (1753-1812) ADM 6/24/215BWAS-17141.1795 - 1.8.1798CaptainGeorge Blagden Westcott (1753-1798)BWAS-17141.10.1798 - 28.11.1798LieutenantRobert CuthbertBWAS-17147.1799 - 12.1799CaptainGeorge Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-17143.1801 - 10.1802CaptainDavidge Gould (1758-1847)BWAS-17146.1803 - 6.1804CaptainAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)NBD18496.1804CaptainEdward Hawker (d.1860)BWAS-17146.1804 - 1805CaptainAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)NBD18491805 - 1806CaptainJoseph HanwellBWAS-17141806 - 11.1807CaptainGeorge HartBWAS-171411.1807CaptainValentine CollardBWAS-171411.1807 - 10.1808CaptainGeorge HartBWAS-171410.1808 - 1.1809CaptainMathew ForsterBWAS-17141.1809CaptainFrederick WatkinsBWAS-17141.1809 - 1.1810CaptainThomas Harvey (1775-1841)BWAS-17141.1813 - 7.1815CaptainJohn HayesBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


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

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794First LieutenantChapman Jacobsref:9241794Third LieutenantBonamy Bradby (d.1795)ref:7381805 - 7.1807LieutenantSamuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD18491807 - 13.10.1807First LieutenantCorbet James D'Auvergne (1765-1825)ref:7197.2.1807 - 8.5.1810LieutenantJohn Baikie (1787-1875)NBD18491.7.1807 - 1808LieutenantJohn Kains (1788-?)NBD1849

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.3.1793 - 24.6.1795MasterAndrew TraceyADM29-11794BoatswainWilliam Orrref:9241794Master's MateThomas MuirADM 171/81794SurgeonLeonard Gillespieref:9241794PurserJohn C Mangerref:9241794GunnerDavid Murdochref:9241794CarpenterRichard Tamplinref:924

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1793 - 1796MidshipmanChristopher William BettyNBD18491794Quarter GunnerJonathan WrightADM 171/81795 - 31.10.1795MidshipmanCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD18498.3.1799 - 2.12.1799MidshipmanThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B1251808 - 2.1810MidshipmanWilliam Allen (1792-1864)W0331813 - 6.1815MidshipmanCharles BrandNBD18494.1813 - 6.1815MidshipmanWilliam Henry Woodham (1794-?)NBD1849

10 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Able SeamanRichard BarreyADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanThomas WakleyADM 171/81794Quarter GunnerJohn BarnesADM 171/81794LandmanJohn StarkeyADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanRobert AxfordADM 171/81794LandmanJohn PryorADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn MillerADM 171/81794LandmanJoseph FitzgeraldADM 171/81794LandmanRobert ChambersADM 171/83.9.1808 - 1.18091st Class VolunteerRichard Buxton (1795-1849)NBD1849

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Ensign, 2nd Regiment of FootHenry Harrisonref:9241794Lieutenant, 2nd Regiment of FootJohn Kingsburyref:9241794Captain, 2nd Regiment of FootCharles Ludwig Forchref: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 El Bolador (16)BWAS-1714
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
12.1799Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.2.1802Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
10.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
31.8.1807Present at the surrender of HeligolandBWAS-1714
10.1808In the BalticBWAS-1714
5.1809Her boats took the 2-gun SpiderBWAS-1714
1.1810Paid off and laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
1.1813RecommissionedBWAS-1714
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)


Fleets

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

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:924A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet under the Command of Earl HoweA C de PoggiBook
ref:738British Naval History Web Site
ref:719Ancestry.com Family History
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
 

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