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Minotaur

5420
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.12.1782BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1788BWAS-1793
Acquired6.11.1793BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCarnatic Class (1779)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1714
Constructor
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked22.12.1810BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck172' 1 ½"Imperial Feet52.4383 
Length of Keel140' 2"Imperial Feet42.6733 
Breadth48' 0"Imperial Feet14.6304 
Depth in Hold20' 7"Imperial Feet6.2738 
Draught Forward12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Aft17' 7"Imperial Feet5.207 
Burthen1,717 7494Tons BM 

Armament


6.11.1793Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1794550 BWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.3.1794 - 8.1795Captain
Thomas LouisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1807
ADM 6/25/19
BWAS-1793
8.1795Captain
The Hon. Charles JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1796
BWAS-1793
8.1795 - 1801Captain
Thomas LouisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1807
BWAS-1793
11.3.1803 - 17.11.1807Captain
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
BWAS-1793
1807 - 1808Captain
Norborn ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
1809 - 22.12.1810Captain
John BarrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
N-GAZ

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.7.1794 - 1795Vice-Admiral of the Blue
John MacbrideBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
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5.8.1803 - 22.8.1803Rear-Admiral of the Red
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
NAO
1806 - 1807Rear-Admiral of the White
John Child PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1812
BWAS-1793
1807Rear-Admiral of the White
William EssingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1793
12.1807 - 1808Vice-Admiral of the Red
Sir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
BWAS-1793

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1799 - 29.8.1800Acting Lieutenant
Charles AnthonyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
NBD1849
24.10.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
Charles GiddyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1806
NAO
6.11.1804 - 1806Lieutenant
Jeremiah MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1806
NAO
1805Lieutenant
Alexander M'VicarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1817
NAO
1805First Lieutenant
James StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1805
NAO
1805Third Lieutenant
Nicholas BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1805
NAO
19.9.1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Roderick M'LeodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1806
NAO
4.11.1807 - 7.3.1809Lieutenant
Richard BastardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1832
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1798 - 1.8.1798Master
J. S. KirchnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798
Discharged Dead
TNC
11.4.1800 - 23.9.1800Chaplain
Samuel ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1790-1802
ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799 - 1803Midshipman
John BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1839
NBD1849
1807 - 1808Midshipman
Richard Bayley BowdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
15.1.1795 - 22.1.17951st Class Volunteer
William HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1819
NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
13.3.1794Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £50842.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1796In the West IndiesBWAS-1793
4.1797Involved in the Spithead mutinyBWAS-1793
6.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1798At the blockade of MaltaBWAS-1793
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
3.1802Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1802Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1802Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
4.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
20.5.1803Took the Frigate
La Franchise (40) 1797-1803
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

28.5.1803Took the Frigate
La Franchise (40) 1797-1803
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Channel

21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
1806In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1807Flagship on the Lisbon stationBWAS-1793
8.1807On the expedition to CopenhagenBWAS-1793
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
1808In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1809In the BalticBWAS-1793
25.7.1809Attack on Russian gunboats at FrederickshavenBWAS-1714
22.12.1810Wrecked on the Haak Sands off Texel, about 400 drowned including her captainBWAS-1793


Fleets

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

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Posted by Brian on Thursday 15th of May 2014 20:29

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 80:pt. 2 (1810).
Intelligence has reached the Admiralty that the Minotaur, of 74 guns, Capt. Barrett, has been wrecked on the Dutch coast off the Haak Sands, close in with the Texel. She was coming from the Baltic with the Plantagenet as her consort, and a fleet of 100 merchantmen. This ship carried 600 men: a 110 men, among whom are a Lieutenant, the head surgeon, and 8 midshipmen, saved themselves on the Isle of the Texel; the rest perished.

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