Nassau

5509
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.11.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1783BWAS-1714
Acquired20.9.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1790BWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassArdent Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked14.10.1799BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 1"Imperial Feet48.7684 
Length of Keel131' 8"Imperial Feet39.9354 
Breadth44' 5"Imperial Feet13.443 
Depth in Hold19' 1"Imperial Feet5.794 
Burthen1,384 2694Tons BM 

Armament


20.9.1785Broadside Weight = 575 Imperial Pound ( 260.7625 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1762500Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.7.1790 - 24.12.1790CaptainAndrew Sutherland (d.1795) ADM 6/24/52BWAS-17143.1795 - 7.1797CaptainHerbert Sawyer (d.1833)BWAS-17147.1797 - 8.1797CaptainEdward O'Bryen (1753-1808)BWAS-17148.1797 - 1799CaptainWilliam Hargood (1762-1839)BWAS-17147.1799 - 14.10.1799CaptainGeorge TrippBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.1797 - 8.1797Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Richard Onslow (1st Baronet of Althain) (1741-1817)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1795 - 17.2.1798LieutenantPhilip Browne (1772-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
15.7.1797 - 2.3.1798MidshipmanWilliam Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
24.4.1795 - 18.5.1795VolunteerDuncombe Pleydall Bouverie (1780-?)NBD18491807VolunteerAlexander Aitkin (d.1874)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
20.9.1785Completed at Bristol - England at a cost of £26440.3.5dBWAS-1714
20.9.1785Began fitting at Bristol - England BWAS-1714
8.11.1785Completed fitting at Bristol - England at a cost of £1391.12.5dBWAS-1714
8.11.1785Began coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.2.1786Completed coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5578.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1790Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5718.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.12.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1795Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1795Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20963.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1799Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1799Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
7.1799Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2010.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.10.1799Wrecked off the Texel with 42 drownedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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