Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Pégase' (1781) (74)
First Commissioned4.1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.1815BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck178' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet54.2735 
Length of Keel145' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Breadth47' 11 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold21' 7"Imperial Feet6.5786 
Burthen1,777 6894Tons BM 


4.1783Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
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

10 Commanding Officers

30.7.1782 - 15.4.1783CaptainGeorge Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818) ADM 6/22/500ref:61615.4.1783 - 24.9.1787CaptainSamuel Marshall (1741-1795) ADM 6/23/50BWAS-171424.9.1787 - 13.2.1788CaptainRichard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821) ADM 6/23/414BWAS-17142.1794 - 2.1795LieutenantHugh DrakeBWAS-17142.1795 - 5.1797LieutenantSamuel Blow (d.1811)BWAS-17145.1797 - 1797LieutenantGeorge Morey (1752-1821)BWAS-171410.1800 - 5.1802LieutenantJohn Wyatt Atkins (d.1813)BWAS-17149.1803 - 1807LieutenantJoseph CrouchBWAS-17146.1809 - 1810LieutenantGeorge James DecoeurdouxBWAS-171412.1812 - 1814LieutenantGrant Allan (d.1843)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

7.1.1799 - 21.4.1799MasterPeter Schuyler BruffADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

1795 - 7.1797MidshipmanJohn Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD1849

Service History

8.5.1782Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.9.1782Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £19332.4.0dBWAS-1714
7.1783fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4870.3.11dBWAS-1714
13.2.1788Paid offADM 51
2.1794Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
2.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1494.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.12.1796Paid offADM 51
8.1801fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1494.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1801Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
16.7.1807Paid offADM 51
9.6.1809Paid offADM 51
1810Lent to the Transport BoardBWAS-1714
1814Paid offBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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