Powerful

5921
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1781BWAS-1714
Acquired3.4.1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1812BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 6"Imperial Feet51.2086 
Length of Keel138' 1"Imperial Feet42.0631 
Breadth47' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold19' 8 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Burthen1,626 7494Tons BM 

Armament


3.4.1783Broadside 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
8.12.1765550Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1783 - 1785CaptainThomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794)BWAS-17145.1786 - 1788CaptainAndrew Sutherland (d.1795)BWAS-171412.1792 - 1793CaptainThomas Hickes (1731-1801)BWAS-17141794 - 8.1794CaptainWilliam Albany OtwayBWAS-17144.1795 - 8.1795CaptainRichard FisherBWAS-17148.1795 - 1799CaptainWilliam O'Bryen Drury (d.1811)BWAS-17148.1805 - 12.1807CaptainRobert Plampin (1762-1834)BWAS-171412.1807CommanderFleetwood Broughton Reynolds PellewBWAS-171412.1807 - 1808CaptainRobert Plampin (1762-1834)BWAS-17142.1809 - 1809CaptainCharles James Johnston (d.1835)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1786 - 1788Rear-Admiral of the WhiteThomas Graves (1725-1802)BWAS-171418.9.1795 - 30.3.1796Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Roger Curtis (Baronet ) (1746-1816)ref:616

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.8.1805 - 13.9.1805Acting LieutenantLestock Francis Boileau (1785-?)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.4.1783 - 19.5.1786MasterWilliam Bray (d.1808)ADM29-16.10.1796 - 7.12.1796ChaplainWilliam Pargeter (1760-1810)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1801 - 5.1803Master's MateThomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1788Captain's ServantRichard Arthur (1779-1854)NL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
11.8.1783Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £12587.18.2dBWAS-1714
1785Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1788Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1789Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £12229.5.2dBWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1794Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £9959.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.1.1794Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1795Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1795fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £10381.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1797refitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £8924.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
2.1798refitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £7061.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.6.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
2.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1801refitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £11235.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1805Began repairs at UnknownBWAS-1714
8.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1805Completed repairs at a cost of £30065.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1805Off CadizBWAS-1714
1806In the Mediterranean and then the East IndiesBWAS-1714
13.6.1806Took the Privateer L'Henriette (20)
9.7.1806Took the Privateer Frigate Le Bellone (30) off Ceylonref:692
27.11.1806Off JavaBWAS-1714
12.1807At SourabayaBWAS-1714
1808At the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
12.1809Had been paid off by the end of the yearBWAS-1714
5.1812Broken up at ChathamBWAS-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
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
 

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