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Powerful

5921
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1781BWAS-1714
Acquired3.4.1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1743-1810
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.4.1783 - 22.5.1786Captain
Thomas FitzherbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1794
ADM 6/23/54
BWAS-1714
22.5.1786 - 1.7.1788Captain
Andrew SutherlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1795
Transfered ADM 6/23/335
BWAS-1714
15.10.1790 - 1.12.1792Captain
Thomas MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1810
ADM 6/24/78
ADM 6/24
1.12.1792 - 4.12.1793Captain
Thomas HickesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1801
ADM 6/24/182
BWAS-1714
4.12.1793 - 22.8.1794Captain
William Albany OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/24/288
BWAS-1714
4.1795 - 8.1795Captain
Richard FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
: on board from 1.6.1795
BWAS-1714
8.1795 - 7.3.1800Captain
William O'Bryen DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1811
BWAS-1714
8.1805 - 12.1807Captain
Robert PlampinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1714
12.1807Commander
Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1822
BWAS-1714
12.1807 - 1808Captain
Robert PlampinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1714
2.1809 - 12.10.1809Captain
Charles James JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1841
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
c.22.5.1786 - 9.7.1788Rear-Admiral of the White
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
BWAS-1714
18.9.1795 - 30.3.1796Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
Transfered
ref:616

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Thomas JeynesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
16.10.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
Charles LockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
19.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
William MearesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1790
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
20.8.1805 - 13.9.1805Acting Lieutenant
Lestock Francis BoileauBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.4.1783 - 19.5.1786Master
William BrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1790
ADM 29-1
16.10.1790 - 1790Chaplain
Trefusis LovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
6.10.1796 - 7.12.1796Chaplain
William PargeterBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1795-1802
ADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
27.4.1783 - 25.9.1783Midshipman
Christopher LarocheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1807
Transfered ADM 196/5/1
ADM 196
17.2.1788 - 9.7.1788Midshipman
Christopher LarocheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1807
Transfered ADM 196/5/1
ADM 196
4.1801 - 5.1803Master's Mate
Thomas CullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1844
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1788Captain's Servant
Richard ArthurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1853
NL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
11.8.1783Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £12587.18.2dBWAS-1714
5.1788Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.7.1788Paid offADM 33
3.1789Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12229.5.2dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1794Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9959.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.1.1794Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
22.8.1794

Paid off

ADM 51
7.1795fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10381.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1797refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8924.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
2.1798refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7061.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.6.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.3.1800Paid offADM 33
3.1801refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11235.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.7.1802Paid offADM 33
3.1805Began repairs at UnknownBWAS-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) 1803-1806
French 20 Gun
Privateer
BG
9.7.1806Took the Frigate
Le Bellone (30) 1799-1806
French 30 Gun
Privateer Frigate
off Ceylon
ref:692
27.11.1806Off JavaBWAS-1714
12.1807At SourabayaBWAS-1714
1808At the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
12.10.1809Paid offADM 33
5.1812Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 24th of November 2021 19:16

Powerful appears to have been commanded by Captain Sir Francis Laforey between Feb 1801 and March 1802

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