Prince Edward

Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Third Rate ship of the line 'Mars' (1763) (68)
ShipyardRotterdam - Holland M01
Constructor L van ZwijndrechtM01
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck142' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet43.3007 
Length of Keel116' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet35.3727 
Breadth41' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet12.5032 
Depth in Hold16' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet4.8832 
Burthen1,075 794Tons BM 


2.1781Broadside Weight = 486 Imperial Pound ( 220.401 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1781400 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers

5.2.1781 - 14.2.1781Captain James Macnamara (c.1736-1802)BWAS-171414.2.1781 - 24.8.1781Captain George Ann Pulteney (d.c.1782) ADM 6/22/471
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 21.5.1782
29.6.1782 - 9.7.1782Commander Thomas Arthur Ley (d.1786) ADM 6/22/487BWAS-171420.7.1782 - 24.7.1782Captain Ralph Milbanke (1761-1823) ADM 6/22/498ADM 6/2224.7.1782 - 22.5.1783Captain James Orrok (c.1721-c.1763) ADM 6/22/499BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

30.4.1794 - 30.9.1801Gunner Joseph CollettADM 29-1

Service History

6.8.1781Arrived at Chatham and paid offBWAS-1714
24.8.1781Paid offADM 51
6.1782Recommissioned as a receiving ship at BlackstakesBWAS-1714
30.4.1783Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714

Paid off

18.9.1783Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9435.11.0dBWAS-1714
12.1783Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1784Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
24.3.1802Sold at ChathamBWAS-1714


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