Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1793BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1850BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 4"Imperial Feet51.8175 
Length of Keel139' 9"Imperial Feet42.3731 
Breadth47' 6"Imperial Feet14.3474 
Depth in Hold19' 11 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Draught Forward12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Aft17' 7"Imperial Feet5.207 
Burthen1,677 1794Tons BM 


2.1793Broadside 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
1781600Design Complement

17 Ship Commanders

6.2.1793 - 4.7.1794Captain Henry Harvey (1737-1810): on board from 11.2.1793 ADM 6/24/204BWAS-17147.7.1794 - 7.1797CaptainSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832) ADM 6/25/57BWAS-17149.7.1794 - 3.9.1794Commander Charles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS017.1797 - 10.1798Captain Bartholomew Samuel Rowley (1763-1811)BWAS-171410.1798 - 2.1799Captain Henry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17142.1799 - 1.1801Captain Richard GrindallBWAS-17141.1801 - 6.1801Captain John William Taylor Dixon (d.1804)BWAS-17146.1801 - 8.1801Captain Robert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-17148.1801 - 12.1801Captain Samuel OsbornBWAS-171412.1804 - 4.1808Captain Francis Pickmore (d.1818)BWAS-17144.1808 - 1808Captain Robert YarkerBWAS-17148.1812 - 1814Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB6.1815 - 11.1815Captain Charles Ogle (1775-1858)BWAS-17149.1818 - 8.1821Captain Askew Pafford Hollis (1766-1844)BWAS-17148.1821 - 1822Captain Edward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-17145.1823 - 11.1825Captain William M'CullochBWAS-171411.1825 - 9.1829Captain Hugh Pigot (1775-1857)W025

2 Flag Officers

1813Rear-Admiral of the White George Cockburn (1772-1853)BWAS-171411.1815 - 1815Rear-Admiral of the RedSir William Johnstone Hope (1766-1831)BWAS-1714

22 Commissioned Officers

12.3.1794 - 12.8.1796Lieutenant Charles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD184912.7.1798 - 8.10.1798Acting Lieutenant Edward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)PMD20.11.1815 - 9.1818First Lieutenant Alexander BorthwickNBD184926.11.1822 - 31.5.1823Lieutenant James Vashon Baker (1798-1875)NBD184930.1.1823 - 15.4.1831Lieutenant John Mort Bate (d.1845)NBD18492.6.1824 - 5.3.1825Lieutenant William Henry Brand (1790-1867)NBD184910.6.1824 - 1827Lieutenant William Hollinshed BradyNBD184910.1824 - 6.1826Lieutenant William Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD18491.3.1826 - 1826Lieutenant John Adams (d.1866)W03325.4.1826 - 1828Lieutenant John Reddie Black (1787-?)NBD184911.12.1826 - 1828Lieutenant John Bradley (1795-?)NBD18495.1.1827 - 10.1829Lieutenant John Ellis Knight (1791-?)NBD184920.3.1827 - 1827Lieutenant John Sleigh (d.1848)ADM 620.7.1827 - 8.1830Lieutenant Richard Nugent KellyNBD18493.12.1827 - 9.1829Lieutenant James BroomanNBD184921.7.1828 - 28.4.1829Lieutenant John James Allen (1806-?)NBD184924.9.1828 - 1830Lieutenant Thomas BurnhamNBD184930.10.1828 - 1828Lieutenant Charles Autridge (d.1876)NBD184915.11.1828 - 19.2.1830Lieutenant Thomas Atkinson ButlerNBD18493.1.1829 - 1830Lieutenant Henry BattNBD184931.3.1829 - 19.2.1830Lieutenant George Benjamin BunburyNBD184921.5.1829 - 1831Lieutenant Gustavus Spicker Baker (1796-1853)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

23.2.1801 - 11.3.1801Master Charles Mason White (1772-1850)ADM 29-1

11 Petty Officers

15.2.1793 - 5.1796Midshipman John ShepherdADM 171/86.1793 - 7.1794Midshipman Francis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD18491794Schoolmaster Lawrence GwynneADM 171/81794Trumpeter Henry UnderdownADM 171/81805 - 11.1808Midshipman William Lenthall Brake (1787-1858)NBD18491.1805 - 11.1808Midshipman John Everrest CabburnNBD18491806 - 10.1808Midshipman William Bohun Bowyer (1789-?)NBD184911.1812 - 1812Midshipman James AndersonNBD18493.1816 - 1817Midshipman Charles BurnetNBD18495.1819 - 28.2.1821Midshipman Edward Joseph Bird (1798-1881)NBD18491821 - 12.1823Midshipman John Bradley (1795-?)NBD1849

11 Crewmen

1794Able Seaman William JamesADM 171/81794Able Seaman John HoneADM 171/81794Able Seaman George ByerleeADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman John Sharp (d.1800)ADM 171/81794Ordinary Seaman James PeadonADM 171/81794Landman William SykesADM 171/81794Landman Thomas HillADM 171/81794Servant Benjamin YoungADM 171/81794Boy James BatchelorADM 171/84.1814 - 18151st Class VolunteerSir Horatio Thomas Austin (1801-1865)BWAS-179330.6.1829 - 18301st Class Volunteer John BlackmoreBWAS-1714

1 Marine

1794Private William BowenADM 171/8

Service History

18.7.1785Began Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
31.7.1785Completed Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1785Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
22.9.1785Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £9323.3.8dBWAS-1714
8.1791Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1791Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11907.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
20.10.1794Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1796refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8671.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.4.1796Sank the lugger Spider in a collisionBWAS-1714
4.1797Spithead mutinyBWAS-1714
2.1798Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10832.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1798Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1799Quiberon operationsBWAS-1714

Sailed from Plymouth

1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
2.4.1801Sent to join Nelson as a reinforcementBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
12.1801Had been paid offBWAS-1714
7.1804Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17285.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.7.1805Took the Privateer La Joséphine (2)
10.1.1807Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1810Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1812Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £66244.0.0dBWAS-1714
1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
14.12.1814Battle of Lake Borgne
11.1815Flagship at LeithBWAS-1714
6.1816fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
9.1818Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1822Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1823Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £19161.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1831Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
6.1831fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1832Lazerette at SheernessBWAS-1714
2.1850Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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Posted by Judie McCourt on Sunday 9th of July 2017 19:39

I believe an ancestor of mine, Matthew Warner, served as Quartermaster on this ship. He received a pension from 1826 after 17 years of service and upon his death in 1846, the pension records show his rank. The ship's name is given on each year's pension payment

Posted by Tom Moffatt on Tuesday 25th of March 2014 09:29

Have you seen either lines or a drawing of the Ramilies (1785)? Looking for one.

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