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
ConstructorJohn 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 Commanding Officers

6.2.1793 - 4.7.1794CaptainHenry 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 - 3.9.1794CommanderCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS017.1797 - 10.1798CaptainBartholomew Samuel Rowley (1763-1811)BWAS-171410.1798 - 2.1799CaptainHenry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17142.1799 - 1.1801CaptainRichard GrindallBWAS-17141.1801 - 6.1801CaptainJohn William Taylor Dixon (d.1804)BWAS-17146.1801 - 8.1801CaptainRobert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-17148.1801 - 12.1801CaptainSamuel OsbornBWAS-171412.1804 - 4.1808CaptainFrancis Pickmore (d.1818)BWAS-17144.1808 - 1808CaptainRobert YarkerBWAS-17148.1812 - 1814CaptainThomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB6.1815 - 11.1815CaptainCharles Ogle (1775-1858)BWAS-17149.1818 - 8.1821CaptainAskew Pafford Hollis (1766-1844)BWAS-17148.1821 - 1822Captain Edward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-17145.1823 - 11.1825CaptainWilliam M'CullochBWAS-171411.1825 - 9.1829CaptainHugh Pigot (1775-1857)W025

2 Flag Officers

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

22 Commissioned Officers

12.3.1794 - 12.8.1796LieutenantCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD184912.7.1798 - 8.10.1798Acting LieutenantEdward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)PMD20.11.1815 - 9.1818First LieutenantAlexander BorthwickNBD184926.11.1822 - 31.5.1823LieutenantJames Vashon Baker (1798-1875)NBD184930.1.1823 - 15.4.1831LieutenantJohn Mort Bate (d.1845)NBD18492.6.1824 - 5.3.1825LieutenantWilliam Henry Brand (1790-1867)NBD184910.6.1824 - 1827LieutenantWilliam Hollinshed BradyNBD184910.1824 - 6.1826LieutenantWilliam Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD18491.3.1826 - 1826LieutenantJohn Adams (d.1866)W03325.4.1826 - 1828LieutenantJohn Reddie Black (1787-?)NBD184911.12.1826 - 1828LieutenantJohn Bradley (1795-?)NBD18495.1.1827 - 10.1829LieutenantJohn Ellis Knight (1791-?)NBD184920.3.1827 - 1827LieutenantJohn Sleigh (d.1848)ADM620.7.1827 - 8.1830LieutenantRichard Nugent KellyNBD18493.12.1827 - 9.1829LieutenantJames BroomanNBD184921.7.1828 - 28.4.1829LieutenantJohn James Allen (1806-?)NBD184924.9.1828 - 1830LieutenantThomas BurnhamNBD184930.10.1828 - 1828LieutenantCharles Autridge (d.1876)NBD184915.11.1828 - 19.2.1830LieutenantThomas Atkinson ButlerNBD18493.1.1829 - 1830LieutenantHenry BattNBD184931.3.1829 - 19.2.1830LieutenantGeorge Benjamin BunburyNBD184921.5.1829 - 1831LieutenantGustavus Spicker Baker (1796-1853)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

23.2.1801 - 11.3.1801MasterCharles Mason White (1772-1850)ADM29-1

11 Petty Officers

15.2.1793 - 5.1796MidshipmanJohn ShepherdADM 171/86.1793 - 7.1794MidshipmanFrancis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD18491794TrumpeterHenry UnderdownADM 171/81794SchoolmasterLawrence GwynneADM 171/81805 - 11.1808MidshipmanWilliam Lenthall Brake (1787-?)NBD18491.1805 - 11.1808MidshipmanJohn Everrest CabburnNBD18491806 - 10.1808MidshipmanWilliam Bohun Bowyer (1789-?)NBD184911.1812 - 1812MidshipmanJames AndersonNBD18493.1816 - 1817MidshipmanCharles BurnetNBD18495.1819 - 28.2.1821MidshipmanEdward Joseph Bird (1798-1881)NBD18491821 - 12.1823MidshipmanJohn Bradley (1795-?)NBD1849

11 Crewmen

1794Ordinary SeamanJames PeadonADM 171/81794Able SeamanWilliam JamesADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn HoneADM 171/81794LandmanThomas HillADM 171/81794Able SeamanGeorge ByerleeADM 171/81794BoyJames BatchelorADM 171/81794ServantBenjamin YoungADM 171/81794LandmanWilliam SykesADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanJohn Sharp (d.1800)ADM 171/84.1814 - 18151st Class VolunteerSir Horatio Thomas Austin (1801-1865)BWAS-179330.6.1829 - 18301st Class VolunteerJohn BlackmoreBWAS-1714

1 Marine

1794PrivateWilliam 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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