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Resistance

6163
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.3.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1781BWAS-1714
Launched11.7.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Blown Up24.7.1798BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2"Imperial Feet42.6733 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth38' 1"Imperial Feet11.5856 
Depth in Hold16' 4 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Draught Forward10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Draught Aft14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2926 
Burthen894 8494Tons BM 

Armament


11.7.1782Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1782 - 14.6.1783Captain
James KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1784
ADM 6/22/428
BWAS-1714
14.6.1783 - 1783Captain
Edward O'BryenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1808
ADM 6/23/201
Confirmed 15.4.1784
ADM 6/23
8.10.1790 - 28.1.1791Commander
James HewettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1794
Transfered ADM 6/24/75
ADM 6/24
12.2.1791 - 10.10.1793Commander
John O'BryenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1798
Transfered ADM 6/24/107
BWAS-1714
27.6.1793 - 24.7.1798Captain
Edward PakenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
† ADM 6/24/250
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.11.1790 - 11.2.1791Second Lieutenant
William GrangerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/85
ADM 6/24
12.2.1791 - 1791First Lieutenant
John MorrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
ADM 6/24/107
ADM 6/24
12.2.1791 - 1791Second Lieutenant
Thomas EdmondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/107
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1790 - 1790Purser
Francis PriorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1782Midshipman
William Barnham RiderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1847
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.7.1782building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £12264.19.7dBWAS-1714
11.7.1782Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
17.9.1782Completed fittingBWAS-1714
2.3.1783Took the Corvette
La Coquette (26) 1779-1783
French 26 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
off Turk's Island

3.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1785Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1785Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6945.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1791Recommissioned as a troop shipBWAS-1714
2.1791Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
3.1791Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1791Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4040.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1793Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate Ship
7.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5189.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.11.1793Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
10.1794Took the Unrated
Revenge (18) 1794-1794
Dutch 18 Gun
Unrated

16.2.1796At AmboynaBWAS-1714
18.3.1796At Banda NeiraBWAS-1714
1797Took the Unrated
Yonge Frans (10) 1797-1797
Dutch 10 Gun
Unrated

1797Took the Unrated
Yonge Lansier (10) 1797-1797
Dutch 10 Gun
Unrated

1797Took the Unrated
Waaker (10) 1797-1797
Dutch 10 Gun
Unrated

1797Took the Unrated
Limbi (8) 1797-1797
Dutch 8 Gun
Unrated

1797Took the Unrated
Resource (6) 1797-1797
Dutch 6 Gun
Unrated

1797Took the Unrated
Ternate (4) 1797-1797
Dutch 4 Gun
Unrated

1797Took the Unrated
Juno (4) 1797-1797
Dutch 4 Gun
Unrated

24.7.1798Blew up by accident in Bangka Strait off Sumatra with only 4 survivors. Possibly a lightning strike.BWAS-1714
24.7.1798On July 23rd, the Resistance, 44, Captain Edward Pakenham, whilst at anchor in the Straits of Banca, blew up from some unexplained cause. Of the people on board her, 332 were killed and only thirteen survived. These clung to her wreckage, constructed a raft, and set sail for Sumatra, but a sudden storm arising, all but five perished. These five reached Sumatra and were imprisoned by the Malays. Eventually, only one man escaped.TRN4

 

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