Belleisle

617
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Merchant east indiaman 'Le Bertin' (1760) (64)
Named8.7.1761BWAS-1714
Captured3.4.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.8.1761BWAS-1714
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
ConstructorAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Transfered14.12.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 5 ½"Imperial Feet51.2191 
Length of Keel138' 5 ½"Imperial Feet42.0751 
Breadth45' 0 ½"Imperial Feet13.7287 
Depth in Hold20' 7"Imperial Feet6.2738 
Burthen1,494 2694Tons BM 

Armament


8.1761Broadside Weight = 606 Imperial Pound ( 274.821 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

25.2.1782Broadside Weight = 1458 Imperial Pound ( 661.203 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 68-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck26 British 42-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1761500 BWAS-1714
1782420 BWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.8.1761 - 22.7.1763CaptainJoseph Knight (c.1708-1775) ADM 6/19/338BWAS-171421.10.1763 - 24.10.1766CaptainBroderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/19/546BWAS-171424.10.1766 - 8.1.1771CaptainJoseph Peyton (1725-1804) ADM 6/20/140BWAS-17141.11.1769 - 6.5.1771CaptainGeorge Ourry (1732-1800) ADM 6/20/259ADM 6/201.8.1776 - 15.1.1779CaptainJohn Brookes (c.1721-1791) ADM 6/21/204BWAS-171415.1.1779 - 31.8.1781CaptainRobert Barber (c.1731-1782) ADM 6/21/498BWAS-171411.6.1782 - 30.7.1782CaptainJohn Williamson (d.1798) ADM 6/22/478BWAS-171430.7.1782 - 5.3.1783CaptainThomas Haynes (c.1732-1789) ADM 6/22/500BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.8.1804 - 17.10.1804Acting LieutenantJohn Portal Woodin (1780-1805)NAO18.10.1804 - 21.10.1805LieutenantJohn Portal Woodin (1780-1805)NAO

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1777SurgeonNathaniel Kentishref:84620.4.1782 - 5.3.1783MasterJohn Chadwick (d.1814)ADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
6.3.1761Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
5.6.1761Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1714
20.6.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1761Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.7.1761Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £19074.8.1dBWAS-1714
1.1762Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £17476.19.1dBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
22.7.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1763Recommissioned as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1.1764fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1765fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1766Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
3.1768fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1771Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.5.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1772Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £15127.18.11dBWAS-1714
7.1776RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1776Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1777Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3820.6.4dBWAS-1714
12.1777Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1778Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3186.17.10dBWAS-1714
4.1778Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1778Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9175.5.5dBWAS-1714
28.6.1778Sailed for St HelenaBWAS-1714
2.1779fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3347.14.2dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
31.8.1781

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1782Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1782Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7397.13.2dBWAS-1714
5.3.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1783SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1784Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1784Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1547.1.10dBWAS-1714
14.12.1784Moved to Stangate Creek, transfered to the Customs and deleted from the Navy listsBWAS-1714
14.12.1784Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
5.10.1818Moved to SheernessBWAS-1714
3.2.1819Sold to John Beatson for £2,730BWAS-1714

 

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