Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.10.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.7.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Harris (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel120' 10"Imperial Feet36.576 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,028 3494Tons BM 


8.7.1762Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1745350Design Complement
30.8.1799343 BG

27 Ship Commanders

2.7.1762 - 7.2.1763CaptainThe Hon. Robert Boyle (1736-1780) ADM 6/19/421ADM 6/196.6.1763 - 16.10.1766Captain James Ferguson (1723-1793) ADM 6/19/505BWAS-171424.2.1767 - 9.5.1769Captain John Corner (c.1727-1772) Transfered ADM 6/20/156BWAS-17149.5.1769 - 3.10.1770Captain Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783)BWAS-17143.10.1770 - 25.3.1771Captain Robert Linzee (c.1740-1805) ADM 6/20/315
Issued by Samuel Hood (1724-1816)
Confirmed 12.11.1770
11.3.1775 - 8.3.1776Captain George Keith Elphinstone (1745/46-1823) Transfered ADM 6/21/79BWAS-171421.3.1776 - 18.1.1777Captain Elliott Salter (d.1790) Transfered ADM 6/21/171BWAS-171418.1.1777 - 22.5.1779Captain George Montagu (1750-1829) Transfered ADM 6/21/250BWAS-171419.4.1779 - 25.6.1779Captain Robert Boyle Nicholas (1744-1780) ADM 6/21/541BWAS-171425.6.1779 - 6.11.1779Commodore George Johnston (1730-1787) Transfered ADM 6/21/576ADM 6/216.11.1779 - 24.7.1781Captain Roddam Home (d.1801) ADM 6/22/70
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787), Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Confirmed 24.12.1779
24.7.1781 - 22.8.1781Captain Robert McDougall (1729-1816) Superannuated ADM 6/22/358
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787), Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Confirmed 31.10.1781
22.8.1781 - 7.6.1782Captain John Wickey (1750-1833) ADM 6/22/428BWAS-17147.6.1782 - 23.12.1782Captain Thomas Lewis (c.1741-1796) Transfered ADM 6/22/478BWAS-17143.1.1783 - 4.4.1783Captain Samuel Osborn ADM 6/23/3BWAS-171422.3.1792 - 4.2.1793Captain William Domett (1754-1828) ADM 6/24/158BWAS-17144.2.1793 - 5.4.1794CaptainThe Hon. William Paget (1769-1794) ADM 6/24/204BWAS-17145.4.1794 - 1794Captain Joseph Hanwell ADM 6/25/96
Confirmed 15.10.1794
ADM 6/25
12.1794 - 3.1795CaptainSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17143.1795 - 6.1795Captain Henry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17146.1795 - 6.1797Captain Frank SotheronBWAS-17146.1797 - 7.1797Captain Percy Fraser (d.1827)BWAS-17147.1797 - 3.1798Captain John Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-17143.1798 - 8.1800Captain John Lawford (1756-1842)BWAS-17148.1800 - 4.1803Captain Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-17141803 - 1804Captain William BrownBWAS-171411.1804 - 19.11.1804Captain John ColvillBWAS-1714

10 Flag Officers

6.6.1763 - 16.10.1766Rear-Admiral of the WhiteLord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross) (1717-1770)BWAS-171424.2.1767 - 8.1.1771Commodore Samuel Hood (1724-1816) TransferedBWAS-17144.1775 - 4.1776Rear-Admiral of the Blue Robert Duff (1721-1787)BWAS-17144.1776 - 1.1777Vice-Admiral of the Blue John Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/22/385BWAS-17141778 - 4.1779Commodore John Evans (1717-1794)ref:6765.1779 - 6.1779Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir John Lockhart (6th Baronet Lockhart-Ross of Carstairs) (1721-1790) Transfered ADM 107/3/274BWAS-17146.5.1779 - 11.1780Commodore George Johnston (1730-1787) ADM 6/21/551BWAS-17143.1792 - 3.1793Rear-Admiral of the Blue Samuel Granston Goodall (d.1801)BWAS-17146.1795 - 6.1797Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir James Wallace (c.1732-1803)BWAS-17146.1797 - 3.1798Vice-Admiral of the Blue William Waldegrave (1753-1825)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

8.1776 - 12.1776Acting Lieutenant William Domett (1754-1828)ref:61619.4.1779 - 6.10.1779Third Lieutenant John McLaurin (d.1792) ADM 6/21/541ADM 6/211794First Lieutenant William Henry Brisbane (d.1795)ref:9051794Second Lieutenant Francis Ventris Field (d.1796)ref:90530.1.1795 - 17.4.1797First Lieutenant John Ayscough (1775-1864) Transfered ADM 196/3/4NBD18493.4.1797 - 16.5.1801Lieutenant Walter BoswellNBD184916.12.1799 - 27.6.1801Lieutenant Henry BaughNBD184929.4.1802 - 11.1804Lieutenant Dyer BondNBD1849

7 Warrant Officers

26.3.1792 - 23.5.1793Master John TillyADM 29-11794Master George Pattersonref:9051794Carpenter John Mearsref:9051794Boatswain Samuel Laersonref:9051794Surgeon's Mate John PilkingtonADM 171/81794Purser Sidney Swiney (d.1833)ref:9051794Surgeon James Kirk (d.1805)ref:905

14 Petty Officers

1763Midshipman John Knight (1747-1831)ref:6768.1763 - 18.9.1764Midshipman William Peere Williams (1740/41-1832) ADM 107/3/276E-WIKI10.1776 - 6.1778Midshipman Isaac Coffin (1759-1839) Transferedref:6161794Master's Mate William Johnsonref:9051794Master's Mate William Fosterref:9051794Master's Mate John Meaverref:9051794Midshipman Louis Haigref:9051794Midshipman William Napierref:9051794Midshipman Richard Janeref:9051794Midshipman Charles WoodleyADM 171/81794Midshipman William Herveyref:9056.1794 - 1794Midshipman Manley Hall Dixon (1786-1864)ADM 171/81797 - 10.1802Midshipman Samuel Allen (1781-1848)NL18651801 - 1803Midshipman William Henry Shirreff (1785-1847)NBD1849

2 Crewmen

1794Clerk Claud Langineref:90510.3.1798 - 8.1800Boy Andrew O'BrienNBD1849

Service History

8.7.1762building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £26492.17.2dBWAS-1714

Paid off

6.1763Recommissioned as a flagship for North AmericaBWAS-1714

Paid off

3.1767Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1767Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3799.2.2dBWAS-1714
20.5.1767Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714

Paid off

5.1773Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1775Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £19614.18.7dBWAS-1714
9.6.1775Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
14.4.1777Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
28.4.1778Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
4.1779Began coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4650.19.9dBWAS-1714
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
31.10.1779Sailed for the Lisbon stationBWAS-1714
11.11.1779Took the Frigate Santa Margarita (34)
6.7.1780Took the Corvette La Perle (18)
3.7.1780Took the Frigate Artois (40)
3.7.1780Took the Frigate L'Artois (40)
13.3.1781Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
21.7.1781Attack in Saldanha Bay
11.1781Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
17.10.1782Took the Privateer Le Comte de Bois-Goslin (12) off Ushant

Paid off

4.1790Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1792Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £31375.0.0dBWAS-1714
18.6.1792Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1793At ToulonBWAS-1714
17.6.1794Capture of the Sibylle
17.6.1794Took the Frigate La Sibylle (36) at Miconi in the Mediterranean
18.6.1795Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
24.5.1796Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
28.4.1797Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
8.1799In the HelderBWAS-1714
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
1803Operations on teh African coast and in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.1803Returned to ChathamBWAS-1714
6.1803Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1803Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7847.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.11.1804Wrecked on the Haak Sand off the TexelBWAS-1714


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