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
ConstructorJoseph 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 Commanding Officers

2.7.1762 - 7.2.1763CaptainThe Hon. Robert Boyle (1736-1780) ADM 6/19/421ADM 6/196.6.1763 - 16.10.1766CaptainJames Ferguson (1723-1793) ADM 6/19/505BWAS-171424.2.1767 - 9.5.1769CaptainJohn Corner (c.1727-1772) ADM 6/20/156BWAS-17149.5.1769 - 3.10.1770CaptainHyde Parker (1713/14-1783)BWAS-17143.10.1770 - 25.3.1771CaptainRobert Linzee (c.1740-1805) ADM 6/20/315
Issued by Samuel Hood (1724-1816)
Commission confirmed 12.11.1770
11.3.1775 - 8.3.1776CaptainGeorge Keith Elphinstone (1745/46-1823) ADM 6/21/79BWAS-171421.3.1776 - 18.1.1777CaptainElliott Salter (d.1790) ADM 6/21/171BWAS-171418.1.1777 - 22.5.1779CaptainGeorge Montagu (1750-1829) ADM 6/21/250BWAS-171419.4.1779 - 25.6.1779CaptainRobert Boyle Nicholas (1744-1780) ADM 6/21/541BWAS-171425.6.1779 - 6.11.1779CommodoreGeorge Johnston (1730-1787) ADM 6/21/576ADM 6/216.11.1779 - 24.7.1781CaptainRoddam Home (d.1801) ADM 6/22/70
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787), Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Commission confirmed 24.12.1779
24.7.1781 - 22.8.1781CaptainRobert McDougall (1729-1816) ADM 6/22/358
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787), Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Commission confirmed 31.10.1781
22.8.1781 - 7.6.1782CaptainJohn Wickey (1750-1833) ADM 6/22/428BWAS-17147.6.1782 - 23.12.1782CaptainThomas Lewis (c.1741-1796) ADM 6/22/478BWAS-17143.1.1783 - 4.4.1783CaptainSamuel Osborn ADM 6/23/3BWAS-171422.3.1792 - 4.2.1793CaptainWilliam Domett (1754-1828) ADM 6/24/158BWAS-17144.2.1793 - 5.4.1794CaptainWilliam Paget (1769-1794) ADM 6/24/204BWAS-17145.4.1794 - 1794CaptainJoseph Hanwell ADM 6/25/96
Commission confirmed 15.10.1794
ADM 6/25
12.1794 - 3.1795CaptainSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17143.1795 - 6.1795CaptainHenry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17146.1795 - 6.1797CaptainFrank SotheronBWAS-17146.1797 - 7.1797CaptainPercy Fraser (d.1827)BWAS-17147.1797 - 3.1798CaptainJohn Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-17143.1798 - 8.1800CaptainJohn Lawford (1756-1842)BWAS-17148.1800 - 4.1803CaptainHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-17141803 - 1804CaptainWilliam BrownBWAS-171411.1804 - 19.11.1804CaptainJohn 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 - 8.1.1771CommodoreSamuel Hood (1724-1816)BWAS-17144.1775 - 4.1776Rear-Admiral of the BlueRobert Duff (1721-1787)BWAS-17144.1776 - 1.1777Vice-Admiral of the BlueJohn Montagu (1719-1795)BWAS-17141778 - 4.1779CommodoreJohn Evans (1717-1794)ref:6765.1779 - 12.1779Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir John Lockhart (6th Baronet Lockhart-Ross of Carstairs) (1721-1790)BWAS-17146.5.1779 - 11.1780CommodoreGeorge Johnston (1730-1787) ADM 6/21/551BWAS-17143.1792 - 3.1793Rear-Admiral of the BlueSamuel 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 BlueWilliam Waldegrave (1753-1825)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

8.1776 - 12.1776Acting LieutenantWilliam Domett (1754-1828)ref:61619.4.1779 - 6.10.1779Third LieutenantJohn McLaurin (d.1792) ADM 6/21/541ADM 6/211794First LieutenantWilliam Henry Brisbane (d.1795)ref:9051794Second LieutenantFrancis Ventris Field (d.1796)ref:9051795 - 4.1797First LieutenantJohn Ayscough (1775-1864)NBD18493.4.1797 - 16.5.1801LieutenantWalter BoswellNBD184916.12.1799 - 27.6.1801LieutenantHenry BaughNBD184929.4.1802 - 11.1804LieutenantDyer BondNBD1849

7 Warrant Officers

26.3.1792 - 23.5.1793MasterJohn TillyADM29-11794CarpenterJohn Mearsref:9051794BoatswainSamuel Laersonref:9051794Surgeon's MateJohn PilkingtonADM 171/81794PurserSidney Swiney (d.1833)ref:9051794SurgeonJames Kirk (d.1805)ref:9051794MasterGeorge Pattersonref:905

13 Petty Officers

1763MidshipmanJohn Knight (1747-1831)ref:67610.1776 - 6.1778MidshipmanIsaac Coffin (1759-1839)ref:6161794MidshipmanRichard Janeref:9051794Master's MateWilliam Johnsonref:9051794Master's MateWilliam Fosterref:9051794Master's MateJohn Meaverref:9051794MidshipmanWilliam Herveyref:9051794MidshipmanCharles WoodleyADM 171/81794MidshipmanLouis Haigref:9051794MidshipmanWilliam Napierref:9056.1794 - 1794MidshipmanManley Hall Dixon (1786-1864)ADM 171/81797 - 10.1802MidshipmanSamuel Allen (1781-1848)NL18651801 - 1803MidshipmanWilliam Henry Shirreff (1785-1847)NBD1849

2 Crewmen

1794ClerkClaud Langineref:90510.3.1798 - 8.1800BoyAndrew 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 Fifth Rate Frigate Santa Margarita (34)
6.7.1780Took the Unrated Corvette Perle (18)
3.7.1780Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Artois (40)
3.7.1780Took the Fifth Rate 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 Fifth Rate 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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