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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.7.1759BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.10.1759BWAS-1714
Named11.1760BWAS-1714
Launched8.7.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.7.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph HarrisBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1742-1773
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked19.11.1804BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
2.7.1762 - 7.2.1763Captain
The Hon. Robert BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1780
ADM 6/19/421
ADM 6/19
6.6.1763 - 16.10.1766Captain
James FergusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1793
ADM 6/19/505
BWAS-1714
24.2.1767 - 9.5.1769Captain
John CornerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1770
Transfered ADM 6/20/156
BWAS-1714
9.5.1769 - 3.10.1770Captain
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
BWAS-1714
3.10.1770 - 25.3.1771Captain
Robert LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1801
ADM 6/20/315
Issued by
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790

Confirmed 12.11.1770
BWAS-1714
11.3.1775 - 8.3.1776Captain
George Keith ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1815
Transfered ADM 6/21/79
BWAS-1714
21.3.1776 - 18.1.1777Captain
Elliott SalterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1783
Transfered ADM 6/21/171
BWAS-1714
18.1.1777 - 22.5.1779Captain
George MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1810
Transfered ADM 6/21/250
BWAS-1714
19.4.1779 - 25.6.1779Captain
Robert Boyle NicholasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1780
ADM 6/21/541
BWAS-1714
25.6.1779 - 6.11.1779Commodore
George JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1787
Transfered ADM 6/21/576
ADM 6/21
6.11.1779 - 24.7.1781Captain
Roddam HomeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1896
ADM 6/22/70
Issued by
George JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1787
, Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Confirmed 24.12.1779
BWAS-1714
24.7.1781 - 22.8.1781Captain
Robert McDougallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1813
Superannuated ADM 6/22/358
Issued by
George JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1787
, Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Confirmed 31.10.1781
BWAS-1714
22.8.1781 - 7.6.1782Captain
John WickeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1831
ADM 6/22/428
BWAS-1714
7.6.1782 - 23.12.1782Captain
Thomas LewisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1783
Transfered ADM 6/22/478
BWAS-1714
3.1.1783 - 4.4.1783Captain
Samuel OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
ADM 6/23/3
BWAS-1714
22.3.1792 - 4.2.1793Captain
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ADM 6/24/158
BWAS-1714
4.2.1793 - 5.4.1794Captain
The Hon. William PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1793
ADM 6/24/204
BWAS-1714
5.4.1794 - 1794Captain
Joseph HanwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 6/25/96
Confirmed 15.10.1794
ADM 6/25
12.1794 - 3.1795Captain
Sir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1819
BWAS-1714
3.1795 - 6.1795Captain
Henry InmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1806
BWAS-1714
6.1795 - 6.1797Captain
Frank SotheronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1814
BWAS-1714
6.1797 - 7.1797Captain
Percy FraserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1808
BWAS-1714
7.1797 - 3.1798Captain
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
BWAS-1714
3.1798 - 8.1800Captain
John LawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1832
BWAS-1714
8.1800 - 4.1803Captain
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
BWAS-1714
1803 - 1804Captain
William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
BWAS-1714
11.1804 - 19.11.1804Captain
John ColvillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1714

10 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.6.1763 - 16.10.1766Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-171424.2.1767 - 8.1.1771Commodore
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
Transfered
BWAS-1714
4.1775 - 4.1776Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Robert DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1780
BWAS-1714
4.1776 - 1.1777Vice-Admiral of the Blue
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
ADM 6/22/385
BWAS-1714
1778 - 4.1779Commodore
John EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1793
ref:676
5.1779 - 6.1779Rear-Admiral of the Blue Transfered ADM 107/3/274BWAS-17146.5.1779 - 11.1780Commodore
George JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1787
ADM 6/21/551
BWAS-1714
3.1792 - 3.1793Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Samuel Granston GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1801
BWAS-1714
6.1795 - 6.1797Vice-Admiral of the White
Sir James WallaceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1799
BWAS-1714
6.1797 - 3.1798Vice-Admiral of the Blue
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1776 - 12.1776Acting Lieutenant
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ref:616
19.4.1779 - 6.10.1779Third Lieutenant
John McLaurinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1782
ADM 6/21/541
ADM 6/21
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Primrose OgilvieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
John OdlumBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
James StevensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
1794First Lieutenant
William Henry BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
ref:905
1794Second Lieutenant
Francis Ventris FieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1794
ref:905
30.1.1795 - 17.4.1797First Lieutenant
John AyscoughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1849
Transfered ADM 196/3/4
NBD1849
3.4.1797 - 16.5.1801Lieutenant
Walter BoswellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
NBD1849
16.12.1799 - 27.6.1801Lieutenant
Henry BaughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1841
NBD1849
29.4.1802 - 11.1804Lieutenant
Dyer BondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1834
NBD1849

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.3.1792 - 23.5.1793Master
John TillyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1796
ADM 29-1
1794Master
George PattersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
1794Surgeon
James KirkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1805
ref:905
1794Purser
Sidney SwineyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1794
ref:905
1794Surgeon's Mate
John PilkingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Boatswain
Samuel LaersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
1794Carpenter
John MearsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
ref:905

14 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1763Midshipman
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1810
ref:676
8.1763 - 18.9.1764Midshipman
William Peere WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1830
ADM 107/3/276
E-WIKI
10.1776 - 6.1778Midshipman
Isaac CoffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
Transfered
ref:616
1794Master's Mate
John MeaverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
1794Master's Mate
William FosterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
1794Master's Mate
William JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
1794Midshipman
Charles WoodleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
ADM 171/8
1794Midshipman
Richard JaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
1794Midshipman
William NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
1794Midshipman
Louis HaigBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
1794Midshipman
William HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1796
ref:905
6.1794 - 1794Midshipman
Manley Hall DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1860
ADM 171/8
1797 - 10.1802Midshipman
Samuel AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
NL1865
1801 - 1803Midshipman
William Henry ShirreffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1846
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Clerk
Claud LangineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:905
10.3.1798 - 8.1800Boy
Andrew O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1807
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.7.1762building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £26492.17.2dBWAS-1714
7.2.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1763Recommissioned as a flagship for North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.10.1766

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1767RecommissionedBWAS-1714
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
25.3.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.9.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1773Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1775RecommissionedBWAS-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) 1774-1779
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

6.7.1780Took the Corvette
La Perle (18) 1768-1780
French 18 Gun
Unrated Corvette

3.7.1780Took the Frigate
Artois (40) 1780-1786
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

3.7.1780Took the Frigate
L'Artois (40) 1780-1780
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

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
3.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
17.10.1782Took the Privateer
Le Comte de Bois-Goslin (12) 1782-1782
French 12 Gun
Privateer
off Ushant

4.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
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) 1791-1794
French 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
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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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 3rd of July 2021 16:40

6 Dec 1804 Capt Colvill, Lieut Barker, and Mr G F Rhode, purser, arrived in London Thursday night, reporting that the Romney's company were receiving good treatment from the Dutch.

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