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621
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.1.1766BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1767BWAS-1714
Launched11.4.1770BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.9.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHarwich - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPortland Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold19.5.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel119' 9"Imperial Feet36.2832 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Draught Forward10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Draught Aft15' 7"Imperial Feet4.6076 
Burthen1,044 7794Tons BM 

Armament


11.4.1770Broadside 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

7.1779Broadside Weight = 486 Imperial Pound ( 220.401 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.4.1766350Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
25.9.1770 - 7.8.1771Captain
John ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1808
ADM 6/20/293
BWAS-1714
7.8.1771 - 13.10.1772Captain
Walter StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1785
ADM 6/20/393
BWAS-1714
14.1.1773 - 31.5.1773Captain
Andrew BarkleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
Transfered ADM 6/20/471
BWAS-1714
31.5.1773 - 29.9.1774Captain
Samuel MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1787
ADM 6/21/57
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782

Confirmed 29.10.1774
BWAS-1714
23.1.1775 - 10.3.1779Captain
Thomas DumaresqBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1801
ADM 6/21/68
BWAS-1714
10.3.1779 - 8.4.1780Captain
Anthony HuntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/21/522
BWAS-1714
8.4.1780 - 23.2.1781Captain
Thomas LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1783
ADM 6/22/112
BWAS-1714
23.2.1781 - 16.3.1782Captain
The Hon. James LuttrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1784
Transfered ADM 6/22/254
BWAS-1714
22.10.1781 - 18.4.1782Captain
Sampson EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1794
ADM 6/22/393
Issued by
Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
, Newfoundland - Canada
Confirmed 31.12.1781
ADM 6/23
2.4.1782 - 18.4.1782Captain
Jacob WheateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1783
ADM 6/22/440
ADM 6/22
18.4.1782 - 12.4.1783Captain
John BretonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1804
ADM 6/22/452
BWAS-1714
21.11.1797 - 7.8.1800Lieutenant
James MandersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1806
BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1774 - 29.9.1774Vice-Admiral of the Red
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
BWAS-1714
26.4.1775 - 29.1.1778Vice-Admiral of the White
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
ADM 107/5/163
BWAS-1714
19.3.1779 - 23.2.1781Rear-Admiral of the Red
Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 107/5/25
BWAS-1714
4.1782 - 12.4.1783Vice-Admiral of the White
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Adam MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1823
ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
George NortonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
George TobinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1837
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1797 - 3.9.1797Boatswain
Thomas NeedhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
NAO

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
10.9.1782 - 29.9.1782Able Seaman
Thomas HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1791

Service History


DateEventSource
11.4.1770building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £21021.1.6dBWAS-1714
9.1.1771Sailed to meet the incoming East India shipsBWAS-1714
13.10.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
29.9.1774

Paid off

BWAS-1714
26.4.1775Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
18.10.1776Took the Brig
Putnam (12) 1776-1776
American 12 Gun
Privateer Brig

16.5.1778Took the Privateer
Eagle 1778-1778
American Privateer

2.1779Began coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1779Completed coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6754.16.10dBWAS-1714
11.6.1779Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
31.5.1780Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
19.12.1780Took the Sloop
La Marquise de Seignelay (20) 1779-1780
French 20 Gun
Privateer Sloop
in the Channel

29.5.1781

Sailed for Newfoundland

BWAS-1714
12.7.1781Took the Ship
Le Lion (10) 1779-1781
French 10 Gun
Hired Ship

12.7.1781Took the Sloop
Royal Louis (16) 1781-1781
American 16 Gun
Privateer Sloop

14.8.1781Took the Privateer
Lyon 1781-1781
American Privateer

2.9.1781Took the Frigate
Disdain (16) 1781-1781
American 16 Gun
Privateer Frigate

16.9.1781Took the Brig
Captain (10) 1781-1781
American 10 Gun
Privateer Brig

16.6.1782Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.4.1783

Paid off

ADM 34
11.1797Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
7.8.1800

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1800Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1801Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1802Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.2.1802Paid offADM 51
5.1802Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
19.5.1817Sold to Daniel List for £800BWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 30th of July 2021 17:46

Portland 4 Nov 1799 Portsmouth, a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator for the trial of Mr. Daniel Ross, Master of the Portland for disobedience of orders, neglect of duty, and contemptuous, reproachful and threatening language to Mr. William Long, Master of the Prothee. After going through the evidence, the Court were of opinion, that the charges had been in part proved against the said Daniel Ross, and did adjudge him to be dismissed from the office of Master of the said ship.

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