Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1772BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.10.1775BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPortland ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HennikerBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1810BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel119' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet36.2776 
Breadth40' 7 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Draught Forward10' 1"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Draught Aft15' 1"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen1,050 6594Tons BM 


19.11.1774Broadside 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

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
30.8.1799343 BG

23 Commanding Officers

17.10.1775 - 21.12.1776CaptainCharles Douglas (1726/27-1789) ADM 6/21/126BWAS-171421.12.1776 - 7.12.1777CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/21/244BWAS-17147.12.1777 - 14.2.1780CaptainJohn Raynor (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/22/80
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 20.1.1780
28.8.1780 - 17.4.1781CaptainEvelyn Sutton ADM 6/22/164BWAS-171425.4.1781 - 3.9.1782CaptainThe Hon. Thomas Lumley (d.1782)BWAS-17144.9.1782 - 13.12.1783CaptainWilliam Clark (d.1802) ADM 6/23/224
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 18.6.1784
ADM 6/23
6.2.1783 - 13.12.1783CaptainChristopher Halliday (d.1790) ADM 6/23/252
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 24.11.1784
23.12.1783 - 30.7.1784CaptainThomas Newnham (d.1795) ADM 6/23/241
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 1.9.1784
22.11.1790CaptainSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2412.1794 - 7.1795CaptainBenjamin Archer (d.1795)BWAS-17147.1795 - 9.1797CaptainRobert WatsonBWAS-17149.1797 - 8.1799CaptainWilliam Mitchell (1746-1816)BWAS-17148.1799 - 10.1799CaptainJames OughtonBWAS-171410.1799 - 11.1800CaptainRichard RetalickBWAS-171411.1800 - 8.1801CaptainJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17141802CaptainThomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB6.1802 - 2.1803CaptainEdward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-17142.1803 - 5.1804CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-17145.1804 - 6.1806CaptainJohn Acworth OmmanneyBWAS-17146.1806 - 1.1809CaptainJohn LaugharneBWAS-17141.1809 - 5.1809CaptainDonald M'LeodBWAS-17145.1809 - 6.1809CaptainAlexander Robert KerrBWAS-17146.1809 - 12.2.1810CaptainWoodley LosackBWAS-1714

5 Flag Officers

7.1781 - 1782CommodoreGeorge Johnston (1730-1787)ref:6768.1799 - 10.1799Vice-Admiral of the BlueAndrew Mitchell (1757-1806)BWAS-17147.1802 - 12.1803Vice-Admiral of the RedJames Gambier (1756-1833)BWAS-17145.1804 - 1806Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814)BWAS-17146.1806 - 1.1809Vice-Admiral of the RedJohn Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

29.7.1799 - 2.9.1799First LieutenantGeorge Ralph Collier (1774-1824)ref:6161801 - 2.4.1801LieutenantRichard CormackBG1801 - 6.12.1801LieutenantWilliam Henry Ingram (d.1816)TNC13.12.1806 - 4.2.1807LieutenantHerbert Caiger (1786-?)NBD184924.4.1809 - 29.1.1810LieutenantThomas BevisNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

1801 - 2.4.1801MasterDaniel Lamond (d.1801)BG9.4.1802 - 5.6.1802MasterWilliam MowbrayADM29-1

11 Petty Officers

3.1777 - 1778MidshipmanRobert Faulknor (1763-1795)ODNB6.1799 - 18.11.1799MidshipmanSamuel Burgess (1781-?)NBD18491801 - 2.4.1801MidshipmanThomas Ram (d.1801)BG1801 - 2.4.1801MidshipmanGeorge McKinlay (d.1801)BG1801 - 2.4.1801MidshipmanCharles JonesBG1801 - 2.4.1801MidshipmanSimon FrazerBG1801 - 2.4.1801MidshipmanReuben PainBG1802 - 1.1804MidshipmanHenry BourneNBD18491803 - 1806MidshipmanThomas Perronet Thompson (1783-1869)ODNB1.1803 - 3.1803Master's MateEdward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)NBD184912.1804 - 13.12.1806Master's MateHerbert Caiger (1786-?)NBD1849

2 Marines

1801 - 2.4.1801Lieutenant, Rifle CorpsJ A Grant (d.1801)BG1801 - 2.4.1801Lieutenant of MarinesHenry Long (d.1801)BG

1 Passenger

4.1778 - 1779VolunteerTobias Furneaux (1735-1781)ref:676

Service History

1776Began fitting at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1714
2.1776Completed at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £19303.8.9dBWAS-1714
2.1776Completed fitting at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £4334.19.6dBWAS-1714
7.3.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.1776Present at the relief of QuebecBWAS-1714
27.3.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
10.1777Delaware operationsBWAS-1714
22.7.1778At Sandy HookBWAS-1714
4.11.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.12.1778At St LuciaBWAS-1714
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.1779For home with a convoyBWAS-1714
2.1780Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.3.1780Paid offADM 51
25.5.1780Taken by Active (14)
11.1780Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2964.19.9dBWAS-1714
31.12.1780Isis vs Rotterdam
13.3.1781Sailed for IndiaBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore

Paid off

3.1792Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1795Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £33312.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.8.1795Action of 1795-08-22
22.8.1795Took the Frigate Alliantie (36) in the North Sea
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
28.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Nieuwe Diep
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
6.1802Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1802Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3008.0.0dBWAS-1714
29.7.1802Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
5.1803Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
19.6.1808Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.2.1810Paid offADM 51
9.1810Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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