Recent updates


Recent Comments



Roebuck

6230
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.11.1769BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1770BWAS-1714
Launched28.4.1774BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.7.1775BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck Class (1769)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
William GrayBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1746-1775
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel115' 9"Imperial Feet35.0672 
Breadth37' 9 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen879 2694Tons BM 

Armament


9.1775Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1775280 BWAS-1714
1783300 BWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.7.1775 - 2.7.1781Captain
Andrew Snape HamondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/21/101
BWAS-1714
2.7.1781 - 8.4.1783Captain
Sir John OrdeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
ADM 6/22/539
Issued by
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
, North America
Confirmed 11.11.1782
BWAS-1714
24.6.1790 - 21.9.1790Commander
George LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1797
ADM 6/24/43
BWAS-1714
22.9.1790 - 25.1.1793Commander
James MayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1803
Transfered ADM 6/24/70
ADM 6/24
19.9.1793 - 1793Commander
Andrew ChristieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1793
ADM 6/24/268
ADM 6/24
4.7.1795 - 2.1796Commander
David McIverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
BWAS-1714
2.1796 - 22.7.1796Lieutenant
Alexander Saunderson BurrowesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1806
BWAS-1714
22.7.1796 - 11.1798Commander
Alexander Saunderson BurrowesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1806
BWAS-1714
7.1799 - 1.1802Commander
John BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
BWAS-1714
7.1.1802 - 22.4.1802Commander
James HawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
BWAS-1714
7.1803 - 1805Captain
George McKinleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
BWAS-1714
3.1806 - 30.7.1811Captain
Richard CurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1780 - 1781Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
BWAS-1714
11.1803 - 23.4.1804Vice-Admiral of the Red
Richard Rodney BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
BWAS-1714
11.1805 - 1809Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Billy DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1813
BWAS-1714
1810 - 1811Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.8.1775 - 9.10.1776First Lieutenant
Henry Sebastian LeekeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1771
ADM 6/21/111
ADM 6/21
10.10.1776 - 23.4.1778Third Lieutenant
Peter AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1814
ADM 6/22/210
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 15.12.1780
ODNB
28.9.1790 - 29.10.1790First Lieutenant
Henry Young DarracottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1790
ADM 6/24/71
ADM 6/24
30.10.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Tristram WhitterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
8.1791Lieutenant
The Hon. Courtnay BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1831
ref:616
3.4.1804 - 6.12.1805Lieutenant
David KeysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1841
NBD1849
4.11.1810 - 21.6.1811Lieutenant
Henry BirdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1775 - 23.4.1778Midshipman
Andrew Snape DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1797
ref:616
1776 - 9.8.1776Midshipman
Peter AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1814
ref:676
11.1805 - 1805Master's Mate
Thomas BevisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1829
NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1782 - 11.17841st Class Volunteer
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
NBD1849
1.4.1801 - 9.18011st Class Volunteer
Charles James BeartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NBD1849
10.12.1804 - 18041st Class Volunteer
Alexander AitkinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
22.8.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £495.1.4dBWAS-1714
4.9.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.10.1776In action in the Hudson RiverBWAS-1714
2.4.1777Took the Schooner
Defence (12) 1775-1777
American 12 Gun
Unrated Schooner

5.4.1777Took the Sloop
Sachem (10) 1776-1777
American 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop

22.7.1778Encounter at Sandy Hook
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
2.1779Began coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
24.2.1779Took the Privateer
Revenge 1779-1779
American Privateer

4.1779Completed coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4848.7.6dBWAS-1714
5.12.1779Took the Ship
Lady Washington (16) 1779-1779
American 16 Gun
Privateer Ship

1.1780Operations against Charleston
14.4.1781Action of 1781-04-14
14.4.1781Took the Frigate
Confederacy (36) 1778-1781
American 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

5.5.1781Took the Ship
Protector (26) 1779-1781
American 26 Gun
6th Rate Ship

4.2.1782Took the Privateer
La Providence 1782-1782
French Privateer

3.1782Returned to England and stationed in the North SeaBWAS-1714
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1783Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
10.1783SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1785Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £11388.0.10dBWAS-1714
10.1788Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1790Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
7.1790Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1814.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1793Recommissioned as a troop shipBWAS-1714
9.1793Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
26.11.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.7.1797Took the Sloop
Batave (12) 1797-1797
Dutch 12 Gun
Privateer Sloop
off Barbados
BG
19.2.1798Took the Privateer
La Parfaite 1798-1798
French Privateer
off Martinique

11.1798Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
4.1799Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1799Recommissioned as a troopship for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1799Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £10044.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1802Paid off into ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1714
7.1803Recommissioned as a guard ship at LeithBWAS-1714
7.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4201.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1805Guardship at Great YarmouthBWAS-1714
7.1811Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Saturday 18th of September 2021 11:58Linda C. Jones
Friday 17th of September 2021 16:14Candy Herwin
Friday 17th of September 2021 01:18John DickieLouisbourg Expedition
Thursday 16th of September 2021 15:05Michelle Lallement
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Wednesday 15th of September 2021 07:26John Manley
Isaac George ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1814