Renown

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Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1771BWAS-1714
Launched4.12.1774B028
First Commissioned21.7.1775B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPortland ClassB028
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorDaniel FurzerB028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up12.1794BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel119' 8"Imperial Feet36.2819 
Breadth40' 7 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 4 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,050 4894Tons BM 

Armament


7.1775Broadside 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

1781Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.7.1775 - 18.6.1777CaptainFrancis Banks (c.1730-1777)† ADM 6/21/106BWAS-171419.6.1777 - 9.9.1777Acting CaptainGeorge Dawson (c.1739-?)BWAS-17149.9.1777 - 26.11.1779CaptainJohn Bourmaster (1736-1807) ADM 6/21/456
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 1.10.1778
ADM 6/21
9.9.1777 - 6.12.1780CaptainGeorge Dawson (c.1739-?) ADM 6/22/52
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 23.11.1779
BWAS-1714
1.8.1780 - 10.11.1780CaptainJames Hawker (c.1731-1787) ADM 6/22/297
Issued by Argentine Allington (d.1670)
Commission confirmed 12.6.1781
ADM 6/22
6.12.1780 - 4.8.1784CaptainJohn Henry (1731-1829) ADM 6/22/205BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1780MidshipmanCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1775 - 1776MidshipmanRichard Dacres (1761-1837)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
1775Began fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1714
7.1775CommissionedBWAS-1714
16.9.1775Completed at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £20328.15.11dBWAS-1714
16.9.1775Completed fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £4334.19.6dBWAS-1714
30.9.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1776In New YorkBWAS-1714
6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island
13.8.1778Renown vs Languedoc
29.5.1779Took the Privateer Friendship
5.7.1779At NewhavenBWAS-1714
1.1780In Charleston OperationsBWAS-1714
5.1780End of Charleston OperationsBWAS-1714
11.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1714
2.1781Completed fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £7362.7.9dBWAS-1714
12.12.1781Action of 1781-12-12
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
28.10.1782Took the Privateer Grace
8.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1794Refitted as a Other Vessels Lazarette
12.1794Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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