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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.2.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1780BWAS-1714
Launched29.5.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGrampus ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor William CleverleyBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered1.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel123' 9 ½"Imperial Feet37.5031 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold17' 9""Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,080 6394Tons BM 

Armament


29.5.1782Broadside 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
2.1780350Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.7.1782 - 9.7.1782Captain St Alban Roy (c.1731-1796) ADM 6/22/493ADM 6/229.7.1782 - 1.1783Captain James Clark (d.1783) ADM 6/22/493BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1782 - 1.1783Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Hyde Parker (5th Baronet of Melford Hall) (1713/14-1783)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
29.5.1782building at Gravesend - Kent at a cost of £17322.12.2dBWAS-1714
1.6.1782Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.8.1782Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £10714.6.1dBWAS-1714
13.10.1782

Sailed for the East Indies

BWAS-1714
27.10.1782

At Madeira

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12.12.1782

Sailed from Rio de Janeiro

BWAS-1714
1.1783

Lost with all hands, probably in the Indian Ocean

BWAS-1714

 

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