Trusty

633
Nominal Guns50
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.3.1780
Keel Laid Down7.1781
Launched9.10.1782
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBristol - England
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)
Constructor James Martin Hillhouse
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1815

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 5 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel124' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet37.8143 
Breadth40' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet12.2111 
Depth in Hold17' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet5.2007 
Burthen1,088 1694Tons BM 

Armament


9.1782Broadside 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
9.1782350Establishment

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.9.1782 - 10.4.1783Captain James Bradby (1738-1809) Transfered ADM 6/22/514BWAS-17146.8.1783 - 5.9.1783Captain John Faithful Fortescue (d.1819) ADM 6/23/106BWAS-17145.9.1783 - 31.10.1784Captain Martin Waghorn (d.1788) ADM 6/23/132BWAS-171422.7.1785 - 20.2.1789Captain William Wolseley (1756-1842) ADM 6/23/289BWAS-171416.11.1789 - 15.10.1790Captain Paget Bayly (d.1804) Transfered ADM 6/24/11ADM 6/2417.2.1790 - 16.11.1793Captain John Drew (d.1798) ADM 6/24/19BWAS-171416.11.1793 - 1785Captain William O'Bryen Drury (d.1811) ADM 6/24/284BWAS-17141795 - 5.1796Captain John OsbornBWAS-17145.1796Commander James Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17145.1796 - 1797Captain John OsbornBWAS-17143.1798 - 1799Captain Andrew Todd (d.1803)BWAS-17147.1799 - 1800Captain George Bowen (d.1800)BWAS-17141800 - 1801Captain Alexander Wilson (1760-1834)BWAS-171412.1802 - 1803Captain Daniel Oliver Guion (1776-1811)BWAS-17141.1804 - 1807Captain George Argles (d.1831)BWAS-17141808Captain Brian HodgsonBWAS-17144.1809 - 6.1809Lieutenant William Needham (d.1824)BWAS-17146.1809 - 1811Lieutenant Daniel Little CouchBWAS-17141811 - 1813LieutenantSir Joseph Coxwell (d.1832)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1783 - 31.10.1784CommodoreSir John Lindsay (1737-1788) ADM 6/23/129BWAS-171410.1785 - 1.1789Commodore Philips Cosby (1729-1808)BWAS-171411.1789 - 9.1793Rear-Admiral of the White John Laforey (1729-1796) ADM 107/3/274BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.3.1790 - 1790Acting Fourth Lieutenant Augustus Fitzroy (d.1801) ADM 6/24/61
Issued by Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey) (1729-1796), Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 19.8.1790
ADM 6/24

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1785 - 20.2.1789Master William TatlockADM 29-15.3.1794 - 6.12.1796Master John DuckerADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1785 - 10.1789Midshipman Henry Blackwood (1770-1832)ref:6161.1806 - 1806Midshipman Thomas Bushby (d.1865)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.2.1804 - 18041st Class Volunteer George Argles (d.1846)NL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
9.10.1782building at Bristol - England at a cost of £17694.12.10dBWAS-1714
1.1783fitting at Bristol - England at a cost of £6171.6.6dBWAS-1714
8.1783Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
9.11.1783Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
31.10.1784

Paid off

ADM 51
7.1785RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1785Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £7862.6.8dBWAS-1714
26.9.1785Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.2.1789Paid offADM 51
3.1789Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1790Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £13913.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.3.1790Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1793Capture of TobagoBWAS-1714
8.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1793Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £13384.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.9.1794Guard ship at WeymouthBWAS-1714
27.6.1796Sailed with a convoy to the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
5.1799Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1799RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1799Refitted as a 28 gun Unrated Troop Ship
8.1799Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8686.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1802Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship
11.1803Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1804Recommissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
2.1804Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6004.0.0dBWAS-1714
17.7.1805Action off Calais
4.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1809Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
4.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1815Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 29th of January 2019 19:18

22 Mar 1802 a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator, in Portsmouth harbour, to try Serjeant Charles Cubitt, of the Trusty, for drunkenness and neglect of duty. The charges were fully proved, but, in consideration of his very good character, and particularly for his conduct in the mutiny of the Nore, in supplying the Officers with arms, &c. he was only adjudged to be severely reprimanded.
Circa 25 May 1802 Mr. D. C. Young, Purser of the Trusty, is appointed to the Colossus74, building at Deptford.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 28th of January 2019 18:20

30 May 1800 Portsmouth, a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator, for the trial of John Goodman, a private Marine belonging to the Trusty, for robbery, desertion, and quitting his post when sentinel and Thomas Hilton, a seaman of the same ship, for assisting the said John Goodman in taking away a ship's boat, and for robbery and desertion. The Court being of opinion that the charges had been proved against the prisoners, John Goodman was sentenced to suffer death and Thomas Hilton to receive 500 lashes and forfeit all his pay.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 27th of January 2019 21:18

Jun 1800 William Mounier, Esq. late of the Tigre, is appointed First Lieutenant of the Trusty.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 27th of January 2019 21:16

Jun 1800 William Mounier, Esq. late of the Tigre, is appointed First Lieutenant of the Trusty.

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