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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 HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Administrator
Dockyard Staff
Service 1757-1786
Constructor
James Martin HillhouseBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
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 BradbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1799
Transfered ADM 6/22/514
BWAS-1714
6.8.1783 - 5.9.1783Captain
John Faithful FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1805
ADM 6/23/106
BWAS-1714
5.9.1783 - 31.10.1784Captain
Martin WaghornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1785
ADM 6/23/132
BWAS-1714
22.7.1785 - 20.2.1789Captain
William WolseleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
ADM 6/23/289
BWAS-1714
16.11.1789 - 15.10.1790Captain
Paget BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1797
Transfered ADM 6/24/11
ADM 6/24
17.2.1790 - 16.11.1793Captain
John DrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1789
ADM 6/24/19
BWAS-1714
16.11.1793 - 1785Captain
William O'Bryen DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1811
ADM 6/24/284
BWAS-1714
1795 - 5.1796Captain
John OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
5.1796Commander
James WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1714
5.1796 - 1797Captain
John OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
3.1798 - 1799Captain
Andrew ToddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1800
BWAS-1714
7.1799 - 1800Captain
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1800
BWAS-1714
1800 - 1801Captain
Alexander WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1802 - 1803Captain
Daniel Oliver GuionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1797
BWAS-1714
1.1804 - 1807Captain
George ArglesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1809
BWAS-1714
1808Captain
Brian HodgsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1714
4.1809 - 6.1809Lieutenant
William NeedhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
BWAS-1714
6.1809 - 1811Lieutenant
Daniel Little CouchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1811
BWAS-1714
1811 - 1813Lieutenant
Sir Joseph CoxwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1813
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1783 - 31.10.1784Commodore
Sir John LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1787
ADM 6/23/129
BWAS-1714
10.1785 - 1.1789Commodore
Philips CosbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
BWAS-1714
11.1789 - 9.1793Rear-Admiral of the White
John LaforeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1797
ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.3.1790 - 16.3.1791Fourth Lieutenant
Rt Hon. Augustus FitzroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
ADM 6/24/61
Issued by
Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1797
, Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 19.8.1790
ADM 6/24
2.2.1791 - 1791Fourth Lieutenant
Henry ProbynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1809
ADM 6/24/121
Issued by
Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1797
, Leeward Islands - Lesser Antilles - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 5.5.1791
ADM 6/24
17.3.1791 - 1791Fourth Lieutenant
John HamsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
ADM 6/4/110
ADM 6/24

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1785 - 20.2.1789Master
William TatlockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1802
ADM 29-1
5.3.1794 - 6.12.1796Master
John DuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1800
ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1785 - 10.1789Midshipman
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
ref:616
1.1806 - 1806Midshipman
Thomas BushbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-9999
NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
- 11.12.1788Admiral's Secretary
James YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1794
ADM 106
22.9.1782 - 28.1.1783Captain's Servant
Christopher LarocheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1807
Transfered ADM 196/5/1
ADM 196
1.2.1804 - 18041st Class Volunteer
George ArglesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
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

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Saturday 26th of February 2022 10:18

Most definately not a Royal Navy vessel. There was no Trusty in 1820.
It is possible that it was a revenue vessel, while I can find no record of a Trusty, Lieutentant Edward Hour Fitzmaurice was commanding the revenue cutter Scout in 1827 (from the navy list) which points in that direction.


Posted by Gordon William Smith on Saturday 26th of February 2022 08:57

I have a record of HMS Trusty being in Milford Haven in 1820/1 commanded by Lt Fitzaurice. Any comments?


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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