Trusty

633
Nominal Guns50
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.3.1780
Keel Laid Down7.1781
Launched9.10.1782
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBristol - England
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)
ConstructorJames 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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.9.1782 - 10.4.1783CaptainJames Bradby (d.1809) ADM 6/22/514BWAS-17146.8.1783 - 5.9.1783CaptainJohn Faithful Fortescue (d.1819) ADM 6/23/106BWAS-17145.9.1783 - 31.10.1784CaptainMartin Waghorn (d.1788) ADM 6/23/132BWAS-171422.7.1785 - 20.2.1789CaptainWilliam Wolseley (1756-1842) ADM 6/23/289BWAS-171416.11.1789 - 15.10.1790CaptainPaget Bayly (d.1804) ADM 6/24/11ADM 6/2417.2.1790 - 16.11.1793CaptainJohn Drew (d.1798) ADM 6/24/19BWAS-171416.11.1793 - 1785CaptainWilliam O'Bryen Drury (d.1811) ADM 6/24/284BWAS-17141795 - 5.1796CaptainJohn OsbornBWAS-17145.1796CommanderJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17145.1796 - 1797CaptainJohn OsbornBWAS-17143.1798 - 1799CaptainAndrew Todd (d.1803)BWAS-17147.1799 - 1800CaptainGeorge Bowen (d.1800)BWAS-17141800 - 1801CaptainAlexander Wilson (1760-1834)BWAS-171412.1802 - 1803CaptainDaniel Oliver Guion (1776-1811)BWAS-17141.1804 - 1807CaptainGeorge Argles (d.1831)BWAS-17141808CaptainBrian HodgsonBWAS-17144.1809 - 6.1809LieutenantWilliam Needham (d.1824)BWAS-17146.1809 - 1811LieutenantDaniel 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 - 1.1789CommodorePhilips Cosby (1729-1808)BWAS-171411.1789 - 9.1793Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Laforey (1729-1796)BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.7.1785 - 20.2.1789MasterWilliam TatlockADM29-15.3.1794 - 6.12.1796MasterJohn DuckerADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1785 - 10.1789MidshipmanHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)ref:6161.1806 - 1806MidshipmanThomas Bushby (d.1865)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.2.1804 - 18041st Class VolunteerGeorge 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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