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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.1.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.9.1778BWAS-1714
Launched19.4.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPortland Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Sir Henry PeakeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1813
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold11.8.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck145' 11"Imperial Feet44.1966 
Length of Keel119' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet36.2871 
Breadth40' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet12.1984 
Depth in Hold17' 5 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Draught Forward10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Draught Aft16' 10 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,046 9194Tons BM 

Armament


6.1783Broadside 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
2.4.1766350Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.6.1783 - 8.8.1783Captain
Charles NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
BWAS-1714
8.8.1783 - 6.9.1783Captain
Patrick NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1783
ADM 6/23/108
ADM 6/23
6.9.1783 - 12.2.1784Captain
The Hon. Michael de CourcyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
Transfered ADM 6/23/133
BWAS-1714
12.2.1784 - 25.10.1784Captain
Edward Tyrrel SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1812
ADM 6/23/270
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 19.2.1785
BWAS-1714
25.10.1784 - 10.1786Captain
Richard FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/23/248
BWAS-1714
10.1786 - 14.9.1789Captain
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
BWAS-1714
10.9.1792 - 1.1795Captain
George GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
ADM 6/24/173
BWAS-1714
12.1794 - 14.9.1795Captain
Thomas SurridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1714
2.1798 - 1801Captain
James StevensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
BWAS-1714
9.1801 - 22.11.1802Captain
John StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1811
BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.11.1783 - 12.2.1784Vice-Admiral of the Blue
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
ADM 6/20/550
BWAS-1714
12.2.1784 - 21.1.1786Rear-Admiral of the White
Alexander InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1786
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/20/525
BWAS-1714
10.9.1792 - 12.4.1794Commodore
John FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1795
BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 - 14.9.1795Rear-Admiral of the Blue
John FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1795
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.9.1783 - 10.11.1784Purser
Thomas Legal YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1828
ADM 29/8

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.4.1783 - 1786Midshipman
Henry DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1840
ref:616

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1784 - 9.17871st Class Volunteer
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
NBD1849
1787Able Seaman
Robert BarrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1837
ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
10.9.1783building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £29351.14.7dBWAS-1714
6.11.1783Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
14.9.1789

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1790Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1791Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £18223.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1792Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1792Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5686.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.9.1793Capture of Jeremie
4.1.1794Operations against San Domingo
14.9.1795Paid offADM 51
1.1798Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9124.0.0dBWAS-1714
1800Operations in Quiberon BayBWAS-1714
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
1801Egyptian operationsBWAS-1714
22.11.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1805Prison ship for POW's at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1805Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
1807In ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.8.1814Sold at Portsmouth for £3,000BWAS-1714

 

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