Nominal Guns54BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Earl of Abergavenny' (1789) (26)
ShipyardHarwich - Essex ref:390
ConstructorJoseph Grahamref:390
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 6"Imperial Feet39.9337 
Breadth41' 1 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,182 9394Tons BM 


9.3.1795Broadside Weight = 677 Imperial Pound ( 307.0195 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.3.1795324 BWAS-1793

12 Commanding Officers

1.5.1795 - 22.7.1796CaptainEdward Tyrrel SmithNA-ROA15.12.1795 - 16.6.1798CaptainJohn CochetNA-ROA30.6.1798 - 17.8.1798CommanderSamuel Peter Forster (d.1840)NA-ROA17.8.1798 - 28.2.1799CaptainSamuel Peter Forster (d.1840)NA-ROA3.3.1799 - 16.4.1799LieutenantWilliam Robinson (d.1801)NA-ROA26.3.1800 - 2.5.1800CommanderSir Robert Mends (d.1823)NA-ROA2.5.1800 - 21.7.1800CaptainSir Robert Mends (d.1823)NA-ROA11.1800 - 11.7.1801CaptainCharles Grant (1770-1824)BWAS-179311.7.1801 - 11.1801CaptainJames CarthewBWAS-179311.1801 - 1802CaptainHenry Vansittart (1777-1843)BWAS-179327.5.1802 - 1802LieutenantJames Edward HodgeNA-ROA30.6.1802 - 28.7.1802LieutenantJohn ForfarNA-ROA

5 Commissioned Officers

3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795First LieutenantWilliam Pemberton (d.1810)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Third LieutenantJohn ManleyNA-ROA11.7.1795 - 14.10.1795Fourth LieutenantJohn Cook CarpenterNA-ROA11.1.1799 - 1802Acting LieutenantMichael Fitton (1765-1852)NBD184918.7.1802 - 28.7.1802LieutenantAndrew King (1774-1835)NAO

6 Warrant Officers

3.5.1795 - 10.1795SurgeonHarry FoordNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795BoatswainJohn RichardsonNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795PurserStephen M. RhodesNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795MasterRobert MitchisonNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795GunnerJames SullivanNA-ROA6.10.1795 - 30.12.1795SurgeonThomas BellNA-ROA

3 Petty Officers

3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Master at armsArthur GoodwinNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795CookJames CornewNA-ROA20.12.1801 - 28.7.1802MidshipmanCharles Cowper BenettNBD1849

16 Crewmen

3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class BoyJames Brown (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class BoyJames Raymond (1780-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class BoyJohn Coshett (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class BoyBenjamin Edwards (d.1780)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class BoyJohn Clarke (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class BoyJohn Watson (1778-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class BoyWilliam Raymond (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class BoyRichard Creasey (1781-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17951st Class BoyJohn Byrne (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class BoyWilliam Murray (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class BoyThomas Bethell (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17951st Class BoyLoader Rees (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class BoyJohn Havard (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class BoyC. SullivanNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17951st Class BoyCharles Pearson (1780-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class BoyJohn Williams (1780-?)NA-ROA

Service History

9.3.1795Began fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
17.7.1795Completed fitting at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £8704.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.2.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
12.1796At JamaicaBWAS-1793
3.1800Guardship at JamaicaBWAS-1793
28.7.1802Paid offADM 35
25.11.1805Ordered to be soldBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Capt. E.T. SMITH, 6/95.
Capt. John CR0CHET, 5/97, was posted into her by Sir Hyde PARKER in the West Indies. He remained in her until June 1798 when he moved to THUNDERER. Capt. Samuel Peter F0RSTER, 9/98, was promoted to her out of ALBIC0RE as flag captain to Sir Peter PARKER.
Her launch captured the Genoese merchant ship SAN J0SEPH,in ballast, off Portland Point, Jamaica, on 18 November 1798; the L0UISA schooner, under Danish colours but carrying staves which were French property, in Cow Bay, Jamaica, on 14 February 1799, and the CANDELACIA, a Spanish merchant schooner laden with dollars, near Cow Bay on 9 March 1799.

Another nine merchant vessels were taken by ABERGEVENNY's tender between 18 March and 27 July. Two were laden with mules and one, the French schooner FORTUNEE, taken of StJago de Cuba, had 24,000 dollars on board.

1800 Capt. Charles LAROCHE, 2/00. He was promoted out of ST0RK.
Guardship at Port Royal, Jamaica. Capt. Robert MENDS (post commission May 1800)


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