Nominal Guns54BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Earl of Abergavenny' (1789) (26)
ShipyardHarwich - Essex ref:390
Constructor Joseph 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 Ship Commanders

1.5.1795 - 22.7.1796Captain Edward Tyrrel SmithNA-ROA15.12.1795 - 16.6.1798Captain John CochetNA-ROA30.6.1798 - 17.8.1798Commander Samuel Peter Forster (d.1840)NA-ROA17.8.1798 - 28.2.1799Captain Samuel Peter Forster (d.1840)NA-ROA3.3.1799 - 16.4.1799Lieutenant William 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 - 11.7.1801Captain Charles Grant (1770-1824)BWAS-179311.7.1801 - 11.1801Captain James CarthewBWAS-179311.1801 - 1802Captain Henry Vansittart (1777-1843)BWAS-179327.5.1802 - 1802Lieutenant James Edward HodgeNA-ROA30.6.1802 - 28.7.1802Lieutenant John ForfarNA-ROA

5 Commissioned Officers

3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795First Lieutenant William Pemberton (d.1810)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Third Lieutenant John ManleyNA-ROA11.7.1795 - 14.10.1795Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Cook CarpenterNA-ROA11.1.1799 - 1802Acting Lieutenant Michael Fitton (1765-1852)NBD184918.7.1802 - 28.7.1802Lieutenant Andrew King (1774-1835)NAO

6 Warrant Officers

3.5.1795 - 10.1795Surgeon Harry FoordNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Boatswain John RichardsonNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Purser Stephen M. RhodesNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Master Robert MitchisonNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Gunner James SullivanNA-ROA6.10.1795 - 30.12.1795Surgeon Thomas BellNA-ROA

3 Petty Officers

3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Master at arms Arthur GoodwinNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.1795Cook James CornewNA-ROA20.12.1801 - 28.7.1802Midshipman Charles Cowper BenettNBD1849

16 Crewmen

3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class Boy John Coshett (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17951st Class Boy Charles Pearson (1780-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class Boy John Clarke (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class Boy William Raymond (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class Boy William Murray (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class Boy John Havard (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class Boy John Williams (1780-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class Boy James Raymond (1780-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class Boy Richard Creasey (1781-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class Boy Benjamin Edwards (d.1780)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class Boy Thomas Bethell (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17952nd Class Boy John Watson (1778-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class Boy C. SullivanNA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17951st Class Boy John Byrne (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17953rd Class Boy James Brown (1782-?)NA-ROA3.5.1795 - 30.12.17951st Class Boy Loader Rees (1782-?)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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