Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Green BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCrown Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1798BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 8"Imperial Feet48.7714 
Length of Keel131' 8 ½"Imperial Feet39.9415 
Breadth44' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet13.4303 
Depth in Hold19' 5"Imperial Feet5.8053 
Draught Forward12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Aft17' 10 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,401 6094Tons BM 


22.10.1782Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1779500Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

9.10.1782 - 18.10.1782CaptainJohn Manley ADM 6/22/525ADM 6/2218.10.1782 - 17.3.1783CaptainRobert Man (1745-1813) ADM 6/22/530BWAS-171417.3.1783 - 21.4.1783CaptainJohn Nicholson Inglefield (1748-1828) ADM 6/23/35BWAS-17148.1786 - 11.1786CaptainCharles Morice Pole (1757-1830)BWAS-171411.1786 - 21.10.1789CaptainSkeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814)BWAS-171421.10.1789 - 19.7.1790CaptainThomas Pasley (1734-1808) ADM 6/24/6BWAS-17148.1790 - 1794CaptainEdward Thornbrough (1754-1834)BWAS-17141.1795 - 2.1795CaptainRichard FisherBWAS-17142.1795 - 3.1796CaptainRobert McDougall (1729-1816)BWAS-17143.1796 - 3.1797CaptainFrancis Laforey (1767-1835)BWAS-17143.1797 - 12.1797CaptainCharles Sydney DaversBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

21.10.1789 - 11.1789CommodoreSkeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

31.10.1795 - 4.1.1798LieutenantCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

27.9.1795 - 10.1795MidshipmanRobert Yule (d.1849)NBD1849

Service History

22.10.1782Completed at Deptford at a cost of £25616.17.11dBWAS-1714
11.1782Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1783Paid offBWAS-1714
1783Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
15.1.1783Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £6646.18.4dBWAS-1714
4.1783Recommissioned as a guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
9.1783Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1241.11.7dBWAS-1714
6.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1786Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1786Recommissioned as a guard ship in the MedwayBWAS-1714
11.1786Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4604.17.8dBWAS-1714
11.1789Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1790fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1794Began repairs at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1795Completed repairs at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8805.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.8.1795Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
23.4.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice
9.1797Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
12.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1798Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Charles on Thursday 24th of July 2014 21:46

Extract of a letter from Sheerness Dec 28, 1784

"Arrived the Rambler and Marquis de Seignally [Seignelay?] cutters, and remain with Scipio and Otter sloop.
"The Centurion lying in ordinary at this port, is ordered up river to be repaired.
"The Ajax is ordered to be sold." (The Times 3 January 1785)

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