Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down25.5.1779BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassArdent ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas RaymondBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1814BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0 ½"Imperial Feet48.7807 
Length of Keel131' 7"Imperial Feet39.9345 
Breadth44' 6 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,388 5694Tons BM 


27.12.1784Broadside Weight = 575 Imperial Pound ( 260.7625 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1762500Design Complement

18 Commanding Officers

28.9.1790 - 30.8.1791CaptainRobert Calder (1745-1818) ADM 6/24/71ADM 6/247.2.1793 - 17.4.1794CaptainJohn Samuel Smith: on board from 11.2.1793 ADM 6/24/205BWAS-171417.4.1794 - 30.6.1795CaptainRichard Fisher ADM 6/25/33BWAS-17141.7.1795 - 3.1797CaptainBilly Douglas (d.1817) ADM 6/25/54BWAS-171410.1796 - 4.9.1797LieutenantPatrick Campbell (1773-1841)BWAS-17148.1797 - 8.1798CaptainAndrew Todd (d.1803)BWAS-17148.1798 - 11.1798CommanderJohn William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-171411.1798 - 1799CaptainJohn OsbornBWAS-17147.1799 - 1804CaptainGeorge ScottBWAS-17144.1805 - 6.1808CaptainGeorge Parker (1767-1847)BWAS-17146.1808 - 4.1809CaptainWilliam CumberlandBWAS-17144.1809 - 1810CaptainJames Whitley Deans Dundas (1785-1862)BWAS-17141810 - 1811CaptainRobert CampbellBWAS-17141811 - 8.1812CaptainEdward Stirling DicksonBWAS-17141812 - 12.4.1813CaptainCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD18498.1812 - 11.1812CaptainWilliam Stewart (d.1814)BWAS-171411.1812 - 1813CaptainCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)BWAS-17141813CaptainCharles Inglis (d.1833)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

11.2.1793 - 1794Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Richard King (1st Baronet of Bellevue) (1730-1806)BWAS-17144.1809 - 19.2.1810Rear-Admiral of the BlueThomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-17141813Vice-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Martin (1765-1847)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

28.2.1793 - 19.7.1793First LieutenantCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS013.1795 - 1798LieutenantPhilip Beaver (1766-1813)ref:61613.4.1805 - 9.1806LieutenantJohn Read BindonNBD18492.1812 - 12.4.1813LieutenantJames BlandfordNBD1849

6 Petty Officers

20.6.1793 - 25.10.1793Master's MateWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:61620.1.1800 - 24.4.1800MidshipmanJosias Bray (d.1846)NAO4.1809 - 12.1810MidshipmanAndrew Barclay (1793-1848)NBD18491810 - 12.1810Master's MateWilliam Case Burbidge (1789-?)NBD184912.1810 - 12.8.1812MidshipmanAndrew Barclay (1793-1848)NBD18491812 - 30.9.1813MidshipmanJohn Henry BellairsNBD1849

1 Crewman

2.11.1799 - 19.1.1800Able SeamanJosias Bray (d.1846)NAO

Service History

27.12.1784Completed at Northam - Devon at a cost of £25037.9.11dBWAS-1714
30.12.1784Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
25.2.1785Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6735.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1787Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1788Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3638.0.0dBWAS-1714
1790Commissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4671.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.3.1795Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
7.7.1796Took the Privateer La Milanie
17.8.1796Present at capture of Dutch in Saldhana BayBWAS-1714
6.1799Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1799Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
8.1799Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8278.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
1802In MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1803In MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1804In Mediterranean then homeBWAS-1714
11.1804Began repairsBWAS-1714
4.1805Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
4.1805Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
5.1805Completed repairs at a cost of £22422.0.0dBWAS-1714
1808In the BalticBWAS-1714
22.3.1808In company with Holstein (64) burnt the Prinds Christian Frederik (66) near GrenadaBWAS-1714
22.3.1808Battle of Zealand Point
8.1808Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1808Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6652.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1810Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1810Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10394.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.12.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1812Off PortugalBWAS-1714
1813Off PortugalBWAS-1714
7.1814Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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