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Terrible

7099
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.7.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1782BWAS-1714
Acquired28.3.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1792BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassThunderer Class (1781)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1781
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John & William WellsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1836BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 7"Imperial Feet51.8185 
Length of Keel139' 11"Imperial Feet42.3679 
Breadth47' 6"Imperial Feet14.3474 
Depth in Hold19' 11"Imperial Feet5.794 
Draught Forward12' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Aft18' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,679 1794Tons BM 

Armament


28.3.1785Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1781600Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.12.1792 - 12.4.1794Captain
Skeffington LutwidgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1810
ADM 6/24/186
BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 - 6.1797Captain
George CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
ADM 6/25/31
BWAS-1714
6.1797 - 10.1797Commander
John MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
BWAS-1714
10.1797 - 4.1799CaptainBWAS-17144.1799 - 5.1799Captain
Jonathon FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1808
BWAS-1714
5.1799 - 1.1801Captain
William WolseleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
BWAS-1714
1.1801 - 1803Captain
Francis FayermanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
1803 - 1809Captain
Henry PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1795Lieutenant
Charles PateyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1847
ADM 171/8

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.1.1785 - 3.7.1788Boatswain
William CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1802
ADM 29-1
25.2.1797 - 18.2.1799Master
Alexander CarrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1799
ADM 29-1
19.2.1799 - 26.10.1801Master
John DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1799 - 5.1801Midshipman
John Norman CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1845
NBD1849

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Landman
William NewanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Boy
John HollandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
15.11.1797 - 17971st Class Volunteer
Thomas BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1828
NBD1849
6.1799 - 12.1799Able Seaman
John Norman CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1845
NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1795Drummer
Claud MorrisBritish
Marine
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
28.3.1785Began Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.4.1785Completed Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1785Began coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.7.1785Completed coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1434.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1792Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1792CommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1793Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11449.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
1797Spithead mutinyBWAS-1714
12.1798Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1.1799

Docked at Plymouth

TNC
13.2.1799

Docked at Plymouth

TNC
4.1799Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9655.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1800Quiberon operationsBWAS-1714
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
4.1802Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1803Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1804Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
1.1.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1813Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1813Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £31314.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1814Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1714
8.1822Began fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
5.1823Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
5.1823Completed fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
5.3.1829Refitted as a Unrated Coal Depot
3.1836Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tony Gale on Monday 7th of March 2022 10:47

Correction : the boatswain's surname was Usherward, not Underward (see my post dated 15 Feb 22)


Posted by Tony Gale on Tuesday 15th of February 2022 17:22

The will of William Troubridge, Armourer's Mate HMS Terrible (William Wolseley Esq Commander), dated 17 July 1799, was witnessed by Gilbert Scott, Captain's Clerk and Wm Underward, Boatswain (Probate copy of will at Devon Heritage Centre, ref. 1280B/T-13)


Posted by Chris Wallage on Monday 4th of February 2019 23:08

My Ancester James Rackstraw Wallage joined Terrible 9 April 1821 aged 13 as a Boy Sailor from Greenwich Asylum. I would like to trace his Naval career. He is said to have been a commissined officer circa 1847.

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