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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 1744-1756
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
Harry 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

 

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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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