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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.11.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1783BWAS-1714
Acquired25.9.1786BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.1793BWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassThunderer Class (1781)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1743-1810
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 8"Imperial Feet51.8189 
Length of Keel139' 11"Imperial Feet42.3679 
Breadth47' 6"Imperial Feet14.3474 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Draught Aft17' 7 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,680 1794Tons BM 

Armament


28.9.1786Broadside 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

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1793 - 1.10.1795Captain
Robert CalderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
: on board from 12.11.1793 Transfered ADM 6/24/280
ref:616
9.1795 - 5.1796Captain
Herbert BrowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
BWAS-1714
5.1796 - 2.1797Captain
Augustus MontgomeryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
BWAS-1714
2.1797 - 5.1797Captain
John AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
5.1797 - 14.5.1799Captain
Ralph Willett MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
BWAS-1714
20.5.1799 - 9.1799Acting Captain
Edward Jekyll CanesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
BWAS-1714
9.1799 - 12.1800Captain
John StilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1807
BWAS-1714
5.1801 - 7.1804Captain
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
BWAS-1714
7.1804 - 12.1804Captain
Edward HawkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1831
BWAS-1714
16.12.1804 - 12.3.1805Acting Captain
Francis TempleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1854
BWAS-1714
1.1805 - 3.1805Captain
Barrington DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1807
BWAS-1714
12.3.1805 - 21.9.1805Captain
Francis TempleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1854
BWAS-1714
3.1806 - 6.1807Captain
George Johnstone HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1815
BWAS-1714
6.1807 - 7.1807Captain
Richard Turner HancockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1812
BWAS-1714
7.1807 - 3.1808Captain
John Poo BeresfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1838
BWAS-1714
4.1808 - 11.1808Captain
James JohnstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1812
BWAS-1714
27.4.1808 - 7.11.1808Captain
Thomas BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1847
NBD1849
7.1809 - 3.1810Captain
Charles JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1714
3.1810 - 12.1813Captain
William ProwseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1813
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 18.8.1797Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
BWAS-1714
5.1801 - 1802Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-17143.1808 - 1810Commodore
John Poo BeresfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1838
BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 24.7.1797Lieutenant
John WeatherheadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797
TRN4
1800 - 28.4.1802Lieutenant
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ref:616
16.5.1801 - 29.10.1803Lieutenant
Walter BoswellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
NBD1849
29.4.1802 - 6.1802Commander
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ref:616
23.6.1802 - 1803Acting Lieutenant
Alexander BoyackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1805
NBD1849
12.1803 - 13.2.1804Acting Lieutenant
Edward Henry A'CourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1835
NBD1849
1804 - 1805Lieutenant
David BoydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
NBD1849
13.2.1804 - 9.10.1805Lieutenant
Edward Henry A'CourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1835
NBD1849
7.1804 - 29.6.1805Lieutenant
Edward BurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
NBD1849
5.2.1810 - 1812Lieutenant
Septimus ArabinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.11.1793 - 13.9.1795Master
William TatlockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1802
ADM 29-1
20.9.1796 - 27.11.1798Boatswain
James GregsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1793-1822
ADM 29/8
1797 - 1801Master
Thomas AtkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1806
E-WIKI

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799 - 14.5.1799Midshipman
Charles James WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799
TRN4
1799 - 14.5.1799Midshipman
James Morrison Bigges ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799
TRN4
14.1.1800 - 1801Midshipman
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1851
BWAS-1714
1803 - 1804Midshipman
Wilson Braddyll BiglandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849
3.1804 - 4.1805Midshipman
George Charles BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1833
NBD1849
1805 - 26.2.1806Midshipman
Nicholas AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
NBD1849
1805 - 7.3.1808Midshipman
Henry Fage BelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1845
NBD1849

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
9.9.1796 - 6.17971st Class Volunteer
William BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1869
NBD1849
11.8.1801 - 1.18021st Class Volunteer
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849
21.10.1801 - 18033rd Class Boy
Wilson Braddyll BiglandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849
4.7.1806 - 6.18071st Class Volunteer
Alexander BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1828
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1786Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.9.1786Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.9.1786Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £9388.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1793Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
30.1.1794Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6314.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.10.1794Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.1796In the ChannelBWAS-1714
18.3.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
24.7.1797Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
2.1799At AlexandriaBWAS-1714
15.4.179940 killed and 47 wounded in an accidental explosion during the defence of AcreBWAS-1714
12.1800Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1801Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1801Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £19386.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1802Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1803At San DomingoBWAS-1714
25.7.1803Capture of the Duquesne
8.9.1803Took the Frigate
Sagesse (28) 1794-1803
French 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
off Port Dauphin

11.1805Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1806Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1808Off FerrolBWAS-1714
21.2.1809Off LorientBWAS-1714
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
12.1813Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
5.1814Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.8.1798-1798Saumarez's Squadron 1798
Sir James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 6th of April 2016 21:01

injured midshipmen John Collier, Theseus night attack on Cadiz 5th /6th Jul 1797


Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 6th of April 2016 20:55

killed captain of marines Thomas Oldfield, from Theseus night attack on Cadiz 5th /6th Jul 1797

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