Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down13.8.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1793BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGanges ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild2.1807BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Tremendous' (1811) (74)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 4"Imperial Feet51.8175 
Length of Keel139' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet42.3736 
Breadth47' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold20' 4"Imperial Feet6.1976 
Burthen1,680 2294Tons BM 


30.10.1784Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
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
1779590Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers

6.10.1790 - 3.1.1791CaptainGeorge Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818) ADM 6/24/74ADM 6/241.3.1793 - 4.7.1794CaptainJames Pigot (d.1822) ADM 6/24/215BWAS-17147.7.1794 - 3.1795CaptainWilliam Bentinck (1764-1813) ADM 6/25/57BWAS-17143.1795 - 6.1795CaptainWilliam Johnstone Hope (1766-1831)BWAS-17146.1795 - 1796CommanderSamuel James BallardBWAS-17141796 - 7.1796CaptainJohn Aylmer (1759-1841)BWAS-17147.1796 - 1797CaptainCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)BWAS-17141797CaptainGeorge Hopewell Stephens (d.1819)BWAS-17141797 - 1798CommanderAskew Pafford Hollis (1766-1844)BWAS-17141798CaptainJohn OsbornBWAS-17141798 - 1799CaptainJohn Clarke SearleBWAS-17141799 - 1806CaptainJohn OsbornBWAS-171412.1810 - 9.1815CaptainRobert Bell CampbellBWAS-171415.11.1845 - 1845Captain Henry Byam Martin (1803-1865)W025

2 Flag Officers

1796 - 7.1796Rear-Admiral of the RedThomas Pringle (d.1803)BWAS-17141798 - 23.11.1798Rear-Admiral of the White Hugh Cloberry Christian (1747-1798)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

1794 - 1.6.1794First LieutenantFrancis Ross (d.1794)TNC1798 - 22.6.1798LieutenantRichard Byron (1769-1837)RNB18231812LieutenantSeptimus Arabin (d.1856)NBD184912.1812 - 10.1815LieutenantCharles BasdenNBD1849

4 Warrant Officers

1794Gunner's MateWilliam EnglishADM 171/81794Boatswain's MateJoseph CapiceADM 171/830.3.1796 - 17.4.1796MasterDavid SmithADM29-118.4.1796 - 16.2.1798MasterJohn RussellADM29-1

6 Petty Officers

11.1790 - 1791MidshipmanWilliam Pardoe (d.1861)NBD18493.9.1793 - 22.12.1794MidshipmanEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO1794Yeoman of SheetsJames AlexanderADM 171/813.1.1795 - 19.7.1795MidshipmanEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO20.7.1795 - 26.4.1796Master's MateEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO3.1801 - 3.1802MidshipmanGeorge Anson Byron (1789-1868)NBD1849

17 Crewmen

15.7.1790 - 11.1790Able SeamanWilliam Pardoe (d.1861)NBD184921.8.1793 - 2.9.1793Able SeamanEbenezer Geale (1772-1805)NAO1794LandmanJames CharlesADM 171/81794LandmanGeorge WilmotADM 171/81794Able SeamanJohn ChambersADM 171/81794Able SeamanCharles LucasADM 171/81794Captain's ServantEdward WicksteadADM 171/81794LandmanSamuel BruffADM 171/81794Able SeamanJeremiah LovellADM 171/81794LandmanDavid ThomsonADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanGeorge AndersonADM 171/81794Captain's ServantJames KitchenADM 171/81794Able SeamanWilliam RobertsADM 171/817941st Class BoyRobert FlynnADM 171/81794Ordinary SeamanThomas ReidADM 171/81794LandmanDaniel DickADM 171/81794UnknownEdward PlummerADM 171/8

2 Marines

1794PrivateJohn HainesADM 171/81794PrivateAndrew DewADM 171/8

1 Passenger

1.6.1794 - 1794BabyDaniel Tremendous McKenzie (1794-?)ADM 171/8

Service History

1.1785Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
28.1.1785Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6443.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1785Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1785Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £32366.14.7dBWAS-1714
4.1785Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4955.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1790fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3979.12.4dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.6.1793Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1704.0.0dBWAS-1714
1794Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1794Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6917.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
1.5.1796Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
11.12.1799In company with Adamant (50) destroyed La Preneuse in Tombeau Bay, MauritiusBWAS-1714

Arrived from a cruise where she encountered very bad weather and lost almost all her sails and saw no vessels whatsoever

Simon's Town - False Bay
1803In the East IndiesBWAS-1714
21.4.1806Tremendous vs Canonniere
1807Placed in ordinaryBWAS-1714
2.1807Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1811Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £53989.0.0dBWAS-1714
1822Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
5.1844Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
11.1866Refitted as a Unrated Powder Depot
12.1883Lent to the War Department for the stowage of naval minesBWAS-1714
10.5.1897Sold to John Read at Portsmouth for £1,605BWAS-1714


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