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Tremendous

7194
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.6.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.8.1782BWAS-1714
Acquired30.10.1784BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1793BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGanges Class (1779)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
William BarnardBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1763-1795
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild2.1807BWAS-1714
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Tremendous' (1811) (74) 1811-1897
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1845 Renamed "Grampus"

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.10.1790 - 3.1.1791Captain
George Cranfield BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1766-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/74
ADM 6/24
1.3.1793 - 4.7.1794Captain
James PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1810
ADM 6/24/215
BWAS-1714
7.7.1794 - 3.1795Captain
William BentinckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
ADM 6/25/57
BWAS-1714
3.1795 - 6.1795Captain
William Johnstone HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1789
BWAS-1714
6.1795 - 1796Commander
Samuel James BallardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1814
BWAS-1714
1796 - 7.1796Captain
John AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
7.1796 - 1797Captain
Charles BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
BWAS-1714
1797Captain
George Hopewell StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1714
1797 - 1798Commander
Askew Pafford HollisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1841
BWAS-1714
1798Captain
John OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
1798 - 1799Captain
John Clarke SearleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1811
BWAS-1714
1799 - 1806Captain
John OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1810 - 9.1815Captain
Robert Bell CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1816
BWAS-1714
15.11.1845 - 1845Captain
Henry Byam MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1864
W025

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1796 - 7.1796Rear-Admiral of the Red
Thomas PringleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1801
BWAS-1714
1798 - 23.11.1798Rear-Admiral of the White
Hugh Cloberry ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Henry GunterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1799
ADM 6/24/74
ADM 6/24
6.10.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Hugh NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1790
ADM 6/24/74
ADM 6/24
6.10.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Alexander RuddachBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1798
ADM 6/24/74
ADM 6/24
6.10.1790 - 1790Fourth Lieutenant
Andrew SprouleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1820
ADM 6/24/74
ADM 6/24
2.11.1790 - 3.1.1791Fifth Lieutenant
William Edward CracraftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
Transfered ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
1794 - 1.6.1794First Lieutenant
Francis RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1790
TNC
1798 - 22.6.1798Lieutenant
Richard ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
RNB1823
1812Lieutenant
Septimus ArabinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
NBD1849
12.1812 - 10.1815Lieutenant
Charles BasdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1841
NBD1849

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794 - 1.6.1794Surgeon
Alexander DoddsBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1776-1794
ref:1665
1794Boatswain's Mate
Joseph CapiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Gunner's Mate
William EnglishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
30.3.1796 - 17.4.1796Master
David SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1798
ADM 29-1
18.4.1796 - 16.2.1798Master
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1798
ADM 29-1

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1790 - 1791Midshipman
William PardoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849
3.9.1793 - 22.12.1794Midshipman
Ebenezer GealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1799
NAO
1794Yeoman of Sheets
James AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
13.1.1795 - 19.7.1795Midshipman
Ebenezer GealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1799
NAO
20.7.1795 - 26.4.1796Master's Mate
Ebenezer GealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1799
NAO
3.1801 - 3.1802Midshipman
George Anson ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1862
NBD1849

17 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
15.7.1790 - 11.1790Able Seaman
William PardoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849
21.8.1793 - 2.9.1793Able Seaman
Ebenezer GealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1799
NAO
1794Able Seaman
John ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Jeremiah LovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
Charles LucasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
William RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
George AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
Thomas ReidBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
George WilmotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Samuel BruffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
James CharlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Daniel DickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
David ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
James KitchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
Edward WicksteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
17941st Class Boy
Robert FlynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Unknown
Edward PlummerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Private
Andrew DewBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Private
John HainesBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1794 - 1794Baby
Daniel Tremendous McKenzieBritish
Other
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
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) 1780-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship
destroyed La Preneuse in Tombeau Bay, Mauritius
BWAS-1714
28.7.1800

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

Simon's Town
ref:1243
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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