Vigilant

7326
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.1.1771BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1771BWAS-1714
Acquired6.10.1774B028
First Commissioned18.3.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
Constructor Henry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 6 ½"Imperial Feet48.4759 
Length of Keel130' 10"Imperial Feet39.624 
Breadth44' 5 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward10' 11"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Burthen1,376 2794Tons BM 

Armament


6.10.1774Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777500Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.3.1778 - 3.12.1778Captain Robert Brice (c.1730-1805) ADM 6/21/376BWAS-17143.12.1778 - 27.8.1779CaptainSir Digby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/21/482B05127.8.1779 - 18.1.1782CaptainSir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803) ADM 6/22/265
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 26.3.1781
BWAS-1714
18.1.1782 - 19.12.1782Captain John Leigh Douglas (1741-1810) ADM 6/22/401BWAS-171419.12.1782 - 17.2.1783Captain John Holloway (1747-1826) ADM 6/22/557BWAS-171412.1796 - 8.1798Lieutenant Robert YoungBWAS-17148.1798 - 1800Lieutenant John HewettBWAS-17141801 - 4.1802Lieutenant James WoodBWAS-17141.1806 - 7.1806Lieutenant John M'DonaldBWAS-17147.1806 - 1811Lieutenant William SomervilleBWAS-17141813 - 1814Lieutenant James M'ArthurBWAS-17141814Lieutenant William StoneBWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.10.1787 - 30.7.1791Cook Lawrence BeerADM29-12.9.1791 - 11.6.1793Cook Lawrence BeerADM29-124.7.1793 - 26.2.1794Cook Lawrence BeerADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1774Began Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.7.1778Completed Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £32026.11.7dBWAS-1714
11.7.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £26395.6.1dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
26.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
9.1781Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1781Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11467.13.11dBWAS-1714
2.4.1782Took the Privateer Modesty
7.1782In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
11.9.1782Sailed to cruise of LisbonBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
7.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2722.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1796fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1712.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1796Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1806Sank in Portsmouth harbourBWAS-1714
1.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1806Raised and repairedBWAS-1714
4.1816Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 
 

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