Vigilant

7326
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.1.1771BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1771BWAS-1714
Acquired6.10.1774B028
First Commissioned18.3.1778
ShipyardBuckler's Hard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIntrepid Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 - 3.12.1778CaptainRobert Brice (c.1730-1805) ADM 6/21/376BWAS-17143.12.1778 - 1780CaptainSir Digby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/21/482B0511780 - 9.1780CaptainSir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803)BWAS-17141.1782 - 1.1783CaptainJohn Erskine Douglas (1758-1847)BWAS-17141.1783 - 2.1782CaptainJohn Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-171412.1796 - 8.1798LieutenantRobert YoungBWAS-17148.1798 - 1800LieutenantJohn HewettBWAS-17141801 - 4.1802LieutenantJames WoodBWAS-17141.1806 - 7.1806LieutenantJohn M'DonaldBWAS-17147.1806 - 1811LieutenantWilliam SomervilleBWAS-17141813 - 1814LieutenantJames M'ArthurBWAS-17141814LieutenantWilliam StoneBWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.10.1787 - 30.7.1791CookLawrence BeerADM29-12.9.1791 - 11.6.1793CookLawrence BeerADM29-124.7.1793 - 26.2.1794CookLawrence BeerADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1774Began Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.7.1778Completed Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £32026.11.7dBWAS-1714
11.7.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 15th March 1780
19.5.1780Action of 19th March 1780
9.1781Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1781Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
4.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2722.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1796fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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