Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Annibal' (1801) (74)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 10"Imperial Feet51.816 
Length of Keel140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Breadth47' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Burthen1,684 5794Tons BM 


15.4.1786Broadside 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

10 Commanding Officers

10.1787 - 12.1787CaptainRichard Boger (1739-1822)BWAS-17145.1790 - 1793CaptainJohn Colpoys (1742-1821)BWAS-17148.1794 - 1.1796CaptainJohn MarkhamBWAS-17141.1796 - 16.7.1796CaptainThomas Lewis (d.1796)BWAS-171416.7.1796 - 4.1798CaptainJoseph BinghamBWAS-17144.1798 - 9.1798CaptainRobert CampbellBWAS-17149.1798 - 10.1798CaptainJohn Elphinstone (d.1802)BWAS-171410.1798 - 1800CaptainEdward Tyrrel SmithBWAS-17141800CommanderJohn Loring (d.1808)BWAS-17143.1801 - 6.7.1801CaptainSolomon Ferris (1748-1803)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

23.12.1784 - 12.12.1787LieutenantHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)ref:6161793 - 1794LieutenantRichard Dacres (1761-1837)ref:616

2 Warrant Officers

19.4.1792 - 27.12.1792MasterAlexander PhillipsADM29-126.9.1798 - 29.1.1800MasterJames RusselADM29-1

2 Petty Officers

12.1793 - 1794MidshipmanFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD18491795MidshipmanJohn Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD1849

Service History

28.4.1785Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1785Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1786Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £31132.16.2dBWAS-1714
8.1786Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £8075.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1790Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £5936.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1791Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
24.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1794Home early in the year (and paid off?)BWAS-1714
3.1794Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1794Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £9111.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.4.1795Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Gentille (32) in the Channel
11.4.1795Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Gentille (32)
14.5.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
21.10.1795Took the Privateer Schooner Le Grand Voltigeur (10)
24.10.1795Took the Privateer Schooner Convention (12)
13.11.1795Took the Privateer Schooner Petit Tonnere
1.1796At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1800Paid offBWAS-1714
6.7.1801Battle of Algeciras Bay


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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