Vanguard

7829
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.12.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.10.1782BWAS-1714
Acquired6.3.1787BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1790BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorSir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up29.9.1821BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel137' 8 ½"Imperial Feet41.7703 
Breadth46' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,609 4194Tons BM 

Armament


6.3.1787Broadside 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
25.8.1774600Design Complement

19 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.6.1790 - 14.9.1791CaptainSir Andrew Snape Hamond (1st Baronet of Holly Grove) (1738-1828) ADM 6/24/43BWAS-171420.2.1793 - 28.2.1794Captain John Stanhope (c.1744-1800): on board from 28.2.1793 ADM 6/24/212BWAS-17141.3.1794 - 13.5.1794Captain Isaac SchombergBWAS-171414.5.1794 - 6.11.1794Captain Charles SawyerBWAS-17144.11.1794 - 8.1797Captain Simon MillerBWAS-171420.1.1798 - 4.8.1798Captain Edward Berry (1768-1831)BWAS-17144.8.1798 - 2.10.1798Commander Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB2.10.1798 - 6.1799Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB6.1799 - 2.1800Captain William BrownBWAS-17142.1801 - 11.1801CaptainSir Thomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-171411.1801 - 4.1802Commander Charles Inglis (d.1833)BWAS-17144.1802 - 3.1804Captain James Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17143.3.1804 - 4.1804Captain William Fitzroy (1782-1857)BWAS-17144.1804 - 7.1805Captain Andrew Fitzherbert EvansBWAS-17147.1805 - 11.1805Captain James Newman (d.1811)BWAS-17142.1807 - 2.1808Captain Alexander Fraser (d.1829)BWAS-17142.1808 - 5.1808Captain Thomas Francis Charles MainwaringBWAS-17145.1808 - 1.1809Captain Thomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-17141.1809 - 11.1811Captain Henry Richard Glynn (d.1848)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1794 - 6.11.1794Rear-Admiral of the Blue Charles Thompson (1740-1799)BWAS-171412.1797 - 7.6.1799Rear-Admiral of the Blue Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)NA-ROA5.1808 - 1809Vice-Admiral of the Blue Albemarle Bertie (1755-1824)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.11.1790 - 21.11.1790Acting LieutenantThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)ref:61611.4.1798 - 13.8.1798Lieutenant Thomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)NAO5.1802 - 1802Acting Lieutenant Thomas Bennett (1785-?)NBD184912.10.1803 - 28.11.1804Lieutenant William Hill (1779-?)NAO3.6.1808 - 8.1809Lieutenant Charles Cowper BenettNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.8.1781 - 1781Purser Titus Livie (d.1805) ADM 6/22/326ADM 6/226.8.1790 - 13.9.1791Master Edward BarkerADM 29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.3.1798 - 9.1798Midshipman George Antram (d.1847)NBD184914.8.1798 - 29.8.1798Midshipman John Portal Woodin (1780-1805)NAO4.1802 - 9.1804Midshipman Vere Warner Hussey Bogle (1787-?)NBD18492.1807 - 21.10.1807Midshipman Peregrine BowenBWAS-17144.1807 - 5.1809Midshipman John Hoskins BrownNBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1797Boy William Bowers (1784-1845)NBD184930.8.1798 - 7.6.1799Able Seaman John Portal Woodin (1780-1805)NAO1.10.1817 - 30.6.1821Shipkeeper William RawlinsADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
16.3.1787Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.5.1787Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £36116.12.10dBWAS-1714
8.1790fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4339.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1793fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6218.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.3.1794Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1795Took the Corvette Perdrix (20) off Antigua
10.10.1795Took the Flûte Le Superbe (22) in the Windward Islands
8.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1797Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1797RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1798Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £19121.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
2.1800Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1.1801Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1801Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1801In the BalticBWAS-1714
30.6.1803Took the Frigate La Créole (40) off San Domingo
24.7.1803Took the Ship of the Line Le Duquesne (74) off San Domingo
25.7.1803Capture of the Duquesne
25.7.1803Took the Corvette L'Oiseau (16) off San Domingo
4.9.1803Took the Brig Le Papillon (14) off St Marc, San Domingo
5.9.1803Took the Schooner Le Courrier de Nantes
7.1805Off JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1805Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1807RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
11.1811Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1812Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
9.1814Refitted as a Unrated Powder Hulk

 

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