Vanguard

7829
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.12.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.10.1782BWAS-1714
Acquired6.3.1787BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1790
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorSir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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-171428.2.1793 - 28.2.1794CaptainJohn Stanhope (c.1744-1800)BWAS-17141.3.1794 - 13.5.1794CaptainIsaac SchombergBWAS-171414.5.1794 - 6.11.1794CaptainCharles SawyerBWAS-17144.11.1794 - 8.1797CaptainSimon MillerBWAS-171420.1.1798 - 4.8.1798CaptainEdward Berry (1768-1831)BWAS-17144.8.1798 - 2.10.1798CommanderThomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB2.10.1798 - 6.1799CaptainThomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB6.1799 - 2.1800CaptainWilliam BrownBWAS-17142.1801 - 11.1801CaptainSir Thomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-171411.1801 - 4.1802CommanderCharles Inglis (d.1833)BWAS-17144.1802 - 3.1804CaptainJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17143.3.1804 - 4.1804CaptainWilliam Fitzroy (1782-1857)BWAS-17144.1804 - 7.1805CaptainAndrew Fitzherbert EvansBWAS-17147.1805 - 11.1805CaptainJames Newman (d.1811)BWAS-17142.1807 - 2.1808CaptainAlexander Fraser (d.1829)BWAS-17142.1808 - 5.1808CaptainThomas Francis Charles MainwaringBWAS-17145.1808 - 1.1809CaptainThomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-17141.1809 - 11.1811CaptainHenry Richard Glynn (d.1848)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1794 - 6.11.1794Rear-Admiral of the BlueCharles Thompson (1740-1799)BWAS-171412.1797 - 7.6.1799Rear-Admiral of the Blue Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)NA-ROA5.1808 - 1809Vice-Admiral of the BlueAlbemarle 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 - 13.8.1798LieutenantThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)NAO5.1802 - 1802Acting LieutenantThomas Bennett (1785-?)NBD184912.10.1803 - 1804LieutenantWilliam Hill (1779-?)NAO3.6.1808 - 8.1809LieutenantCharles Cowper BenettNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.8.1790 - 13.9.1791MasterEdward BarkerADM29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.3.1798 - 9.1798MidshipmanGeorge Antram (d.1847)NBD184914.8.1798 - 29.8.1798MidshipmanJohn Portal Woodin (1780-1805)NAO4.1802 - 9.1804MidshipmanVere Warner Hussey Bogle (1787-?)NBD18492.1807 - 21.10.1807MidshipmanPeregrine BowenBWAS-17144.1807 - 5.1809MidshipmanJohn Hoskins BrownNBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1797BoyWilliam Bowers (1784-1845)NBD184930.8.1798 - 7.6.1799Able SeamanJohn Portal Woodin (1780-1805)NAO

Service History


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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NA-ROAThe National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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