Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1750/12/18BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn LockBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Namur' (1805) (74)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck174' 11 ½"Imperial Feet53.0479 
Length of Keel144' 4"Imperial Feet43.8935 
Breadth48' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Draught Aft17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Burthen1,815 2094Tons BM 


1756Broadside Weight = 842 Imperial Pound ( 381.847 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 878 Imperial Pound ( 398.173 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

1794/11Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1794/04738Reduced EstablishmentBWAS-1714

Commanding Officers

1756/05 - 1757CaptainJames HobbsBWAS-17141756/06/01 - 1756/06/03CaptainJohn BrettODNB1757 - 1757/09CaptainPeter DenisBWAS-17141758 - 1762CaptainMatthew BuckleBWAS-17141762 - 1763CaptainJohn HarrisonBWAS-17141770/10 - 1771/06CaptainWalter GriffithBWAS-17141778/05 - 1779CaptainMark MilbankeBWAS-17141779 - 1780/04CaptainCharles FieldingBWAS-17141780/04 - 1782CaptainHerbert SawyerBWAS-17141782 - 1783/06CaptainRobert FanshaweBWAS-17141795/03 - 1797CaptainJames Hawkins-WhitshedBWAS-17141798/03 - 1798/11CaptainThomas SothebyBWAS-17141798/11 - 1800/12CaptainWilliam LukeBWAS-17141800/12 - 1801/05CaptainCharles Temple HardyBWAS-17141801/05 - 1802/04CaptainThe Hon. Michael de CourcyBWAS-1714

Flag Officers

1758 - 1761/01/10AdmiralThe Hon. Edward BoscawenBWAS-17141762 - 1762/10/21Vice-AdmiralSir George PocockBWAS-17141762/10/21 - 1763AdmiralSir George PocockBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1758 - 1759/08/21LieutenantMichael Henry PascalPMD1758/01 - 1758/08/02Second LieutenantRichard BickertonODNB1761LieutenantLewis Gellieref:8491761LieutenantPatrick Drummondref:8491761LieutenantCecil Scottref:8491761LieutenantThomas Plintref:8491761LieutenantJohn Hollingbery Mannref:8491761LieutenantJohn Boultonref:8491762 - 1762/06/14LieutenantJohn Careyref:8881770/11/30 - 1771/01/21First LieutenantCuthbert Bainesref:9801782First LieutenantJohn LawfordEWIKI

Warrant Officers

1801/04/24 - 1801/05/10MasterPeter PetersonADM29-1

Petty Officers

1759 - 1760/03/20MidshipmanBenjamin Caldwellref:6761759 - 1763/07/03MidshipmanPhilip PattonODNB1760 - 1761/02/02MidshipmanWilliam Quarmeref:8901760 - 1761/03/23MidshipmanWilliam Smithref:8491760/04/06 - 1761/03/29MidshipmanJohn Woodref:8491761 - 1761/08/04MidshipmanThomas Pomeroyref:8491761/03/24 - 1762MidshipmanJohn RawlingsHCA26


1759/02/22 - 1760Captain's ServantJohn Thomas DuckworthWWNH1759/08/20 - 1759/09/21Able SeamanHenry DuncanB1251760 - 1760/04/06Able SeamanJohn Woodref:8491760/04/07 - 1761/03/24Able SeamanJohn Rawlingsref:890

Service History

1756/08/27Completed at a cost of "57,284.11.2d including fittingBWAS-1714
1757Commissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1758/02/23Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1758/07/26At the surrender of Louisbourg then returned homeBWAS-1714
1759/04/14Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1759/08/18Battle of Lagos Bay
1759/10/23Joined Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
1759/11/20Battle of Quiberon Bay
1760In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1761Operations off BrestBWAS-1714
1762/03/05Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1762/06/06Present at the start of operations against HavanaBWAS-1714
1762/06/06Operations against Havanna
1762/08/13Operations against Havana ceasedBWAS-1714
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
1765/11Started a small repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1766/03Completed small repair at a cost of £13,686.8.8dBWAS-1714
1770/10Recommissioned for the Falklands disputeBWAS-1714
1771/06Paid offBWAS-1714
1774/05Started a great repair and refit at ChathamBWAS-1714
1778/08repair and refit completed at a cost of £34,052.6.2dBWAS-1714
1779In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1779/12/31Part of van Byland's convoyBWAS-1714
1779/12/31Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
1780In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1780/04Coppered and fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £7,634.8.11dBWAS-1714
1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
1782/01/15Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1782/04/09In the Dominica channelBWAS-1714
1782/04/12Battle of the Saintes
1783Returned from North America to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1783/06Paid offBWAS-1714
1783/10Fitted for ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1786/05Started a middling repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1788/02Completed repair at a cost of £28,941.1.6dBWAS-1714
1795/03Recommissioned for service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1796/02Fitted at Plymouth at a cost of £5,046BWAS-1714
1797Sailed to LisbonBWAS-1714
1797/02/142nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
1798Still at LisbonBWAS-1714
1799/09Returned to England for service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1802/04Paid offBWAS-1714
1804/06Started process of being cut down to a third rate and refitted at ChathamBWAS-1714
1805/05Conversion completed at a cost of £21,277BWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

She ws the second ship to be given Sepping's enclosed bow when razeed in 1804/05


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
PMD Private manuscript documents Book
ref:849 A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
ref:888 The Lurcher Cutter in the Seven Years’ War, 1761-1763Carol D. Greene,Digital Book
ref:980 H.M.S. Falcon Web Site
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:676 More than Nelson Web Site
ref:890 MidshipmenC. G.Pitcairn Jones R.NDigital Book
HCA26 HCA 26 1689-1809 High Court of Admiralty: Prize Court: Registers of Declarations for Letters of MarqAuthorityWeb Site
WWNH Who's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
B125 NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook

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