Union -> 1802 Sussex

Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.6.1751BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.9.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNeptune ClassBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1816BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck171' 2"Imperial Feet52.1215 
Length of Keel141' 5"Imperial Feet42.9799 
Breadth48' 8"Imperial Feet14.6558 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,781 5494Imperial Feet0.0146 


9.1756Broadside 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

1780Broadside Weight = 738 Imperial Pound ( 334.683 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

15 Commanding Officers

24.9.1756 - 1.8.1757CaptainJames Galbraith (c.1717-1782): on board from 21.10.1756 ADM 6/18/311BWAS-17141.8.1757 - 28.12.1758CaptainMichael Everitt (1716-bef.1776) ADM 6/18/425BWAS-171428.12.1758 - 30.1.1759CaptainSamuel Cornish (1715-1770) ADM 6/19/17ADM 6/1930.1.1759 - 25.2.1763CaptainThomas Evans (d.1775) ADM 6/3/28BWAS-171428.12.1778 - 26.3.1779CaptainNicholas Vincent (c.1723-1809) ADM 6/21/493ADM 6/2126.3.1779 - 15.11.1782CaptainJohn Dalrymple (1722-1798) ADM 6/21/530BWAS-171415.11.1782 - 5.1.1783CaptainRobert Mostyn (d.1784) ADM 6/22/540BWAS-17145.1.1783 - 17.7.1783CaptainThomas Shirley (1733-1814) ADM 6/23/166
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792)
Commission confirmed 20.11.1783
6.1790 - 4.1799LieutenantWilliam Quarme (c.1732-1802)BWAS-171411.1799 - 5.1800LieutenantWilliam RichardsBWAS-17145.1800 - 10.1800LieutenantJohn JohnstonBWAS-171410.1800 - 9.1801LieutenantJohn Dixon (d.1803)BWAS-17149.1801 - 4.1805LieutenantJohn Rickman (1734-1818)BWAS-17144.1805 - 5.1807LieutenantRichard JewersBWAS-17145.1807 - 3.1816LieutenantWilliam CockraftBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

24.9.1756 - 10.1757AdmiralThomas Smith (c.1707-1762)BWAS-17141762 - 25.2.1763Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Charles Hardy (1716-1780)BWAS-1714

27 Commissioned Officers

30.1.1759 - 25.2.1763Second LieutenantRoger Wills (c.1722-1789) ADM 6/19/28ref:55930.1.1759 - 5.8.1761Third LieutenantWilliam Martin (c.1725-1777) ADM 6/19/28ref:55930.1.1759 - 16.3.1761Fourth LieutenantHenry Davis (c.1732-1776) ADM 6/19/28ref:55930.1.1759 - 8.5.1761Fifth LieutenantWilliam Shaughnesy (c.1730-1770) ADM 6/19/28ref:55930.1.1759 - 8.5.1761Sixth LieutenantWilliam Cumming (c.1731-1795) ADM 6/19/28ref:5598.5.1761 - 5.8.1761Fourth LieutenantWilliam Shaughnesy (c.1730-1770) ADM 6/19/314ref:5598.5.1761 - 5.8.1761Fifth LieutenantWilliam Cumming (c.1731-1795) ADM 6/19/314ref:5598.5.1761 - 5.8.1761Sixth LieutenantThomas Morrice (c.1741-1793) ADM 6/19/314ADM 6/195.8.1761 - 25.2.1763Third LieutenantWilliam Shaughnesy (c.1730-1770) ADM 6/19/338ref:5595.8.1761 - 25.2.1763Fourth LieutenantWilliam Cumming (c.1731-1795) ADM 6/19/338ref:5595.8.1761 - 25.2.1763Fifth LieutenantThomas Morrice (c.1741-1793) ADM 6/19/338ADM 6/195.8.1761 - 25.2.1763Sixth LieutenantHugh Robinson (1735-1802) ADM 6/19/338ADM 6/199.1.1779 - 15.9.1779First LieutenantJames Baker (c.1729-1811) ADM 6/21/497ADM 6/219.1.1779 - 8.3.1780Second LieutenantCharles Loder Carne (c.1741-?) ADM 6/21/497ADM 6/219.1.1779 - 8.3.1780Fourth LieutenantRichard Rawe ADM 6/21/497ADM 6/219.1.1779 - 8.3.1780Fifth LieutenantWilliam Pemberton (d.1810) ADM 6/21/497ADM 6/2116.1.1779 - 8.3.1780Sixth LieutenantWilliam Wall ADM 6/21/499ADM 6/2122.11.1779 - 3.12.1779Acting LieutenantHenry Young Darracott (d.1807)ref:5598.3.1780 - 11.12.1780First LieutenantCharles Loder Carne (c.1741-?) ADM 6/22/96ADM 6/218.3.1780 - 24.8.1780Third LieutenantRichard Rawe ADM 6/22/96ADM 6/218.3.1780 - 24.8.1780Fourth LieutenantWilliam Pemberton (d.1810) ADM 6/22/96ADM 6/218.3.1780 - 19.6.1780Fifth LieutenantWilliam Wall ADM 6/22/96ADM 6/2124.8.1780 - 11.12.1780Second LieutenantRichard Rawe ADM 6/22/162ADM 6/2124.8.1780 - 11.12.1780Third LieutenantWilliam Pemberton (d.1810) ADM 6/22/162ADM 6/2111.12.1780 - 19.1.1781First LieutenantWilliam Pemberton (d.1810) ADM 6/22/207ADM 6/213.1814 - 17.6.1814Acting LieutenantCharlton Booth Bayly (d.1852)NBD184917.6.1814 - 13.3.1815LieutenantCharlton Booth Bayly (d.1852)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

1780PurserPeter Osbornref:9411780SurgeonNicholas Kellyref:941

4 Petty Officers

1760 - 16.1.1761MidshipmanThomas Macnamara Russell (1743-1824)ref:8491.10.1760 - 9.7.1761MidshipmanThomas Hayward (c.1734-1795)ref:84917.1.1761 - 1761Master's MateThomas Macnamara Russell (1743-1824)ref:8499.7.1761 - 6.11.1762Master's MateThomas Hayward (c.1734-1795)HCA26

Service History

21.1.1757Completed at a first cost of £52,157.7.8d including fittingBWAS-1714
9.1757Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
1760In the Western squadron until 1763BWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle

Paid off

5.1764Started a small repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1764Completed repair at a cost of 3,993.15.1dBWAS-1714
9.1778Started a small repair and refit at PlymouthBWAS-1714
12.1778Recommissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
4.1779Completed repair and refit at a cost of £23,751.11.1dBWAS-1714
31.3.1780Paid offADM 51
4.1780Coppered at Portsmouth and had 32-Pounders replaced by 24-PoundersBWAS-1714
13.4.1781Sailed with Darby's squadron as Relief to GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.12.1781Action of 1781-12-12
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
4.1782With Barrington's squadronBWAS-1714
5.1782With Kempenfelt's squadronBWAS-1714
9.1782Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
8.12.1782Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1787Started fitting as a Hospital Hulk at ChathamBWAS-1714
6.1788Completed fitting at a cost of £2,086.2.11dBWAS-1714
2.3.1790Re-registered as a hospital shipB068
2.3.1790Re-registered as a Hospital shipBWAS-1714
6.1790Recommissioned as a hospital shipBWAS-1714
4.1793Moved to SheernessBWAS-1714
31.12.1793Paid offADM 51
6.2.1802Renamed SussexBWAS-1714
6.1802Became a receiving shipBWAS-1714
3.1816Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
10.1816Completed break up at ChathamBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 

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