Neptune

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Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.7.1750BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down20.7.1750BWAS-1714
Named23.8.1750BWAS-1714
Launched8.12.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.11.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNeptune Class
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck171' 0"Imperial Feet52.1208 
Length of Keel141' 4"Imperial Feet42.9793 
Breadth48' 11"Imperial Feet14.6336 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward13' 0"Tons BM 
Draught Aft17' 10 ½"Tons BM 
Burthen1,798 9394Tons BM 

Armament


11.1756Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1756750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.11.1756 - 1.8.1757CaptainMichael Everitt (1716-bef.1776) ADM 6/18/326BWAS-17141.8.1757 - 18.10.1758CaptainJames Galbraith (c.1717-1782) ADM 6/18/424BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 26.1.1763CaptainBroderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1757 - 1.8.1757Vice-Admiral of the RedCharles Knowles (1704-1777)BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 26.1.1763Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCharles Saunders (1713-1775)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1761 - 16.1.1761PurserSamuel More ADM 6/19/246ADM 6/19

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1759 - 22.2.1759MidshipmanEdward Knowles (c.1742-1761)ref:84925.4.1759 - 9.1.1760MidshipmanJohn Burstall (c.1736-c.1807) ADM 107/5/173ADM 107/512.1760 - 5.4.1761MidshipmanThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
23.8.1750

Razee become a third rate 74guns and is renamed HMS Torbay

EWIKI
2.4.1757Completed at a first cost of £39,692.0.11 1/2d incuding fitting and sebsequent refitBWAS-1714
17.7.1757Re-Launched?BWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
23.9.1757At Ile d'AixB068
1759At QuebecB068
16.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaB068
6.1759Sailed for homeB068
21.5.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanB068
26.1.1763

Paid off

B068
12.1766Completed a small repair at Portsmouth at a cost of £4,651.8.4dB068
1.1777Fitted for ordinaryB068
7.1784Co-ppered and fitted as a sheer hulk at PortsmouthB068
1802Receiving ship at PortsmouthB068
14.3.1809Capture of the d'Hautpoult
10.1816Completed breaking up at PortsmouthB068


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
B068Warships of the Great lakesRobert MalcomsonBook
 

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