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HBMS Lion (1777)

Page history last edited by Cy 13 years, 11 months ago

Lion, 64 Guns

Nationality British
Ordered 1768/10/12 B057
Laid Down 1769/05/00 B057
Launched 1777/09/03 B057
First Commissioned 1778/05 B057
Shipyard Portsmouth DY B057
Designer Thomas Slade B057
Master Shipbuilder Edward Hunt B057
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1837/11/31 B057
Fate Sold for Break Up B057

B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 159' 0" Imperial Feet 48.46
Length of Gundeck 1,37786/94 Tons BM
Length of Keel 130' 4" Imperial Feet 39.73
Breadth 44' 8" Imperial Feet 13.61
Depth in Hold 19' 0" Imperial Feet 5.79
Draught Forward 11' 11" Imperial Feet 3.63
Draught Aft 16' 0" Imperial Feet 4.88
Calculated Burthen 138312/94 Tons BM  

1777/09/03 B057 Broadside Weight = 600
Lower Gun Deck 26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1765/11 500 Design Complement  

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1782 1783 Rear-Admiral of the Red Sir Robert Digby B057
1812 1812 Vice-Admiral of the Blue Robert Stopford B057
1812 1813 Rear-Admiral of the Red Charles Tyler B057
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1778/05 1778/08 Captain William Campbell B057
1778/08 1781/07 Captain William Cornwallis B057
1781/07 1782/12 Captain William Fooks B057
1782/12 1783/08 Captain James Pigot B057
1790/06 1791/09 Captain Seymour Finch B057
1792/05 1794/10 Captain Sir Erasmus Gower B057
1795/02 1795/02 Captain Henry Inman B057
1795/02 1796 Captain George Palmer B057
1796 1797 Captain Edmund Crawley B057
1797/07 1797/09 Captain Charles Cobb B057
1797/09 1800/04 Captain Manley Dixon B057
1800/04 1800/07 Captain William Stuart B057
1800/07 1800/11 Captain Graham Eden Hamond B057
1801/03 1804 Captain Henry Mitford B057
1805/12 1808/02 Captain Robert Rolles B057
1808/02 1812 Captain Henry Heathcote B057
1812 1812 Captain James Johnstone B057
1812/02/28 1813 Captain George Douglas B057
1813/04/06 1813 Captain Henderson Bain B057
1813/10 1814 Captain John Eveleigh B057
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1795/09/21 1798/07/15 Lieutenant William Henry Brown Tremlett B163
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1806/01/15 1808/03/03 3rd Class Boy George Bland B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1777/10 Began fitting at Portsmouth DY B057
1778/09/07 Completed fitting at a cost of £4,923.4.3d B057
1778/09/07 Completed at Portsmouth DY at a cost of £26,220.18.18d B057
1778/12/26 Sailed for the Leeward Islands B057
1779 At Jamaica B057
1779/07/06 Present at the Battle of Grenada  
1780/06/20 Present at the Action off Monti Christi  
1780/12 Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth DY B057
1781/01 Completed coppering and fitting at a cost of £8,255.14.11d B057
1781/07/20 Sailed to America B057
1781/09/24 Arrived in North America B057
1782/09/12 Took the privateer Recipocite  
1782/09/14 Took L' AigleIn the Delaware  
1783/08 Paid off B057
1787/02 Began middling repair at Portsmouth DY B057
1787/09 Completed middling repair at a cost of £13,489.0.0d B057
1790/06 Recommissioned for the Spanish Armament B057
1790/07 fitting at Portsmouth DY at a cost of £4,759.0.0d B057
1791/09 Paid off B057
1792/05 Recommissioned B057
1792/09/26 Sailed for China B057
1794/10 Paid off B057
1794/10 Began fitting at Chatham DY B057
1795/02 Recommissioned for the North Sea B057
1795/04 Completed fitting at a cost of £8,518.0.0d B057
1797 Nore mutiny B057
1798/06/02 Sailed for the Mediterranean B057
1798/07/15 Present at the Action of 1798-07-15  
1798/07/15 Took Santa Doroteaat the action of 1798/07/15  
1800/03/31 Present at the Action of 1798-03-31  
1800/11 Paid off B057
1801/02 Began fitting at Chatham DY B057
1801/03 Recommissioned B057
1801/05 Completed fitting at a cost of £13,545.0.0d B057
1801/05/20 Sailed for the East Indies B057
1804/12 Began repairs at Deptford B057
1805/12 Began fitting at Deptford DY B057
1805/12 Completed repairs at a cost of £58,124.0.0d ,by John Dudman B057
1805/12 Recommissioned B057
1806/01 Completed fitting at a cost of £15,509.0.0d B057
1806/05 Sailed for the East Indies B057
1807/12/27 Took the privateer Recipociteoff Beachy Head  
1810/07/18 Sailed for the East Indies B057
1811/07 At the reduction of Java B057
1812 Flagship at Cape of Good Hope B057
1814/08 fitting at Plymouth DY at a cost of £15,509.0.0d ,as a sheer hulk B057
1814/08 Re-classified as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk of 0 guns  
1816/09 Moved to Sheerness B057
1837/11/31 Sold at Chatham to John Levy & Son for £2,300 for breaking up B057

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1779/07/06 Battle of Grenada
1780/06/20 Action off Monti Christi
1798/07/15 Action of 1798-07-15
1800/03/31 Action of 1798-03-31

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B163 Royal Navy Biography John Marshall
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2010/03/17 at 12:54:32 by Cy

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