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HBMS Fame (1759)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 4 months ago

Fame, 74 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1756/04/13 B057
Laid Down 1756/05/28 B057
Named 1756/04/13 B028
Launched 1759/01/01 B028
Shipyard Rotherhithe B028
Designer William Bately B057
Constructor Henry Bird B057
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1814/09/30 B028
Fate Sold B028

Dimensions
B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 165' 6" Imperial Feet 50.44
Length of Keel 135' 8" Imperial Feet 41.35
Breadth 46' 7" Imperial Feet 14.2
Depth in Hold 19' 101/2 Imperial Feet 6.06
Burthen 1,56589/94 Tons BM

Armament
1759 B057 Broadside Weight = 781
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck 14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle 4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1759/01/01 550 Establishment B057

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1770/10 1772 Rear-Admiral of the Blue Sir Richard Spry B057
Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1759/03/12 1763/04 Captain John Byron B057
1763/05 1765 Captain John Lloyd B057
1766 1768/02 Captain John Reynolds B057
1770/10 1772 Captain Paul Henry Ourry B057
1777/09 1779 Captain Sir Stephen Colby B057
1779/06 1781/03 Captain James Burchart B057
1781/09 1782/05 Captain Robert Barber B057
1782/05 1783/07 Captain George Wilson B057
1795/11 1797/01/11 Captain Thomas Taylor B057
1797/11 1806/01 Lieutenant John Watherston B057
1806/01 1807/04 Lieutenant Robert Trotter B057
1807/04 1808 Lieutenant George Keenor B057
1808 1812 Lieutenant John Crouch B057
1812 1814 Lieutenant William Coet B057
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1807/02 1809/10/09 Masters Mate John William Montagu B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1759/02 Began fitting at Deptford DY B057
1759/03/12 Completed fitting at a cost of £9,169.9.11d B057
1759/03/12 Completed at Deptford DY at a cost of £26,392.10.10d B057
1760/03/27 Sailed for Louisburg B057
1760/04/01 Took the privateer Le Pallasoff Brest  
1760/07/08 Present at the Action in Chaleur Bay  
1762/02/05 Took Villevault  
1762/02/25 Took Ecureuil  
1762/04/22 Took the privateer Mimi  
1763/03 Paid off B057
1763/05 Recommissioned as guardship at Plymouth B057
1763/06 Began fitting at Plymouth DY B057
1763/09 Completed fitting at a cost of £6,709.8.5d ,as guardship B057
1764/04 Sailed with troops for the West Indies B057
1764/04 fitting at Plymouth DY ,to carry troops B057
1766 Guardship at Plymouth B057
1768/01 fitting at Plymouth DY at a cost of £7,271.15.15d ,to carry troops B057
1768/02 Began small repair at Plymouth DY B057
1768/02 Run ashore near Drake's Island B057
1768/07 Completed small repair at a cost of £3,733.15.0d B057
1770/10 Recommissioned for the Falkland Islands B057
1771/09 fitting at Plymouth DY at a cost of £6,634.18.18d ,as a guardship B057
1772 Paid off B057
1773/11 Began middling repair at Plymouth DY B057
1776/02 Began fitting at Plymouth DY B057
1776/02 Completed middling repair at a cost of £14,857.6.4d B057
1777/09 Recommissioned B057
1778/03 Completed fitting at a cost of £5,562.15.0d B057
1778/06/09 Sailed for North America B057
1778/12/13 Sailed for the West Indies B057
1779 In the Leeward Islands B057
1779/07/06 Present at the Battle of Grenada  
1781/03 Paid off B057
1781/04 Began middling repair at Plymouth DY B057
1781/09 Recommissioned B057
1781/11 Completed middling repair at a cost of £22,547.9.2d ,including fitting and coppering B057
1782/01/15 Sailed for the Leeward Islands B057
1782/04/12 Present at the Battle of the Saintes  
1782/07/21 Sailed to America B057
1782/09/05 Arrived at New York B057
1782/10/24 Sailed from New York for the Leeward Islands B057
1783/07 Paid off B057
1790/06 Began fitting at Plymouth DY B057
1790/10 Completed fitting at a cost of £12,674.17.3d ,as guardship for Cork B057
1795/11 Recommissioned B057
1796/03 fitting at Plymouth DY at a cost of £27,159.0.0d ,for temporary service B057
1797/01/11 Arrived at Portsmouth to pay off B057
1797/11 Recommissioned as a prison ship B057
1797/11 Re-classified as a Unrated Prison Ship of 0 guns  
1801 Renamed Guildford B057
1801 Prison ship at Portsmouth B057
1814/09/30 Sold at Portsmouth for £2,400 B057

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1760/07/08 Action in Chaleur Bay
1779/07/06 Battle of Grenada
1782/04/12 Battle of the Saintes

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2009/11/17 at 16:41:15 by Cy

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