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HBMS Vanguard (1787)

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Vanguard, 74 Guns

Nationality British
Royal Navy The Royal Navy
Ordered 1779/12/09 B057
Laid Down 1782/10/06 B057
Launched 1787/03/06 B057
Shipyard Deptford DY B057
Design Class Edgar Class (1774)
Designer Thomas Slade B057
Master Shipbuilder Henry Peake B057
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1821/09/29 B057
Fate Broken Up B057

B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 168' 0" Imperial Feet 51.21
Length of Keel 137' 81/2" Imperial Feet 41.97
Breadth 46' 101/2" Imperial Feet 14.29
Depth in Hold 19' 9" Imperial Feet 6.02
Burthen 1,60941/94 Tons BM

1787/03/06 B064 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
1774/08/25 600 Design Complement  

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1794/05 1794/11 Rear-Admiral of the Blue Charles Thompson B057
1797/12 1799 Rear-Admiral of the Blue Horatio Nelson B057
1808/05 1809 Vice-Admiral of the Blue Albemarle Bertie B057
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1790/06 1791/09 Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hamond B057
1793/02 1793/12 Captain John Stanhope B057
1793/12 1794/05 Captain Isaac Schomberg B057
1794/05 1794/11 Captain Charles Sawyer B057
1794/11/04 1797/08 Captain Simon Miller B057
1797/12 1798/08/04 Captain Sir Edward Berry B057
1798/08/04 1798/10/02 Commander Thomas Masterman Hardy W031
1798/10/02 1799/06 Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy W031
1799/06 1800/02 Captain William Brown B057
1801/02 1801/11 Captain Sir Thomas Williams B057
1801/11 1802/04 Commander Charles Inglis B057
1802/04 1804/03 Captain Sir James Walker B057
1804/03/03 1804/04 Captain William Fitzroy B057
1804/04 1805/07 Captain Andrew Fitzherbert Evans B057
1805/07 1805/11 Captain James Newman B057
1807/02 1808/02 Captain Alexander Fraser B057
1808/02 1808/05 Captain Thomas Bornford Mainwaring B057
1808/05 1809/01 Captain Sir Thomas Baker B057
1809/01 1811/11 Captain Henry Richard Glynn B057
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1798/04/11 1798/08/13 Lieutenant Thomas Bladen Capel NAO
1802/05 Unknown Acting Lieutenant Thomas Bennett B080
1808/06/03 1809/08 Lieutenant Charles Cowper Benett B080
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1798/03/10 1798/09 Midshipman George Antram B080
1802/04 1804/09 Midshipman Vere Warner Hussey Bogle B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1787/03/16 Began Completed at Woolwich DY B057
1787/05/11 Completed Completed at a cost of £36,116.12.10d B057
1790/08 fitting at Portsmouth DY at a cost of £4,339.0.0d B057
1791/09 Paid off B057
1793/02 Recommissioned B057
1793/06 fitting at Portsmouth DY at a cost of £6,218.0.0d B057
1794/03/08 Sailed for the Leeward Islands B057
1795/06 Took Perdrixoff Antigua  
1795/10/10 Took Superbein the Windward Islands  
1797/08 Paid off B057
1797/08 Began fitting at Chatham DY B057
1797/12 Recommissioned B057
1798/02 Completed fitting at a cost of £19,121.0.0d B057
1798/08/01 Present at the Battle of the Nile, 30 killed, 76 wounded  
1800/02 Paid off at Portsmouth B057
1801/01 Began fitting at Chatham DY B057
1801/02 Recommissioned B057
1801/04 Completed fitting B057
1801/11 In the Baltic B057
1803/06/30 Took La Créoleoff San Domingo  
1803/07/24 Took Le Duquesneoff San Domingo  
1803/07/25 Took L' Oiseauoff San Domingo  
1803/09/04 Took Le Papillonoff St Marc, San Domingo  
1803/09/05 Took Courrier de Nantes  
1805/07 Off Jamaica B057
1805/11 Paid off B057
1807/01 Began fitting at Plymouth DY B057
1807/02 Recommissioned B057
1807/03 Completed fitting B057
1807/08/15 Present at Second Battle of Copenhagen  
1811/11 Paid off B057
1812/12 Re-classified as a Unrated Prison Ship of 0 guns  
1814/09 Re-classified as a Unrated Powder Hulk of 0 guns  

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1798/08/01 Battle of the Nile
1807/08/15 Second Battle of Copenhagen

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
W031 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar Ancestors Various
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

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