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HBMS Fortitude (1780)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 3 months ago

Fortitude, 74 Guns

Nationality British
Royal Navy The Royal Navy
Ordered 1778/02/02 B057
Laid Down 1778/03/04 B057
Launched 1780/03/22 B057
Shipyard Rotherhithe B057
Design Class Modified Albion Class (1777)
Constructor John Randall B057
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1820/03 B057
Fate Broken Up B057

B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 168' 6" Imperial Feet 51.36
Length of Keel 138' 63/8" Imperial Feet 42.22
Breadth 47' 3" Imperial Feet 14.4
Depth in Hold 18' 91/2" Imperial Feet 5.73
Burthen 1,64510/94 Tons BM

1780 B057 Broadside Weight = 781
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 32-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck 14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle 4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1777 600 Design Complement  

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1781/06 1782 Vice-Admiral of the Blue Hyde Parker B057
1782/06 1783 Vice-Admiral of the Blue Mark Milbank B057
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1780/03 1781/06 Captain Sir Richard Bickerton W031
1782/05/22 1781/06 Captain George Augustus Keppel B057
1783 1783/04 Captain Peregrine Bertie B057
1787/10 1787/12 Captain Anthony James Pye Molloy B057
1795/10 Unknown Acting Captain Thomas Boys B057
1798/06 Unknown Lieutenant John Gourley B057
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1781 1781/08/05 Lieutenant James Saumarez W031

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1780/04/03 Completed at Woolwich DY at a cost of £44,405.10.10d ,including coppering and fitting B057
1781/03/13 Sailed for the Relief of Gibraltar B057
1781/04/12 Arrived off Gibraltar B057
1781/08/05 Present at the Battle of Dogger Bank  
1782/01 Began refitting at Plymouth DY B057
1782/02 Completed refitting at a cost of £8,027.1.9d B057
1782/10/20 Present at the Battle of Cape Spartel  
1783/04 refitting at Plymouth DY ,for ordinary B057
1783/04 Paid off B057
1784/03 Began small repair at Plymouth DY B057
1784/07 Completed small repair at a cost of £10,261.10.7d B057
1787/10 Recommissioned B057
1787/12 Paid off B057
1790/10 Began small repair at Plymouth DY B057
1791/05 Completed small repair at a cost of £8,523.2.10d B057
1793/01 Recommissioned B057
1793/01/08 Attack on Mortella Town B057
1793/05/11 Sailed for the Mediterranean B057
1795/03/14 Present at the Action off Genoa  
1795/07/13 Present at the Battle of Hyeres  
1795/10 Re-classified as a Prison Ship of 0 guns  
1795/10/07 Present at the Action of 1795-10-07  
1795/11 Paid off B057
1802/05 Re-classified as a Powder Hulk of 0 guns  

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782 Admiral of the Blue Richard Howe 1782/09/00 1782/12/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1781/08/05 Battle of Dogger Bank
1782/10/20 Battle of Cape Spartel
1795/03/14 Action off Genoa
1795/07/13 Battle of Hyeres
1795/10/07 Action of 1795-10-07

Notes on Ship
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Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
W031 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press

Last Updated :2009/12/19 at 17:25:40 by Cy

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