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HBMS Irresistible (1782)

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Irresistible, 74 Guns

Nationality British
Royal Navy The Royal Navy
Ordered 1777/02/05 B057
Laid Down 1778/10/00 B057
Launched 1782/12/06 B057
Shipyard Harwich B057
Design Class Modified Albion Class (1777)
Designer Thomas Slade B057
Constructor John Barnard B057
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1806/09 B057
Fate Broken Up B057

B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 168' 0" Imperial Feet 51.21
Length of Keel 138' 10" Imperial Feet 42.32
Breadth 47' 2" Imperial Feet 14.38
Depth in Hold 18' 10" Imperial Feet 5.74
Draught Forward 11' 9" Imperial Feet 3.58
Draught Aft 15' 9" Imperial Feet 4.8
Burthen 1,64282/94 Tons BM

1782/12/06 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
1777 600 Design Complement  

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1797/02/15 1797/03 Commodore Horatio Nelson B057
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1783/03 1786 Commodore George Bowyer B057
1786 1788/03 Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hamond B057
1793/04 1794/10 Captain John Henry B057
1794/10 1794/12 Captain John Leigh Douglas B057
1794/12 1795/06 Captain Sir Richard Grindall B057
1795/06 1798/03 Captain George Martin W031
1798/03 1798/06 Captain Robert Plampin B057
1798/06 1798/08 Captain William Owen B057
1801/04 1801/07 Captain William Bligh B057
1801/07 Unknown Captain Christopher Parker B057
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1783/04/03 1788/03 Third Lieutenant Charles John Moore Mansfield HMS01
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1797 1799 Midshipman William Balfour B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1783/03 Commissioned as guard ship at Chatham B057
1787/09 Began fitting at Chatham DY B057
1787/09/26 Completed fitting at a cost of £14,824.11.6d ,as a guard ship B057
1787/09/26 Completed at Chatham DY at a cost of £30,570.12.12d B057
1788/03 Paid off B057
1789/11 Began small repair at Chatham DY B057
1791/10 Completed small repair at a cost of £7,994.17.9d B057
1793/04 Recommissioned B057
1793/08 fitting at Sheerness DY at a cost of £2,574.0.0d B057
1793/11/24 Sailed for the Leeward Islands B057
1794/02/02 At Matinique B057
1794/06 At Port-au-Prince B057
1794/12 Paid off B057
1794/12 Recommissioned B057
1795/06 refitting at Plymouth DY at a cost of £10,297.0.0d B057
1795/06/23 Present at the Action of Ile Groix, 3 killed, 11 wounded  
1797/01/04 Sailed for the Mediterranean B057
1797/02/14 Present at 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent  
1797/04/26 Present at the Action of 1797-04-26  
1797/04/26 Took Ninfa  
1798/08 Paid off B057
1801/03 Began repairs at Chatham DY B057
1801/04 Recommissioned B057
1801/05 Completed repairs at a cost of £18,271.0.0d B057
1803/09 fitting at Chatham DY B057
1806/09 Broken up at Chatham B057

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1795/06/23 Action of Ile Groix
1797/02/14 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
1797/04/26 Action of 1797-04-26

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

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
HMS01 HMS Minotaur Various
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2009/12/19 at 17:26:05 by Cy

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