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HBMS Alfred (1778)

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Alfred, 74 Guns

Nationality British
Royal Navy The Royal Navy
Ordered 1772/08/13 B057
Laid Down 1772/11/00 B057
Named 1772/09/00 B057
Launched 1778/10/22 B057
Shipyard Chatham DY B057
Design Class Alfred Class (1772)
Designer John Williams B057
Master Shipbuilder William Pownall B057
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1814/05 B057
Fate Broken Up B057

B064   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 169' 0" Imperial Feet 51.51
Length of Keel 138' 51/8" Imperial Feet 42.19
Breadth 47' 2" Imperial Feet 14.38
Depth in Hold 20' 0" Imperial Feet 6.1
Draught Forward 11' 3" Imperial Feet 3.43
Draught Aft 16' 6" Imperial Feet 5.03
Burthen 1,63837/94 Tons BM

1778 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
1810 B057 Broadside Weight = 888
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck 2 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle 4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle 2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1778 600 Establishment B057

Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1778/10 1782/04/09 Captain William Bayne B057
1782/04/12 1783/07 Captain Thomas Dumaresq B057
1790/07 Unknown Captain Henry Harvey B057
1790/10 Unknown Captain John Nicholson Inglefield B057
1791/08 1792 Captain Thomas West B057
1792 1794 Captain John Bazely B057
1796/02 1797/01 Captain Thomas Drury B057
1807/03 1809/03 Captain John Bligh B057
1809/03 Unknown Captain Joshua Rowley Watson B057
1809/05 1811/08 Captain John Hayes B057
1811/08 1812/11 Captain Joshua Sydney Horton B057
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1810/11/04 1811/04/23 Lieutenant John Donaldson Boswall B080
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1792/11/18 1794/07 Servant Young Appleby B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1779 In Charles Hardy's Fleet  
1779/01 Completed at Chatham DY at a cost of £39,170.14.14d ,incuding fitting  
1780/04/17 Present at the Battle of Martinique  
1780/05 coppering and fitting at Portsmouth DY at a cost of £6,134.12.12d  
1780/10/26 Sailed for the Leeward Islands B064
1781/08 Sailed for America with Samuel Hood  
1781/08 In Drake's squadron at Tobago  
1781/09/05 Present at the Battle of the Chesapeake  
1781/12/05 Arrived in the West Indies with Hood  
1782/01/25 Present at the Battle of Saint Kitts  
1782/04/12 Present at the Battle of the Saintes  
1782/07/21 Sailed for America B064
1783/04/26 Left Jamaica for home B064
1783/07 Paid off B064
1783/07 Began small repair at Chatham DY B057
1785/04 Completed small repair at a cost of £15,063.12.0d B057
1790/07 Fitted for sea and recommissioned B064
1791/08 Recommissioned as guard ship in the Medway B064
1794/06/01 Present at Glorious 1st of June, 8 wounded  
1794/11 Paid off B064
1795/05 Recommissioned B064
1796/01 Began making good defects at Plymouth DY B057
1796/02 Completed making good defects at a cost of £18,105.0.0d B057
1796/02/24 Sailed for the Leeward Islands B064
1796/03 Took La Favoriteoff Finisterre  
1796/07/12 Took République Françaiseoff San Domingo  
1796/12/16 Took the privateer Decideeoff Martinique  
1797 At Jamaica B064
1798/01/20 Took the privateer Rencontreoff Dominica  
1798/02/16 Took Scipionat Basse Terre  
1798/08 Paid off B064
1800 In use as a hospital ship at Plymouth B064
1800 Re-classified as a Unrated Hospital Ship of 0 guns  
1807/01 Began fitting at Plymouth DY B057
1807/03 Re-classified as a Third Rate Ship of the Line of 74 guns  
1807/03 Recommissioned B064
1807/04 Completed fitting at a cost of £32,444.0.0d B057
1807/08/15 Present at Second Battle of Copenhagen  
1808/02/04 Sailed for Portugal B064
1809/11/08 Sailed for the Leeward Islands B064
1810/09/25 Sailed for the Mediterranean B064
1811/08 In the Mediterranean B064
1812/11 Paid off into Ordinary B064
1814/05 Broken up at Porstmouth B064

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1780/04/17 Battle of Martinique
1781/09/05 Battle of the Chesapeake
1782/01/25 Battle of Saint Kitts
1782/04/12 Battle of the Saintes
1794/06/01 Glorious 1st of June
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
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2009/12/13 at 10:10:39 by Cy

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