HBMS Exeter (1763)

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Exeter, 64 Guns


Nationality British
Ordered 1761/01/01 B057
Laid Down 1761/01/28 B057
Launched 1763/07/26 B057
Shipyard Chatham DY B057
Designer William Bately B057
Master Shipbuilder William Martin B057
Rate Third Rate  
Type Ship of the Line  
Out Service 1784/02/12 B057
Fate Burnt B057


B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 158' 9" Imperial Feet 48.39
Length of Keel 129' 9" Imperial Feet 39.55
Breadth 44' 0" Imperial Feet 13.41
Depth in Hold 19' 1" Imperial Feet 5.82
Burthen 1,340911/94 Tons BM  


1775/01 Broadside Weight = 600 B057
Lower Gun Deck 26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 9-Pounder


Date Men Notes Source
1763 500 Establishment B057


Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1782/01 1782/08 Commodore Sir Richard King B057
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1775/01 1777 Post Captain Matthew Moore B057
1778 1778/11 Post Captain John Neale Pleydall Nott B057
1779 1782/01 Post Captain Sir Richard King B057
1782/01 1782/02/17 Post Captain Henry Reynolds B057
1782/03/01 1782/05 Post Captain Charles Hughes B057
1782/05 1783 Post Captain Robert Montagu B057
1783 1784/02/12 Post Captain John Samuel Smith B057


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1763/07/26 Launched B066
1763/10/08 Broke from her moorings in the Medway and ran ashore B057
1763/11/19 Inspected at Chatham Dockyard and damage repaired at a cost of £4,740.10.2d B066
1764/03 Repairs completed B066
1773/11 Strated a middling repair B066
1774/10 Completed repairs at a cost of £11,648.14.10d B066
1775/01 Commissioned for the first time B066
1775/01 Started fitting as a guardship at Portsmouth B057
1775/04 Completed fitting as a guardship at a cost of £3,469.12.9d B057
1778/11 Started refitting at Plymouth B057
1778/12 Completed refitting at Plymouth B057
1779/03/07 Sailed withSir Edward Hughes squadron for the East Indies B057
1783 Coppered at Bombay B057
1784/02/12 Burnt at the Cape of Good Hope "being in a very defective state" B066


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed


Actions & Battles
Date Source
1778/07/12 1st Battle of Ushant  
1782/02/17 Battle of Sadras  
1782/04/12 Battle of Providien  
1782/07/06 2nd Battle of Negapatam  
1782/09/03 Battle of Trincomalee  
1783/06/20 2nd Battle of Cuddalore  

No Notes Entered


Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B066 The Ship of the Line - Volume II Brian Lavery

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