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HBMS Formidable (1777)

Page history last edited by PBworks 15 years, 9 months ago

Formidable, 90 Guns

 

Details

NationalityBritish
Ordered1768/08/17B057
Laid Down1769/12/00B057
Named1768/10/13B057
Launched1777/08/20B057
ShipyardChatham DYB057
DesignerThomas SladeB057
Master ShipbuilderWilliam GreyB057
RateSecond Rate
TypeShip of the Line
Out Service1813/09B057
FateBroken UpB057

 

Dimensions

SourceB057
Length of Gundeck177' 63/4"
Length of Keel143' 10"
Breadth50' 5"
Depth in Hold21' 0"
Draught Forward177' 63/4"
Draught Aft14' 11"
Burthen1,94464/94

 

Armament

Date1778B057
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 6-Pounder
Date1790B057
Lower Gun Deck28British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck30British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2British 12-Pounder

 

Crew

DateMenNotesSource
1778750EstablishmentB057
1794738EstablishmentB057

 

Flag Officers

Date FromDate toRank/PositionNameSource
1778/021779Vice-Admiral of the BlueHugh PalliserB057
1782/021782/04Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Brydges RodneyB057
1782/041783AdmiralHugh PigotB057
1791/031791/09Rear-AdmiralJohn Leveson GowerB057
17961797Rear-AdmiralSir Roger CurtisB057
17971798Vice-Admiral of the BlueCharles ThompsonB057
1799/021800Rear-AdmiralJames WhitshedB057

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toRankNameSource
1778/021779Post CaptainJohn BazelyB057
17791781Post CaptainJohn StantonB057
17811782Post CaptainJohn ClelandB057
17821782/02Post CaptainJohn SymonsB057
1782/021782/09Post CaptainSir Charles DouglasB057
1782/091783Post CaptainJames SamberB057
1790/051791Post CaptainKeith StewartB057
1791/031791/09Post CaptainHenry NichollsB057
1795/021796Post CaptainGeorge BerkelyB057
17961797Post CaptainGeorge MurrayB057
17971797/12Post CaptainGeorge BerkelyB057
1797/121798Post CaptainJohn MonktonB057
17981798/06Post CaptainJohn IrwinB057
1798/061799/02Post CaptainJames WhitshedB057
1799/021801/01Post CaptainEdward ThornbroughB057
1801/011804Post CaptainRichard GrindallB057
1804/091805/05Post CaptainRichard D DunnB057
1805/071809Post CaptainFrancis FayermanB057
1810/031811Post CaptainJames MorrisB057

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource
1782/021782/09Second CaptainJohn SymonsB057

 

Service record

1778/02First commissionedB057
1778/04/17Completed at a first cost of £50,090.12.1d, plus 3,633.12.10d for fittingB057
1780/02Coppered at PlymouthB057
1781/03/15Sailed to the Relief of GibraltarB057
1781/04/12Arrived at GibrlatarB057
1782/01/14Sailed for the West IndiesB057
1782/02/19Arrived in the West IndiesB057
1782/04/09In the Dominican ChannelB057
1782/07/21Sailed for AmericaB057
1782/09/05Arrived in New YorkB057
1782/10/24Left New YorkB057
1783Paid offB057
1783Paid offB057
1784/05Started a small repair at PortsmouthB057
1784/11Completed small repair at a cost of £17,353.15.1dB057
1790/05Recommissioned for the Spanish ArmamentB057
1790/07Fitted for seaB057
1791/03RecommissionedB057
1791/05Again fitted for sea at PortsmouthB057
1791/09Paid offB057
1792/04Started a middling repair and refit at PlymouthB057
1795/02RecommissionedB057
1795/06Completed middling repair and refit at a cost of £38,751B057
1799/06/01Sailed as reinforcment to the MediterraneanB057
1800In the ChannelB057
1802/02Sailed for JamaicaB057
1804/09RecommissionedB057
1805/05Started fitting at PlymouthB057
1805/07Recommissioned for the ChannelB057
1806/01Completed fitting at PlymouthB057
1807/01/01Sailed for the MediterraneanB057
1810Commissioned for the BalticB057
1812Reduced to ordinary at PortsmouthB057
1813/06/30Ordered to be reduced to a 74-gun thrid rate, but found to be decayedB057
1813/09Broken up at ChathamB057

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
1778/07/121st Battle of Ushant
1782/04/09Battle of the Saintes

 

Notes

No Notes Entered

 

Sources

B057British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif Winfield


Last Updated :2008/08/31 at 00:10:31 by Cy

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