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HBMS Union (1756)

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years, 5 months ago

Union, 90 Guns

 

Details

NationalityBritish
PreviouslyUnion
Ordered1750/07/12B057
Laid Down1751/06/05B057
Named1750/08/23B057
Launched1756/09/25B057
ShipyardChatham DYB057
DesignerJoseph AllinB057
Master ShipbuilderJohn LockB057
RateSecond Rate
TypeShip of the Line
Out Service1816/10B057
FateBroken UpB057

 

Dimensions

SourceB057
Length of Gundeck171' 2"
Length of Keel141' 5"
Breadth48' 8"
Depth in Hold20' 6"
Draught Forward13' 6"
Draught Aft18' 0"
Burthen1,78154/94

 

Armament

Date1756/09B057
Lower Gun Deck26British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder
Date1780/04B057
Lower Gun Deck26British 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

 

Crew

DateMenNotesSource
1756/09750EstablishmentB057

 

Flag Officers

Date FromDate toRank/PositionNameSource
1756/091757/10AdmiralThomas SmithB057
17621762Vice-AdmiralCharles HardyB057

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toRankNameSource
1756/091757/10Post CaptainJames GalbraithB057
1757/101759Post CaptainMichael EverittB057
17591763/02Post CaptainThomas EvansB057
1778/121782/12Post CaptainJohn DalrympleB057
1782/121783/02Post CaptainRobert MostynB057
1783/021783/07Post CaptainThomas ShirleyB057
1790/061799/44LieutenantWilliam QuarmeB057
1799/111800/05LieutenantWilliam RichardsB057
1800/051800/10LieutenantJohn JohnstonB057
1800/101801/09LieutenantJohn DixonB057
1801/091805/04LieutenantJohn RickmanB057
1805/041807/05LieutenantRichard JewersB057
1807/051816/03LieutenantWilliam CockraftB057

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource

 

Service record

1757/01/21Completed at a first cost of £52,157.7.8d including fittingB057
1757/09Commissioned for the DownsB057
1760In the Western squadron until 1763B057
1763/02Paid offB057
1764/05Started a small repair at PortsmouthB057
1764/08Completed repair at a cost of 3,993.15.1dB057
1778/09Started a small repair and refit at PlymouthB057
1778/12Recommissioned for the Western squadronB057
1779/04Completed repair and refit at a cost of £23,751.11.1dB057
1780/04Coppered at Portsmouth and had 32-Pounders replaced by 24-PoundersB057
1781/04/13Sailed with Darby's squadron as Relief to GibraltarB057
1782/04With Barrington's squadronB057
1782/05With Kempenfelt's squadronB057
1782/09Sailed to the relief of GibraltarB057
1782/12/08Arrived in the West IndiesB057
1783/07Paid offB057
1787/10Started fitting as a Hospital Hulk at ChathamB057
1788/06Completed fitting at a cost of £2,086.2.11dB057
1790/03/02Re-registered as a Hospital shipB057
1790/03/02Re-registered as a hospital shipB068
1790/06Recommissioned as a hospital shipB057
1793/04Moved to SheernessB057
1802/02/06Renamed Sussex
1802/06Became a receiving shipB057
1816/03Paid off into ordinaryB057
1816/10Completed break up at ChathamB057

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
1759/11/20Battle of Quiberon Bay
1781/12/12Action of 1781-12-12

 

Notes

No Notes Entered

 

Sources

B057British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif Winfield
B068Warships of the Great lakesRobert Malcomson


Last Updated :2008/08/21 at 22:14:29 by Cy

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