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BRUNSWICK (74) Built in 1790, Deptford.
Broken up in 1826.

  • 1792 Capt. Sir Roger CURTIS, with Lord HOOD.
  • 1793 Capt. John HARVEY. She took part in the battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794 and, as the next ship to Lord HOWE's QUEEN CHARLOTTE, she received much of the fire directed at her and had her cockpit filled with wounded before she fired a shot. She made for a gap in the French line between ACHILLE and VENGEUR but finished up running on board the latter ship. Capt. HARVEY in reply to a query from the master, Mr George STUART, said "We've got her and we'll keep her" and the two ships fought it out broadside to broadside. BRUNSWICK's lower ports had to be blown off because they could not be opened. A double shotted broadside from the opposite, larboard, side dismasted ACHILLE and killed or wounded all the men that were crowding her rigging and gangways ready to board. Lieut. William Edward CRACRAFT took command after Capt. HARVEY had been wounded for the third time, a musket ball had torn away part of his right hand, then he received a violent contusion in the loins and a little later his right arm was shattered near the elbow.
    BRUNSWICK had 44 killed and 114 wounded. Her mizzen mast and fore-top-gallant mast were shot away and the fore and main lower masts were badly damaged. All the spars were shattered and the sails and rigging cut to pieces. The cathead was torn away as she swung clear of VENGEUR taking with it the best bower, spare and stream anchors.
    Capt. HARVEY died on 30 June shortly after the ship arrived at Spithead.
  • 1794 Capt. Lord C. FITZGERALD, 08/1794. Capt. BROWELL, 06/1794, with the flag of Rear Ad. Richard Rodney BLIGH in West Indies.
  • In 1797 Capt. William Gordon RUTHERFORD was appointed his captain. The British squadron landed a detachment under Lieut. Hugh COOK to defend the fort of Irois, in Carcasse Bay, San Domingo against numerous besiegers in 1797 In 1799 the yellow fever was raging in Jamaica and many of BRUNSWICK's officers and crew were struck down with it. Men had to be pressed to make up her complement, one such being George DOUGAL, third mate of the East Indiaman EXPERIMENT who was placed on the quarter deck as a midshipman.
  • 1799 Capt. CHILCOT, 04/1799. Jamaica.
  • 1800 Capt. WALLIS exchanged into BRUNSWICK from DECADE because of ill health and escorted the home bound convoy from Jamaica. The fleet of 84 sail arrived off Plymouth Sound on 15 July 1800 and reached Portsmouth on the 18th. It was valued at nearly one and a half million pounds. BRUNSWICK had on board two prisoners of rank, Gen. La Veaux with his son and his Aide-de-Camp Ormancin. The general had been commander in chief at San Domingo and later Guadeloupe. She took the fleet on to the Downs and returned to Portsmouth on the 23rd.
  • In March 1801 BRUNSWICK and AQUILON brought home another convoy from Jamaica. They passed Portsmouth on the 20th. on their way to the Downs. She returned to Portsmouth from the North Sea and Downs station on 5 August under Capt. G. H. STEPHENS.
  • 1802 Capt. G. H. STEPHENS, Jamaica. She returned to Portsmouth on 24 June and was paid off during the first week of July and laid up in ordinary.
  • 1803-1807 Under repair at Portsmouth.
    At the end of the year Capt. Thomas GRAVES, floating battery with Rear Ad. KEATS.
  • 1808 Baltic.
    In August BRUNSWICK took part in the evacuation of Spanish troops from Nyborg in Denmark to the island of Langeland where they could maintain themselves in safety until the transports arrived. She took 1,500 men on board and seamen were ordered by Rear Ad. KEATS to man the 20 small craft in the harbour to act as ferries.
  • At the beginning of 1809 BRUNSWICK was beset by ice and repeatedly driven into shoal water. On her return to Yarmouth she had no guns or shot remaining on board, all having been thrown overboard to lighten the vessel, and her only bow anchor was missing one fluke.
  • 1811 Chatham.
  • 1812 Lieut. SPARKES, Prison ship at Gillingham.
  • 1815 Out of commission at Chatham.
  • 1816 Powder Magazine in the Medway.

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