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Queen Charlotte, 1790
Type: 1st rate ; Armament 100 (30 × 32pdr, 28 × 24pdr, 42 × 12pdr. )
Launched : 1790 ; Disposal date or year : 17 Mar 1800
Disposal Details : Accidentally burnt and blown-up off Leghorn ; crew, except 167, perished. Lord Keith (V.-admiral), Andrew Todd.
BM: 2286 tons
14 Jul 1793 departed with the Channel fleet from St. Helen's. On the 18th to the west of the Scilly Isles and subsequent manoeuvres.
31 Jul 1793 briefly sighted, but was unable to close the French fleet ; returned to Torbay on 10 Aug.
23 Aug 1793 the Channel Fleet departed to escort the Newfoundland trade, West Indian convoys in home waters.
27 Oct 1793, joined the Channel Fleet and departed in search of the French fleet and squadrons. 18 Nov brief skirmish with a French squadron : by mid-December the fleet had returned to Spithead.
2 May - 1 Jun 1794 Departure of the Channel Fleet from St. Helen's, and the lead up to actions and manoeuvres with the French fleet. 29 May - 1 Jun., what was to be known as the Battle of the Glorious 1st June commences, resulting in the capture of six sail of the line and one sunk. Review of the part performed by each British ship engaged. 13 Jun, the fleet arrived back in home ports.
7-21 Sep 1794 the Channel Fleet departed from Torbay to cruise off the coast of France, but as a result of bad weather returned to Torbay.
14 Feb 1795 the Channel fleet departed from Torbay for a brief cruise and to see various convoys safe out of the Channel.
1 May 1795 2 men killed and one wounded at Spithead when the guns of the Boyne went off after she caught fire. Most of the ships in the area had been told to move away, and this was understood to be the only accident of this nature.
12 Jun 1795 the Channel Fleet, under Lord Bridport, including the Queen-Charlotte, Captain Sir Andrew Snape Douglas, departed from Spithead for Quiberon bay. 22 Jun sighted the French fleet to west of Belle-Isle, and finding the French admiral had no wish for a fight, ordered the Fleet in chase and to engage as ships came up. During the chase the former British 74, Alexander was retaken, along with the French 74s Tigre and Formidable (subsequently renamed Belleisle). And so ended the Battle of the Isle de Groix.
20 Sep 1795 Lord Bridport remained with his fleet off the coast protecting the ill-conceived Quiberon Bay expeditions until 20 Sep, when he returned with 2 or 3 ships to Spithead, leaving Rear-admiral Harvey in command.
15 Apr - 15 May 1797 Mutiny at Spithead for improved pay and victuals etc. See also p. 519-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1927-3.pdf.
15 Jan 1799 at Spithead.
17 Jan 1799 dropped down to St. Helen's in preparation for a cruise off Brest.
20 Jan 1799 remains at St. Helen's.
28 Jan 1799 the squadron under Queen Charlotte departed for a cruise off Brest.
19 Mar 1799 at Spithead.
6 May 1799 Plymouth, arrived off the Sound, and lay too and made a signal for the Bellona, Captain, Defiance, Repulse, Phoenix, and Ethalion, in Cawsand Bay, to join her ; the whole squadron departing down Channel before dark.
20 May 1799 joined the fleet in the Mediterranean off Minorca and anchored in Port-Mahon that evening and departed on 22 on a cruise.
20 Nov 1799 Portsmouth, departed the Queen Charlotte with a convoy for the Mediterranean.
22 Nov 1799 Plymouth, arrived off the Sound, at 2 P.M. and lay to, the San Fiorenzo, 44, full of signals for outward-bound vessels to make sail and join the Straits, West India, and Lisbon convoys, then off this port ; several vessels joined their respective convoys under care of the Queen Charlotte, 110, Sans Pareil, 84, Tisiphone, 18, and Fairy, 18 ; and proceeded down Channel with a fine wind blowing at E.
21 Dec 1799 the capture of the Lady Nelson off Cabrita point and her subsequent re-capture by the Queen-Charlotte's boats.
Circa Feb 1800 F. Newcombe, Esq. one of the Lieutenants of the Queen Charlotte, is promoted to the rank of Master and Commander, and appointed to the Thunderer bomb.
Feb 1800 blockade of Malta.
17 Mar 1800 loss of the Queen-Charlotte.
17 Mar 1800 see also Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy, by W.S. Gilly, 1850, available in .pdf format via the Wayback Machine.