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Eltham4082
Nominal Guns40B057
NationalityGreat BritainB057
OperatorThe Royal NavyB057
Previously British other vessels ship of the line 'Portsmouth' (1707) B057
Ordered1733/09/25B057
Keel Laid Down1734/10/14B057
Acquired1736/06/30B057
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard B057
ConstructorRichard Stacey B057
CategoryFifth RateB057
Ship TypeShip B057
Broken Up1763/06/12B057

Dimensions

DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB057
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952
Length of Keel100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Feet10.8712
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.4196
Burthen678 894Tons BM 

Armament

1736/11Broadside Weight = 207 Imperial Pound ( 93.8745 kg) B057
Lower Gun Deck20British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2British 6-Pounder
1745Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg) B057
Lower Gun Deck20British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Crew Complement
Date# of MenNotesSource
1736/11250EstablishmentB057
Commanders
FromToRankNameSource
1736/11/021739/11CaptainAugustus FitzroyB057
1739/11/161743/02CaptainEdward SmithB057
1743/02/141743/03CommanderRichard WatkinsB057
1743/031745CaptainPhilip DurellB057
1745/061748/10CaptainRichard TiddemanB057
1748/101750/05CaptainJohn LloydB057
Service History
DateEvent Source
1740/07Sailed to North AmericaB057
1742/04/12Present at the Action of 1742-04-12 
1743/02/18Present at the Attack on La Guayra 
1743/04/15Present at the Attack on Porto Cabello 
1743/09Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard B057
1744/01RecommissionedB057
1744/04Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3180.12.1dB057
1744/06Off DunkirkB057
1745/03/20Present at the Expedition against Louisbourg 
1745/05Sailed with a New England convoyB057
1745/05/19Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Vigilant  
1746/02With Byng's squadron in Scottish WatersB057
1747/03Sailed for the East IndiesB057
1748/09Present at the Seige of Pondicherry 
1750/05Arrived at Spithead and paid offB057
1763/06/12Broken up at Plymouth for £179B057

Sources
IDDescriptionAuthorType
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 
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