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Nominal Guns58B057
NationalityGreat BritainB057
OperatorThe Royal NavyB057
Ordered1740/12/05B057
Keel Laid Down1741/01/07B057
Acquired1742/05/26B057
ShipyardRotherhithe B057
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60 Gunner - modifiedB057
ConstructorElias Bird B057
CategoryFourth RateB057
Ship TypeShip of the Line B057
Abandoned1749/04/19B057

Dimensions

DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB057
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.5346
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet 
Burthen1,068 194Tons BM 
Burthen1,067 4994Tons BM 

Armament

1742/05/26Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg) B057
Lower Gun Deck24British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder
1745Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg) B057
Lower Gun Deck24British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder
Crew Complement
Date# of MenNotesSource
1733420Design Complement 
Flag Officers
FromToRankNameSource
17461746/05/02CommodoreCurtis BarnetB057
1746/05/031748CommodoreEdward PeytonB057
Commanders
FromToRankNameSource
17421743CaptainJohn CockburnB057
17441744/03CaptainEdward LeggeB057
1744/031746/05/03CaptainEdward PeytonB057
1746/05/031748CaptainHenry RosewellB057
Service History
DateEvent Source
1742/05/26Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard B057
1742/05/26Completed at Rotherhithe at a cost of £15886.10.0dB057
1742/06/29Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6294.13.5dB057
1744/04/30Sailed for the East IndiesB057
1744/11/24Took the Merchantman East Indiaman Favori at Achin 
1745Re-classed as a 60 gun Fourth RateShip of the Line  
1748/11/18Sunk in Trincomalee bay as a Sheer HulkB057
1748/11/18Re-classed as a UnratedSheer Hulk  

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