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John Williams


NationalityBritish 
RolesDesigner, Ship Builder 
Date of Birth1700CSORN
First Known Service16.5.1762CSORN
Son
John WilliamsBritish
Dockyard Staff
Service 1773
PMD
Last Known Service12.1784CSORN
Date of Death27.7.1786CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1642 Designed
Crescent (14) 1642-1649
British 14 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Ship
 
16.5.176210.7.1765Appointed Master Shipwright at Sheerness DockyardBWAS-1714
31.5.1764 Launched
Winchelsea (32) 1764-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness
BWAS-1714
6.176512.1784Appointed Surveyor of the Navy at Deptford DockyardBWAS-1714
1766/04/02 Designed Portland Class (1766) - 50 gun Ship 
1766/05/08 Designed Swan Class (1766) - 14 gun Sloop 
1770 Designed Amazon Class (1770) - 32 gun Frigate 
1771/01/03 Designed Enterprise Class (1771) - 28 gun Frigate 
4.1771 Designed
Vengeance (74) 1774-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line
 
1772/11/09 Designed Experiment Class (1772) - 50 gun Ship 
1773 Designed Sphinx Class (1773) - 20 gun Ship 
7.1.1774 Designed
Royal Sovereign (100) 1786-1841
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1825 Renamed "Captain"
, Ship of the Line
 
30.1.1775 Designed
Montagu (74) 1779-1818
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line
 
1776 Designed Porcupine Class (1776) - 24 gun Ship 
7.1776 Designed
Jupiter (50) 1778-1808
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line
 
1776/12/14 Designed Alert Class (1776) - 14 gun Cutter 
1776/12/14 Designed Sprightly Class (1776) - 10 gun Cutter 
3.4.1778 Designed
Childers (10) 1778-1811
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop
 
1778/11/06 Designed Flora Class (1778) - 36 gun Frigate 
24.9.1779 Designed
L'Experiment (50) 1779-1800
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ship of the Line
 
10.1779 Designed
Latona (38) 1781-1816
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 
20.4.1781 Designed
Unicorn (20) 1781-1787
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Ship
 
19.4.1782 Designed
Raven (18) 1782-1783
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Sloop
 
22.7.1782 Designed
Pigmy (14) 1782-1793
British 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter
1783 Renamed "Lurcher"
1783 Renamed "Pigmy"
, Cutter
 
9.1783 Designed
Blonde (32) 1787-1805
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Frigate
 


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Posted by Stephen Dickson on Sunday 23rd of October 2022 22:44

Last known service states 1772 but he was Surveyor of the navy until 1784... it is also unrealistic that the final two ships are by the same John Williams as he would be age 99... this looks like his son or nephew

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