Adam Hayes


NationalityBritish 
RolesDesigner, Ship Builder, Dockyard Staff 
First Known Service1748CSORN
Last Known Service12.1785CSORN
Date of Death3.1785CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
18.4.174826.5.1749Appointed Master Mastmaker at Chatham Dockyard ADM 3/17/345ADM 6/17
26.5.174922.11.1750Appointed Assistant Master Shipwright at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/17/465ADM 6/17
22.11.17508.7.1751Appointed Assistant Master Shipwright at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 6/17/536ADM 6/17
8.7.175117.6.1752Appointed Master Shipwright at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/18/7BWAS-1714
17.6.175213.3.1753Appointed Master Shipwright at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 6/18/39ADM 6/18
7.10.1752 Launched Ranger (8) - 8 gun Sloop at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
13.3.17536.8.1755Appointed Master Shipwright at Chatham Dockyard ADM 6/18/62BWAS-1714
24.5.1754 Launched Wolf (8) - 8 gun Sloop at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.8.175512.1785Appointed Master Shipwright at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18/186BWAS-1714
21.10.1755 Launched Cambridge (80) - 80 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
20.1.1756 Launched Deal Castle (20) - 20 gun Ship at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.3.1756 Launched Bideford (20) - 20 gun Ship at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.2.1757 Launched Preston (50) - 50 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.5.1757 Launched Dublin (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
17.8.1757 Launched Shannon (28) - 28 gun Frigate at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
28.12.1757 Launched Norfolk (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.6.1758 Launched Sapphire (32) - 32 gun Frigate at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
15.3.1759 Launched Hercules (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.3.1760 Launched Dragon (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
27.10.1760 Launched Superb (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
26.3.1762 Launched Kent (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard  
16.5.1763 Launched Albion (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.10.1763 Launched Lurcher (6) - 6 gun Cutter at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.9.1764 Launched Kite (4) - 4 gun Cutter at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
20.7.1765 Launched Monarch (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
20.9.1766 Launched Magnificent (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
26.8.1767 Launched Marlborough (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
26.10.1767 Launched Otter (14) - 14 gun Sloop at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
29.8.1768 Launched Egmont (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
30.12.1769 Launched Swallow (14) - 14 gun Sloop at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1770 Launched Close - Unknown gun Lighter at Deptford Dockyard  
12.4.1770 Launched Resolution (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
26.9.1771 Launched Grafton (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1773 Launched Princess Augusta (6) - 6 gun Yacht at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1774 Launched Storehouse - Unknown gun Longboat at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
29.3.1774 Launched Cumberland (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
24.8.1774 Launched Enterprise (28) - 28 gun Frigate at Deptford Dockyard  
21.3.1776 Launched Galatea (20) - 20 gun Ship at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
18.5.1776 Launched Culloden (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.8.1777 Launched America (64) - 64 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.10.1778 Launched Alexander (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.6.1779 Launched Pegasus (28) - 28 gun Frigate at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
30.7.1779 Launched Alcide (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.5.1780 Launched Flora (36) - 36 gun Frigate at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
14.10.1780 Launched Magnanime (64) - 64 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.6.1781 Launched Myrmidon (22) - 22 gun Post Ship at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
19.10.1781 Launched Goliath (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.10.1782 Launched Standard (64) - 64 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Julia Kable on Tuesday 13th of March 2018 03:23

Further to the above, Adam Hayes participated in the circumnavigation of the world under Lord Anson, 18 September 1740 to 15 June 1744. The UK National Archives catalogue reveals that he was Master Shipwright at Gibraltar from 1745 to 1749, then Assistant Master Shipwright and later Master Shipwright at Plymouth until about 1751.


Posted by Julia Kable on Tuesday 13th of March 2018 03:07

Adam Hayes was born in 1710, baptized at St Botolph without Aldgate, London, on 19 November 1710, the son of Adam Hayes and Sarah Urmstone. Of particular interest is that Adam Hayes was responsible, in 1768 for the fitting out of HMS "Endeavour" for exploration under the command of Lieutenant James Cook which led to the discovery of the eastern coast of Australia. Plans held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Kent, for the "Endeavour" 1768, record "a purchased collier, taken off and fitted as a ship-rigged bark for exploration. Signed by Adam Hayes [Master Shipwright, 1755-1785 (died)]"

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