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


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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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