Anson's Circumnavigation


Fleet CommanderGeorge Anson (1697-1762)ADM 6/15
Fleet Formed1740/06/19ADM 6/15
Fleet Disbanded1744/06/14ADM 6/15

Introduction

19th June 1740 "Captain George Anson hereby appointed Commander in Chief of his Majesty's ships designed on a particular service".



ShipJoinedLeftCommander
Industry 17401740 
Pearl (40) 17401741/04/10Edward Legge (d.1747), Matthew Michel (c.1705-1752), Dandy Kidd (d.1740/41)
Wager (28) 17401741/05/14Dandy Kidd (d.1740/41), George Murray (d.1785)
Anna (8) 17401741/08/28 
Trial (8) 17401741/10/04Robert Erskine (d.1766), Francis Holburne (1704-1771), Rowland Frogmere (d.1744), Joseph Cooper (d.1747), George Murray (d.1785), David Cheap (d.1752)
Severn (50) 17401742/04John Forbes (1714-1796), Edward Legge (d.1747)
Gloucester (50) 17401742/08/16The Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761), Richard Norris, Matthew Michel (c.1705-1752)
Centurion (60) 17401744George Anson (1697-1762), George Anson (1697-1762)

DateEventSource
1740Gloucester (50) joined the fleet 
1740Centurion (60) joined the fleet 
1740Severn (50) joined the fleet 
1740Pearl (40) joined the fleet 
1740Wager (28) joined the fleet 
1740Trial (8) joined the fleet 
1740Anna (8) joined the fleet 
1740Industry joined the fleet 
1740Industry left the fleet 
1741/04/10Pearl (40) left the fleet 
1741/05/14Wager (28) left the fleet 
1741/06Reached the island of Juan Fernández 
1741/08/28Anna (8) left the fleet 
1741/10/04Trial (8) left the fleet 
1741/11Sacked the port city of Paita in Peru 
1742/04Severn (50) left the fleet 
1742/08/16Gloucester (50) left the fleet 
1742/11Arrived at Macoa 
1744Centurion (60) left the fleet 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive