Anson's Circumnavigation


Fleet CommanderGeorge Anson (1697-1762)ADM 6/15
Fleet Formed19.6.1740ADM 6/15
Fleet Disbanded14.6.1744ADM 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) 174010.4.1741Edward Legge (d.1747), Matthew Michel (c.1705-1752), Dandy Kidd (d.1740/41)
Wager (28) 174014.5.1741Dandy Kidd (d.1740/41), George Murray (d.1785)
Anna (8) 174028.8.1741 
Trial (8) 17404.10.1741Robert 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) 17404.1742John Forbes (1714-1796), Edward Legge (d.1747)
Gloucester (50) 174016.8.1742The 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