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Anson's Circumnavigation


Fleet Commander
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
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".



ShipJoinedLeftCommanderNotes
Industry 1740-1740
British Hired Pink
17401740 Fleet disbanded
Pearl (40) 1726-1744
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
174010.4.1741
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
,
Matthew MichelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
,
Dandy KiddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1717
Fleet disbanded
Wager (28) 1739-1741
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Ship
174014.5.1741
Dandy KiddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1717
,
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1756
Fleet disbanded
Anna (8) 1739-1741
British 8 Gun
Unrated Storeship
174028.8.1741 Fleet disbanded
Trial (8) 1732-1741
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
17404.10.1741
Robert ErskineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1762
,
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768
,
Rowland FrogmereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1743
,
Joseph CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
,
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1756
,
David CheapBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1747
Fleet disbanded
Severn (50) 1739-1746
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
17404.1742
John ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1781
,
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Fleet disbanded
Gloucester (50) 1737-1742
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
174016.8.1742
The Hon. George ClintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1757
,
Richard NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
,
Matthew MichelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
Fleet disbanded
Centurion (60) 1733-1769
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
17401744
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
,
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
Fleet disbanded

DateEventSource
1740
Gloucester (50) 1737-1742
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
joined the fleet
 
1740
Centurion (60) 1733-1769
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
joined the fleet
 
1740
Severn (50) 1739-1746
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
joined the fleet
 
1740
Pearl (40) 1726-1744
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
joined the fleet
 
1740
Wager (28) 1739-1741
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Ship
joined the fleet
 
1740
Trial (8) 1732-1741
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
joined the fleet
 
1740
Anna (8) 1739-1741
British 8 Gun
Unrated Storeship
joined the fleet
 
1740
Industry 1740-1740
British Hired Pink
joined the fleet
 
1740
Industry 1740-1740
British Hired Pink
left the fleet
 
1741/04/10
Pearl (40) 1726-1744
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
left the fleet
 
1741/05/14
Wager (28) 1739-1741
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Ship
left the fleet
 
1741/06Reached the island of Juan Fernández 
1741/08/28
Anna (8) 1739-1741
British 8 Gun
Unrated Storeship
left the fleet
 
1741/10/04
Trial (8) 1732-1741
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
left the fleet
 
1741/11Sacked the port city of Paita in Peru 
1742/04
Severn (50) 1739-1746
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
left the fleet
 
1742/08/16
Gloucester (50) 1737-1742
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
left the fleet
 
1742/11Arrived at Macoa 
1744
Centurion (60) 1733-1769
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
left the fleet
 

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