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Neptune -> 1750 Torbay

11057
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered30.1.1746/47BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1747BWAS-1714
Launched4.1749BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.1.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold17.8.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 0"Imperial Feet49.9872 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth47' 3"Imperial Feet14.3365 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,572 4694Tons BM 

Armament


1690Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)E-WIKI
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British 6-Pounder

1750Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)E-WIKI
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle18 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1750600 BWAS-1714

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.1.1755 - 8.1.1756Captain
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
Transfered ADM 6/18/124
BWAS-1714
8.1.1756 - 28.9.1758Captain
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
ADM 6/18/226
BWAS-1714
28.9.1758 - 19.4.1759Captain
Thomas OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1759
ADM 6/18/541
BWAS-1714
19.4.1759 - 21.8.1759Captain
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
Transfered ADM 6/19/59
BWAS-1714
1.3.1760 - 4.2.1763Captain
William BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1763
ADM 6/19/141
BWAS-1714
17.11.1770 - 4.4.1772Captain
Samuel WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1781
ADM 6/20/315
BWAS-1714
4.4.1772 - 31.3.1775Captain
Francis Samuel DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1780
Transfered ADM 6/20/437
BWAS-1714
31.3.1775 - 29.5.1778Captain
The Hon. Henry St JohnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1778
ADM 6/21/82
BWAS-1714
25.12.1779 - 17.3.1783Captain
John Lewis GidoinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1795
ADM 6/22/70
BWAS-1714
17.3.1783 - 9.10.1783Captain
Patrick LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/23/169
BWAS-1714
9.1783 - 9.10.1783Captain
Nicholas CharringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1801
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1755 - 8.1.1756Vice-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
Transfered
BWAS-1714
28.9.1758 - 19.4.1759Commodore
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
Transfered ADM 6/18/540
BWAS-1714

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1759 - 24.9.1759Midshipman
George VandeputBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
E-WIKI
c.1768 - 5.1771Midshipman
Bartholomew JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1825
Transfered
NRS006

Service History


DateEventSource
21.11.1749Refitted as a 74 gun Third RateBWAS-1714
23.8.1750Renamed TorbayE-WIKI
1755fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6253.18.4dBWAS-1714
1.1755

Commissioned as a 74

BWAS-1714
1.1755fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5884.7.3dBWAS-1714
22.4.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755
8.6.1755Took the Ship of the Line
L'Alcide (64) 1743-1755
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Louisbourg

2.7.1756Took the Storeship
Le Commissaire 1756-1756
French Privateer Storeship

12.7.1756Took the Frigate
9.1757Present at the Rochefort expeditionBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
23.9.1757Present at the attack on Ile d'AixBWAS-1714
11.1757Took the Frigate
Le Rostan (26) 1757-1757
French 26 Gun
Privateer Frigate

5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
27.8.1758Explosion in the forward magazineBWAS-1714
19.10.1758Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Present at the capture of GoreeBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Capture of Goree
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
14.11.1760Took the Privateer
Le Digoville (14) 1760-1760
French 14 Gun
Privateer
BG
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
80.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.2.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1768Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
20.5.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1769Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £21080.0.0dBWAS-1714
1771Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1772Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4458.6.6dBWAS-1714
1773Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
22.6.1773Present at the Spithead reviewBWAS-1714
1775Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1777fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5005.19.7dBWAS-1714
29.5.1778

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1779Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
6.1780Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20462.9.11dBWAS-1714
15.6.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
11.10.1781Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.12.1781At BarbadosBWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
26.1.1782At St KittsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
18.10.1782In Company with the
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
destroyed the
Le Scipion (74) 1778-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
BWAS-1714
5.1783At JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.10.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
18.7.1784Sold at Portsmouth for £1,310BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.4.1755-4.11.1755Fleet for North America
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
 
16.10.1758-1.3.1759Expedition against Île de Gorée
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
 
 

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