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Buffalo

13177
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Buffalo' (1743) (70) 1743-1777
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Buffalo"
Ordered7.2.1777BWAS-1714
Acquired7.2.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.3.1777BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas HollandBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 0"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth43' 6 ½"Imperial Feet13.1191 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,230 2894Tons BM 

Armament


1778Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.3.1777 - 28.4.1778Commander
Hugh BromedgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/21/271
BWAS-1714
29.4.1778 - 6.5.1780Captain
Hugh BromedgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/21/397
BWAS-1714
6.5.1780 - 27.8.1780Captain
Rowland CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/22/126
BWAS-1714
27.8.1780 - 28.8.1780Captain
Robert CalderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
ADM 6/22/164
BWAS-1714
28.8.1780 - 24.1.1781Captain
John ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
Transfered ADM 6/22/164
ADM 6/22
27.1.1781 - 15.8.1781Captain
William TruscottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1797
Transfered ADM 6/22/240
BWAS-1714
15.8.1781 - 1.5.1782Captain
George RobertsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1786
Transfered ADM 6/22/325
BWAS-1714
24.5.1782 - 17.6.1782Captain
Augustus MontgomeryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
ADM 6/22/472
ADM 6/22
17.6.1782 - 20.12.1782Captain
John HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1821
Transfered ADM 6/22/481
BWAS-1714
20.12.1782 - 18.1.1783Captain
William YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1783
ADM 6/22/558
BWAS-1714
18.1.1783 - 20.1.1783Captain
Edward IgguldenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1804
ADM 6/23/12
ADM 6/23
20.1.1783 - 21.1.1783Captain
William TahourdinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1783
ADM 6/23/12
ADM 6/23
21.1.1783 - 9.4.1783Captain
Samuel ArdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1824
ADM 6/23/13
ADM 6/23

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1778 - 1778Vice-Admiral of the Red
Mathew BuckleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1777Refitted as a 30 gun Unrated Storeship
11.6.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1778With the Downs SquadronBWAS-1714
3.1778Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1779With the Downs SquadronBWAS-1714
7.1779Started a refitBWAS-1714
8.1779Completed refit at a cost of £3,433.5.5dBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
2.1780Began coppering and refitting as a guard shipBWAS-1714
4.1780Completed refit at a cost of £4,907.9.11d at Plymouth (including coppering)BWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
9.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1783Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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