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Gloucester

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Nominal Guns60BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.3.1707/8BWAS-1603
Launched25.7.1709BWAS-1603
First Commissioned4.7.1709BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-Gunner (1706)BWAS-1603
Designed by
J BattBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
Constructor
John BurchettBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Captured26.10.1709BWAS-1603
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck143' 8"Imperial Feet43.5911 
Length of Keel118' 7 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5919 
Depth in Hold15' 8 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen923 1594Tons BM 

Armament


25.7.1709Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
18.4.1706365Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
4.7.1709 - 26.10.1709Captain
John BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1736
ADM 6/10/74
BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1709 - 26.10.1709First Lieutenant
John TollerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1743
ADM 6/10/74
ADM 6/10
6.7.1709 - 26.10.1709Second Lieutenant
Edward NicholasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1718
ADM 6/10/74
ADM 6/10

Service History


DateEventSource
26.10.1709Taken by
L'Achille 1705-1744
French 3rd Rate Ship of the Line

26.10.1709Taken by
Le Lys (72) 1706-1747
French 72 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Cape Clear


 

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