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-GunnerBWAS-1603
Designed by J BattBWAS-1603
Constructor John BurchettBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Captured26.10.1709BWAS-1603
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Gloucester' (1709) (60)

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 Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/10/74BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1709 - 26.10.1709First Lieutenant John Toller (d.1747) ADM 6/10/74ADM 6/106.7.1709 - 26.10.1709Second Lieutenant Edward Nicholas ADM 6/10/74ADM 6/10

Service History


DateEventSource
26.10.1709Taken by L'Achille (64)
26.10.1709Taken by Le Lys (72) off Cape Clear

 

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