Devonshire -> 1740 Devonshire Hulk

Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned28.12.1710B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 80-GunnerB028
Constructor Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck156' 2"Imperial Feet47.5497 
Length of Keel127' 8 ½"Imperial Feet38.7223 
Breadth43' 10"Imperial Feet13.1064 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,305 1794Tons BM 


12.12.1710Broadside Weight = 552 Imperial Pound ( 250.332 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706520Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders

28.12.1710 - 15.7.1711Captain Robert Arris (d.1719/20) Transfered ADM 6/11/89BWAS-160316.7.1711 - 5.11.1711Captain John Cooper (d.1728) ADM 6/11/175
Confirmed 10.11.1711
9.2.1716/17 - 15.2.1716/17Captain James Mighells (1667-1733/34) Transfered ADM 6/12/88ADM 6/1216.2.1716/17 - 22.2.1716/17Captain Robert Coleman Transfered ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1223.2.1716/17 - 24.3.1716/17Captain Richard Hughes (1670-1756) Transfered ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1227.3.1717 - 11.6.1717Captain Thomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/12/97ADM 6/1222.2.1733/34 - 16.2.1735/36Captain James Stewart (c.1678-1757) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-1603

20 Commissioned Officers

28.12.1710 - 28.7.1711First Lieutenant Edward Brookes (c.1676-1738) ADM 6/11/89ADM 6/1130.12.1710 - 17.4.1711Second Lieutenant James Dalzell (d.1712) Transfered ADM 6/11/90ADM 6/1130.12.1710 - 17.4.1711Third Lieutenant Joseph Weld ADM 6/11/90ADM 6/1118.4.1711 - 28.7.1711Third Lieutenant John Harper ADM 6/11/130ADM 6/1128.7.1711 - 1.10.1711Second Lieutenant James Dore Transfered ADM 6/11/169
Confirmed 18.10.1711
ADM 6/11
29.7.1711 - 5.11.1711First Lieutenant Roger Tublay ADM 6/11/163
Confirmed 24.9.1711
ADM 6/11
29.7.1711 - 14.10.1711Third Lieutenant Edward Nurse (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/11/163
Confirmed 24.9.1711
ADM 6/11
2.10.1711 - 5.11.1711Second Lieutenant Henry Hemmington (d.c.1744) ADM 6/11/164ADM 6/1116.2.1716/17 - 20.2.1716/17First Lieutenant Israel Sparkes (d.1753) Transfered ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1216.2.1716/17 - 20.2.1716/17Second Lieutenant John Stanley (d.1740) Transfered ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1216.2.1716/17 - 20.2.1716/17Third Lieutenant John Dove (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 23.3.1716/17First Lieutenant Timothy Brett (d.1739) Transfered ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 11.6.1717Second Lieutenant Samuel Percivall (d.1723) ADM 6/12/81ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 11.6.1717Third Lieutenant John Strutt ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1224.3.1716/17 - 11.6.1717First Lieutenant George Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/12/96ADM 6/1223.2.1733/34 - 16.2.1735/36First Lieutenant Benjamin Fenwick (d.1757) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 29.3.1734Second Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 30.3.1734Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Hill (d.1765) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1430.3.1734 - 16.2.1735/36Second Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/14/180ADM 6/1420.8.1734 - 16.2.1735/36Third Lieutenant Peter Jacob Des Tombe (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/14/193ADM 6/14

1 Petty Officer

29.1.1720/21 - 25.4.1721Midshipman William Manduit Transfered ADM 107/3/128ADM 107/3

Service History

5.1.1710/11Commissioned for the St Lawrence expeditionBWAS-1603

Paid off

11.6.1717Paid offADM 51
1.1718Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
1719In the BalticBWAS-1603
8.1719Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
1.1721Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £13275.5.11dBWAS-1603
1.1727Paid offBWAS-1603
1729small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2365.5.0dBWAS-1603
9.1732Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
7.1733Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14970.18.0dBWAS-1603
1735In home watersBWAS-1603
16.2.1735/36Paid offADM 51
10.1740Hulked at Woolwich, by Admiralty order of 1740/07/01BWAS-1603
10.1740Renamed Devonshire HulkBWAS-1714
10.1740Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
14.10.1760Sold at Woolwich for £285BWAS-1603


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Posted by Paul Fields on Monday 13th of April 2015 19:21

The Depth in Hold stated is probably the Keel Length, the first breadth is correct and the second breadth is the depth.

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