Devonshire -> 1740 Devonshire Hulk

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Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.12.1707BWAS-1603
Launched12.12.1710B028
First Commissioned28.12.1710
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 80-Gunner
ConstructorJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold14.10.1760B028

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1710 - 15.7.1711CaptainRobert Arris (d.1719/20) ADM 6/11/89BWAS-160316.7.1711 - 5.11.1711CaptainJohn Cooper (d.1728) ADM 6/11/175
Commission confirmed 10.11.1711
BWAS-1603
9.2.1716/17 - 15.2.1716/17CaptainJames Mighells (1667-1733/34) ADM 6/12/88ADM 6/1216.2.1716/17 - 22.2.1716/17CaptainRobert Coleman ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1223.2.1716/17 - 24.3.1716/17CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1227.3.1717 - 11.6.1717CaptainThomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/12/97ADM 6/1222.2.1733/34 - 16.2.1735/36CaptainJames Stewart (d.1757) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-1603

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1710 - 28.7.1711First LieutenantEdward Brookes (d.1738) ADM 6/11/89ADM 6/1130.12.1710 - 17.4.1711Second LieutenantJames Dalzell (d.1712) ADM 6/11/90ADM 6/1130.12.1710 - 17.4.1711Third LieutenantJoseph Weld ADM 6/11/90ADM 6/1118.4.1711 - 28.7.1711Third LieutenantJohn Harper ADM 6/11/130ADM 6/1128.7.1711 - 1.10.1711Second LieutenantJames Dore ADM 6/11/169
Commission confirmed 18.10.1711
ADM 6/11
29.7.1711 - 5.11.1711First LieutenantRoger Tublay ADM 6/11/163
Commission confirmed 24.9.1711
ADM 6/11
29.7.1711 - 14.10.1711Third LieutenantEdward Nurse (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/11/163
Commission confirmed 24.9.1711
ADM 6/11
2.10.1711 - 5.11.1711Second LieutenantHenry Hemmington (d.c.1744) ADM 6/11/164ADM 6/1116.2.1716/17 - 20.2.1716/17First LieutenantIsrael Sparkes (d.1753) ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1216.2.1716/17 - 20.2.1716/17Second LieutenantJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1216.2.1716/17 - 20.2.1716/17Third LieutenantJohn Dove (d.1743) ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 23.3.1716/17First LieutenantTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 11.6.1717Second LieutenantSamuel Percivall ADM 6/12/81ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 11.6.1717Third LieutenantJohn Strutt ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1224.3.1716/17 - 11.6.1717First LieutenantGeorge Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/12/96ADM 6/1223.2.1733/34 - 16.2.1735/36First LieutenantBenjamin Fenwick (d.1757) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 29.3.1734Second LieutenantRichard Smith ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 30.3.1734Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Hill (d.1765) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1430.3.1734 - 16.2.1735/36Second LieutenantRichard Smith ADM 6/14/180ADM 6/1420.8.1734 - 16.2.1735/36Third LieutenantPeter Jacob Des Tombe (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/14/193ADM 6/14

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
29.1.1720/21 - 25.4.1721MidshipmanWilliam Manduit ADM 107/3/128ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1.1710/11Commissioned for the St Lawrence expeditionBWAS-1603
5.11.1711

Paid off

BWAS-1603
11.6.1717Paid offADM 51
1.1718Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
1719In the BalticBWAS-1603
8.1719Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
1.1721Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £13275.5.11dBWAS-1603
1.1727Paid offBWAS-1603
1729small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2365.5.0dBWAS-1603
9.1732Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
9.9.1732SurveyedBWAS-1603
7.1733Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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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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