Shrewsbury

217
Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Shrewsbury' (1694) (80)
Ordered1711BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down15.11.1711BWAS-1603
Launched12.8.1713BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1716B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1691 Program - 80 gun 3-DeckersB028
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up6.2.1749/50B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck156' 7"Imperial Feet47.552 
Length of Keel128' 1 ½"Imperial Feet39.0271 
Breadth43' 11"Imperial Feet13.1149 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,314 3994Tons BM 

Armament


12.8.1713Broadside 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

1716Broadside Weight = 656 Imperial Pound ( 297.496 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1706520Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.2.1715/16 - 3.4.1716CaptainFrancis Dove (d.1724/25) ADM 6/12/62ADM 6/1218.4.1716 - 11.10.1716CaptainWilliam Cleveland ADM 6/12/67BWAS-160312.10.1716 - 2.4.1717CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/12/83
Commission confirmed 7.12.1716
ADM 6/12
3.4.1717 - 6.7.1717CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/12/107
Commission confirmed 26.11.1717
ADM 6/12
6.7.1717 - 23.1.1717/18CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 2.8.1717
ADM 6/12
24.1.1717/18 - 5.3.1718/19CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/12/112BWAS-16034.3.1739/40 - 25.8.1740CaptainIsaac Townsend (1684-1765) ADM 6/15/254BWAS-160331.12.1742 - 3.4.1743CaptainGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/16/131ADM 6/164.4.1743 - 18.9.1743CaptainDigby Dent (1710-1761) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-160319.9.1743 - 11.12.1743CaptainWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/16/220ADM 6/1612.12.1743 - 10.6.1746CaptainSolomon Gideon (d.1756) ADM 6/16/248BWAS-1603

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1717 - 8.1717Rear-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Caldwell (d.1718)BWAS-16036.1718 - 8.1718Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCharles Cornewall (1669-1718)BWAS-16038.1740 - 1741Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)BWAS-160310.1745 - 6.1746Vice-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756)BWAS-1603

26 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.2.1715/16 - 14.10.1716First LieutenantThomas Billop (d.1740) ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/1229.2.1715/16 - 14.10.1716Second LieutenantEdward Brookes (d.1738) ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/1229.2.1715/16 - 23.1.1717/18Third LieutenantArthur Trevor (d.1744) ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/1215.10.1716 - 23.1.1717/18First LieutenantEdward Brookes (d.1738) ADM 6/12/82
Commission confirmed 3.12.1716
ADM 6/12
15.10.1716 - 23.1.1717/18Second LieutenantRobert Callis (d.1733) ADM 6/12/83ADM 6/1224.1.1717/18 - 5.3.1718/19First LieutenantTitus Smith ADM 6/12/112ADM 6/1224.1.1717/18 - 13.2.1718/19Second LieutenantHenry Power (d.1749) ADM 6/12/112ADM 6/1224.1.1717/18 - 16.3.1717/18Third LieutenantChristopher Simons (d.1728) ADM 6/12/112ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 13.2.1718/19Third LieutenantCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1214.2.1718/19 - 5.3.1718/19Second LieutenantCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/12/152ADM 6/1214.2.1718/19 - 5.3.1718/19Third LieutenantJohn Dove (d.1743) ADM 6/12/152ADM 6/124.3.1739/40 - 28.8.1740First LieutenantSir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall) (d.1749) ADM 6/15/258ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 2.10.1740Second LieutenantJohn Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/15/258ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 3.7.1740Third LieutenantFrederick Murray ADM 6/15/258ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 3.6.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHarry Powlett (1720-1794) ADM 6/15/258ADM 6/154.6.1740 - 3.7.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Frederick Huxley (d.1744) ADM 6/15/296ADM 6/154.7.1740 - 5.5.1741Third LieutenantWilliam Frederick Huxley (d.1744) ADM 6/15/306ADM 6/154.7.1740 - bef.5.5.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsNicholas Carter (d.bef.1741)† ADM 6/15/306ADM 6/153.10.1740 - 20.9.1741First LieutenantJohn Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/15/347ADM 6/1531.10.1740 - 22.3.1742/43Second LieutenantWilliam Frederick Huxley (d.1744) ADM 6/16/17
Commission confirmed 20.2.1741/42
ADM 6/16
3.2.1743/44 - 6.11.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Woodburn ADM 6/16/266ADM 6/165.4.1744 - 16.5.1745First LieutenantJoseph Soanes ADM 6/16/285ADM 6/167.11.1744 - 17.2.1744/45Third LieutenantWilliam Woodburn ADM 6/16/381ADM 6/1618.5.1745 - 2.4.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Coney (d.1754) ADM 6/16/480ADM 6/1616.12.1745 - 25.4.1746Third LieutenantFrederick Booth (d.1751) ADM 6/17/33ADM 6/1726.4.1746 - 19.5.1746Second LieutenantFrederick Booth (d.1751) ADM 6/17/95ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1719 - bef.19.10.1719MasterEdmund OxleyADM 6/1221.6.1741 - 8.5.1743MasterWilliam Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 107/3/497ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
21.9.1713Completed at Deptford DockyardBWAS-1603
1716In the BalticBWAS-1603
1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
1718In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
5.1719Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
8.1720Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15719.7.2dBWAS-1603
11.1738Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
4.1739Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6319.0.0dBWAS-1603
1740RecommissionedBWAS-1603
23.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
3.1740/41In the Cartagena operationsBWAS-1603
1742Returned home early in the yearBWAS-1603
1743In home watersBWAS-1603
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1603
5.1745At SpitheadBWAS-1603
10.1745Flagship at SpitheadBWAS-1603
10.6.1746Paid offADM 51
19.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1603
5.9.1749Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1603
6.2.1749/50Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-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 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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