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Orford

218
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered26.2.1708/9BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down23.8.1709BWAS-1603
Launched17.3.1712/13BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner (1706)B028
Constructor
George FowlerBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked13.2.1744/45BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck151' 1 ½"Imperial Feet46.0375 
Length of Keel121' 2"Imperial Feet36.8832 
Breadth41' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Burthen1,098 8194Tons BM 

Armament


17.3.1712/13Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1706440Design Complement
1715110as a guardshipBWAS-1603

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1715 - 27.9.1715Captain
Rupert BillingsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1716
Transfered ADM 6/12/47
ADM 6/12
8.11.1715 - 3.4.1716Captain
Rupert BillingsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1716
ADM 6/12/56
ADM 6/12
4.4.1716 - 11.9.1716Captain
Francis DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1725
ADM 6/12/66
BWAS-1603
11.9.1716 - 28.11.1717Captain
John BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1736
ADM 6/12/77
ADM 6/12
14.3.1717/18 - 4.6.1720Captain
Edward FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1746
Transfered ADM 6/12/118
BWAS-1603
20.6.1720 - 11.11.1720Captain
John MighellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1736
ADM 6/12/218
Confirmed 18.11.1720
ADM 6/12
13.2.1726/27 - 12.5.1728Captain
Charles BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1740
ADM 6/13/133
BWAS-1603
19.5.1731 - 8.6.1731Captain
Charles BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1740
ADM 6/14/76
ADM 6/14
29.11.1733 - 21.7.1736Captain
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1736
ADM 6/14/156
BWAS-1603
13.6.1739 - 27.2.1739/40Captain
Richard Thomas GirlingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/186
BWAS-1603
28.2.1739/40 - 24.5.1741Captain
Lord Augustus FitzroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1741
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/250
BWAS-1603
5.6.1741 - 11.3.1741/42Captain
Perry MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1757
ADM 6/16/37
Confirmed 30.3.1742
BWAS-1603
13.8.1742 - bef.28.10.1742Captain
Charles DennisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1742
Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/85
ADM 6/16
29.10.1742 - 13.2.1744/45Captain
Perry MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1757
ADM 6/16/112
ADM 6/16

50 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1715 - 13.2.1716/17First Lieutenant
George ProtheroeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1733
Transfered ADM 6/12/47
ADM 6/12
27.7.1715 - 26.3.1716Second Lieutenant
Samuel BraithwaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1739
Transfered ADM 6/12/47
ADM 6/12
27.7.1715 - 30.11.1715Third Lieutenant
Thomas TrefusisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1748
ADM 6/12/47
ADM 6/12
1.12.1715 - 18.4.1716Third Lieutenant
Christopher SimonsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1727
Transfered ADM 6/12/58
ADM 6/12
12.4.1716 - 20.2.1716/17Second Lieutenant
William FearnlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1675-1720
ADM 6/12/67
ADM 6/12
19.4.1716 - 29.11.1716Third Lieutenant
Edward MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1716
ADM 6/12/67
ADM 6/12
30.11.1716 - 6.12.1717Third Lieutenant
Busby MansellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1728
ADM 6/12/81
ADM 6/12
21.2.1716/17 - 6.12.1717First Lieutenant
William FearnlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1675-1720
ADM 6/12/91
ADM 6/12
21.2.1716/17 - 6.12.1717Second Lieutenant
Samuel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1731
ADM 6/12/91
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 21.11.1720First Lieutenant
Samuel ToftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1727
ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 21.11.1720Second Lieutenant
Jeremiah CatlyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1713-1727
ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 27.10.1718Third Lieutenant
James HowardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1721
ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
13.5.1720 - 21.11.1720Fourth Lieutenant
Barrett CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1721
ADM 6/12/217
Confirmed 11.11.1720
ADM 6/12
14.2.1726/27 - 20.11.1727First Lieutenant
Edmund WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1750
Transfered ADM 6/13/134
ADM 6/13
14.2.1726/27 - 22.5.1728Second Lieutenant
Francis RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1729
ADM 6/14/134
ADM 6/13
14.2.1726/27 - 20.11.1727Third Lieutenant
Peter PetersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1727
ADM 6/13/134
ADM 6/13
5.5.1727 - 22.5.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1756
ADM 6/13/142
ADM 6/13
19.5.1731 - 6.6.1731First Lieutenant
William CareyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1741
Transfered ADM 6/14/77
ADM 6/14
19.5.1731 - 8.6.1731Second Lieutenant
James ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1744
ADM 6/14/77
ADM 6/14
19.5.1731 - 8.6.1731Third Lieutenant
Thomas DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1752
ADM 6/14/77
ADM 6/14
19.5.1731 - 6.6.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Jacob CornwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1736
Transfered ADM 6/14/77
ADM 6/14
23.11.1733 - 21.7.1736First Lieutenant
Isaac BarnardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1742
ADM 6/15/155
ADM 6/14
23.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant
Ormond ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 21.7.1736Second Lieutenant
Ormond ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/15/162
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 29.3.1734Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
ADM 6/14/162
ADM 6/14
30.3.1734 - 21.7.1736Third Lieutenant
Henry StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/14
30.3.1734 - 21.7.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Charles KnowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1770
ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/14
13.6.1739 - 13.9.1739Third Lieutenant
Alexander A'CourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1741
ADM 6/15/186
ADM 6/15
13.6.1739 - 13.9.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward BradstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/186
ADM 6/15
14.9.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Second Lieutenant
Alexander A'CourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1741
ADM 6/15/222
ADM 6/15
14.9.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Third Lieutenant
Robert WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/15/221
ADM 6/15
18.9.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Bowles SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1747
ADM 6/15/222
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 12.3.1739/40First Lieutenant
Alexander A'CourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1741
ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 12.3.1739/40Second Lieutenant
Robert WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 12.3.1739/40Third Lieutenant
Bowles SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1747
ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 12.3.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Charles GreenwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
13.3.1739/40 - 26.9.1740First Lieutenant
Robert WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
Transfered ADM 6/15/260
ADM 6/15
13.3.1739/40 - 13.1.1740/41Second Lieutenant
Bowles SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1747
ADM 6/15/260
ADM 6/15
13.3.1739/40 - 7.6.1741Third Lieutenant
Charles GreenwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/260
ADM 6/15
13.3.1739/40 - 31.5.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1759
Transfered ADM 6/16/260
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 7.6.1741First Lieutenant
John RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1741
ADM 6/16/338
ADM 6/15
14.1.1740/41 - 8.6.1741Second Lieutenant
George IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1749
Transfered ADM 6/15/462
Confirmed 28.9.1741
ADM 6/15
8.6.1741 - 11.5.1742First Lieutenant
Henry RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1745
ADM 6/16/56
Confirmed 20.5.1742
ADM 6/16
17.12.1742 - 13.2.1744/45First Lieutenant
Henry RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1745
ADM 6/16/124
ADM 6/16
7.3.1742/43 - 27.12.1743Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry PrettieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1768
ADM 6/16/154
ADM 6/16
28.12.1743 - 17.4.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1746
Transfered ADM 6/17/99
Issued by
Sir Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1749

Confirmed 1.5.1746
ADM 6/17
19.4.1744 - 10.5.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Francis NichollsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
ADM 6/16/493
Confirmed 13.6.1745
ADM 6/16
11.5.1744 - 12.5.1744Third Lieutenant
Francis NichollsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
ADM 6/16/493
Confirmed 13.6.1745
ADM 6/16
13.5.1744 - 13.2.1744/45Second Lieutenant
Francis NichollsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
ADM 6/16/493
Confirmed 13.6.1745
ADM 6/16
31.5.1744 - 13.2.1744/45Third Lieutenant
Joseph WillisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
ADM 6/16/528
Issued by
Sir Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1749

Confirmed 13.8.1745
ADM 6/16

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
15.3.1725/26 - 18.6.1727Midshipman Ordinary
Thomas DiasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1728
ADM 107/3/187
ADM 107/3
19.6.1727 - 10.7.1728Midshipman
Thomas DiasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1728
ADM 107/3/187
ADM 107/3
10.7.1739 - 25.3.1740Midshipman
Francis DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1770
Transfered ADM 107/3/455
ADM 107/3
7.7.1740 - 25.6.1741Midshipman
William CookBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1742
ADM 107/3/482
ADM 107/3
12.4.1741 - 11.3.1741/42Midshipman
Henry RoseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1754
ADM 107/3/473
ADM 107/3
25.6.1741 - 21.9.1742Master's Mate
William CookBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1742
ADM 107/3/482
ADM 107/3
10.6.1743 - 16.8.1743Master's Mate
Richard ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1759
ADM 6/86/88
ADM 6/86

Service History


DateEventSource
17.3.1712/13Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
1715Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1603
1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
1718fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1096.8.2dBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
12.1720Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
4.1722Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £12580.7.4dBWAS-1603
1727At the NoreBWAS-1603
1731small repair at UnknownBWAS-1603
1733Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1603
1734RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1734Completed fittingBWAS-1603
1735In the TagusBWAS-1603
21.7.1736Paid offBWAS-1603
7.1737Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
1739RecommissionedBWAS-1603
7.1739Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £20725.18.7dBWAS-1603
8.4.1740Capture of the Princesa
8.4.1740Took the Ship of the Line
Princesa (70) 1730-1740
Spanish 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Cape Finisterre

7.1740Off FerrolBWAS-1603
26.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
7.1.1741Action of January 7 1741
3.1740/41In operations against CartagenaBWAS-1603
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1603
13.2.1744/45Bilged on Hogsties Reef off Great Inagua Island in the BahamasBWAS-1603

 

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Posted by Albert Parker on Saturday 16th of November 2019 03:52

On October 6/17, 1744, French ships of the line /Neptune/, 74, and /Fleuron/, 64, patrolling off Cape Tiburon (SW tip of Hispaniola) while waiting for French merchantmen from the south shore of Saint-Domingue to work around to join a convoy at Petit Goâve, happened upon /Orford/ "and in a short engagement damaged some of the British ship's yards and rigging. The /Orford/ headed back to Port Royal." This cleared the way for the south shore merchantmen. /Source/: John Charles Martin Ogelsby, "War at Sea in the West Indies, 1739-1748 (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Washington, 1963), pp. 183-84.

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