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Burford

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Nominal Guns70
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.3.1719/20
Launched19.7.1722
First Commissioned19.4.1726
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-Gunner (1719)
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1752

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel123' 2"Imperial Feet37.4926 
Breadth41' 10"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,146 4894Tons BM 

Armament


19.7.1722Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1726 - 1.4.1729Captain
The Hon. Charles StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1736
ADM 6/14/111
BWAS-1714
2.4.1729 - 18.5.1731Captain
Sir Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1749
Transfered ADM 6/14/20
BWAS-1714
28.1.1733/34 - 30.4.1737Captain
Philip VanbrughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1753
ADM 6/14/160
BWAS-1714
28.7.1738 - 9.7.1739Captain
Ellis BrandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1747
ADM 6/15/133
BWAS-1714
10.7.1739 - 13.1.1740/41Captain
Thomas WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/198
BWAS-1714
2.12.1741 - 2.11.1741Captain
Edmund StrangeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1755
ADM 6/15/486
BWAS-1714
14.1.1741/42 - 2.7.1742Captain
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
ADM 6/16/33
Confirmed 23.3.1741/42
ODNB
3.7.1742 - 23.2.1742/43Captain
Franklyn LushingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1735
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/72
BWAS-1714
22.2.1742/43 - 18.4.1743Captain
Edward SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1743
BWAS-1714
2.6.1743 - 31.7.1744Captain
Richard WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1770
Transfered ADM 6/16/206
Confirmed 8.8.1743
BWAS-1714
1.8.1744 - 19.8.1744Captain
John BentleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
ADM 6/16/456
BWAS-1714
19.8.1744 - 25.11.1748Captain
Edmund StrangeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1755
ADM 6/17/434
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
ADM 6/17

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1726 - 1727Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Edward HopsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1730
ADM 107/1/257
BWAS-1714
24.7.1739 - 1741Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
BWAS-1714

42 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1726 - 1.4.1729First Lieutenant
Alexander BarclayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1747
ADM 6/15/111
ADM 6/13
19.4.1726 - 7.10.1727Second Lieutenant
William DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1727
ADM 6/13/111
ADM 6/13
19.4.1726 - 7.10.1727Third Lieutenant
Roach FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1727
ADM 6/13/111
ADM 6/13
19.4.1726 - 27.5.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
ADM 6/15/111
ODNB
20.7.1726 - 6.12.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas LakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
ADM 6/13/204
Confirmed 14.5.1728
ADM 6/13
17.5.1727 - 25.7.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William EllisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1743
Transfered ADM 6/13/203
Confirmed 1.5.1728
ADM 6/13
8.10.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Second Lieutenant
Thomas LakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
Transfered ADM 6/14/204
Confirmed 14.5.1728
ADM 6/13
2.4.1729 - 7.7.1730First Lieutenant
Humphrey HaycockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/20
ADM 6/14
2.4.1729 - 4.5.1730Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Charles WyndhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1747
Transfered ADM 6/14/20
ADM 6/14
11.4.1729 - 24.7.1729Second Lieutenant
William BoutflowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/22
ADM 6/14
11.4.1729 - 19.5.1731Third Lieutenant
Edward ChalonerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
Transfered ADM 6/14/22
ADM 6/14
25.7.1729 - 5.5.1730Second Lieutenant
Scroop LyonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1735
Transfered ADM 6/14/33
ADM 6/14
28.1.1733/34 - 25.3.1734First Lieutenant
Gilbert WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1738
ADM 6/14/160
ADM 6/14
28.1.1733/34 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant
Francis WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/14/160
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 22.2.1733/34Third Lieutenant
Francis WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
Transfered ADM 6/14/162
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 11.3.1733/34Third Lieutenant
Abraham GouldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1743
ADM 6/14/170
ADM 6/14
13.3.1733/34 - 20.5.1735Third Lieutenant
Edward SpraggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/14/176
ADM 6/14
13.3.1733/34 - 19.5.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Hugh ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
ADM 6/14/175
ADM 6/14
26.3.1734 - 4.5.1735First Lieutenant
James FellowsBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 6/14/171
ADM 6/14
5.5.1735 - 19.5.1735First Lieutenant
William DandridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1744
Transfered ADM 6/14/212
ADM 6/14
20.5.1735 - 30.4.1737First Lieutenant
Abraham GouldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1743
ADM 6/15/212
ADM 6/14
20.5.1735 - 16.5.1738Second Lieutenant
Edward SpraggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/212
ADM 6/14
20.5.1735 - 13.7.1738Third Lieutenant
Hugh ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/212
ADM 6/14
20.5.1735 - 22.2.1737/38Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James MackyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/212
ADM 6/14
28.7.1738 - 1.7.1739First Lieutenant
William ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/133
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 12.7.1739Second Lieutenant
John StringerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1747
ADM 6/15/133
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 6.6.1739Third Lieutenant
Richard BullivantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1739
ADM 6/15/133
ADM 6/15
15.8.1738 - 29.12.1740First Lieutenant
Francis PercivalBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 6/15/140
ADM 6/15
7.6.1739 - 13.8.1739Third Lieutenant
Richard BullivantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1739
ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/15
7.6.1739 - 10.2.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1757
ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/15
13.7.1739 - 10.2.1739/40Second Lieutenant
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
ADM 6/15/202
ADM 6/15
3.7.1742 - 20.11.1743First Lieutenant
Magnus GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1739
ADM 6/16/72
ADM 6/16
3.7.1742 - 20.11.1743Second Lieutenant
William MawmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/16/72
ADM 6/16
3.7.1742 - 21.6.1743Third Lieutenant
George HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
ADM 6/16/72
ADM 6/16
3.7.1742 - 15.12.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Leighton MoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1745
ADM 6/16/72
ADM 6/16
18.9.1744 - 16.12.1745Second Lieutenant
Thomas FraserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1763
Transfered ADM 6/17/179
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 8.12.1746
ADM 6/17
2.8.1745 - 17.12.1745Third Lieutenant
George GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1795
ADM 6/17/400
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
3DECKS
17.12.1745 - 3.9.1747Second Lieutenant
George GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1795
ADM 6/17/400
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
3.9.1747 - 9.12.1747Second Lieutenant
William DumaresqueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1796
Transfered ADM 6/17/403
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 8.11.1748
ADM 6/17
9.12.1747 - 9.1.1747/48Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James HarmoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1763
ADM 6/17/401
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
9.1.1747/48 - 25.11.1748Third Lieutenant
James HarmoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1763
ADM 6/17/401
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
8.7.1748 - 15.11.1748Second Lieutenant
William YongeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1755
Transfered ADM 6/17/400
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757

Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.12.1729 - 21.7.1730Midshipman
Peter RobertsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Transfered ADM 107/3/299
ADM 107/3
22.5.1735 - 30.4.1737Midshipman
Daniel RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1748
ADM 107/3/519
ADM 107/3
2.1740 - 25.8.1740Midshipman
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
ODNB
13.9.1744 - 12.7.1745Master's Mate
John GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1749
ADM 6/8/185
ADM 6/86

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
19.6.1731 - 29.1.1731/32Able Seaman
John CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1741
ADM 107/3/315
ADM 107/3
30.1.1731/32 - 16.3.1731/32Ordinary Seaman
John CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1741
ADM 107/3/315
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1710Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.8.1722Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £13463.13.6dBWAS-1714
1726In the StraitsBWAS-1714
1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714
1729Preparing for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736In the TagusBWAS-1714
30.4.1737

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1737Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1738Home watersBWAS-1714
6.1738Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8298.11.4dBWAS-1714
6.12.1738Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
6.1739fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
23.7.1739Sailed for Finisterre and the West IndiesBWAS-1714
21.11.1739Present at Porto BelloBWAS-1714
21.11.1739Attack on Puerto Bello
3.1739/40Operations against CartagenaBWAS-1714
2.11.1741Paid offADM 51
9.1742Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17747.10.11dBWAS-1714
18.2.1742/43Assault on La Guayra, losing 24 killed, 50 wounded and the Captain mortally woundedBWAS-1714
4.1743At Porto CabelloBWAS-1714
8.1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1748Sailed home to pay offBWAS-1714
25.11.1748Paid offADM 51
29.1.1748/49

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
18.9.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
27.9.1752Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
10.1752Break up completed at Chatham DY for £235.8.0dBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of Gibraltar
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
 
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
 
 

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