Burford

224
Nominal Guns70
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.3.1719/20
Launched19.7.1722
First Commissioned19.4.1726
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorRichard Stacey
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1726 - 1.4.1729CaptainThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41) ADM 6/14/111BWAS-17142.4.1729 - 18.5.1731CaptainSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-171428.1.1733/34 - 30.4.1737CaptainPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/14/160BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 9.7.1739CaptainEllis Brand (1681-1759) ADM 6/15/133BWAS-171410.7.1739 - 13.1.1740/41CaptainThomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/15/198BWAS-17142.12.1741 - 2.11.1741CaptainEdmund Strange (d.1756) ADM 6/15/486BWAS-171414.1.1741/42 - 2.7.1742CaptainThomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/16/33
Commission confirmed 23.3.1741/42
ODNB
3.7.1742 - 22.2.1742/43CaptainFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/16/72BWAS-171422.2.1742/43 - 18.4.1743CaptainEdward Smith (d.1743)BWAS-17142.6.1743 - 31.7.1744CaptainRichard Watkins (d.1770) ADM 6/16/206
Commission confirmed 8.8.1743
BWAS-1714
1.8.1744 - 19.8.1744CaptainJohn Bentley (1703-1772) ADM 6/16/456BWAS-171419.8.1744 - 25.11.1748CaptainEdmund Strange (d.1756) ADM 6/17/434
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
ADM 6/17

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1726 - 1727Vice-Admiral of the BlueEdward Hopson (1671-1728)BWAS-171424.7.1739 - 1741Vice-Admiral of the BlueEdward Vernon (1684-1757)BWAS-1714

42 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1726 - 1.4.1729First LieutenantAlexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/15/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 7.10.1727Second LieutenantWilliam Douglas (d.1741) ADM 6/13/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 7.10.1727Third LieutenantRoach Faulknor ADM 6/13/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 27.5.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/15/111ODNB20.7.1726 - 6.12.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/13/204
Commission confirmed 14.5.1728
ADM 6/13
17.5.1727 - 25.7.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Ellis (d.1742) ADM 6/13/203
Commission confirmed 1.5.1728
ADM 6/13
8.10.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Second LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/14/204
Commission confirmed 14.5.1728
ADM 6/13
2.4.1729 - 7.7.1730First LieutenantHumphrey Haycocke ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 4.5.1730Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/1411.4.1729 - 24.7.1729Second LieutenantWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1411.4.1729 - 19.5.1731Third LieutenantEdward Chaloner (1689-1766) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1425.7.1729 - 5.5.1730Second LieutenantScroop Lyon (d.1757) ADM 6/14/33ADM 6/1428.1.1733/34 - 25.3.1734First LieutenantGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/14/160ADM 6/1428.1.1733/34 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/14/160ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 22.2.1733/34Third LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 11.3.1733/34Third LieutenantAbraham Gould (d.1764) ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 20.5.1735Third LieutenantEdward Spragge (d.1757) ADM 6/14/176ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 19.5.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHugh Forbes (d.1750) ADM 6/14/175ADM 6/1426.3.1734 - 4.5.1735First LieutenantJames Fellows (d.1742) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 19.5.1735First LieutenantWilliam Dandridge (d.1747) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 30.4.1737First LieutenantAbraham Gould (d.1764) ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 16.5.1738Second LieutenantEdward Spragge (d.1757) ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 13.7.1738Third LieutenantHugh Forbes (d.1750) ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 22.2.1737/38Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/1428.7.1738 - 1.7.1739First LieutenantWilliam Clarke ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 12.7.1739Second LieutenantJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 6.6.1739Third LieutenantRichard Bullivant (d.1740) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1515.8.1738 - 29.12.1740First LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 13.8.1739Third LieutenantRichard Bullivant (d.1740) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 10.2.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Ward (d.1766) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1513.7.1739 - 10.2.1739/40Second LieutenantCharles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/15/202ADM 6/153.7.1742 - 20.11.1743First LieutenantMagnus Goddard (d.1744) ADM 6/16/72ADM 6/163.7.1742 - 20.11.1743Second LieutenantWilliam Mawman (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/72ADM 6/163.7.1742 - 21.6.1743Third LieutenantGeorge Hamilton (d.1745) ADM 6/16/72ADM 6/163.7.1742 - 15.12.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLeighton More (d.c.1745) ADM 6/16/72ADM 6/1618.9.1744 - 16.12.1745Second LieutenantThomas Fraser (c.1718-1775) ADM 6/17/179
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 8.12.1746
ADM 6/17
2.8.1745 - 17.12.1745Third LieutenantGeorge Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/17/400
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
3DECKS
17.12.1745 - 3.9.1747Second LieutenantGeorge Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/17/400
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
3.9.1747 - 9.12.1747Second LieutenantWilliam Dumaresque (c.1720-1813) ADM 6/17/403
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 8.11.1748
ADM 6/17
9.12.1747 - 9.1.1747/48Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Harmood (d.1773) ADM 6/17/401
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
9.1.1747/48 - 25.11.1748Third LieutenantJames Harmood (d.1773) ADM 6/17/401
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
8.7.1748 - 15.11.1748Second LieutenantWilliam Yonge (c.1724-?) ADM 6/17/400
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1740 - 25.8.1740MidshipmanEdward Hughes (1720-1794)ODNB

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
19.6.1731 - 29.1.1731/32Able SeamanJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/330.1.1731/32 - 16.3.1731/32Ordinary SeamanJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1710Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.8.1722Completed at Deptford Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
1738Home watersBWAS-1714
6.1738Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8298.11.4dBWAS-1714
6.12.1738Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
6.1739fitting at Chatham Dockyard 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 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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1726/12/241728/04/09British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)
1739/07/251741British Fleet in the West indiesEdward Vernon (1684-1757)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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