Berwick -> 1743 Berwick Hulk

Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned5.5.1726BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up6.1783BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck151'Imperial Feet46.0253 
Breadth42'Imperial Feet12.827 
Burthen1,147Tons BM 
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 4994Tons BM 


23.7.1723Broadside 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

6 Ship Commanders

5.5.1726 - 24.10.1728Captain George Gordon (d.1731) ADM 6/14/113BWAS-17142.4.1729 - 18.5.1731Captain Coningsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-171419.5.1731 - 14.4.1734Captain Coningsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/14/76ADM 6/1415.4.1734 - 6.4.1737CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) Transfered ADM 6/15/182BWAS-17147.4.1737 - 19.3.1738/39Captain Peter Solgard (d.1738/39)† ADM 6/15/56BWAS-171424.6.1739 - 4.3.1739/40Captain Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) Transfered ADM 6/15/324
Confirmed 26.8.1740
ADM 6/15

34 Commissioned Officers

6.5.1726 - 1.12.1727First Lieutenant John Lunn (c.1681-1727) ADM 6/15/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 5.12.1726Second Lieutenant Robert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 30.11.1727Third Lieutenant Mathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 21.5.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Newnam (d.c.1753) Transfered ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.12.1726 - 24.10.1728Second Lieutenant Edward Bennett (d.bef.1732) ADM 6/14/127ADM 6/1317.9.1727 - 12.10.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Aubrey Beauclerk (1710-1740/41) Transfered ADM 6/14/2
Confirmed 11.10.1728
ADM 6/14
12.10.1727 - 30.11.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edmund Fowell (d.c.1736) ADM 6/14/3
Confirmed 15.10.1728
ADM 6/14
1.12.1727 - 24.10.1728First Lieutenant Mathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/14/2
Confirmed 11.10.1728
ADM 6/14
1.12.1727 - 24.10.1728Third Lieutenant Edmund Fowell (d.c.1736) ADM 6/14/3
Confirmed 15.10.1728
ADM 6/14
1.12.1727 - 4.7.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Aikenhead (d.bef.1733) ADM 6/14/2
Confirmed 11.10.1728
ADM 6/14
5.7.1728 - 24.10.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Patrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/14/2
Confirmed 11.10.1728
ADM 6/14
6.7.1728 - 24.10.1728Second Lieutenant Samuel Hill (d.c.1729) ADM 6/14/2
Confirmed 11.10.1728
ADM 6/14
2.4.1729 - 19.5.1731First Lieutenant Henry Huish (d.1751) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 19.5.1731Second Lieutenant Samuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 25.5.1730Third Lieutenant George Burrish (d.1770) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/1411.4.1729 - 19.5.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Dove (d.1767) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 20.2.1733/34First Lieutenant Samuel Faulknor (d.1744) Transfered ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 31.3.1734Second Lieutenant John Fenwick (d.1744) Transfered ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 14.6.1732Third Lieutenant Edward Herbert (d.1752) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 13.6.1732Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Dovey ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 23.10.1732Third Lieutenant Andrew Hawes (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 30.1.1733/34Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Dovey ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 31.3.1734Third Lieutenant Edward Dovey ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 23.2.1733/34Acting Fourth Lieutenant Essex Holcombe (c.1708-1770) Transfered ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 6.4.1737First Lieutenant Robert Allen (c.1675-1752) Transfered ADM 6/15/173ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 31.3.1734Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Robert Gregory (d.1737) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/141.4.1734 - 6.4.1737Second Lieutenant Edward Dovey Transfered ADM 6/15/181ADM 6/141.4.1734 - 15.3.1737/38Third Lieutenant Robert Gregory (d.1737) ADM 6/14/181ADM 6/141.4.1734 - 15.3.1737/38Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/15/181ADM 6/147.4.1737 - 22.5.1738First Lieutenant William Dilke (d.1756) Transfered ADM 6/15/56ADM 6/157.4.1737 - 27.5.1737Second Lieutenant Francis Parry (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/15/56ADM 6/1514.2.1737/38 - 3.3.1739/40Second LieutenantSir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall) (d.1749) Transfered ADM 6/15/96ADM 6/1515.3.1737/38 - 23.5.1738Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRt Hon. Frederick Murray (1715/16-1743) ADM 6/15/101ADM 6/1523.5.1738 - 13.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Henry Godsalve (c.1713-1765) Transfered ADM 6/15/188ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer

26.6.1733 - 16.1.1734/35Midshipman John Rankin (c.1701-?) Transfered ADM 107/3/371ADM 107/3

1 Crewman

6.10.1733 - 27.2.1733/34Able Seaman William Powlett (c.1714-?) Transfered ADM 107/3/312ADM 107/3

Service History

10.8.1723Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £13370.18.10dBWAS-1714
1726To the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1727At Porto BelloBWAS-1714

Home to pay off

11.1728Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1729Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1729Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2996.2.7dBWAS-1714
1731Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1731Reduced to a guard shipBWAS-1714
1732Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1733Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1737Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1738In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1739In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.3.1740Paid offADM 51
1743Renamed Berwick HulkADM 106
1743Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 

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