Princess Caroline

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Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.8.1723BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1724BWAS-1714
Named26.7.1728BWAS-1714
Launched15.3.1730/31BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.11.1733
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 80-Gunner
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up28.4.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck157' 10"Imperial Feet47.8536 
Length of Gundeck128' 0"Imperial Feet39.0144 
Breadth44' 7"Imperial Feet13.4557 
Depth in Hold18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,353 2894Tons BM 

Armament


15.3.1730/31Broadside Weight = 656 Imperial Pound ( 297.496 kg)BWAS-1714
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
1719520Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1733 - 25.7.1738CaptainRichard Thomas Girlington (d.1743) ADM 6/15/155BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 13.1.1740/41CaptainThomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/16/185BWAS-171414.1.1740/41 - 7.6.1741CaptainThomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/16/236
Commission confirmed 7.11.1743
BWAS-1714
8.6.1741 - 3.1.1741/42CaptainCharles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/16/469
Commission confirmed 22.10.1741
ADM 6/15
4.1.1741/42 - 12.2.1744/45CaptainHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/16/1BWAS-171413.2.1744/45 - 2.4.1745CaptainRichard Jasper (d.1761) ADM 6/17/63
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 13.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
2.4.1745 - 9.12.1747CaptainJohn Lovett (d.1758) ADM 6/17/303
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 29.12.1747
BWAS-1714
6.1.1756 - 2.5.1757LieutenantHenry Richard Dubois (1723/24-1792) ADM 6/18/224ADM 6/189.5.1757 - bef.4.4.1758LieutenantJohn Christian (c.1711-1758) ADM 6/18/395ADM 6/184.4.1758 - 19.10.1759LieutenantSamuel Powell (c.1710-1775) ADM 6/18/499BWAS-171419.10.1759 - 7.11.1759LieutenantEdward Whitewood ADM 6/19/105ADM 6/197.11.1759 - 26.10.1761LieutenantFrancis Lynn (c.1735-1810) ADM 6/19/110BWAS-171430.10.1761 - 21.12.1762LieutenantJohn Forster (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/19/361BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1739 - 1740Admiral of the BluePhilip Cavendish (d.1743)BWAS-17141740 - 1741Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)BWAS-17141741 - 1742Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEdward Vernon (1684-1757)BWAS-17141746 - 7.1746Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)BWAS-1714

34 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1733 - 5.5.1735First LieutenantJohn Best (d.1751) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantWilliam Moses ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Second LieutenantWilliam Moses ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Third LieutenantWilliam Carleton ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Fourth LieutenantWilliam Thomas ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 29.9.1739First LieutenantWilliam Moses ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 13.7.1738Second LieutenantWilliam Carleton ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 5.3.1735/36Third LieutenantWilliam Thomas ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/144.3.1735/36 - 14.3.1737/38Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord George Forrester (d.1748) ADM 6/15/15
Commission confirmed 8.4.1736
ADM 6/15
12.6.1739 - 10.9.1739Second LieutenantAndrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/15/185ADM 6/1511.9.1739 - 16.4.1740First LieutenantAndrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/15/220ADM 6/1511.9.1739 - 20.4.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/15/220ADM 6/1521.4.1740 - 26.9.1740Third LieutenantJohn Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/15/279ADM 6/1521.4.1740 - 26.9.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/15/279ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 13.1.1740/41Second LieutenantHugh Forbes (d.1750) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 10.10.1740Third LieutenantRoger Adams (d.1749) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1511.10.1740 - 14.1.1740/41Third LieutenantJohn Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/15/349ADM 6/1519.2.1740/41 - 23.2.1740/41Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Wimbleton ADM 6/16/465
Commission confirmed 17.4.1745
ADM 6/16
24.2.1740/41 - 20.3.1740/41Third LieutenantCharles Wimbleton ADM 6/16/465
Commission confirmed 17.4.1745
ADM 6/16
21.3.1740/41 - 16.4.1741Second LieutenantCharles Wimbleton ADM 6/16/465
Commission confirmed 17.4.1744
ADM 6/16
17.4.1741 - 22.4.1741First LieutenantCharles Wimbleton ADM 6/16/465
Commission confirmed 17.4.1744
ADM 6/16
23.5.1741 - 7.6.1741First LieutenantOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/16/96
Commission confirmed 9.9.1742
ADM 6/16
8.6.1741 - 13.5.1745Second LieutenantCharles Greenwood (d.1749) ADM 6/15/475
Commission confirmed 10.11.1741
ADM 6/15
8.6.1741 - 16.6.1741Third LieutenantJohn Neale ADM 6/15/21
Commission confirmed 27.2.1741/42
ADM 6/15
8.6.1741 - 17.1.1741/42Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Weston ADM 6/16/37
Commission confirmed 31.3.1742
ADM 6/16
15.4.1742 - 12.7.1745Third LieutenantJames Weston ADM 6/16/46ADM 6/1619.5.1744 - 5.2.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJacob Thorpe ADM 6/17/400
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
5.3.1744/45 - 13.7.1745First LieutenantJohn Jermy (1711-1751) ADM 3/17/357
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.5.1748
ADM 6/17
13.7.1745 - 5.2.1745/46Second LieutenantJohn Warden ADM 6/17/299
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.12.1747
ADM 6/17
5.2.1745/46 - 9.4.1748Second LieutenantJacob Thorpe ADM 6/17/400
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 9.8.1746Third LieutenantJoshua Weldon ADM 6/17/291
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.12.1747
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 9.8.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoshua Scott ADM 6/17/417
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 2.12.1748
ADM 6/17
9.8.1746 - 5.11.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoshua Weldon ADM 6/17/162
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
6.11.1746 - 3.9.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Warden ADM 6/17/170
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1.1741/42 - 1741SchoolmasterJoseph Wattell ADM 6/15/494ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
12.4.1731Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £24759.6.8dBWAS-1714
12.1733fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2705.18.8dBWAS-1714
11.1736Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1737Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2383.3.11dBWAS-1714
6.1739Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.6.1739

Recommissioned

BWAS-1714
8.1739Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2383.3.11dBWAS-1714
26.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
9.12.1747Paid offADM 51
13.1.1747/48SurveyedBWAS-1714
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1755Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
21.12.1762Paid offADM 51
9.3.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.4.1764Break up completed at Chatham for £509.6.3dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 17th of January 2016 19:11

Gentleman's Magazine 1735 Feb. 7 - A Court Martial was held on board Ship Princess Caroline at Portsmouth, on two persons viz. One the Master at Arms of the Lancaster for treasonable expressions, who was acquitted. The other, a sailor for robbing his friend who had treated him very handsomely, and being convicted, was sentenced 3 several days, 5 lashed with a cat of nine tails at the side of each ship in Commision at Spithead and in the harbour, which were upwards of 30 sail, and then to be brought ashore, with a halter about his neck, and dismissed the service.

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