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 Commissioned23.11.1733BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 80-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


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

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1739 - 1740Admiral of the Blue Philip Cavendish (d.1743)BWAS-17141740 - 8.1740Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) ADM 107/3/141BWAS-17141741 - 1742Vice-Admiral of the White Edward 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 Lieutenant John Best (d.1751) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant William Moses ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Second Lieutenant William Moses ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Third Lieutenant William Carleton ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Fourth Lieutenant William Thomas ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 29.8.1739First Lieutenant William Moses ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 13.7.1738Second Lieutenant William Carleton ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 5.3.1735/36Third Lieutenant William 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
Confirmed 8.4.1736
ADM 6/15
12.6.1739 - 10.9.1739Second Lieutenant Andrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/15/185ADM 6/1511.9.1739 - 16.4.1740First Lieutenant Andrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/15/220ADM 6/1511.9.1739 - 20.4.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/15/220ADM 6/1521.4.1740 - 26.9.1740Third Lieutenant John Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/15/279ADM 6/1521.4.1740 - 26.9.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Peter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/15/279ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 13.1.1740/41Second Lieutenant Hugh Forbes (c.1709-1750) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 10.10.1740Third Lieutenant Roger Adams (d.1749) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1511.10.1740 - 14.1.1740/41Third Lieutenant John Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/15/349ADM 6/1519.2.1740/41 - 23.2.1740/41Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Wimbleton ADM 6/16/465
Confirmed 17.4.1745
ADM 6/16
24.2.1740/41 - 20.3.1740/41Third Lieutenant Charles Wimbleton ADM 6/16/465
Confirmed 17.4.1745
ADM 6/16
21.3.1740/41 - 16.4.1741Second Lieutenant Charles Wimbleton ADM 6/16/465
Confirmed 17.4.1744
ADM 6/16
17.4.1741 - 22.4.1741First Lieutenant Charles Wimbleton ADM 6/16/465
Confirmed 17.4.1744
ADM 6/16
23.5.1741 - 7.6.1741First Lieutenant Ormond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/16/96
Confirmed 9.9.1742
ADM 6/16
8.6.1741 - 13.5.1745Second Lieutenant Charles Greenwood (d.1749) ADM 6/15/475
Confirmed 10.11.1741
ADM 6/15
8.6.1741 - 16.6.1741Third Lieutenant John Neale ADM 6/15/21
Confirmed 27.2.1741/42
ADM 6/15
8.6.1741 - 17.1.1741/42Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Weston ADM 6/16/37
Confirmed 31.3.1742
ADM 6/16
15.4.1742 - 12.7.1745Third Lieutenant James Weston ADM 6/16/46ADM 6/1619.5.1744 - 5.2.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Jacob Thorpe ADM 6/17/400
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
5.3.1744/45 - 13.7.1745First Lieutenant John Jermy (c.1711-1751) ADM 3/17/357
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.5.1748
ADM 6/17
13.7.1745 - 5.2.1745/46Second Lieutenant John Warden ADM 6/17/299
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.12.1747
ADM 6/17
5.2.1745/46 - 9.4.1748Second Lieutenant Jacob Thorpe ADM 6/17/400
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 9.8.1746Third Lieutenant Joshua Weldon ADM 6/17/291
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.12.1747
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 9.8.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Joshua Scott ADM 6/17/417
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.12.1748
ADM 6/17
9.8.1746 - 5.11.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Joshua Weldon ADM 6/17/162
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
6.11.1746 - 3.9.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Warden ADM 6/17/170
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1741/42 - 1741Schoolmaster Joseph 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
10.2.1742/43Battle 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

 

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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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