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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 GirlingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/155
BWAS-1714
12.6.1739 - 13.1.1740/41Captain
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
ADM 6/16/185
BWAS-1714
14.1.1740/41 - 7.6.1741Captain
Thomas WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/236
Confirmed 7.11.1743
BWAS-1714
8.6.1741 - 3.1.1741/42Captain
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
ADM 6/16/469
Confirmed 22.10.1741
ADM 6/15
4.1.1741/42 - 12.2.1744/45Captain
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765
ADM 6/16/1
BWAS-1714
13.2.1744/45 - 2.4.1745Captain
Richard JasperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1753
Transfered ADM 6/17/63
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 13.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
2.4.1745 - 9.12.1747Captain
John LovettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1747
ADM 6/17/303
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 29.12.1747
BWAS-1714
6.1.1756 - 2.5.1757Lieutenant
Henry Richard DuboisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1763
ADM 6/18/224
ADM 6/18
9.5.1757 - bef.4.4.1758Lieutenant
John ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1758
Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/395
ADM 6/18
4.4.1758 - 19.10.1759Lieutenant
Samuel PowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1759
ADM 6/18/499
BWAS-1714
19.10.1759 - 7.11.1759Lieutenant
Edward WhitewoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1760
Transfered ADM 6/19/105
ADM 6/19
7.11.1759 - 26.10.1761Lieutenant
Francis LynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1766
ADM 6/19/110
BWAS-1714
30.10.1761 - 21.12.1762Lieutenant
John ForsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1773
ADM 6/19/361
BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1739 - 1740Admiral of the Blue
Philip CavendishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1743
BWAS-1714
1740 - 8.1740Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1749
Transfered ADM 107/3/141
BWAS-1714
1741 - 1742Vice-Admiral of the White
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
BWAS-1714
1746 - 7.1746Rear-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
BWAS-1714

34 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1733 - 5.5.1735First Lieutenant
John BestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1737
ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
23.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant
William MosesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1743
ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Second Lieutenant
William MosesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1743
ADM 6/14/162
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Third Lieutenant
William CarletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1740
ADM 6/14/162
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Acting Fourth Lieutenant
William ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1746
Transfered ADM 6/14/162
ADM 6/14
5.5.1735 - 29.8.1739First Lieutenant
William MosesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/211
ADM 6/14
5.5.1735 - 13.7.1738Second Lieutenant
William CarletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/211
ADM 6/14
5.5.1735 - 5.3.1735/36Third Lieutenant
William ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1746
ADM 6/15/211
ADM 6/14
4.3.1735/36 - 14.3.1737/38Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Lord George ForresterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/15
Confirmed 8.4.1736
ADM 6/15
12.6.1739 - 10.9.1739Second Lieutenant
Andrew HawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1741
ADM 6/15/185
ADM 6/15
11.9.1739 - 16.4.1740First Lieutenant
Andrew HawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1741
ADM 6/15/220
ADM 6/15
11.9.1739 - 20.4.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John PitmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1740
ADM 6/15/220
ADM 6/15
21.4.1740 - 26.9.1740Third Lieutenant
John PitmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/279
ADM 6/15
21.4.1740 - 26.9.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Peter BurvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/279
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 13.1.1740/41Second Lieutenant
Hugh ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
ADM 6/15/337
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 10.10.1740Third Lieutenant
Roger AdamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/15/337
ADM 6/15
11.10.1740 - 14.1.1740/41Third Lieutenant
John SimcoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
Transfered ADM 6/15/349
ADM 6/15
19.2.1740/41 - 23.2.1740/41Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Charles WimbletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1757
ADM 6/16/465
Confirmed 17.4.1745
ADM 6/16
24.2.1740/41 - 20.3.1740/41Third Lieutenant
Charles WimbletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1757
ADM 6/16/465
Confirmed 17.4.1745
ADM 6/16
21.3.1740/41 - 16.4.1741Second Lieutenant
Charles WimbletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1757
ADM 6/16/465
Confirmed 17.4.1744
ADM 6/16
17.4.1741 - 22.4.1741First Lieutenant
Charles WimbletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1757
ADM 6/16/465
Confirmed 17.4.1744
ADM 6/16
23.5.1741 - 7.6.1741First Lieutenant
Ormond ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/16/96
Confirmed 9.9.1742
ADM 6/16
8.6.1741 - 13.5.1745Second Lieutenant
Charles GreenwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
ADM 6/15/475
Confirmed 10.11.1741
ADM 6/15
8.6.1741 - 16.6.1741Third Lieutenant
John NealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/21
Confirmed 27.2.1741/42
ADM 6/15
8.6.1741 - 17.1.1741/42Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James WestonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1745
ADM 6/16/37
Confirmed 31.3.1742
ADM 6/16
15.4.1742 - 12.7.1745Third Lieutenant
James WestonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1745
ADM 6/16/46
ADM 6/16
19.5.1744 - 5.2.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Jacob ThorpeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1757
ADM 6/17/400
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749

Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
5.3.1744/45 - 13.7.1745First Lieutenant
John JermyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
ADM 3/17/357
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.5.1748
ADM 6/17
13.7.1745 - 5.2.1745/46Second Lieutenant
John WardenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1747
ADM 6/17/299
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.12.1747
ADM 6/17
5.2.1745/46 - 9.4.1748Second Lieutenant
Jacob ThorpeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1757
Transfered ADM 6/17/400
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 9.8.1746Third Lieutenant
Joshua WeldonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1752
ADM 6/17/291
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.12.1747
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 9.8.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Joshua ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1748
ADM 6/17/417
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.12.1748
ADM 6/17
9.8.1746 - 5.11.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Joshua WeldonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1752
ADM 6/17/162
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
6.11.1746 - 3.9.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John WardenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1747
ADM 6/17/170
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1741/42 - 1741Schoolmaster
Joseph WattellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1741
ADM 6/15/494
ADM 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
10.2.1743/44Battle 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

 

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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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