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Somerset

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Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.12.1725BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1722BWAS-1714
Launched21.10.1731BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1733/34BWAS-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 Up10.1746BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck157' 10"Imperial Feet47.8536 
Length of Keel128' 1"Imperial Feet39.0153 
Breadth44' 7"Imperial Feet13.4557 
Depth in Hold18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,354 1794Tons BM 

Armament


21.10.1731Broadside 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

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1733/34 - 12.4.1738Captain
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
Transfered ADM 6/15/166
BWAS-1714
14.4.1738 - 29.7.1741Captain
John BarnsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1831
ADM 6/15/108
BWAS-1714
30.7.1741 - 24.11.1741Captain
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1740
Transfered ADM 6/16/424
Confirmed 15.1.1743/44
ADM 6/16
25.11.1741 - 13.9.1745Captain
George SclaterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1745
ADM 6/16/449
Confirmed 27.2.1744/45
BWAS-1714
14.9.1745 - 8.1.1744/45Captain
Robert AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1751
ADM 6/16/544
ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1738 - 1741Rear-Admiral of the Red
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744
ADM 107/1/301
BWAS-1714

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 12.4.1738First Lieutenant
John James GachesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/168
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 1734Second Lieutenant
Richard DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1734
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/14/168
ADM 6/14
2.3.1733/34 - 13.3.1733/34Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
ADM 6/14/171
ADM 6/14
13.3.1733/34 - 2.8.1734Third Lieutenant
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
Transfered ADM 6/14/175
ADM 6/14
13.3.1733/34 - 14.3.1737/38Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas StrachyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1738
ADM 6/15/175
ADM 6/14
2.8.1734 - 14.3.1737/38Third Lieutenant
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
ADM 6/15/193
ADM 6/14
28.2.1734/35 - 14.3.1737/38Second Lieutenant
Daniel HoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
Transfered ADM 6/15/205
ADM 6/14
15.3.1737/38 - 12.4.1738Second Lieutenant
John FenwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/101
ADM 6/15
15.3.1737/38 - 12.4.1738Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Joseph SoanesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/101
ADM 6/15
14.4.1738 - 1.4.1739Second Lieutenant
Franklyn LushingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1735
ADM 6/15/108
ADM 6/15
14.4.1738 - 26.12.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
ADM 6/16/108
ADM 6/15
1.11.1739 - 16.1.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry GodsalveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1756
ADM 6/17/98
Issued by
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.5.1746
ADM 6/17
2.5.1740 - 1.9.1740Third Lieutenant
George StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1753
ADM 6/17/63
Issued by
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744

Confirmed 13.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
2.5.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1753
ADM 6/17/63
Issued by
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744

Confirmed 13.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
2.9.1740 - 23.10.1740Second Lieutenant
George StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1753
ADM 6/17/63
Issued by
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744

Confirmed 13.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
24.10.1740 - 16.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas GrenvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
ADM 6/16/285
Confirmed 2.4.1744
ADM 6/16
17.5.1741 - 25.10.1741First Lieutenant
James OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1752
Transfered ADM 6/17/228
Issued by
Joseph HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1672-1688

Confirmed 26.5.1747
ADM 6/17
17.5.1741 - 24.11.1741Second Lieutenant
Thomas GrenvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/185
Confirmed 2.4.1744
ADM 6/16
17.5.1741 - 24.11.1741Third Lieutenant
John BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1754
Transfered ADM 6/16/134
ADM 6/16
25.11.1741 - 4.2.1742/43Third Lieutenant
James CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1750
Transfered ADM 6/16/532
ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
2.11.1731Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £22089.13.4dBWAS-1714
1736Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1737Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
10.1744Sailed for EnglandBWAS-1714
1.1746Fitted as a guardshipBWAS-1714
10.1746Broekn up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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