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240
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1728/29BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down16.4.1729BWAS-1714
Launched8.9.1735BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.6.1739BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 80-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater10.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel128' 2"Imperial Feet39.0162 
Breadth44' 6"Imperial Feet13.4493 
Depth in Hold18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,350 194Tons BM 

Armament


8.9.1735Broadside 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

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1739 - 16.9.1740Captain
Charles DennisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/188
BWAS-1714
26.9.1740 - 7.6.1741Captain
Harry NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1759
Transfered ADM 6/15/338
BWAS-1714
8.5.1741 - 2.4.1742Captain
James StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1751
ADM 6/16/44
Confirmed 8.4.1742
BWAS-1714
3.4.1742 - 17.3.1743/44Captain
Robert LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/38
BWAS-1714
18.8.1744 - 2.5.1745Captain
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/176
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 26.11.1746
BWAS-1714
3.5.1745 - 29.5.1745Captain
Lachlan LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1761
Transfered ADM 6/17/194
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 24.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17
29.5.1745 - 4.6.1748Captain
Mathew BuckleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
ADM 3/17/359
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 25.5.1748
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1741 - 3.1740/41Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1749
Transfered
BWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Admiral of the Blue
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749
BWAS-1714
8.1745 - 5.8.1746Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
BWAS-1714

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1739 - 31.7.1740First Lieutenant
John PritchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1758
ADM 6/15/189
ADM 6/15
19.6.1739 - 31.7.1740Third Lieutenant
William CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1741
ADM 6/15/189
ADM 6/15
1.8.1740 - 25.9.1740Second Lieutenant
William CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1741
ADM 6/15/318
ADM 6/15
1.8.1740 - 26.9.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry BassettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1744
ADM 6/15/317
ADM 6/15
6.8.1740 - 2.10.1740Third Lieutenant
John CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1736
ADM 6/15/320
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 2.10.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard FarishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/339
ADM 6/15
3.10.1740 - 27.4.1741Third Lieutenant
Edmund WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1740
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/347
ADM 6/15
3.10.1740 - 12.10.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1748
ADM 6/15/347
ADM 6/15
13.10.1741 - 2.4.1742Second Lieutenant
James RootsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1742
ADM 6/16/467
ADM 6/15
13.10.1741 - 10.1.1741/42Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
ADM 6/16/467
ADM 6/15
20.1.1741/42 - 15.4.1742Third Lieutenant
George HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
ADM 6/16/5
ADM 6/16
9.11.1742 - 31.1.1743/44Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Littleton HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1751
ADM 6/17/110
Confirmed 2.6.1746
ADM 6/18
26.4.1743 - 22.8.1744Second Lieutenant
Elias BateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1745
ADM 6/17/7
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.10.1745
ADM 6/17
1.2.1743/44 - 2.5.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John PopkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1759
Transfered ADM 6/17/97
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 30.4.1746
ADM 6/17
23.8.1744 - 2.5.1745First Lieutenant
Elias BateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1745
Transfered ADM 6/17/7
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.10.1745
ADM 6/17
23.8.1744 - 7.7.1745Second Lieutenant
George SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
Transfered ADM 6/17/377
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 26.8.1748
ADM 6/17
3.5.1745 - 2.8.1745First Lieutenant
Charles ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1772
Transfered ADM 6/17/240
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 26.6.1747
ADM 6/19
3.5.1745 - 20.2.1745/46Second Lieutenant
William CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1758
ADM 6/17/463
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 16.5.1749
ADM 6/17
6.5.1747 - 4.6.1748Second Lieutenant
William CockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1748
ADM 3/17/361
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.6.1748
ADM 6/17
2.6.1748 - 4.6.1748Third Lieutenant
Richard HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1761
ADM 6/17/366
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 30.6.1748
ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 13.5.1757Purser
William DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1757-1765
Transfered ADM 6/18/397
ADM 6/18
1762 - 15.4.1762Carpenter
Lionel BealBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1776
Transfered ADM 6/19/402
ADM 6/19

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.7.1739 - 8.1.1739/40Midshipman
Samuel CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
19.9.1735Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £23773.3.10dBWAS-1714
23.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1740/41Operations against CartagenaBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
7.10.1747Action of 1747-10-07
7.10.1747Russell vs Glorioso
4.6.1748

Paid off

ADM 51
20.7.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
24.9.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.12.1761Moved from Chatham to SheernessBWAS-1714
10.1762Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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