Suffolk

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Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Suffolk' (1718) (70)
Ordered3.12.1735BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.6.1736BWAS-1714
Launched5.3.1738/39BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
Shipyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.6.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 1"Imperial Feet37.1868 
Breadth43' 5"Imperial Feet13.1487 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,224 894Tons BM 

Armament


5.3.1738/39Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.3.1739/40 - 23.2.1741/42CaptainThomas Davers (1689-1746) ADM 6/16/252ADM 6/1516.8.1742 - 19.8.1742CaptainGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/16/85ADM 6/1620.8.1742 - 30.8.1742CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/89ADM131.8.1742 - 2.10.1743CaptainCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/16/92BWAS-171415.10.1743 - 13.12.1743CaptainEdward Pratten (c.1715-1763) ADM 6/16/230BWAS-171414.12.1743 - 1.4.1744CaptainSavage Mostyn (1713-1757) ADM 6/16/249ADM 6/165.4.1744 - 10.5.1744CaptainHenry Stewart (d.1746) ADM 6/16/286BWAS-171418.4.1744 - 30.1.1748/49CaptainEdward Pratten (c.1715-1763) ADM 6/16/296ADM 6/161745 - 4.1747CommodoreThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751)BWAS-1714

32 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1739/40 - 29.6.1740First LieutenantThomas Gregory (d.1747/48) ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 29.6.1740Second LieutenantAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 19.6.1740Third LieutenantThomas Innes (d.1749/50) ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 25.6.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMathew King (d.1749) ADM 6/16/255ADM 6/1520.6.1740 - 29.6.1740Third LieutenantJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/15/302ADM 6/1530.6.1740 - 1742First LieutenantWilliam Carey (d.1742)† ADM 6/16/303ADM 6/1530.6.1740 - 11.3.1741/42Second LieutenantJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/15/303ADM 6/1526.6.1741 - 15.3.1741/42Third LieutenantMathew King (d.1749)ADM 6/1626.6.1741 - 15.3.1741/42Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/13
Commission confirmed 15.2.1741/42
ADM 6/16
16.3.1741/42 - 23.2.1741/42First LieutenantJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 6/16/31ADM 6/1616.3.1741/42 - 23.4.1742Second LieutenantMathew King (d.1749) ADM 6/16/31ADM 6/1616.3.1741/42 - 23.4.1742Third LieutenantWilliam Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/31ADM 6/1616.3.1741/42 - 23.4.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Beed (d.c.1749) ADM 6/16/29ADM 6/1616.8.1742 - 6.9.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. William Hamilton (1721/22-1744) ADM 6/16/85ADM 6/1631.8.1742 - 21.6.1743Third LieutenantBenjamin Ferrand (d.c.1743) ADM 6/16/92ADM 6/1629.4.1743 - 21.6.1743Second LieutenantJohn Hughes (d.1745) ADM 6/16/206
Commission confirmed 8.8.1743
ADM 6/16
30.4.1743 - 22.6.1743First LieutenantWarwick Calmady (1711-1788) ADM 6/17/214
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Commission confirmed 1.4.1747
ADM 6/17
22.6.1743 - 2.11.1743First LieutenantJohn Hughes (d.1745) ADM 6/16/206
Commission confirmed 8.8.1743
ADM 6/16
3.11.1743 - 13.12.1743Third LieutenantJohn Hughes (d.1745) ADM 6/16/236ADM 6/165.11.1743 - 13.12.1743Second LieutenantWilliam Bulley (d.1746) ADM 6/16/236ADM 6/161.12.1743 - 10.4.1744Second LieutenantColl McDonald (d.1753) ADM 6/16/249ADM 6/1614.12.1743 - 10.4.1744First LieutenantHugh Lyttelton (d.1744) ADM 6/16/249ADM 6/1618.4.1744 - 11.6.1744First LieutenantWilliam Bulley (d.1746) ADM 6/16/296ADM 6/1618.4.1744 - 11.6.1744Second LieutenantJohn Hughes (d.1745) ADM 6/16/296ADM 6/1612.6.1744 - 6.6.1745First LieutenantJohn Hughes (d.1745) ADM 6/16/320ADM 6/1626.1.1745/46 - 21.5.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Rawlinson ADM 6/17/287
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 24.11.1747
ADM 6/17
21.5.1746 - 28.4.1747Third LieutenantJohn Rawlinson ADM 6/17/287
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 24.11.1747
ADM 6/17
4.4.1747 - 28.4.1747Second LieutenantSamuel Pitchford ADM 6/17/294
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 10.12.1747
ADM 6/17
28.4.1747 - 1747First LieutenantSamuel Pitchford ADM 6/17/294
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 10.12.1747
ADM 6/17
28.4.1747 - 31.5.1748Second LieutenantJohn Rawlinson ADM 6/17/287
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 24.11.1747
ADM 6/17
28.4.1747 - 29.5.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Christian (c.1711-1758) ADM 6/17/457
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17
22.5.1747 - 1747Third LieutenantWilliam Moon (d.c.1747)† ADM 3/17/362
Issued by Edward Legge (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 7.6.1748
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.1.1744/45 - 7.5.1745MasterJames Shirley (c.1705-1774) ADM 107/4/86ADM 107/4

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.10.1743 - 13.12.1743MidshipmanRichard Howe (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/86/61ADM 6/86

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.6.1741 - 1.12.1742Able SeamanRichard Bickerton (1727-1792) ADM 6/86/4ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1740Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
8.1742RecommissionedBWAS-1714
18.2.1742/43Attack on La Guaira
15.4.1743Attack on Porto Cabello
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1745In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
22.6.1745Took the Privateer Diligente


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 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM1ADM 1 Admiralty: Correspondence and PapersAuthorityBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 6/86ADM 6/86 Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1744-1747 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
 

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