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Suffolk

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Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Suffolk' (1718) (70) 1718-1736
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
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-Gunner (1706)BWAS-1714
Constructor
John HaywardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1701-1742
BWAS-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

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.3.1739/40 - 23.2.1741/42Captain
Thomas DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1746
Transfered ADM 6/16/252
ADM 6/15
16.8.1742 - 19.8.1742Captain
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
ADM 6/16/85
ADM 6/16
20.8.1742 - 30.8.1742Captain
Charles WyndhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1747
ADM 6/16/89
ADM 1
31.8.1742 - 2.10.1743Captain
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
Transfered ADM 6/16/92
BWAS-1714
15.10.1743 - 13.12.1743Captain
Edward PrattenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1759
ADM 6/16/230
BWAS-1714
14.12.1743 - 1.4.1744Captain
Savage MostynBritish
Naval Sailor
Transfered ADM 6/16/249
ADM 6/16
5.4.1744 - 10.5.1744Captain
Henry StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/286
BWAS-1714
18.4.1744 - 22.12.1747Captain
Edward PrattenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1759
ADM 6/16/296
ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1745 - 4.1747Commodore
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
ADM 6/12/434
BWAS-1714

32 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1739/40 - 29.6.1740First Lieutenant
Thomas GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 29.6.1740Second Lieutenant
Alexander StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 19.6.1740Third Lieutenant
Thomas InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1749
Transfered ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 25.6.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Mathew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1749
ADM 6/16/255
ADM 6/15
20.6.1740 - 29.6.1740Third Lieutenant
John StringerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1747
ADM 6/15/302
ADM 6/15
30.6.1740 - 28.6.1741First Lieutenant
William CareyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1741
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/303
ADM 6/15
30.6.1740 - 11.3.1741/42Second Lieutenant
John StringerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/303
ADM 6/15
26.6.1741 - 15.3.1741/42Third Lieutenant
Mathew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1749
ADM 6/16
26.6.1741 - 15.3.1741/42Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William CustBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
ADM 6/16/13
Confirmed 15.2.1741/42
ADM 6/16
16.3.1741/42 - 23.2.1741/42First Lieutenant
John RowzierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1752
Transfered ADM 6/16/31
ADM 6/16
16.3.1741/42 - 23.4.1742Second Lieutenant
Mathew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1749
Transfered ADM 6/16/31
ADM 6/16
16.3.1741/42 - 23.4.1742Third Lieutenant
William CustBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/31
ADM 6/16
16.3.1741/42 - 23.4.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George BeedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/29
ADM 6/16
16.8.1742 - 6.9.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
The Hon. William HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1755
Transfered ADM 6/16/85
ADM 6/16
31.8.1742 - 21.6.1743Third Lieutenant
Benjamin FerrandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1743
ADM 6/16/92
ADM 6/16
29.4.1743 - 21.6.1743Second Lieutenant
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
ADM 6/16/206
Confirmed 8.8.1743
ADM 6/16
30.4.1743 - 22.6.1743First Lieutenant
Warwick CalmadyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1757
ADM 6/17/214
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 1.4.1747
ADM 6/17
22.6.1743 - 2.11.1743First Lieutenant
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
ADM 6/16/206
Confirmed 8.8.1743
ADM 6/16
3.11.1743 - 13.12.1743Third Lieutenant
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/236
ADM 6/16
5.11.1743 - 13.12.1743Second Lieutenant
William BulleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
Transfered ADM 6/16/236
ADM 6/16
1.12.1743 - 10.4.1744Second Lieutenant
Coll McDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1754
Transfered ADM 6/16/249
ADM 6/16
14.12.1743 - 10.4.1744First Lieutenant
Hugh LytteltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/249
ADM 6/16
18.4.1744 - 11.6.1744First Lieutenant
William BulleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
ADM 6/16/296
ADM 6/16
18.4.1744 - 11.6.1744Second Lieutenant
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
ADM 6/16/296
ADM 6/16
12.6.1744 - 6.6.1745First Lieutenant
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/320
ADM 6/16
26.1.1745/46 - 21.5.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John RawlinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ADM 6/17/287
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749

Confirmed 24.11.1747
ADM 6/17
21.5.1746 - 28.4.1747Third Lieutenant
John RawlinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ADM 6/17/287
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749

Confirmed 24.11.1747
ADM 6/17
4.4.1747 - 28.4.1747Second Lieutenant
Samuel PitchfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1747
ADM 6/17/294
Issued by
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 10.12.1747
ADM 6/17
28.4.1747 - 12.12.1747First Lieutenant
Samuel PitchfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1747
ADM 6/17/294
Issued by
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 10.12.1747
ADM 6/17
28.4.1747 - 12.12.1747Second Lieutenant
John RawlinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ADM 6/17/287
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749

Confirmed 24.11.1747
ADM 6/17
28.4.1747 - 29.5.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1758
Transfered ADM 6/17/457
Issued by
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17
22.5.1747 - 12.12.1747Third Lieutenant
William MoonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1747
ADM 3/17/362
Issued by
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747

Confirmed 7.6.1748
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.1.1744/45 - 7.5.1745Master
James ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1762
Transfered ADM 107/4/86
ADM 107/4

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.10.1743 - 13.12.1743Midshipman
Richard HoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
Transfered ADM 6/86/61
ADM 6/86

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.6.1741 - 1.12.1742Able Seaman
Richard BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1792
Transfered ADM 6/86/4
ODNB

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
La Diligente 1745-1745
French Privateer


 

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