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Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.5.1736BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.5.1737BWAS-1714
Launched25.9.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.9.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
John WardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1711-1752
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold4.9.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel121' 9"Imperial Feet36.8917 
Breadth1,225 4094Tons BM 
Breadth43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 

Armament


9.1740Broadside 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

1756Broadside Weight = 504 Imperial Pound ( 228.564 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.9.1740 - 28.1.1740/41Captain
The Hon. George ClintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1757
Transfered ADM 6/15/331
ADM 6/15
29.1.1740/41 - 22.11.1741Captain
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/373
BWAS-1714
23.11.1741 - 25.11.1741Captain
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
ADM 6/15/483
ODNB
26.11.1741 - 12.9.1742Captain
William DilkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/484
BWAS-1714
13.9.1742 - 7.11.1744Captain
James LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1761
Transfered ADM 6/17/132
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 25.7.1746
BWAS-1714
8.11.1744 - 14.11.1748Captain
Essex HolcombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1756
ADM 6/17/411
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 24.11.1748
BWAS-1714
4.2.1755 - 8.5.1756Captain
George CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1756
ADM 6/18/128
BWAS-1714
8.5.1756 - 16.1.1761Captain
James SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1777
ADM 6/18/263
BWAS-1714
16.1.1761 - 4.1762Captain
Maurice SucklingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1778
ADM 6/19/245
BWAS-1714
4.1762 - 12.3.1763Captain
James SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1777
BWAS-1714

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.9.1740 - 8.3.1740/41Second Lieutenant
John BowdlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/331
ADM 6/15
16.9.1740 - 15.1.1740/41Third Lieutenant
John PhillipsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1745
ADM 6/15/331
ADM 6/15
16.9.1740 - 15.1.1740/41Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
ADM 6/15/331
ADM 6/15
16.1.1740/41 - 7.11.1744Third Lieutenant
Robert ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
ADM 6/15/370
ADM 6/15
16.1.1740/41 - 23.2.1740/41Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Samuel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/370
ADM 6/15
24.2.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1741
ADM 6/15/390
ADM 6/15
1.9.1742 - 10.9.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1780
Transfered ADM 6/17/117
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.6.1746
ADM 6/17
12.8.1743 - 7.11.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1743-1748
ADM 6/17/125
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749

Confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17
8.11.1744 - 17.12.1745Third Lieutenant
Thomas ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1743-1748
ADM 6/17/125
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749

Confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17
10.8.1745 - 5.10.1747First Lieutenant
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1763
ADM 6/17/290
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.12.1747
ADM 6/17
18.12.1745 - 11.1.1745/46Second Lieutenant
Thomas ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1743-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/125
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17
14.5.1746 - 14.11.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Griffith MeareBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
ADM 6/17/398
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.11.1748
ADM 6/17
16.8.1748 - 14.11.1748Second Lieutenant
John TaaffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1763
ADM 6/17/421
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757

Confirmed 13.12.1748
ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1756 - 2.1758Midshipman
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
Transfered
NRS020
26.12.1758 - 31.8.1762Midshipman
Robert CalderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1813
ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
10.5.1755 - 1756Able Seaman
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
NRS020

Service History


DateEventSource
17.10.1740Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £23243.7.5dBWAS-1714
1742Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
14.11.1748

Paid off

ADM 51
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1750Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1750/51Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £13751.19.4dBWAS-1714
1755Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
2.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.5.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
1758fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10978.14.5dBWAS-1714
8.3.1758Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
9.3.1758Capture of Fort Louis
1.5.1758Present at the capture of SenegalBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Present at the capture of GoreeBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Capture of Goree
18.4.1759Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1760Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1760Sailed home and paid offBWAS-1714
3.1761Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10643.13.11dBWAS-1714
12.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.5.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.7.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.9.1770Sold at Chatham for £885BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
16.10.1758-1.3.1759Expedition against Île de Gorée
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
 
 

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