Nassau

245
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-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Ward (d.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 
Breadth43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Breadth1,225 4094Tons BM 
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.9.1740 - 28.1.1740/41CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/15/331ADM 6/1529.1.1740/41 - 22.11.1741CaptainHenry Medley (d.1747) ADM 6/15/373BWAS-171423.11.1741 - 25.11.1741CaptainThomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/15/483ODNB26.11.1741 - 12.9.1742CaptainWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/15/484BWAS-171413.9.1742 - 7.11.1744CaptainJames Lloyd (d.1761) ADM 6/17/132
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 25.7.1746
BWAS-1714
8.11.1744 - 14.11.1748CaptainEssex Holcombe (c.1708-1770) ADM 6/17/411
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 24.11.1748
BWAS-1714
4.2.1755 - 8.5.1756CaptainGeorge Cockburne (c.1717-1770) ADM 6/18/128BWAS-17148.5.1756 - 16.1.1761CaptainJames Sayer (1721-1777) ADM 6/18/263BWAS-171416.1.1761 - 4.1762CaptainMaurice Suckling (1726-1778) ADM 6/19/245BWAS-17144.1762 - 12.3.1763CaptainJames Sayer (1721-1777)BWAS-1714

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.9.1740 - 8.3.1740/41Second LieutenantJohn Bowdler (d.1754) ADM 6/15/331ADM 6/1516.9.1740 - 15.1.1740/41Third LieutenantJohn Phillipson (d.1745) ADM 6/15/331ADM 6/1516.9.1740 - 15.1.1740/41Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Coleman (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/15/331ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 7.11.1744Third LieutenantRobert Coleman (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/15/370ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 23.2.1740/41Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSamuel Hill (d.1742) ADM 6/15/370ADM 6/1524.2.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Medley (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/15/390ADM 6/151.9.1742 - 10.9.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Knight (d.1798) ADM 6/17/117
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.6.1746
ADM 6/17
12.8.1743 - 7.11.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Christian (d.1748) ADM 6/17/125
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17
8.11.1744 - 17.12.1745Third LieutenantThomas Christian (d.1748) ADM 6/17/125
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17
10.8.1745 - 5.10.1747First LieutenantWilliam Smith (c.1714-?) ADM 6/17/290
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 1.12.1747
ADM 6/17
18.12.1745 - 11.1.1745/46Second LieutenantThomas Christian (d.1748) ADM 6/17/125
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17
14.5.1746 - 14.11.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGriffith Meare ADM 6/17/398
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 1.11.1748
ADM 6/17
16.8.1748 - 14.11.1748Second LieutenantJohn Taaff (c.1719-1773) ADM 6/17/421
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 13.12.1748
ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1756 - 23.3.1759MidshipmanHenry Duncan (1735-1814)B12526.12.1758 - 31.8.1762MidshipmanRobert Calder (1745-1818)ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
10.5.1755 - 1756Able SeamanHenry Duncan (1735-1814)B125

Service History


DateEventSource
17.10.1740Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £23243.7.5dBWAS-1714
1742Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle 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 GoréeAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) 

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
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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