Torrington

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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.11.1741BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1742BWAS-1714
Launched15.1.1742/43BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1742/43BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge RowcliffeBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold30.8.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel102' 6"Imperial Feet31.1658 
Breadth36' 2"Imperial Feet10.9813 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen711 4894Tons BM 

Armament


15.1.1742/43Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1742/43 - 6.11.1744CaptainRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/16/146BWAS-17147.11.1744 - 10.12.1744CaptainThorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/16/380BWAS-171411.12.1744 - 27.1.1744/45CaptainWilliam Boys (1700-1774) ADM 6/16/401ADM 6/1628.1.1744/45 - 13.2.1746/47CaptainJohn Hardy (c.1720-1796) ADM 6/16/431BWAS-17146.4.1751 - 4.6.1754CaptainThomas Howard Hutchenson (c.1714-1758) ADM 6/17/545BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 1.11.1762CaptainCharles Lucas (d.1773) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-17141.11.1762 - 3.1.1763CaptainRichard Smith (c.1734-1811) ADM 6/19/447BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1742/43 - 10.1.1744/45First LieutenantChristopher Hill (c.1716-1778) ADM 6/16/146ADM 6/166.3.1744/45 - 13.2.1746/47Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJeremiah Walton ADM 6/16/452ADM 6/166.4.1751 - 9.5.1751First LieutenantHenry Rose (d.c.1754) ADM 6/17/545ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
15.1.1742/43building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £7226.5.0dBWAS-1714
15.1.1742/43Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.4.1743Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4372.0.1dBWAS-1714
4.1744Sailed with a convoy to LisbonBWAS-1714
5.1744Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
6.1744Sailed to Dunkirk and then the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.1745Convoy to AmericaBWAS-1714
4.1746At LouisburgBWAS-1714
13.2.1746/47Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
18.12.1747

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
10.1748Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1750Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4751.16.6dBWAS-1714
6.1751Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1752In Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1753In Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
4.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.6.1754Paid offADM33
9.1757Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1758Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4792.14.1dBWAS-1714
27.2.1763Paid offADM33
30.8.1763Sold for £505BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1746-1746British Fleet at LouisbourgIsaac Townsend (1684-1765) 
 

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