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Captain -> 1777 Buffalo

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Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.9.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.2.1739/40BWAS-1714
Launched14.4.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.4.1743BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas HollandBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Rerated7.2.1777BWAS-1714
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 0"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth43' 6 ½"Imperial Feet13.1191 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,230 2894Tons BM 

Armament


14.4.1743Broadside 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

1753Broadside 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

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1743 - 27.10.1743Captain
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
Transfered ADM 6/16/165
BWAS-1714
28.10.1743 - 9.1.1745/46Captain
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
Transfered ADM 6/16/233
ODNB
10.1.1745/46 - 24.11.1746Captain
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
ADM 6/17/42
BWAS-1714
25.11.1746 - 5.5.1748Captain
Hugh PalliserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1779
ADM 6/17/175
BWAS-1714
5.5.1748 - 16.2.1748/49Captain
Robert HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1770
ADM 6/17/438
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 3.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
16.5.1753 - 20.8.1756Captain
Charles CatfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1756
Transfered ADM 6/18/69
BWAS-1714
20.8.1756 - 1.2.1757Captain
Charles WrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1774
Transfered ADM 6/18/302
ADM 6/18
1.2.1757 - 19.11.1759Captain
John AmherstBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1778
ADM 6/18/350
BWAS-1714
19.11.1759 - 21.3.1760Captain
William MantellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1763
ADM 6/19/113
ADM 6/19
27.4.1762 - 24.9.1762Captain
George FalconerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1780
Transfered ADM 6/19/404
BWAS-1714
24.9.1762 - 22.12.1762Captain
John BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1779
ADM 6/19/439
BWAS-1714
22.2.1771 - 25.7.1775Captain
Thomas SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1786
Transfered ADM 6/20/350
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1748 - 1749Vice-Admiral of the White
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765
ADM 6/86/91
BWAS-1714
2.1771 - 1774Rear-Admiral of the Blue
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
ADM 107/3/385
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.6.1744 - 10.1.1745/46Second Lieutenant
William HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1749
ADM 6/16/321
ADM 6/16
15.6.1744 - 5.5.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George PeardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1762
Transfered ADM 6/16/321
ADM 6/16
23.12.1746 - 1.11.1748Second Lieutenant
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1753
Transfered ADM 6/17/183
ADM 6/17
6.1.1746/47 - 20.6.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1760
ADM 6/17/383
Issued by
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 13.9.1748
ADM 6/17
20.6.1748 - 16.2.1748/49Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Walter StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1785
ADM 6/17/438
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 7.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
7.2.1748/49 - 16.2.1748/49Second Lieutenant
Salkeld John ProctorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1759
ADM 6/17/438
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1756 - 2.8.1756Surgeon
Henry MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756
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Service History


DateEventSource
17.5.1743Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £26065.11.8dBWAS-1714
7.1743Sailed for the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
9.1743Off Cape OrtegalBWAS-1714
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
29.3.1744Took the Privateer
Le Faucon 1744-1744
French Privateer

4.6.1745Took the Ship
Le Grand Turc (32) 1745-1745
French 32 Gun
Privateer Ship
between Portland and the Casketts.
BG
1746In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
1747Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
15.2.1749

Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard

ADM 33
19.6.1749

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
1750Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1751Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11983.1.10dBWAS-1714
1.7.1751

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
1753Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
3.1753Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1753Recommissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1753Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3575.19.6dBWAS-1714
11.1754Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1755Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3751.11.11dBWAS-1714
6.4.1756

Sailed for the Mediterranean

BWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
16.4.1757

Sailed for North America

BWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
2.1758Took the storeship Foudroyant (22)BWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
9.1759At Quebec and then sailed homeBWAS-1714
5.3.1760

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
21.3.1760

Paid off

ADM 33
4.1762Recommissioned ofr harbour service in Sea ReachBWAS-1714
27.12.1762

Paid off

ADM 33
4.1763Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.5.1763

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
4.1766Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £20904.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1770Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1771RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1771Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7475.15.4dBWAS-1714
18.6.1771Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1774Ordered HomeBWAS-1714
1777Converted to an armed storeship
7.2.1777Ordered to be renamed and fitted as a 30-gun store shipBWAS-1714
7.2.1777Renamed BuffaloBWAS-1714

 

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