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Princess Louisa

256
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.12.1742BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.1.1742/43BWAS-1714
Launched1.7.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.6.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCarter's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert CarterBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.12.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck148' 0"Imperial Feet45.1104 
Length of Keel119' 2 ½"Imperial Feet36.2839 
Breadth42' 5 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold18' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,143 794Tons BM 

Armament


1.7.1744Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741420Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.6.1744 - 27.1.1744/45Captain
Sir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1745
ADM 6/16/330
BWAS-1714
28.1.1744/45 - 13.3.1745/46Captain
William BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1774
Transfered ADM 6/16/431
BWAS-1714
14.3.1745/46 - 25.1.1747/48Captain
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758
ADM 6/17/71
BWAS-1714
25.1.1747/48 - 2.7.1748Captain
Arthur ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1750
ADM 6/17/314
BWAS-1714
18.6.1755 - 5.6.1756Captain
Thomas NoelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1756
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/175
BWAS-1714
6.6.1756 - 20.8.1756Captain
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
ADM 6/18/350
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757

Confirmed 1.2.1757
BWAS-1714
20.8.1756 - 2.2.1757Captain
Julian LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1762
ADM 6/18/302
ADM 6/18
2.2.1757 - 13.8.1759Captain
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
Transfered ADM 6/18/350
ADM 6/18
13.8.1759 - 28.4.1760Captain
Robert HarlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783
ADM 6/19/164
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, North America
Confirmed 7.5.1760
BWAS-1714
7.6.1763 - 22.5.1764Captain
Joseph NorwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1777
Transfered ADM 6/19/506
BWAS-1714
22.5.1764 - 14.8.1766Captain
John BoverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
ADM 6/20/122
Issued by
Richard TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1760
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 2.6.1766
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1765 - 26.6.1766Rear-Admiral of the White
Richard TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1760
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1744 - 10.2.1744/45Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Michael BurgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/347
ADM 6/16
28.1.1745/46 - 14.2.1746/47First Lieutenant
Henry ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1796
Transfered ADM 6/17/49
ADM 6/17
1.2.1747/48 - 5.8.1748Second Lieutenant
Benjamin NeilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1758
ADM 6/17/317
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
1.7.1744Completed at Limehouse - London at a cost of £16423.17.6dBWAS-1714
1.7.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
20.8.1744Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7034.12.10dBWAS-1714
1745Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
16.9.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
9.1748Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.9.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1749Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2485.1.7dBWAS-1714
6.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.9.1755Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
16.11.1759

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
28.4.1760Paid offADM 51
6.1762Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.7.1762

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
12.1762Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8851.18.10dBWAS-1714
23.9.1763Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.8.1766

Paid off

ADM 51
2.9.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.11.1766Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
4.12.1766Break up completed at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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