Newark

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Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Newark' (1717) (80)
Ordered22.4.1741BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.5.1743BWAS-1714
Launched27.8.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.7.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 80-GunnerB028
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up6.1787BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck161' 0"Imperial Feet49.0728 
Length of Keel130' 10"Imperial Feet39.624 
Breadth46' 0"Imperial Feet14.0208 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,473 7694Tons BM 

Armament


27.8.1747Broadside Weight = 770 Imperial Pound ( 349.195 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741600Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.7.1755 - 23.9.1755CaptainJames Young (1717-1789) ADM 6/18/184ADM 6/1823.9.1755 - 10.2.1757CaptainJohn Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 6/18/195BWAS-171410.2.1757 - 1.4.1760CaptainWilliam Holburne (c.1711-1760)† ADM 6/18/354BWAS-171414.4.1760 - 6.4.1761CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/19/158BWAS-17146.4.1761 - 15.12.1761CaptainJohn Bray (d.1795) ADM 6/19/306BWAS-171415.12.1761 - 26.8.1763CaptainCharles Inglis (c.1731-1791) ADM 6/19/372BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1756 - 7.1756Vice-Admiral of the WhiteThomas Smith (c.1707-1762)BWAS-17141757 - 1760Vice-Admiral of the BlueFrancis Holburne (1704-1771)BWAS-17141762 - 10.1762CommodoreSir Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1755 - 1757MidshipmanThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1755Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1755Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £33881.15.0dBWAS-1714
11.1755Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10142.6.3dBWAS-1714
6.1756In the DownsBWAS-1714
16.4.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
30.3.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
1761In the DownsBWAS-1714
1762Present at the re-occupation of MinorcaBWAS-1714
26.8.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.5.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1769Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1770Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
30.4.1770Deleted from the Navy list and used by the Board of CustomsBWAS-1714
15.5.1787Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
 

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