Tiger -> 1761 Tiger Hulk

Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.12.1747
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 60-Gunner
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructorand Wells StantonBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 9"Imperial Feet45.7246 
Length of Keel123' 3 ⅛"Imperial Feet37.4936 
Breadth43' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet13.1128 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,218 1594Tons BM 


23.11.1747Broadside 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
1745420Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

25.12.1747 - 29.11.1748CaptainCharles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 6/17/302BWAS-17141.12.1748 - 14.11.1752CaptainCharles Steevens (1705-1761) ADM 6/17/416ODNB16.1.1753 - 28.3.1754CaptainSamuel Marshall (d.1768) ADM 6/18/54BWAS-171428.3.1754 - 3.3.1759CaptainThomas Latham (d.1762) ADM 6/18/95BWAS-17143.3.1759 - 10.9.1760CaptainWilliam Brereton (1728-1800) ADM 6/19/376
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 5.1.1762
1760 - 10.9.1760CaptainJohn Stukley Somerset (d.1805)BWAS-171410.9.1760 - 7.1761CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/19/423
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies
Commission confirmed 14.7.1762
ADM 6/19
10.7.1761 - 25.8.1762CommanderJohn Mathison (d.1764) ADM 6/20/89
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 4.9.1765
10.11.1762 - 13.7.1765CommanderJohn Leary (d.1789) ADM 6/20/82
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 13.7.1765

1 Flag Officer

22.3.1757 - 23.3.1757Vice-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792)W029

3 Commissioned Officers

1.12.1748 - 16.5.1750Second LieutenantFrederick Booth (d.1751) ADM 6/17/416ADM 6/1716.5.1750 - 5.8.1752Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Fortescue (d.1808) ADM 6/17/521ADM 6/1716.1.1753 - 28.3.1754First LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/18/54ADM 6/18

1 Crewman

1.1753 - 1754Captain's ServantSamuel Marshall (1741-1795)ref:676

Service History

23.11.1747Completed at Rotherhithe at a cost of £17865.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.11.1747Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.3.1747/48Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £7592.17.5dBWAS-1714

Ordered reduced to a guard ship

29.11.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
14.11.1752Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
1.1753Recommissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1754Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1.1756Capture of Geriah
14.2.1756At the capture of GeriahBWAS-1714
7.3.1757Expedition against Chandernagore
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
7.1761Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
7.1761Renamed Tiger HulkADM 6/20
12.5.1765Sold at BombayBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
W029Seven Years War ProjectRichard CoutureWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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