Tiger -> 1761 Tiger Hulk

Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.12.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructorand Wells StantonBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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

7 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 (c.1711-1768) ADM 6/18/54BWAS-171428.3.1754 - 3.3.1759CaptainThomas Latham (c.1720-1762) 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 - Asia
Commission confirmed 5.1.1762
10.9.1760 - 10.7.1761CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/19/423
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 14.7.1762
ADM 6/19
10.7.1761 - 25.8.1762CommanderJohn Mathison (c.1721-1764) ADM 6/20/89
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 4.9.1765

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 (c.1722-1808) ADM 6/17/521ADM 6/1716.1.1753 - 28.3.1754First LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/18/54ADM 6/18

Service History

23.11.1747Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £17865.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.11.1747Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.3.1747/48Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford 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
7.1761Renamed Tiger HulkADM 6/20
7.1761Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
10.7.1761Paid offADM 51
12.5.1765Sold at BombayBWAS-1714


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