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Yarmouth

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.6.1742BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.11.1742BWAS-1714
Launched8.3.1744/45BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.2.1744/45BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed by
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 8"Imperial Feet39.9354 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold18' 11"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen1,355 8894Tons BM 

Armament


1745Broadside Weight = 704 Imperial Pound ( 319.264 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1744/45480 BWAS-1714
11.1748140as a guardshipBWAS-1714
5.1754480 BWAS-1714

24 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1744/45 - 10.8.1746Captain
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1756
Transfered ADM 6/16/445
BWAS-1714
11.8.1746 - 26.8.1747Captain
Piercy BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1723-1778
ADM 6/17/139
BWAS-1714
26.8.1747 - 9.11.1747Captain
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
ADM 6/17/261
BWAS-1714
9.11.1747 - 26.8.1748Captain
Piercy BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1723-1778
ADM 6/17/281
BWAS-1714
25.11.1748 - 18.11.1752Captain
Piercy BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1723-1778
ADM 6/17/412
ADM 6/17
6.9.1753 - 16.1.1755Captain
George CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1756
ADM 6/18/78
BWAS-1714
16.1.1755 - 28.1.1755Captain
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
Transfered ADM 6/18/121
ADM 6/18
30.1.1755 - 30.6.1756Captain
Harry NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1759
ADM 6/18/125
BWAS-1714
30.6.1756 - 20.8.1756Captain
Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1805
Transfered ADM 6/18/287
BWAS-1714
23.8.1756 - 11.11.1756Captain
Stephen ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1779
Transfered ADM 6/18/303
ADM 6/18
15.11.1756 - 25.12.1757Captain
Robert FranklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1745
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/324
BWAS-1714
2.3.1758 - 19.12.1760Captain
John HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1779
ADM 6/19/292
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 16.3.1760
BWAS-1714
6.5.1763 - 27.12.1763Captain
Charles ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1772
ADM 6/19/493
BWAS-1714
17.12.1763 - 12.10.1766Commodore
Charles ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1772
ADM 6/19/556
ADM 6/19
12.10.1766 - 15.11.1769Captain
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
ADM 6/20/143
BWAS-1714
15.11.1769 - 3.1.1770Commodore
William Saltern WillettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1770
ADM 6/20/260
ADM 6/20
3.1.1770 - 25.10.1770Captain
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
Transfered ADM 6/20/266
BWAS-1714
25.10.1770 - 14.3.1771Captain
Weston VarloBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1787
ADM 6/20/304
BWAS-1714
3.4.1777 - 22.7.1778Captain
Nicholas VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1805
ADM 6/21/273
B051
22.7.1778 - 24.10.1780Captain
Nathaniel BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1780
Dismissed ADM 6/21/436
BWAS-1714
28.3.1781 - 21.9.1782Captain
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
Transfered
BWAS-1714
23.8.1781 - 27.9.1781Captain
William DenneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1782
ADM 6/22/329
BWAS-1714
27.9.1781 - 13.3.1783Captain
Anthony ParreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1783
ADM 6/22/345
BWAS-1714
13.3.1783 - 10.6.1783Captain
Edward HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1804
ADM 6/23/142
Issued by
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 24.9.1783
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
c.7.1746 - 7.1746Vice-Admiral of the White
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1747
ADM 107/2/251
BWAS-1714
9.8.1746 - 20.6.1746Vice-Admiral of the Blue
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
ref:1059
1758 - 1760Vice-Admiral of the Red
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
Transfered
BWAS-1714

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1744/45 - 4.9.1745Second Lieutenant
Robert SissonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
ADM 6/16/447
ADM 6/16
22.2.1744/45 - 4.9.1745Third Lieutenant
William MawmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/16/446
ADM 6/16
22.2.1744/45 - 4.9.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John SpenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1747
ADM 6/16/447
ADM 6/16
5.9.1745 - 5.5.1746First Lieutenant
Robert SissonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
ADM 6/16/539
ADM 6/16
5.9.1745 - 5.5.1746Second Lieutenant
William MawmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/16/539
ADM 6/16
5.9.1745 - 5.5.1746Third Lieutenant
John SpenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1747
ADM 6/16/539
ADM 6/16
6.5.1746 - 10.8.1746First Lieutenant
William MawmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/17/101
ADM 6/17
6.5.1746 - 10.8.1746Second Lieutenant
John SpenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1747
ADM 6/17/101
ADM 6/17
11.8.1746 - 29.5.1747Second Lieutenant
Robert WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1741
ADM 6/17/139
ADM 6/17
11.8.1746 - 19.5.1747Third Lieutenant
John SpenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1747
ADM 6/17/139
ADM 6/17
29.5.1747 - 21.9.1747First Lieutenant
Robert WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1741
ADM 6/17/231
ADM 6/19
23.11.1747 - 5.12.1747First Lieutenant
Samuel GibbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1752
ADM 6/17/286
ADM 6/17
5.12.1747 - 26.8.1748Second Lieutenant
Samuel GibbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1752
ADM 6/17/291
ADM 6/17
1.12.1748 - 18.11.1752First Lieutenant
Samuel GibbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1752
ADM 6/17/415
ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1753 - 23.5.1753Boatswain
Richard DuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1753-1769
Transfered ADM 6/18/70
ADM 6/18
1769 - 20.12.1769Master
William NichelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1769-1770
Transfered ADM 6/20/265
ADM 6/20

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1767 - 1770Midshipman
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
10.5.1745Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £30527.4.9dBWAS-1714
15.4.1746Took the Privateer
Le Chasseur (18) 1746-1746
French 18 Gun
Privateer
date must be researched
BG
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
11.1748Reduced to a guardshipBWAS-1714
18.11.1752Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 6/18
2.1753fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
9.1753Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
5.1754refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
11.5.1755Sailed as a reinforcement to BoscawenBWAS-1714
12.1755Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1756Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10666.6.3dBWAS-1714
10.3.1757Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
1760Sailed home to pay offBWAS-1714
4.11.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
19.12.1760Paid offADM 51
7.1761Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.9.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1763Recommissioned as a guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1763Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £30338.9.3dBWAS-1714
1767Commissioned as a guardship at Sheerness, then moved to ChathamBWAS-1714
1770Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
14.3.1771Paid offADM 51
9.9.1777Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.3.1778Action of 1778-03-07
26.12.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
22.3.1781

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1781Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
10.1781Completed fittingBWAS-1714
5.1.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
21.7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1783Home and paid offBWAS-1714
10.6.1783

Paid off

ADM 51
11.1783Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1783Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1807Hulked?BWAS-1714
4.1811Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.4.1755-4.11.1755Fleet for North America
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
 
 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Thursday 24th of April 2014 21:01

The Edinburgh Magazine, and Literary Miscellany: 1778
Capt. Vincent of His Majesty's ship Yarmouth, to Admiral Young , March 17, 1778
I Take the opportunity of the January's packet sailing from hence tomorrow, morning, directly for St John's, Antigua, of acquainting you of my having, on the 7th instant, at half past five p.m. discovered fix sail in the S. W. quarter, on a wind standing to the northward ; two of them ships, three brigs, and a schooner. We were then 50 leagues due East of this island. We immediately bore down upon them, and about nine got close to the weather-quarter of the largest and head most ship. They had no colours hoisted ; and, as ours were then up, 1 hailed her to hoist hers, or I would fire into her: on which she hoisted American, and immediately gave us her broadside; which we returned, and in about a quarter of an hour she blew up. It was fortunate for us that we were to windward of her ; as it was, our ship was in a manner covered with parts of her; a great piece of a top timber, six feet long, fell on our poop ; another large piece of timber stuck in our fore-top-gallant fail (then upon the cap) ; an American ensign rolled up, blown in upon the forecastle, not so much as singed, &c. Immediately on her blowing up, the other four dispersed different ways. We chased a little while two that stood to the southward, and afterwards another that bore away right before the wind ; but they were soon out of fight; our sails being torn all to pieces in a most surprising manner. We had five men killed and twelve wounded. — But what I am now going to mention is something very remarkable: The 12th following, being then in chase of a ship steering west, we discovered a piece of a wreck, with four men on it waving: we hauled up to it, got a boat out, and brought them on board : they proved to be four men who had been in the ship which blew up, and who had nothing to subsist on from that time but by sucking the rain-water that fell on a piece of blanket, which they luckily had picked up. They informed us the ship blown up was called the Randolph, of 36 guns and 305 men ; the other ship was the General Moutry, of 2o guns; and the other three armed brigs; and sailed from Charlestown, South Carolina, about a month before.— I resumed the chase; but she was too far ahead to get up with her: however I continued it, in order to drive her at least off the station, till eleven that night, when we made this island, having lost, fight of her.

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