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Orford

268
Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.8.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.2.1745/46BWAS-1714
Launched15.11.1749BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.3.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas FellowesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1753
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater6.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 4"Imperial Feet39.9321 
Breadth45' 0"Imperial Feet13.716 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,414 5694Tons BM 

Armament


15.11.1749Broadside Weight = 731 Imperial Pound ( 331.5085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745520Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.3.1755 - 5.4.1755Captain
Lord George Carnegie (6th Earl of Northesk)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
ADM 6/18/143
BWAS-1714
5.4.1755 - 17.1.1757Captain
Charles SteevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1729
ADM 6/18/152
BWAS-1714
17.1.1757 - 27.1.1757Captain
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
Transfered ADM 6/18/344
ADM 6/18
27.1.1757 - 11.11.1761Captain
Richard SpryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1775
Transfered ADM 6/18/349
BWAS-1714
11.11.1761 - 20.9.1763Captain
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
ADM 6/19/362
BWAS-1714
17.11.1770 - 27.2.1771Captain
John StrachanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1772
ADM 6/20/315
ADM 6/20
27.2.1771 - 13.3.1771Captain
Thomas TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1771
ADM 6/20/351
ADM 6/20
13.3.1771 - 10.2.1772Captain
John StrachanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1772
ADM 6/20/359
ADM 6/20
10.2.1772 - 1.6.1775Captain
Charles LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1775
ADM 6/20/525
Issued by
Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783

Confirmed 1.11.1773
BWAS-1714
13.2.1777 - 25.6.1782Lieutenant
Richard VavasorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1796
ADM 6/21/259
BWAS-1714
25.6.1782 - bef.6.1783Lieutenant
Joseph Nevil EastwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1816
ADM 6/22/485
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
12.12.1749Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £31223.11.3dBWAS-1714
13.11.1755Present at the destruciton of the Esperance (74, armed en-flute)BWAS-1714
16.4.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
16.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
4.4.1760Took the Schooner
La Marguerite (8) 1760-1760
French 8 Gun
Privateer Schooner

13.8.1761Took the Privateer
La Sardoine (14) 1761-1761
French 14 Gun
Privateer
in the Bay of Biscay

13.8.1761Took the Privateer
L'Anémone (14) 1761-1761
French 14 Gun
Privateer
in the Bay of Biscay

25.2.1762Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
20.9.1763Paid offADM 51
15.5.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
23.7.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
1766Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1767Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £28659.10.5dBWAS-1714
11.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
25.3.1771Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1.6.1775Paid offADM 51
5.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1777Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1777Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
3.1777Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1783Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 13th of October 2018 19:22

Reference: ADM 106/1198/81
Description:
Captain John Strachan, the Orford at the Nore to Commissioner Hanway. The reason the Boatswain did not fetch the stores appointed for him was because we have no boat or craft to get them to the ship. Ask for his survey and expense books, not including those stores, to be sent down immediately

Date: 1771 Feb 28

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