Nominal Guns28HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
First Commissioned13.11.1756HCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1760W024


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen590Tons BM 


13.11.1756Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)HCA26
Gun Deck28 Carriage Guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
13.11.175699 HCA26

1 Commanding Officer

13.11.1756 - 1756Captain (Privateer)Benjamin JenkinsHCA26

Service History

13.11.1756Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 28 gun Privateer Ship HCA26

Notes on Ship

Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/6/92 1756 November 13

Commander: Benjamin Jenkins.

Ship: Tavistock.

Burden: 590 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: The duke of Bedford, Lord Anson, Aaron Franks and others.

Lieutenant: Lazarus Rich.

Gunner: Samson Farnley.

Boatswain: Thomas Humphreys.

Carpenter: Thomas Crosskeys.

Surgeon: John Dale.

Cook: Thomas Guy.

Armament: 28 guns.

Folio: 95


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Posted by Jan on Tuesday 28th of August 2018 15:57

1754 will (pr 1761) of Stephen Jackson of London.
I give and bequeath to my brother Joseph Jackson that one two and thirtieth [1/32] part which I hold in the ship Tavistock of which Captain Nathanial Peesh was late Commander.
Note - Joseph Jackson d. 1760 and never took part ownership.
Good chance it went to their nephew Richard Jackson of the King's Council.

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