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Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.7.1750BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down28.7.1750BWAS-1714
Named23.8.1750BWAS-1714
Launched4.6.1753BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1755
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1803BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 6 ½"Imperial Feet39.9415 
Breadth44' 9"Imperial Feet13.4684 
Depth in Hold19' 6"Imperial Feet5.8081 
Burthen1,401 3394Tons BM 

Armament


4.6.1753Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1755 - 19.5.1756CaptainJohn Brett (d.1785) ADM 6/18/128BWAS-171431.5.1756 - 8.5.1761CaptainWilliam Saltern Willett (d.1769) ADM 6/18/273BWAS-17148.5.1761 - 5.4.1763CaptainJohn Elliot (1732-1808) ADM 6/19/313BWAS-171416.10.1793 - 1793CaptainRobert Devereux Fancourt ADM 6/24/275ADM 6/24

Service History


DateEventSource
11.5.1755Sailed as reinforcement to BoscawenBWAS-1714
1756Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
14.1.1756Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £22288.7.3dBWAS-1714
14.1.1756Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5058.4.8dBWAS-1714
23.11.1757Took the Fifth Rate Demi-Batterie L'Abénaquise (36)
1.1.1758Took the Privateer L'Actif
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
10.3.1761Took the Privateer Le Marquis de Castries in the Bay of Biscay
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
4.1761Expedition against BelleisleBWAS-1714
27.11.1761Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.4.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.6.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1779Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
20.1779fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1783fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/04/271755/11/04Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)

Notes on Ship


DesignBWAS-1714
This ships was built to a modified version of the 1745 Establishment with the following design dimensions:







Length of Gundeck160' 0"
Length of Keel131' 6 1/2"
Breadth44' 9"
Depth in Hold19' 6"
Burthen1,401 33/94 bm


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
 

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