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Queenborough

2799
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.8.1746BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.8.1746BWAS-1714
Launched21.1.1746/47BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.10.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 24-Gunner (1745)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Earlsman SparrowBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered1.1.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 3 ½"Imperial Feet34.4551 
Length of Keel93' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet28.3528 
Breadth32' 4"Imperial Feet9.8044 
Burthen518 6394Tons BM 

Armament


1747Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg) 
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 3-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1747160Establishment for a 24 gun ship

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1747 - 16.9.1748Captain
William Saltern WillettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1770
Transfered ADM 6/17/271
ADM 6/17
27.12.1748 - 21.3.1748/49Captain
Molyneaux ShuldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1793
Transfered ADM 6/17/427
ADM 6/17
21.3.1748/49 - 18.7.1755Captain
Robert DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1780
ADM 6/17/450
BWAS-1714
18.7.1755 - 24.11.1756Captain
William PettigrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1745
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/181
BWAS-1714
2.12.1756 - 25.3.1758Captain
George LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
Transfered ADM 6/18/330
BWAS-1714
25.3.1758 - 29.3.1758Captain
William BreretonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1786
Transfered ADM 6/19/347
BWAS-1714
7.7.1758 - 11.9.1759Captain
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1788
Transfered ADM 6/19/283
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 19.2.1760
ADM 6/19
11.9.1759 - 1.1.1760Captain
Richard CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1780
Transfered ADM 6/20/85
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 7.8.1765
BWAS-1714
1.1.1760 - 1.1.1761Captain
Thomas DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1752
† ADM 6/20/61
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 1.12.1764
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1747 - 17.1.1748/49Lieutenant
George StancombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
ADM 6/17/276
ADM 6/17
21.3.1748/49 - 1.4.1750Lieutenant
Henry SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1757
Transfered ADM 6/17/451
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.11.1747 - 22.10.1748Master
John ValentineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1757
Transfered ADM 107/5/19
ADM 107/5

Service History


DateEventSource
26.8.1746Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
21.1.1746/47Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £4445.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.1.1746/47Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1747Commissioned for Warren's fleetBWAS-1714
29.2.1747/48Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3540.10.3dBWAS-1714
12.1748RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1749Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1752Home to pay offBWAS-1714
3.11.1752Surveyed, no action takenBWAS-1714
6.1754Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
27.7.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.8.1754Ordered to be repaired by the Admiralty BoardBWAS-1714
19.12.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1.1755Ordered to be repaired by the Admiralty BoardBWAS-1714
6.1755Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £7331.4.5dBWAS-1714
7.1755Recommissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
4.4.1757Sailed for East IndiesBWAS-1714
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
1.1.1761Foundered in a Cyclone off PondicherryBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



Lost in a Cyclone off Pondicherry

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Richard Reeves on Monday 3rd of August 2020 14:36

The Queenborough man of war arrived at Southampton with escorted 45-sail of transports carrying Hessian troops on the 15th of May 1756. See Toone, W. (1828, 2nd edition) The Chronological Historian or a Record of Public Events. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green. Vol.2, p.74.


Posted by Paul Fields on Sunday 5th of July 2015 22:30

I'd remove 3 of the Extra length of Keel lines, the extra Gundeck line, and change the 11 feet Burthen to Depth, keeping the other Burthen that is in Tons.

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