Burford

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Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.1.1754BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down30.10.1754BWAS-1714
Named13.6.1754BWAS-1714
Launched1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.4.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBurford ClassBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Lock (d.1762)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold31.3.1785BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck162' 1"Imperial Feet49.378 
Length of Keel134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Breadth44' 8 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet5.8103 
Burthen1,424 3994Tons BM 

Armament


1757Broadside 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
1753520Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1757 - 4.2.1758CaptainJames Young (1717-1789) ADM 6/18/378BWAS-17144.2.1758 - 6.5.1763CaptainJames Gambier (1723-1789) ADM 6/18/484BWAS-17146.5.1763 - 6.5.1766CaptainJames Logie (c.1714-1779) ADM 6/19/493BWAS-17146.5.1766 - 3.3.1767CaptainFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789) ADM 6/20/117BWAS-171416.5.1769 - 28.5.1770CaptainJohn Reynolds (d.1788) ADM 6/20/236BWAS-171431.10.1776 - 4.5.1778CaptainGeorge Bowyer (1740-1800) ADM 6/21/225BWAS-171422.5.1778 - 25.1.1779CaptainTaylor Penny (c.1722-1786) ADM 6/21/413BWAS-171425.1.1779 - 20.7.1784CaptainPeter Rainier (1741-1808) ADM 6/21/504BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.2.1780 - 1783MidshipmanEdward Berry (1768-1831)ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.2.1779 - 1.2.1780Able SeamanEdward Berry (1768-1831)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
15.7.1757Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £38118.8.0dBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
12.11.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.1759At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.1759At GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
1761At Belle IsleBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
1762At Basque RoadsBWAS-1714
1763fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6398.9.5dBWAS-1714
5.1763Commissioned as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
4.1764fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.4.1764Sailed for the West Indies with troopsBWAS-1714
1765Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
3.3.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1768fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1769Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1770Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1772Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11317.6.2dBWAS-1714
10.1776RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11393.9.7dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.12.1780Destruction of shipping at MangaloreBWAS-1714
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
3.7.1784Arrived at Woolwich from the East IndiesBWAS-1714
31.3.1785Sold at Woolwich for £1,320BWAS-1714

 

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