Adventure

2902
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.7.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1740BWAS-1714
Launched1.10.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.9.1741
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Razeed4.1756BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 3"Imperial Feet37.7984 
Length of Keel100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Breadth35' 10"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen682 6294Tons BM 

Armament


1741Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17412501733 EstablishmentBWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.9.1741 - 17.7.1743CaptainJohn Draper (d.1743)† ADM 6/15/452BWAS-17148.12.1743 - 1.7.1745CaptainCornelius Mitchell (d.1749) ADM 6/17/31
Issued by Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)
Commission confirmed 13.12.1745
BWAS-1714
1.7.1745 - 2.12.1745CaptainEdward Legge (d.1747) ADM 6/17/35
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746)
Commission confirmed 20.12.1745
ADM 6/17
13.8.1746 - 20.5.1749CaptainJoseph Hamar (c.1712-1773) ADM 6/17/141BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.7.1740 - 15.3.1743/44Second LieutenantWilliam Beale (c.1713-1753) ADM 6/17/45
Issued by Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)
Commission confirmed 20.1.1744/45
ADM 6/17
8.9.1741 - 30.9.1741First LieutenantJames Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/452ADM 6/158.9.1741 - 30.9.1741Second LieutenantFrancis Colepepper ADM 6/15/452ADM 6/158.9.1741 - 30.6.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Jones (d.1753) ADM 6/15/453ADM 6/151.10.1741 - bef.20.12.1742First LieutenantFrancis Colepepper ADM 6/15/463ADM 6/151.10.1741 - 14.5.1745Second LieutenantThomas Bloss (d.1750) ADM 6/15/463ADM 6/1516.3.1743/44 - 1.12.1746First LieutenantWilliam Beale (c.1713-1753) ADM 6/17/45
Issued by Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)
Commission confirmed 20.1.1744/45
ADM 6/17
1.7.1745 - 4.5.1746Second LieutenantHenry Rose (d.c.1754) ADM 6/17/69ADM 6/17

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.9.1741 - 1741CarpenterSamuel Gilbert ADM 6/15/452ADM 6/158.9.1741 - 1741BoatswainThomas Richards ADM 6/15/452ADM 6/158.9.1741 - 1741PurserFrancis Drury ADM 6/15/452ADM 6/152.10.1741 - 1741Master at armsThomas Davis ADM 6/15/463ADM 6/1525.2.1743 - 2.1.1744MasterRobert Lambert (c.1706-1767) ADM 107/4/50ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1741Commissioned for the Jamaica StationBWAS-1714
1.10.1741building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £6186.15.0dBWAS-1714
4.2.1741/42Completed at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
11.1745Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1747RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1747Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £11263.19.4dBWAS-1714
20.5.1749

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford

ADM 106
5.7.1749Surveyed but not repairedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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