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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.10.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.5.1756BWAS-1714
Named13.4.1756BWAS-1714
Launched15.3.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.3.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDublin Class (1755)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
William PownallBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold17.8.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 6"Imperial Feet50.2943 
Length of Keel134' 4"Imperial Feet40.8462 
Breadth46' 8"Imperial Feet14.0547 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,566 1094Tons BM 

Armament


3.1759Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.8.1755550Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.3.1759 - 11.11.1761Captain
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
ADM 6/19/45
BWAS-1714
11.11.1761 - 25.8.1762Captain
Richard SpryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1775
ADM 6/19/362
BWAS-1714
25.8.1762 - 25.10.1763Captain
John LuttrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1784
ADM 6/19/433
BWAS-1714
19.1.1775 - 5.2.1778Captain
George FalconerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1780
ADM 6/21/67
BWAS-1714
17.7.1778 - 11.1778Lieutenant
Thomas CocksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
ADM 6/21/435
BWAS-1714
27.11.1780 - 1782Lieutenant
Henry AshingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1797
BWAS-1714
1782 - 4.1783Lieutenant
Thomas CocksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.8.1762 - 25.10.1763Commodore
Richard SpryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1775
ADM 6/19/432
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1759 - 10.7.1761First Lieutenant
James AlmsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1784
ADM 6/19/48
ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
8.5.1760Took the Privateer
L'Hirondelle 1760-1760
French Privateer

29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
13.8.1761Took the Privateer
L'Anémone (14) 1761-1761
French 14 Gun
Privateer

13.8.1761Took the Privateer
La Sardoine (14) 1761-1761
French 14 Gun
Privateer

11.9.1762Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
17.9.1762Took the Privateer
L'Amarante (18) 1757-1762
French 18 Gun
Privateer

25.10.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1765Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1765Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4506.5.9dBWAS-1714
13.7.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1772Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.1775Recommissioned as a guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1775Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £33916.0.2dBWAS-1714
2.1777fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3194.12.7dBWAS-1714
5.2.1778

Laid up at Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
7.1778Commissioned as a prison shipBWAS-1714
7.1778Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Prison ShipBWAS-1714
11.1778Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1780fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1781Recommissioned as a Hospital ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1781Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Hospital ShipBWAS-1714
4.1783Paid off at ChathamBWAS-1714
17.8.1784Sold at Chatham for £650BWAS-1714

 

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