Edgar

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Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched16.11.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.12.1758
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (d.1776)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater8.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck154' 0"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel126' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet38.4112 
Breadth43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Depth in Hold18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,268 3894Tons BM 

Armament


16.11.1758Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.8.1774600Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.12.1758 - 23.9.1763CaptainFrancis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/19/13BWAS-171419.12.1763 - 5.1.1767CaptainGeorge Collier (1738-1795) ADM 6/19/557BWAS-17145.1.1767 - 11.1.1770CaptainRobert Carpenter (c.1734-1773) ADM 6/20/153BWAS-171411.1.1770 - 22.5.1771CaptainThe Hon. Henry St John (1740-1780) ADM 6/20/267BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.12.1763 - 19.1.1768Second LieutenantThomas Gaborian (1736-c.1795) ADM 6/19/557ADM 6/19

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
14.4.1763 - 20.7.1763MasterJohn Hicks (d.1763)ref:888

Service History


DateEventSource
16.11.1758Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £20132.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.11.1758Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
30.1.1759Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7495.12.5dBWAS-1714
14.4.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
26.2.1762Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
23.9.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1764fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1.1765Sailed for the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1766Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
22.5.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
30.7.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
23.3.1774Ordered converted to a breakwater for SheernessBWAS-1714
8.6.1774Sailed to Sheerness from ChathamBWAS-1714
8.1774Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1714
1775Broken upBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:888The Lurcher Cutter in the Seven Years’ War, 1761-1763Carol D. Greene,Digital Book
 

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