Panther

295
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.5.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1756BWAS-1714
Named3.8.1756BWAS-1714
Launched22.6.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.7.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class
ConstructorWilliam MartinBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up11.1813BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck154' 0"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth43' 7 ½"Imperial Feet13.1191 
Depth in Hold18' 4 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,285 5994Tons BM 

Armament


7.1758Broadside 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

20 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.7.1758 - 14.7.1759CaptainMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/18/528BWAS-171414.7.1759 - 19.11.1759CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/61/2
Issued by John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
ADM 6/61
8.11.1759 - 30.4.1761CaptainPhilip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/19/110BWAS-171430.4.1761 - 24.8.1762CaptainWilliam Newson (c.1717-1787) ADM 6/19/502
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761)
Commission confirmed 26.5.1763
BWAS-1714
1.8.1762 - 24.8.1762Acting CaptainGeorge Ourry (1732-1800)BWAS-171425.8.1762 - 4.1.1764CaptainJohn Mathison (c.1721-1764)† ADM 6/20/273
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 21.3.1770
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 13.7.1765CaptainCharles Hudson (c.1733-1803) ADM 6/20/78ADM 6/2013.7.1765 - 19.7.1765CaptainJohn Leary (c.1724-1789) ADM 6/20/82BWAS-17148.1.1771 - 22.2.1772CaptainGeorge Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/20/332BWAS-171422.2.1772 - 16.12.1774CaptainCornthwaite Ommanney (1736-1801) ADM 6/20/432BWAS-171416.9.1777 - 15.1.1782CaptainJohn Harvey (1740-1794) ADM 6/21/312BWAS-171415.1.1782 - 28.6.1782CaptainThomas Piercy (c.1732-1793) ADM 6/22/398BWAS-171428.6.1782 - 16.1.1783CaptainRobert Simonton (c.1737-1768) ADM 6/22/487BWAS-171416.1.1783 - 18.1.1783CaptainThomas Rawe (c.1740-1809) ADM 6/23/10ADM 6/2318.1.1783 - 20.1.1783CaptainWilliam Essington ADM 6/23/12ADM 6/2320.1.1783 - 21.1.1783CaptainJohn McDougall ADM 6/23/12ADM 6/2321.1.1783 - 24.4.1783CaptainJoseph Ellison (d.1816) ADM 6/23/13ADM 6/234.1807 - 7.1807LieutenantThomas Cowper SherwinBWAS-17141809 - 1810LieutenantRichard Falkland (1765-1825)BWAS-171411.1810 - 1811LieutenantJoseph HarrisonBWAS-1714

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1.1771 - 14.2.1772CommodoreJohn Byron (1723-1786)BWAS-171414.2.1772 - 16.12.1774CommodoreMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/20/430BWAS-171416.9.1777 - 1779Rear-Admiral of the RedRobert Duff (1721-1787)BWAS-171428.6.1782 - 1783Vice-Admiral of the BlueFrancis William Drake (1724-1787)BWAS-17141783 - 24.4.1783Vice-Admiral of the BlueMark Milbanke (1724-1805)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.10.1759 - 7.5.1761First LieutenantPeter Manwaring Wilding (d.1766) ADM 6/19/97ref:849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
26.5.1781 - 31.3.1802CarpenterHenry NormanADM29-127.2.1808 - 15.8.1809MasterFrancis PriorADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
14.9.1758 - 7.11.1759MidshipmanTimothy Bird (c.1734-1793) ADM 107/5/154ADM 107/51773 - 16.12.1774MidshipmanManley Dixon (1757-1838)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
22.6.1758Completed at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £19506.13.7dBWAS-1714
22.6.1758Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.9.1758Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6359.15.9dBWAS-1714
13.11.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
12.1759Returned to PortsmouthBWAS-1714
12.1759Began coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1760Completed coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1.1760Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1.1.1761Dismasted in a hurricane at PondicherryBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Manilla operations
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
31.10.1762Took the Acapulco ship Santissima TrinidadBWAS-1714
31.10.1762Took the Merchant Galleon Santísima Trinidad y Nuestra Señora del Buen Fin (54)
7.1765Returned to England and paid offBWAS-1714
19.7.1765

Paid off

ADM 51
8.1765Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £24296.18.11dBWAS-1714
2.9.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1765Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1771RecommissionedBWAS-1714
14.6.1771Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
27.5.1772Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
29.5.1773Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
16.12.1774

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1777Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1777Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13304.2.0dBWAS-1714
29.12.1777Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.1780Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6648.7.1dBWAS-1714
30.11.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
4.2.1781Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Mars (68) off St Eustatius
5.1782Flagship in the DownsBWAS-1714
7.1782In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
23.7.1782Retook the Pigmy (14) BWAS-1714
11.9.1782Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
1783Flagship at Plymouth, then paid offBWAS-1714
24.4.1783Paid offADM 51
29.8.1788Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
3.1807Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)
 

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