Conqueror

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Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.1.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.2.1757BWAS-1714
Named17.3.1757BWAS-1714
Launched24.5.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.5.1758
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTemple Class
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked26.10.1760BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel132' 0"Imperial Feet40.2336 
Breadth45' 2"Imperial Feet13.7262 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,432 1194Tons BM 

Armament


24.5.1758Broadside 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
1756520Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1758 - 13.8.1759CaptainRobert Harland (c.1715-1783) ADM 6/18/511BWAS-171413.8.1759 - 26.10.1760CaptainWilliam Lloyd (1725-1796) ADM 6/19/162
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 5.5.1760
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.2.1759Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.2.1759Completed at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich at a cost of £23282.2.2dBWAS-1714
15.3.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1317.15.10dBWAS-1714
14.4.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.5.1759Attack on frigates at ToulonBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
1760In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
26.10.1760Bilged and wrecked on St Nicholas Island in Plymouth SoundBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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