Alcide

2967
Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Alcide' (1743) (64)
Captured8.6.1755B028
First Commissioned4.4.1757
ShipyardBrest BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMars Class
ConstructorJoseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold27.5.1772B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 0"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel128' 4 ½"Imperial Feet39.0271 
Breadth44' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet13.4176 
Depth in Hold18' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen1,373 7594Tons BM 

Armament


4.1757Broadside Weight = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1757500EstablishmentBWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1757 - 22.9.1759CaptainJames Douglas (1703-1787) ADM 6/18/378BWAS-171422.9.1759 - 7.9.1763CaptainThomas Hankerson (d.1779) ADM 6/19/270
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Commission confirmed 27.1.1760
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
20.2.1757

Arrived in Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
26.3.1757Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £23325.5.0dBWAS-1714
7.1757fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £10202.4.9dBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
7.9.1763Paid offADM 51
7.1764

Surveyed but not repaired

BWAS-1714
27.5.1772

Sold at Portsmouth for £1,510

BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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