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Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.9.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down17.11.1756BWAS-1714
Launched3.11.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHessel Cliff - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTemple ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor Hugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered18.12.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 11"Imperial Feet48.4636 
Length of Keel131' 11"Imperial Feet39.9296 
Breadth45' 1 ½"Imperial Feet13.7287 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,428 7694Tons BM 

Armament


3.11.1758Broadside 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

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1759 - 22.2.1760Captain Washington Shirley (1722-1778): on board from 16.2.1759 ADM 6/19/21BWAS-171422.2.1760 - 14.5.1762Captain Lucius O'Brien (d.1771) Transfered ADM 6/19/138BWAS-171414.3.1762 - 29.6.1762Captain Julian Legge (d.1762)† ADM 6/19/555
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)
Confirmed 13.12.1763
BWAS-1714
29.6.1762 - 10.9.1762Captain Chaloner Ogle (d.1814) Transfered ADM 6/19/527
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 18.8.1763
ADM 6/19
10.9.1762 - 18.12.1762Captain Thomas Collingwood (d.1780)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1758Began fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
11.3.1759Completed at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £22393.9.6dBWAS-1714
11.3.1759Completed fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £6847.6.4dBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
26.3.1760Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
4.1762At JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
10.1762Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
18.12.1762Foundered from leaks off Cape Clear during voyage homeBWAS-1714

 

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