Aldborough

2971
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.1.1705/6BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.2.1705/6BWAS-1714
Purchased6.3.1705/6BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.2.1705/6
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Broken Up to Rebuild29.3.1727BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Aldborough' (1727) (20)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 3"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Length of Keel74' 11"Imperial Feet22.5616 
Breadth26' 10 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen287 7794Tons BM 

Armament


3.1705/6Broadside Weight = 68 Imperial Pound ( 30.838 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1705/6115 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.2.1705/6 - 8.3.1705/6Captain and MasterSampson Bourne (d.1719) ADM 6/8/233ADM 6/811.3.1705/6 - 19.9.1709CommanderBeaumont Waldron (d.1719/20) ADM 6/8/238BWAS-171420.9.1709 - 6.1712Captain and MasterThomas Ekines ADM 6/10/89BWAS-171428.6.1712 - 10.12.1714CommanderJames Thornton ADM 6/11/215BWAS-171411.12.1714 - 2.7.1719Captain and MasterThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41) ADM 6/12/9ADM 6/123.7.1719 - 1725CaptainThomas Lawrence (d.1747) ADM 6/12/175BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1705/6 - 17.1.1706/7LieutenantThomas Durell (d.1740) ADM 6/8/240ADM 6/817.5.1708 - 21.10.1712LieutenantJames Witterong ADM 6/9/167ADM 6/922.10.1712 - 12.12.1714LieutenantRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/11/228ADM 6/1113.12.1714 - 6.5.1719LieutenantHenry Mitchell (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/12/9ADM 6/123.7.1719 - 1719LieutenantWilliam Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 6/12/175ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1.1705/6Purchased on the stocksBWAS-1714
26.2.1705/6RegisteredBWAS-1714
1707In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1708In the ChannelBWAS-1714
11.4.1708Took the Privateer Le Postillon
1709In the ChannelBWAS-1714
28.4.1710Took the Privateer La Geneviève de Bonne Espérance (6)
1711At GlasgowBWAS-1714
25.8.1711Took the Privateer Le Desmarais
1713In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.1714fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1268.8.4dBWAS-1714
7.1717Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1717Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1304.10.4dBWAS-1714
29.3.1727Docked at Portsmouth to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/8 ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/12 ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/9 ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11 ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
 

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