Aldborough

2973
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.4.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down27.5.1755BWAS-1714
Named17.7.1755BWAS-1714
Launched15.5.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.4.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Perry (1713-1771)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1777BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck107' 8 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Length of Keel88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth30' 4"Imperial Feet9.2456 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen430 6494Tons BM 

Armament


15.5.1756Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1753160Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1756 - 10.11.1756CaptainJohn Donkley (c.1713-1758) ADM 6/18/260BWAS-171410.11.1756 - 1.11.1757CaptainThomas Lynn (d.1781) ADM 6/18/321BWAS-17141.11.1757 - 26.11.1759CaptainTaylor Penny (c.1722-1786) ADM 6/18/450BWAS-17143.1.1760 - 21.11.1760CaptainRobert Carpenter (c.1734-1773) ADM 6/19/122BWAS-171421.11.1760 - 9.4.1763CaptainMitchell Graham (c.1734-1795) ADM 6/19/209BWAS-17149.4.1763 - 23.7.1766CaptainWilliam Harris (c.1723-1766) ADM 6/19/480BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 1.3.1770CaptainGeorge Talbot (c.1730-1787) ADM 6/20/203ADM 6/201.3.1770 - 12.3.1773CaptainJames Hawker (c.1731-1787) ADM 6/20/272BWAS-171412.3.1773 - 18.6.1776CaptainWilliam Bennett (d.1790) ADM 6/20/482BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
27.5.1755Began buildingBWAS-1714
15.5.1756Completed building at a cost of £3779.0.9dBWAS-1714
15.5.1756Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
19.6.1756Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3115.9.1dBWAS-1714
7.1756In the DownsBWAS-1714
8.2.1757Took the Privateer Le Duc de Penthièvre (12)
1.12.1757Took the Privateer Le Prince de Croy
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
28.3.1762Sailed with a convoy for QuebecBWAS-1714
28.4.1762Took the Privateer Schooner Nuestra Señora de Piedad (8) who retook the ship Brayton , off Cape Clear .BG
3.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
28.6.1763Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
7.1766Returned homeBWAS-1714
23.7.1766Paid offADM 51
11.8.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1768Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1769Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5099.15.1dBWAS-1714
2.1770Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1770Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1812.18.11dBWAS-1714
18.5.1770Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.5.1771Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.5.1772Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
18.6.1776Paid offADM 51
9.1777Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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