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Rippon

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Ripon
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.11.1752BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.11.1752BWAS-1714
Named22.11.1752BWAS-1714
Launched20.1.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.3.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Designed by
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Israel PownollBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1779
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1808BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck155' 5"Imperial Feet47.2463 
Length of Keel129' 4"Imperial Feet39.3227 
Breadth42' 6"Imperial Feet12.8778 
Depth in Hold18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Draught Forward11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Aft16' 6 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,242 5694Tons BM 

Armament


20.1.1758Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1782Broadside Weight = 306 Imperial Pound ( 138.771 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

3.1782Broadside Weight = 1348 Imperial Pound ( 611.318 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 68-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck24 British 42-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
20.1.1758420 BWAS-1714

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.3.1758 - 13.3.1763Captain
Edward JekyllBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1774
ADM 6/18/493
BWAS-1714
5.12.1763 - 12.12.1763Captain
Robert HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1770
Transfered ADM 6/19/553
ADM 6/19
12.12.1763 - 12.12.1766Captain
William BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1787
ADM 6/19/544
BWAS-1714
12.12.1766 - 9.1.1770Captain
Samuel ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1788
ADM 6/20/151
BWAS-1714
9.1.1770 - 27.5.1771Captain
William BreretonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1786
ADM 6/20/267
BWAS-1714
30.5.1776 - 7.11.1777Captain
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
ADM 6/21/190
Issued by
Sir Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 23.9.1778
BWAS-1714
7.11.1777 - 25.10.1778Captain
George YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1808
ADM 6/21/454
BWAS-1714
25.10.1778 - 23.1.1780Captain
Benjamin MarlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1794
ADM 6/22/247
Issued by
Sir Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 8.2.1781
BWAS-1714
23.1.1780 - 3.5.1782Captain
John BlankettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1796
ADM 6/22/257
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 3.3.1781
BWAS-1714
3.5.1782 - 3.5.1783Captain
Thomas Pike DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1783
ADM 6/22/462
BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.5.1776 - 19.3.1779Commodore
Sir Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
ADM 6/21/191
BWAS-1714
19.3.1779 - 26.9.1780Rear-Admiral of the White
Sir Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
BWAS-1714
26.9.1780 - 3.5.1782Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
BWAS-1714
3.5.1782 - 3.5.1783Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Francis William DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1787
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1758 - 1759Surgeon
John DrinkwaterBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1758-1759
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1758 - 1758Midshipman
Charles PattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1814

Service History


DateEventSource
26.5.1758Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £32765.0.11dBWAS-1714
13.11.1758Sailled for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
3.3.1760Sailed to meet East India ships at St HelenaBWAS-1714
1761Off BrestBWAS-1714
9.3.1761Rippon v L'Achille
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
5.3.1762Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
13.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
17.9.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1763Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1763Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1768fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
29.8.1768Sailed for BostonBWAS-1714
6.5.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1770Recommissioned as guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
10.1770fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6345.2.8dBWAS-1714
27.5.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
23.8.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1774Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1776RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1776Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £22805.14.1dBWAS-1714
24.11.1776Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
10.8.1778Second Battle of Pondicherry
4.1780Left India for homeBWAS-1714
4.1781With the Downs squadronBWAS-1714
1782Refitted as a 56 gun Fourth Rate Ship
3.1782Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1782Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5190.15.0dBWAS-1714
5.1782Recommissioned for the Downs squadronBWAS-1714
3.5.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1787Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1788Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1808Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714

 

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