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 byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorIsrael Pownoll (d.1779)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.3.1758 - 13.3.1763CaptainEdward Jekyll (d.1776) ADM 6/18/493BWAS-17145.12.1763 - 12.12.1763CaptainRobert Hughes (c.1716-1774) ADM 6/19/553ADM 6/1912.12.1763 - 12.12.1766CaptainWilliam Bennett (d.1790) ADM 6/19/544BWAS-171412.12.1766 - 9.1.1770CaptainSamuel Thompson (1718-1813) ADM 6/20/151BWAS-17149.1.1770 - 27.5.1771CaptainWilliam Brereton (1728-1800) ADM 6/20/267BWAS-171430.5.1776 - 7.11.1777CaptainWilliam Waldegrave (1753-1825) ADM 6/21/190
Issued by Sir Edward Vernon (1723-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 23.9.1778
BWAS-1714
7.11.1777 - 25.10.1778CaptainGeorge Young (1732-1810) ADM 6/21/454BWAS-171425.10.1778 - 23.1.1780CaptainBenjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/22/247
Issued by Sir Edward Vernon (1723-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 8.2.1781
BWAS-1714
23.1.1780 - 3.5.1782CaptainJohn Blankett (1741-1801) ADM 6/22/257
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 3.3.1781
BWAS-1714
3.5.1782 - 3.5.1783CaptainThomas Pike Durell (c.1736-1804) ADM 6/22/462BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.5.1776 - 19.3.1779CommodoreSir Edward Vernon (1723-1794) ADM 6/21/191BWAS-171419.3.1779 - 26.9.1780Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Edward Vernon (1723-1794)BWAS-171426.9.1780 - 3.5.1782Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Edward Vernon (1723-1794)BWAS-17143.5.1782 - 3.5.1783Vice-Admiral of the BlueFrancis William Drake (1724-1787)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1758 - 1759SurgeonJohn DrinkwaterNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1758 - 1758MidshipmanCharles Patton (1741-1837)

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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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