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Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.11.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1755BWAS-1714
Named13.4.1756BWAS-1714
Launched21.5.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.4.1757
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDunkirk Class
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard WellsBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1.1771BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck154' 0"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel127' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet38.716 
Breadth42' 11"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold18' 9"Imperial Feet5.515 
Burthen1,248 4794Tons BM 

Armament


21.5.1757Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1750420Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1757 - 16.2.1759CaptainJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/18/380BWAS-171416.2.1759 - 20.2.1759CaptainHenry Speke (d.1760) ADM 6/19/36ADM 6/1920.2.1759 - 28.12.1759CaptainJames Kirk (d.1787) ADM 6/19/37BWAS-171428.12.1759 - 22.8.1761CaptainRobert Haldane (d.1761)† ADM 6/19/120BWAS-171424.8.1761 - 11.8.1764CaptainSamuel Pitchford (1739-1816) ADM 6/20/48
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770)
Commission confirmed 30.8.1764
ADM 6/20

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1759 - 4.1759Acting LieutenantHenry Duncan (1735-1814)B125

Service History


DateEventSource
21.5.1757Completed at Rotherhithe at a cost of £19162.14.9d
21.5.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
19.6.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £7150.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
1.1760coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
27.3.1760Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
11.8.1764

Paid off

ADM 51
28.8.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
27.11.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
21.4.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
21.7.1771Break up completed 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
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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