Firm

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.7.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.8.1756BWAS-1714
Launched15.1.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.2.1759
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Perry (1713-1771)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold10.11.1791BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck154' 8"Imperial Feet46.943 
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth43' 10"Imperial Feet13.1064 
Depth in Hold18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Draught Forward11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Draught Aft13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9963 
Burthen1,297 8894Tons BM 

Armament


1759Broadside 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
1.1759420Design ComplementBWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.2.1759 - 13.5.1763CaptainJohn Ferguson (c.1708-1767) ADM 6/19/36ADM 6/196.10.1763 - 24.10.1766CaptainJohn Elphinstone (1722-1785) ADM 6/19/543BWAS-171424.10.1766 - 20.5.1767CaptainJohn Eliot (1742-1769) ADM 6/20/140ADM 6/2020.5.1767 - 24.5.1770CaptainRichard Hughes (c.1724-1812) ADM 6/20/168BWAS-171424.5.1770 - 20.10.1770CaptainPaul Henry Ourry (1719-1783) ADM 6/20/279BWAS-171420.10.1770 - 1.4.1771CaptainJohn Rushworth (d.1779) ADM 6/20/303ADM 6/20

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1759 - 1763CommodoreJohn Reynolds (d.1788)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1766 - 5.3.1766SurgeonBenjamin Good ADM 6/20/111ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
15.1.1759Completed at a cost of £20132.13.9dBWAS-1714
15.1.1759Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
16.3.1759Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7522.15.4dBWAS-1714
21.5.1760

Sailed for the Mediterranean

BWAS-1714
13.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1763fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.3.1771

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
1.4.1771Paid offBWAS-1714
1772Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Hulk
7.1778Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
7.1778fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1784Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1784Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.11.1791

Sold at Portsmouth for £550

BWAS-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
 

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