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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 Commissioned15.2.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEdgar Class (1774)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1713-1771
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.2.1759 - 13.5.1763Captain
John FergusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1763
ADM 6/19/36
ADM 6/19
6.10.1763 - 24.10.1766Captain
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1783
ADM 6/19/543
BWAS-1714
24.10.1766 - 20.5.1767Captain
John EliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
ADM 6/20/140
ADM 6/20
20.5.1767 - 24.5.1770Captain
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
ADM 6/20/168
BWAS-1714
24.5.1770 - 20.10.1770Captain
Paul Henry OurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1773
Transfered ADM 6/20/279
BWAS-1714
20.10.1770 - 1.4.1771Captain
John RushworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1771
ADM 6/20/303
ADM 6/20

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1759 - 6.4.1762Commodore
John ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
Transfered ADM 107/3/139
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1766 - 5.3.1766Surgeon
Benjamin GoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766
Transfered ADM 6/20/111
ADM 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

 

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