British Fifth Rate ship 'Anglesea' (1742)


Nominal Guns44B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.11.1742
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardKingston upon Hull B028
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 1er ordre 'L'Anglesea' (1745) (52)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel102' 3"Imperial Feet31.1277 
Breadth36' 2"Imperial Feet10.9813 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen711 4894Tons BM 


3.11.1742Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

2.11.1742 - 4.4.1744CaptainJohn Brett (d.1785) ADM 6/16/113BWAS-17145.4.1744 - 28.3.1745CaptainJacob Elton (d.1745)† ADM 6/16/286BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

2.11.1742 - 19.4.1744First LieutenantJoseph Kerly (d.1765) ADM 6/16/114ADM 6/1620.4.1744 - 9.12.1744First LieutenantNicholas Cooper (d.1750) ADM 6/16/298ADM 6/1620.4.1744 - 28.3.1745Second LieutenantBaker Phillips (c.1718-1745) ADM 6/16/298ADM 6/16

Service History

28.3.1745Put out of Kinsale, where she had landed some sick members of her crew, including the 1st LieutenantTRN3
28.3.1745Anglesea vs Apollon
28.3.1745Taken by L'Apollon (56) DBF


B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
TRN3 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
DBF Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos joursJean-Michel RocheWeb Site

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