Argo

3109
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.9.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.9.1757BWAS-1714
Named18.7.1758BWAS-1714
Launched20.7.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorElias BirdBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.11.1776BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet35.9855 
Length of Keel98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Breadth33' 11 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen601 5994Tons BM 

Armament


20.7.1758Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1758 - 28.12.1759CaptainJohn Bladen Tinker (c.1725-1767) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-171411.1.1760 - 18.7.1763CaptainRichard King (1730-1806) ADM 6/19/126BWAS-171418.7.1763 - 9.6.1767CaptainPhilip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/20/216
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 6.10.1768
BWAS-1714
10.1.1771 - 21.1.1775CaptainPhilimon Pownoll (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/2021.1.1775 - 20.11.1776CaptainFrancis Grant (1730-1803) ADM 6/21/68BWAS-171420.11.1775 - 26.10.1776CaptainWilliam Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/21/239
Issued by James Young (1717-1789), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 30.11.1776
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
20.7.1758building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £5156.7.0dBWAS-1714
20.7.1758Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
29.1.1759Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4200.13.3dBWAS-1714
11.6.1761Argo v Duc de Biron
11.6.1761Took the Snow Le Duc de Biron (20) BG
22.2.1762Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Manilla operations
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
31.10.1762Took the Galleon Santísima Trinidad y Nuestra Señora del Buen Fin (54)
9.6.1767

Paid off

ADM 51
31.8.1767Surveyed and laid up in ordinaryBWAS-1714
7.7.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1771Began great repair at Saltash - Cornwall BWAS-1714
10.1773Completed great repair at Saltash - Cornwall at a cost of £6153.18.10dBWAS-1714
1.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1775Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1775Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3318.11.10dBWAS-1714
4.4.1775Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
26.10.1776Paid offADM 51
8.11.1776Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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