Essex

313
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.12.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down31.1.1759BWAS-1714
Named13.8.1760BWAS-1714
Launched28.8.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.1.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Wells & BronsdonBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold22.8.1799BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet48.1648 
Length of Keel129' 9"Imperial Feet39.3271 
Breadth44' 2"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,346 2794Tons BM 

Armament


28.8.1760Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 678 Imperial Pound ( 307.473 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.1.1759470Design Complement
1761500 BWAS-1714
1794491 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.1.1761 - 27.1.1763CaptainAlexander Schomberg (c.1726-1804) ADM 6/19/268BWAS-17146.5.1763 - 26.12.1763CaptainLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/19/493BWAS-171426.12.1763 - 22.7.1766CaptainGeorge Falconer (c.1725-1780) ADM 6/19/558BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1760Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.10.1760Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £21742.10.9dBWAS-1714
6.10.1760Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7915.7.2dBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
11.1761Sternpost copperedBWAS-1714
7.3.1762Took the Privateer L'Espérance (4) BG
8.3.1762Took the Privateer Le Bien Aimé (4)
9.3.1762Took the Privateer Le Romain (16) off UshantBG
20.3.1762Took the Privateer L'Augustin
27.1.1763

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1763Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
6.1763fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
22.9.1764Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1766Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
22.7.1766

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1766Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5157.8.3dBWAS-1714
1.1777Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
1.1777fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1778Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
8.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1783Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1784Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
2.1784Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714

 

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