Assurance

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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched26.9.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.8.1747
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorRichard HeatherBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked24.4.1753BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 0"Imperial Feet40.5384 
Length of Keel108' 10"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth37' 6"Imperial Feet11.2994 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen814 794Tons BM 

Armament


26.9.1747Broadside 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
1745280Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.8.1747 - 12.11.1748CaptainAndrew Jelfe (d.1765) ADM 6/17/260BWAS-171430.1.1748/49 - 12.5.1749CaptainEdward Pratten (c.1715-1763) ADM 6/17/435ADM 6/1712.5.1749 - 13.11.1752CaptainLionel Daniel (d.1752)† ADM 6/17/463BWAS-171414.11.1752 - 24.4.1753CaptainCarr Scrope (c.1719-1762) ADM 6/18/71
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 6.6.1753
ADM 6/18

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.8.1747 - 12.11.1748Second LieutenantSamuel Tilley (c.1718-?) ADM 6/17/261ADM 6/1730.1.1748/49 - 11.9.1751Second LieutenantJohn Spiller (d.1754) ADM 6/17/435ADM 6/1711.9.1751 - 24.4.1753Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Spiller (d.1754) ADM 6/18/12ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1741Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1741Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2653.16.4dBWAS-1714
2.10.1747Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.11.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
6.1749Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1752Sailed to Africa and on to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
24.4.1753Wrecked on a rock near the NeedlesBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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