Augusta

3188
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.5.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.11.1733BWAS-1714
Launched1.7.1736BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-Gunner
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.7.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,067 7794Tons BM 

Armament


1.7.1736Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733400Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1738 - 13.4.1739CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/15/117BWAS-171413.4.1739 - 20.6.1739CaptainThomas Trevor (d.1745) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1521.6.1739 - 11.7.1739CaptainSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) ADM 6/15/190BWAS-171416.7.1739 - 15.9.1740CaptainPeter Lawrence (d.1758) ADM 6/15/202BWAS-171417.9.1740 - 12.8.1742CaptainCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/16/331BWAS-171425.1.1742/43 - 31.3.1748CaptainThe Hon. John Hamilton (1713/14-1755) ADM 6/16/139BWAS-171431.7.1746 - 5.6.1747CaptainJoseph Knight (d.1775)BWAS-17145.6.1747 - 30.8.1748CaptainHugh Bonfoy (c.1715-1762) ADM 6/17/233BWAS-171416.1.1753 - 17.10.1753CaptainJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/18/54BWAS-171417.10.1753 - 19.5.1756CaptainWilliam Saltern Willett (d.1769) ADM 6/18/81BWAS-17149.4.1756 - 30.6.1756CaptainRobert Hughes (1716-1774)BWAS-171419.5.1756 - 13.4.1757CaptainJohn Wickham (d.1763) ADM 6/18/267BWAS-171413.4.1757 - 8.4.1760CaptainArthur Forrest (c.1716-1770) ADM 6/19/177
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 26.6.1760
ADM 6/19

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.7.1739 - 1740Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)BWAS-1714

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1738 - 17.8.1738Second LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/1518.8.1738 - 12.4.1739First LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/1518.8.1738 - 12.4.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Chadwick (d.1748) ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/1513.4.1739 - 25.9.1740First LieutenantWilliam Carleton ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1513.4.1739 - 20.6.1739Second LieutenantPeter Fox ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1513.4.1739 - 12.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Peters ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/153.11.1739 - 26.7.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/15/336ADM 6/1527.7.1740 - 25.9.1740Second LieutenantJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/15/336ADM 6/1526.9.1740 - 25.1.1740/41First LieutenantJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/16/336ADM 6/1526.1.1741/42 - 8.7.1742Second LieutenantFrancis Stewart ADM 6/16/58
Commission confirmed 24.5.1742
ADM 6/16
28.1.1742/43 - 3.12.1745First LieutenantRobert Hay (c.1710-1747) ADM 6/16/141ADM 6/1628.1.1742/43 - 3.12.1745Second LieutenantJohn Bray (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/141ADM 6/164.12.1745 - 20.4.1746First LieutenantJohn Bray (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/29ADM 6/1721.4.1746 - 30.8.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Bond (d.1748) ADM 6/17/93ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
1.8.1736Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £16248.0.3dBWAS-1714
8.1739Off Cape St VincentBWAS-1714
1740In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1740To the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1.1740/41Action of 1741-01-07
26.1.1740/41GroundedBWAS-1714
7.1741Completed repairsBWAS-1714
7.1741Operations against Santiago
1742In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
5.1742SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1742Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1742/43Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £14966.13.3dBWAS-1714
13.3.1744/45Took the Privateer Comtesse de la Riviere (22)
7.1745In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
1746In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
30.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
16.12.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1751Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.2.1750/51SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1752Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £3660.6.6dBWAS-1714
1.1753Recommissioned as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.5.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1757At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.7.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
21.10.1757Forrest's Action
25.11.1757Raid on Leogane BayBWAS-1714
1759Home to pay offBWAS-1714
19.9.1759SurveyedBWAS-1714
24.12.1759Took the Mars (32) and her convoy of eight armed vesselsB051
22.4.1760Paid offADM 51
30.1.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.2.1765Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
6.7.1765Break up completed at Portsmouth for £07.19.9 3/4dBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/04/271755/11/04Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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