Augusta

3189
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.1.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down28.2.1761BWAS-1714
Launched13.7.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.9.1763
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSaint Albans Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructorand Wells StantonBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk in Action23.10.1777BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 0"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel130' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet39.6335 
Breadth44' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet13.4176 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,381 3394Tons BM 

Armament


24.10.1763Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.1.1761500Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.9.1763 - 24.10.1766CaptainMatthew Whitwell (c.1720-1789) ADM 6/19/534BWAS-171424.10.1766 - 26.10.1769CaptainJohn Evans (1717-1794) ADM 6/20/141BWAS-171426.10.1769 - 9.1.1770CaptainChristopher Hill (d.1778) ADM 6/20/259BWAS-17149.1.1770 - 23.10.1770CommodoreChristopher Hill (d.1778) ADM 6/20/266ADM 6/2023.10.1770 - 5.1771CaptainThomas Evans (d.1775) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-17141.11.1773 - 1773CaptainSir Richard Bickerton (1727-1792) ADM 6/20/525ODNB10.1776 - 23.10.1777CaptainLord Francis Reynolds (1739-1808)BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1774 - 10.1.1774SurgeonEdward Wood ADM 6/21/4ADM 6/218.1.1777 - 22.10.1777CarpenterAbraham SugdenADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
13.7.1763Completed at Rotherhithe at a cost of £21440.0.4dBWAS-1714
12.8.1763Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3552.5.5dBWAS-1714
10.1763fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4335.17.2dBWAS-1714
70.1763Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1764Guard ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1765Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1766Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1767Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1768Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1769Guard ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
10.1770fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4652.14.4dBWAS-1714
7.11.1770

Paid off

ADM 51
16.1.1772SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1772Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1773Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £16356.6.11dBWAS-1714
8.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1776RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2713.6.4dBWAS-1714
2.1777Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1777Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1310.5.8dBWAS-1714
28.3.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
23.10.1777Grounded in the Delaware River and set on fire by shore batteriesBWAS-1714

 

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