Bideford

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Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.10.1711BWAS-1714
Launched14.3.1711/12B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship ClassGibraltar GroupB028
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild8.2.1726/27BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Bideford' (1727) (20)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 3"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Length of Keel76' 8"Imperial Feet23.1987 
Breadth26' 3"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen281Tons BM 

Armament


14.3.1711/12Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1710115Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1711/12 - 16.6.1713CommanderRobert Harward ADM 6/11/196BWAS-171417.6.1713 - 25.6.1716Captain and MasterRobert Harward ADM 6/11/263BWAS-171426.6.1716 - 11.3.1718/19Captain and MasterWilliam Rowley (1690-1768) ADM 6/12/72HLDC111.3.1718/19 - 27.9.1723CaptainEdward Gregory (d.1743) ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/12

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1711/12 - 25.6.1716LieutenantJohn Orme (1686-1764) ADM 6/11/196ADM 6/1125.6.1716 - 3.4.1720LieutenantRobert Marsham ADM 6/12/72ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 22.12.1720LieutenantJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1223.12.1720 - 3.12.1721LieutenantGeorge Beech (d.1749) ADM 6/12/227ADM 6/124.12.1721 - 27.9.1723LieutenantJohn Bilton ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
27.7.1714 - 27.10.1718Midshipman ExtraPalmes Bravel (d.1727) ADM 6/11/293ADM 6/11

Service History


DateEventSource
1714On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
1715On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
1717Off SaleeBWAS-1714
3.1718/19RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1718/19Began refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1719Completed refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1164.6.6dBWAS-1714
21.9.1719Expedition to Vigo
1720In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1721On the Irish station until 1723BWAS-1714
20.3.1722/23SurveyedBWAS-1714
27.9.1723Paid offADM 51
8.2.1726/27Docked at Deptford to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HLDC1History and Lives of Distinguished Characters Vol IJohn ScottDigital Book
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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