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Bideford

3305
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.1739ref:717
Launched15.4.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.5.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSt Clement's Yard - Ipswich ref:717
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BarnardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1705-1784
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up19.8.1754BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 2"Imperial Feet32.3173 
Length of Keel87' 3"Imperial Feet26.5285 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen434 894Tons BM 

Armament


15.4.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.5.1740 - 24.9.1740Captain
Robert AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1751
Transfered ADM 6/15/288
BWAS-1714
24.9.1740 - 24.8.1741Captain
Lord George ForresterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/335
BWAS-1714
25.8.1741 - 3.1.1741/42Captain
Lord George Carnegie (6th Earl of Northesk)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
Transfered ADM 6/16/445
BWAS-1714
4.1.1741/42 - 7.1.1741/42Captain
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
ADM 6/16/1
ADM 6/15
8.1.1741/42 - 23.8.1742Captain
George DawnayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1743
ADM 6/16/2
BWAS-1714
24.8.1742 - 9.10.1743Captain
Sheldrake LatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1756
ADM 6/16/90
BWAS-1714
10.10.1743 - 2.8.1748Captain
Charles PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1749
Transfered ADM 6/16/227
BWAS-1714
2.8.1748 - 27.11.1748Captain
Ormond ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/17/469
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 9.6.1749
BWAS-1714
27.11.1748 - 19.2.1748/49Captain
Thomas SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1760
ADM 6/17/435
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.5.1740 - 6.9.1741Lieutenant
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/288
ADM 6/15
11.5.1742 - 2.10.1743Lieutenant
John BadcockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/16/53
ADM 6/16
11.5.1748 - 19.11.1748Lieutenant
Robert SuttieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1755
Transfered ADM 6/17/514
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 13.3.1749/50
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1740Began fitting at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich BWAS-1714
23.8.1740Completed fitting at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich BWAS-1714
12.1741In the Western ApproachesBWAS-1714
26.4.1742Took the Privateer
Sacra Familia 1742-1742
Spanish Privateer

6.6.1742Took the Privateer
San Antonio 1742-1742
Spanish Privateer

8.1742In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
29.1.1743/44Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
19.2.1748/49

Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard

ADM 106
19.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
23.7.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.8.1754Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
19.8.1754Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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