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-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor John Barnard (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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.5.1740 - 24.9.1740Captain Robert Allen (c.1675-1752) ADM 6/15/288BWAS-171424.9.1740 - 24.8.1741CaptainLord George Forrester (d.1748) ADM 6/15/335BWAS-171425.8.1741 - 3.1.1741/42CaptainLord George Carnegie (6th Earl of Northesk) (1716-1792) ADM 6/16/445BWAS-17144.1.1741/42 - 7.1.1741/42Captain Charles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/16/1ADM 6/158.1.1741/42 - 23.8.1742Captain George Dawnay (d.1766) ADM 6/16/2BWAS-171424.8.1742 - 9.10.1743Captain Sheldrake Laton (c.1711-1776) ADM 6/16/90BWAS-171410.10.1743 - 2.8.1748Captain Charles Powlett (c.1711-1762) ADM 6/16/227BWAS-17142.8.1748 - 27.11.1748Captain Ormond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/17/469
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 9.6.1749
BWAS-1714
27.11.1748 - 19.2.1748/49Captain Thomas Saumarez (1720-1766) ADM 6/17/435BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.5.1740 - 6.9.1741Lieutenant Joseph Roberts ADM 6/15/288ADM 6/1511.5.1742 - 2.10.1743Lieutenant John Badcock (d.1751) ADM 6/16/53ADM 6/1611.5.1748 - 19.11.1748Lieutenant Robert Suttie ADM 6/17/514
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission 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
6.6.1742Took the Privateer San Antonio
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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