Bideford

3306
Nominal Guns20B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.10.1754BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1.1755BWAS-1714
Named26.11.1754BWAS-1714
Launched2.3.1756B028
First Commissioned11.2.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard B028
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked31.12.1761B028

Armament


2.1756Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1756160EstablishmentBWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.2.1756 - 15.11.1756CaptainRobert Digby (1732-1815) ADM 6/18/235BWAS-171415.11.1756 - 11.3.1757CaptainFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789) ADM 6/18/324ADM 6/1814.6.1757 - 7.2.1758CaptainSamuel Hood (1724-1816) ADM 6/18/409BWAS-17147.2.1758 - 4.4.1760CaptainLancelot Skynner (d.1760)† ADM 6/18/485BWAS-17141.7.1760 - 10.9.1761CaptainWilliam Howe (d.1764) ADM 6/19/178BWAS-171410.9.1761 - 31.12.1761CaptainThomas Gordon (d.1761)† ADM 6/19/347BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
25.4.1756Completed at a cost of £9,950.15.0d including fittingBWAS-1714
7.1756Based in the DownsBWAS-1714
1757With Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
30.7.1757Took the Privateer Schooner La Victoire
30.9.1757Took the Privateer Le Romieu BWAS-1714
26.8.1758Took the Privateer Printemps
4.4.1760Action of 4 April 1760
14.3.1761Took the Privateer Sloop Le Chamillard (4) BG
14.4.1761Took the Privateer L'Augustine
3.5.1761Took the Privateer Marquise de Beringhen (8)
31.12.1761Wrecked off Hazeborough Sands (North Norfolk)BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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