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Bideford

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Biddeford
Nominal Guns20B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.10.1754BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1.1755BWAS-1714
Named26.11.1754BWAS-1714
Launched2.3.1756B028
First Commissioned11.2.1756B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.2.1756 - 15.11.1756Captain
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
ADM 6/18/235
BWAS-1714
15.11.1756 - 11.3.1757Captain
Francis Samuel DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1780
Transfered ADM 6/18/324
ADM 6/18
14.6.1757 - 7.2.1758Captain
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
Transfered ADM 6/18/409
BWAS-1714
7.2.1758 - 4.4.1760Captain
Lancelot SkynnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1755
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/485
BWAS-1714
1.7.1760 - 10.9.1761Captain
William HoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1764
Transfered ADM 6/19/178
BWAS-1714
10.9.1761 - 31.12.1761Captain
Thomas GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1758
† ADM 6/19/347
BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1758 - 7.8.1758Unknown
William TalmieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/118
ADM 36

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 Schooner
La Victoire 1756-1756
French Privateer Schooner

30.9.1757Took the Privateer
Le Romieu 1757-1757
French Privateer
BWAS-1714
26.8.1758Took the Privateer
Le Printemps 1758-1758
French Privateer

4.4.1760Action of 4 April 1760
14.3.1761Took the Sloop
Le Chamillard (4) 1761-1761
French 4 Gun
Privateer Sloop
BG
14.4.1761Took the Privateer
L'Augustine 1761-1761
French Privateer

3.5.1761Took the Privateer
La Marquise de Beringhen (8) 1761-1761
French 8 Gun
Privateer

31.12.1761Wrecked off Hazeborough Sands (North Norfolk)BWAS-1714

 

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