Blandford

3325
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1710/11BWAS-1714
Launched29.10.1711BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar Group
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered28.3.1719BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 0"Imperial Feet28.6512 
Length of Keel76' 9"Imperial Feet23.2029 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen275 9194Tons BM 

Armament


29.10.1711Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.10.1711 - 16.6.1713CommanderMungo Herdman (d.1727/28) ADM 6/11/170BWAS-171417.6.1713 - 14.11.1714CaptainMungo Herdman (d.1727/28) ADM 6/11/263BWAS-171415.11.1714 - 1.6.1715CaptainAlexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/14/172
Commission confirmed 6.3.1733/34
BWAS-1714
2.6.1715 - 24.7.1715Captain and MasterEdward Whitworth (d.1721) ADM 6/12/43ADM 6/1225.7.1715 - 11.4.1717Captain and MasterCharles Boyle (d.1720) ADM 6/12/47BWAS-171412.4.1717 - 28.3.1719CaptainErasmus Phillips (d.1719)† ADM 6/12/97BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.10.1711 - 20.7.1714LieutenantJames Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/11/171ADM 6/1127.7.1715 - 3.11.1716LieutenantWilliam Bridge (d.1744) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/124.11.1716 - 2.5.1717LieutenantDandy Kidd (d.1740/41) ADM 6/12/82
Commission confirmed 6.12.1716
ADM 6/12
3.5.1717 - 22.8.1717LieutenantCaesar Blount (d.1749) ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/1220.9.1717 - 16.1.1717/18LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/12/103ADM 6/1217.1.1717/18 - 28.3.1719LieutenantThomas Mallon (d.1719)† ADM 6/12/110ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
21.12.1711RegisteredBWAS-1714
1713Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1714
1714Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1715In the BalticBWAS-1714
1716In the BalticBWAS-1714
3.1715/16Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1716Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1173.19.11dBWAS-1714
1717In the Channel and the North SeaBWAS-1714
23.3.1718/19Foundered with all hands in the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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
 

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