Blandford

3326
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.12.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.12.1740BWAS-1714
Launched2.10.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.10.1741
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed bySurveyors TheBWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas WestBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold12.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Length of Keel89' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet27.1336 
Breadth30' 10 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold10' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen430 4694Tons BM 

Armament


2.10.1741Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1741 - 24.1.1742/43CaptainRobert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/16/463BWAS-171425.1.1742/43 - 7.10.1748CaptainEdward Dodd (d.1763) ADM 6/16/139BWAS-171412.5.1749 - 7.6.1751CaptainEdward Pratten (d.1763) ADM 6/17/463BWAS-17147.6.1751 - 8.6.1754CaptainVincent Pearce (d.1759) ADM 6/18/6BWAS-171430.1.1755 - 3.1757CaptainRichard Watkins (d.1770) ADM 6/18/126BWAS-17143.1757 - 26.12.1758CaptainPenhallow Cuming (c.1715-?)BWAS-171426.12.1758 - 14.1.1759CaptainJohn Lendrick (d.1780) ADM 6/19/15ADM 6/19

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1741 - 12.5.1744LieutenantWilliam Slanning (d.1744)† ADM 6/15/463ADM 6/152.7.1746 - 21.11.1747LieutenantChristopher O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/17/122ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
16.6.1742 - 9.10.1742Able SeamanCharles Claus (c.1720-1749) ADM 107/3/513ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
2.10.1741building at Deptford at a cost of £3717.7.6dBWAS-1714
2.10.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.12.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3067.18.5dBWAS-1714
1745Off LisbonBWAS-1714
28.10.1746Took the Privateer Le Saint-Pierre
24.1.1746/47Took the Privateer Xebec Le Brave (3) off Lisbon
27.2.1747/48Took the Privateer Le Piquenot off Lisbon
7.10.1748

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 106
1750Sailed to Cape VerdeBWAS-1714
1751Off the Irish coastBWAS-1714
8.6.1754Paid offADM 51
1.7.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1754Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1.1755SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1755Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
30.6.1755Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
13.8.1755Taken by the French off Brest
20.9.1755ReleasedBWAS-1714
31.1.1756Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
25.3.1757Took the Privateer Le Triomphant
14.1.1759

Paid off at Plymouth

BWAS-1714
14.10.1759SurveyedBWAS-1714
25.10.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.11.1763Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
20.12.1763Sold at Plymouth for £305BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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