Boston

3380
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.9.1746BWAS-1714
Named20.7.1747BWAS-1714
Launched3.5.1748BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.7.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBoston - Massachusetts BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 24-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorBenjamin HallowellBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.3.1752BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Length of Keel98' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet29.8768 
Breadth32' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet9.7727 
Depth in Hold11' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet3.3592 
Burthen560 3894Tons BM 

Armament


3.5.1748Broadside 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
1745160Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1747 - 23.7.1748CaptainWilliam Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/247ADM 6/1723.7.1748 - 4.11.1748CaptainEdward Wheeler (d.1761) ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Charles Watson (1714-1757)
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
4.11.1748 - 28.10.1749CaptainVincent Pearce (d.1759) ADM 6/17/400BWAS-171424.1.1750/51 - 16.1.1751/52CaptainFrancis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/17/542BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.7.1747 - 28.10.1749LieutenantBattison Okely (d.1753) ADM 6/17/251ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
1749Ordered homeBWAS-1714
28.10.1749Paid off at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford ADM 106
11.1749Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
21.12.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1750Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1277.18.2dBWAS-1714
1751RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1751Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1751Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1975.13.5dBWAS-1714
6.1751Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.1.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.2.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.2.1752Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
4.3.1752Breaking up completed at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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