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Bridgewater

3412
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.12.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.1.1739/40BWAS-1714
Launched11.12.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.7.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Lynn - Norfolk BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1741
BWAS-1714
Constructor
PearsonBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked18.9.1743BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 3"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Length of Keel87' 6"Imperial Feet26.5394 
Breadth30' 7 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen436 3594Tons BM 

Armament


11.12.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.7.1740 - 28.12.1741Captain
Robert PettBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1720-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/309
BWAS-1714
2.12.1741 - 7.1.1742/43Captain
Frederick RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1754
: on board from 5.12.1741 Transfered ADM 6/16/486
BWAS-1714
11.1.1742/43 - 18.9.1743Captain
William FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1762
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.7.1740 - 25.1.1742/43Lieutenant
Richard BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/15/310
ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.3.1742 - 18.9.1743Master
James ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1771
ADM 107/3/521
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1740Commissioned for the North Sea and ChannelBWAS-1714
12.1741Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
25.12.1742Took the Privateer
Santa Rita (18) 1742-1742
Spanish 18 Gun
Privateer

18.9.1743Wrecked in St Mary's Bay, NewfoundlandBWAS-1714

 

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