British Sixth Rate ship 'Bridgewater' (1740)
    

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 Commissioned15.7.1740
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Lynn BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed bySurveyors TheBWAS-1714
Constructor PearsonBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.7.1740 - 24.9.1740CaptainRobert Pett (d.1776) ADM 6/15/309BWAS-17142.12.1741 - 30.12.1742CaptainFrederick Rogers (d.1775) ADM 6/16/486BWAS-171411.1.1742/43 - 18.9.1743CaptainWilliam Fielding (d.1773)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.7.1740 - 25.1.1742/43LieutenantRichard Bligh (1713-1748) ADM 6/15/310ADM 6/15

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


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
 

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