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Bridgewater

3413
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.12.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down20.12.1743BWAS-1714
Launched13.10.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.10.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690
BWAS-1714
Constructor
George RowcliffeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture28.4.1758BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 2 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Breadth32' 0 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen499 6494Tons BM 

Armament


13.10.1744Broadside 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
1741140Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1744 - 27.1.1744/45Captain
John HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1762
Transfered ADM 6/16/373
BWAS-1714
28.1.1744/45 - 9.6.1745Captain
Edward RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1747
ADM 6/16/431
ADM 6/16
10.6.1745 - 11.7.1745Captain
Lord George GrahamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1746
ADM 6/16/491
BWAS-1714
12.7.1745 - 22.1.1745/46Captain
Thomas StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1745
ADM 6/16/508
BWAS-1714
23.1.1745/46 - 5.12.1747Captain
Charles KnowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1770
Transfered ADM 6/17/48
BWAS-1714
5.12.1747 - 10.2.1748/49Captain
Christopher HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1778
ADM 6/17/291
BWAS-1714
3.1.1754 - 20.1.1754Captain
Washington ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
Transfered ADM 6/18/86
ADM 6/18
20.1.1754 - 25.2.1756Captain
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1762
Transfered ADM 6/18/88
BWAS-1714
24.8.1756 - c.7.1757Captain
Henry SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1757
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714
4.2.1758 - 28.4.1758Captain
Thomas ManningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1758
ADM 6/19/114
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 21.11.1759
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.7.1745 - 11.9.1747Lieutenant
Charles BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1748
ADM 6/16/513
ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
13.10.1744building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £3984.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.10.1744Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1745Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
29.1.1744/45Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3317.10.9dBWAS-1714
3.7.1745Action of 1745-07-03
3.7.1745Took the Privateer
Name Unknown Virginia Prize 1745-1745
French Privateer
off Ostend
BG
3.7.1745Took the Privateer
Name Unknown Virginia Prize 1745-1745
French Privateer
off Ostend
BG
3.7.1745Took the Privateer
Name Unknown Virginia Prize 1745-1745
French Privateer
off Ostend
BG
3.7.1745Took the Privateer
Le Royal (28) 1745-1745
French 28 Gun
Privateer
off Ostend
BG
3.7.1745Took the Privateer
La Duchesse de Penthièvre (26) 1745-1745
French 26 Gun
Privateer
off Ostend
BG
3.7.1745Took the Privateer
Name Unknown Large Prize 1745-1745
French Privateer
off Ostend
BG
2.1746In Scottish watersBWAS-1714
6.7.1747Took the Privateer
La Marguerite 1747-1747
French Privateer

6.10.1747Took the Privateer
La Tourterelle (14) 1747-1747
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off Ireland
BG
3.11.1747Took the Privateer
Le Jason (18) 1747-1747
French 18 Gun
Privateer

10.2.1748/49Paid off at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/18
10.8.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1750Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
8.1750Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £199.4.4dBWAS-1714
5.1753Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
15.6.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1754RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1754Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5271.14.8dBWAS-1714
24.3.1754Sailed for the East indiesBWAS-1714
11.1.1756Capture of Geriah
7.3.1757Expedition against Chandernagore
28.4.1758Run ashore and burnt at MadrasBWAS-1714

 

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