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Worcester -> 1788 Worcester Hulk

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.11.1765BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.5.1766BWAS-1714
Launched17.10.1769BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.1.1771BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassWorcester Class (1765)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1781
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas BucknallBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1728-1772
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 0"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel130' 1 ⅜"Imperial Feet39.6335 
Breadth44' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet13.4303 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Forward11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft16' 7"Imperial Feet4.9064 
Burthen1,379 4994Tons BM 

Armament


17.10.1769Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1765500Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1.1771 - 8.1.1774Captain
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
ADM 6/20/332
BWAS-1714
8.1.1774 - 31.3.1775Captain
George OurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
Transfered ADM 6/21/2
BWAS-1714
1.4.1775 - 11.1.1779Captain
Mark RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
Transfered
BWAS-1714
11.1.1779 - 19.5.1782Captain
George TalbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/21/498
BWAS-1714
19.5.1782 - 9.10.1782Captain
Charles WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1782
ADM 6/23/80
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 6.6.1783
BWAS-1714
9.10.1782 - 12.1.1786Captain
Charles HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1804
ADM 6/23/300
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 28.9.1785
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1776 - 10.4.1777Acting Lieutenant
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
NAO

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.6.1806 - 14.3.1807Boatswain
William IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1776-1824
ADM 29/8

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1775 - 3.1777Midshipman
George Paris MonkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1810
MHVA

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1771Commissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
17.10.1771Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
26.11.1771Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £26407.11.1dBWAS-1714
26.11.1771Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7569.15.1dBWAS-1714
1772Summer cruiseBWAS-1714
3.1773Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1773Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
22.6.1773Present at the Spithead ReviewBWAS-1714
1775Summer cruise, then a guardshipBWAS-1714
11.5.1777Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
1.1779refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7109.8.1dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
10.1782coppering at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
1785Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
25.1.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1787Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.1788Rerated as a Hulk
1.1788Renamed Worcester HulkBWAS-1714
1.1788Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1816Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 7th of May 2012 07:20

3 Dec 1776 Worcester 64 cap Robinson sails with a convoy from Portsmouth to Gibraltar returning Apr 1777 in time for Nelson to sit Lt exam on 9 Apr 1777

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