Centaur

3525
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.6.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.7.1745BWAS-1714
Named22.4.1746BWAS-1714
Launched11.6.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.4.1746
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold30.1.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Length of Keel92' 6"Imperial Feet28.1178 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen503 7894Tons BM 

Armament


11.6.1746Broadside Weight = 93 Imperial Pound ( 42.1755 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741140Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.4.1746 - 14.4.1747CaptainHugh Pigot (1722-1792) ADM 6/17/94BWAS-171428.4.1747 - 16.9.1749CaptainRichard Tyrrell (1691-1766) ADM 6/17/511
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751)
Commission confirmed 30.1.1749/50
BWAS-1714
6.4.1751 - 16.10.1753CaptainHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753)† ADM 6/17/545BWAS-171418.12.1753 - 16.8.1754CaptainDudley Digges (d.1779) ADM 6/18/84BWAS-171417.6.1755 - 5.1.1759CaptainWilliam Brown (d.1774) ADM 6/18/174BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.9.1748 - 16.9.1749LieutenantGeorge Marshall (d.1759) ADM 6/17/505
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 5.12.1749
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1751 - 1751MidshipmanHenry Harvey (1737-1810)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1746Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1749In Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
16.9.1749Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
27.9.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1750Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1750Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3340.8.8dBWAS-1714
6.1751Sailed for New YorkBWAS-1714
16.8.1754Paid offADM 51
10.11.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.4.1755Ordered to be put into condition for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
20.12.1756Took the Privateer Le Dange
21.4.1757Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
11.5.1757Took the Privateer Le Hasard (16)
1758In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1758Took the Privateer L'Invincible (16)
5.1.1759

Paid off

ADM 51
11.12.1760Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
30.1.1761Sold at Portsmouth for £350BWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1754/091754/09/16Convoy for the King from HollandLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762)
 

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