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Chatham -> 1810 Tilbury

3583
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.10.1752BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.12.1752BWAS-1714
Named22.11.1752BWAS-1714
Launched25.4.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.1.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Designed by
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward AllinBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1750-1767
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck147' 0"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Length of Keel123' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet37.4968 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.2682 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,067 3794Tons BM 

Armament


25.4.1758Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745350Design Complement

21 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.1.1758 - 5.3.1760Captain
John LockhartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
Transfered ADM 6/18/470
BWAS-1714
9.4.1760 - 31.7.1764Captain
Thomas LynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1780
ADM 6/19/156
BWAS-1714
2.4.1766 - 16.8.1766Captain
John FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1771
ADM 6/20/113
BWAS-1714
16.8.1766 - 3.8.1768Captain
Charles BucknerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1808
ADM 6/20/188
Issued by
Thomas PyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1783
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 23.12.1767
BWAS-1714
3.8.1768 - 20.3.1769Captain
William GarnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1781
Transfered ADM 6/20/210
ADM 6/20
20.3.1769 - 28.8.1769Captain
Robert GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1769
ADM 6/20/269
Issued by
Thomas PyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1783
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 1.2.1770
BWAS-1714
7.3.1772 - 2.11.1772Captain
Charles ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1799
Transfered ADM 6/20/433
BWAS-1714
2.11.1772 - 26.7.1775Captain
James WorthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1795
ADM 6/20/497
Issued by
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1778
, Leeward Islands - Lesser Antilles - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 1.6.1773
BWAS-1714
26.7.1775 - 6.9.1776Captain
John RaynorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1780
Transfered ADM 6/21/107
BWAS-1714
6.9.1776 - 25.12.1777Captain
Tobias CaulfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1777
Transfered
BWAS-1714
25.12.1777 - 16.5.1778Captain
The Hon. William CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1807
Transfered ADM 6/21/417
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 1.6.1778
BWAS-1714
16.5.1778 - 11.10.1780Captain
William AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1799
ADM 6/21/406
BWAS-1714
11.10.1780 - 2.7.1781Captain
Sir John OrdeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
Transfered ADM 6/22/181
BWAS-1714
2.7.1781 - 14.4.1783Captain
Andrew Snape DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1797
ADM 6/23/74
Issued by
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
, North America
Confirmed 23.5.1783
BWAS-1714
15.4.1783 - 27.5.1783Captain
Edward ShepherdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
Transfered ADM 6/23/150
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 8.10.1783
ADM 6/23
27.5.1783 - 1783Captain
William KnellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
ADM 6/23/169
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 3.12.1783
ADM 6/23
4.10.1790 - 24.10.1790Lieutenant
Robert JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
ADM 60/24/73
ADM 6/24
25.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Edmund EllistonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1790
ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24
7.1793 - 1800Lieutenant
Lionel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1783
BWAS-1714
1800 - 3.1802Lieutenant
James MandersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1806
BWAS-1714
2.1800 - 28.5.1800Lieutenant
Philip BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1767 - 8.1769Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Thomas PyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1783
BWAS-1714
3.1772 - 7.1775Vice-Admiral of the Blue
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1778
BWAS-1714
9.1775 - 5.2.1776Rear-Admiral of the White
Molyneaux ShuldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1793
BWAS-1714
5.2.1776 - 6.9.1776Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Molyneaux ShuldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1793
BWAS-1714
6.9.1776 - 27.4.1777Commodore
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
ADM 107/1/259
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.3.1759 - 18.1.1761Third Lieutenant
Edmund EllistonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1790
ADM 6/19/52
ref:849
18.1.1761 - 18.7.1763Third Lieutenant
John WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1781
ADM 6/20/54
Issued by
Charles SteevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1729

Confirmed 16.10.1764
ref:849
18.7.1763 - 31.7.1764Second Lieutenant
John WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1781
ADM 6/20/54
Issued by
Samuel CornishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1770
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 16.10.1764
ref:849
26.7.1775 - 11.7.1776Second Lieutenant
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
ADM 6/21/107
ref:616
11.1775 - 1.6.1777Acting Lieutenant
Philip d'AuvergneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
ref:616

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.1.1791 - 4.11.1795Surgeon
William WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Medic
Service 1787-1821
ADM 29/8

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1772Midshipman
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
ref:676
1776Midshipman
Manley DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1825
ref:616
10.6.1776 - 1776Master's Mate
Bartholomew JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1825
NRS006

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
14.1.1787 - 4.5.1789Able Seaman
Alexander GovieBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1787-1822
ADM 29/8
14.1.1787 - 4.5.1789Able Seaman
Alexander GorseBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1787-1822
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
23.5.1758building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £24580.9.9dBWAS-1714
18.5.1759Took the Frigate
Aréthuse (32) 1757-1759
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1758 Renamed "Aréthuse"

6.1759In the ChannelBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
8.6.1760Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
31.7.1764

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1766Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1766Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10240.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.7.1766Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1767Flagship in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
28.8.1769

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1770Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1772RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1772Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £17739.9.9dBWAS-1714
12.6.1772Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1775Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
9.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
30.10.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.7.1776Staten Island Landings
12.1776At Rhode IslandBWAS-1714
6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island
1778Returned homeBWAS-1714
4.1778Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1778Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8181.8.11dBWAS-1714
27.3.1779Sailed to meet East India shipsBWAS-1714
1.1780Began coppering at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1780Completed coppering at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5828.4.0dBWAS-1714
18.5.1780Took the Privateer
L'Alexandrine (10) 1780-1780
French 10 Gun
Privateer

1.12.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1781In Chesapeake operationsBWAS-1714
9.6.1781Took the Privateer
General Washington 1781-1781
American Privateer

2.9.1781Took the Frigate
La Magicienne (32) 1778-1781
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Off Boston

5.10.1781Took the Privateer
General Starke 1781-1781
American Privateer

31.10.1781Took the Privateer
Hyder Ali 1781-1781
American Privateer

21.12.1781Took the Brig
Active (8) 1781-1781
American 8 Gun
Privateer Brig
Twenty five leagues from the Capes of Delaware

31.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1783fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1791Sheer hulk at ChathamBWAS-1714
1791Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
3.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £804.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1797Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1797Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5238.0.0dBWAS-1714
1800Receiving ship at FalmouthBWAS-1714
1800Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
27.5.1802

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1805Refitted as a Other Vessels Powder Depot
12.1805fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
29.6.1810Renamed TilburyBWAS-1714
5.1814Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Friday 2nd of May 2014 01:07

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 51 (1781).
An official account has been received from the commissioner of his Majesty's Navy at Halifax, of the capture of the Magicienne French frigate of 32 guns 280 men, by the Chatham man of war of 64 guns. The frigate engaged the man of war half an hour, had 32 men killed and 54 wounded, the Chatham, Capt. Douglas, had only 2 men killed and 4 wounded.

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