Deal Castle

Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.7.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.9.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard GolightlyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up30.7.1754BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 2"Imperial Feet34.1418 
Length of Keel92' 4"Imperial Feet28.0924 
Breadth32' 1"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen505 5194Tons BM 


2.12.1746Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers

3.4.1746 - 12.8.1746CaptainJoseph Hamar (c.1712-1773) ADM 6/17/83ADM 6/174.9.1746 - 9.10.1748CaptainJohn Lloyd (d.1778) ADM 6/17/149BWAS-17149.10.1748 - 1.3.1748/49CaptainJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 6/17/528
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 19.7.1750
ADM 6/17
1.3.1748/49 - 9.5.1750CaptainWilliam Preston (c.1717-1756) ADM 6/17/523BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

4.9.1746 - 9.5.1750LieutenantRobert Gideon ADM 6/17/149ADM 6/17

Service History

10.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
6.1749Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
9.5.1750Paid off at Gillingham ADM 106
30.7.1754Break up completed at ChathamBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Saturday 19th of October 2019 05:24Tim OakleyBritish Fourth Rate frigate 'Cornwallis' (1805) (50)
Friday 18th of October 2019 16:20AvMBritish Merchant merchantman 'Duff' (1796)
Friday 18th of October 2019 15:27AvMBritish Merchant merchantman 'Duff' (1796)
Friday 18th of October 2019 14:52AvMBritish Merchant merchantman 'Duke of Argyll' (1833)
Friday 18th of October 2019 14:48AvMBritish Merchant merchantman 'Duke of Argyll' (1833)