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Defiance

3847
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.3.1742/43BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.3.1742/43BWAS-1714
Launched12.10.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.11.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas WestBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1757-1758
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold10.4.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck147' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet44.812 
Length of Keel119' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet36.2776 
Breadth42' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold18' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,136 2894Tons BM 

Armament


12.10.1744Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741420Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1744 - 16.3.1744/45Captain
Lord George ForresterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
Dismissed ADM 6/16/390
BWAS-1714
14.9.1745 - 20.3.1745/46Captain
James RentoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/544
ADM 6/16
20.3.1745/46 - 3.5.1747Captain
Thomas GrenvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714
20.5.1747 - 30.8.1748Captain
John BentleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
ADM 6/17/226
BWAS-1714
31.7.1754 - 20.5.1756Captain
Thomas AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1755
† ADM 6/18/106
BWAS-1714
20.2.1756 - 20.8.1756Captain
Patrick BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
ADM 6/18/359
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 19.2.1757
BWAS-1714
23.5.1756 - 20.8.1756Captain
Augustus John HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
ADM 6/19/126
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.1.1759
BWAS-1714
20.8.1756 - 31.8.1756Captain
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
Transfered ADM 6/18/302
BWAS-1714
1.2.1757 - 10.1.1759Captain
Patrick BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
Transfered ADM 6/18/350
BWAS-1714
10.1.1759 - 30.5.1759Captain
William WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1742
ADM 6/19/21
BWAS-1714
30.5.1759 - 16.4.1761Captain
Patrick BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
ADM 6/19/68
ADM 6/19
16.4.1761 - 10.8.1763Captain
George MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1779
ADM 6/19/547
Issued by
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761

Confirmed 1.11.1763
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.10.1744 - 25.5.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Ambrose CramerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/384
ADM 6/16
26.5.1746 - 4.6.1747First Lieutenant
John MidwinterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1748
ADM 6/17/143
ADM 6/17
26.5.1746 - 30.8.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John SpillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1753
ADM 6/17/143
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1756 - 7.1756Coxswain
William FosterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756
TAGP

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1744Completed at Deptford - London at a cost of £16423.17.6dBWAS-1714
12.10.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
21.1.1744/45Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6904.7.0dBWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
30.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
28.11.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1751Began small repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
4.10.1751SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1751Completed small repair at a cost of £4616.7.6dBWAS-1714
12.6.1754Ordered to be fitted as a guard ship "in the room of the Bristol"BWAS-1714
7.1754RecommissionedBWAS-1714
22.4.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755
8.6.1755Took the Ship of the Line
Le Lys (64) 1746-1755
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

6.4.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756

Off Port Mahon , prior to the Battle of Minorca, took a French tartan carrying reinforcements for the French fleet.

B051
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
2.5.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
2.6.1760Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
28.5.1762Took the Unrated
Marte (18) 1762-1762
Spanish 18 Gun
Unrated

28.5.1762Took the Frigate
Venganza (26) 1753-1762
Spanish 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
in Mariel Bay, Cuba

6.6.1762Operations against Havana
10.8.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.5.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.3.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.3.1766Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
10.4.1766Sold for £630BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.4.1755-4.11.1755Fleet for North America
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
 
 

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