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Deptford

3870
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.5.1726BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.12.1729BWAS-1714
Launched22.8.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1733/34BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold23.6.1767BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 7"Imperial Feet35.6721 
Breadth39' 0"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen951 2794Tons BM 

Armament


22.8.1732Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

6.1752Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1733/34 - 19.7.1736Captain
James CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
ADM 6/15/177
BWAS-1714
16.5.1738 - 4.12.1738Captain
Samuel MeadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1742
ADM 6/15/117
BWAS-1714
14.6.1739 - 5.12.1739Captain
John YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
ADM 6/15/186
BWAS-1714
12.10.1740 - 23.12.1743Captain
Savage MostynBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 6/15/350
BWAS-1714
14.12.1743 - 17.4.1744Captain
Edward PrattenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1759
Transfered ADM 6/16/249
BWAS-1714
18.4.1744 - 24.2.1744/45Captain
John PhillipsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1745
ADM 6/16/295
ADM 6/16
25.2.1744/45 - 25.9.1746Captain
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
ADM 6/17/159
BWAS-1714
12.6.1747 - 15.4.1750Captain
Thomas LakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/236
BWAS-1714
3.6.1752 - 22.3.1756Captain
George EdgcumbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
ADM 6/18/36
BWAS-1714
22.3.1756 - 3.10.1756Captain
John AmherstBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1778
ADM 6/18/245
BWAS-1714
3.10.1756 - 25.1.1758Captain
Polycarpus TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1762
ADM 6/18/348
Issued by
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 25.1.1757
ADM 6/18
25.1.1758 - 21.1.1761Captain
John HollwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
Transfered ADM 6/18/477
BWAS-1714
5.8.1761 - 27.4.1763Captain
Dudley DiggesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1763
ADM 6/19/338
BWAS-1714
27.4.1763 - 17.5.1764Captain
William PastonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1764
ADM 6/20/49
Issued by
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 6.9.1764
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1744 - 1746Commodore
Curtis BarnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1756
Transfered
PMD

32 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 8.3.1733/34First Lieutenant
Thomas JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/168
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 23.3.1733/34Second Lieutenant
Edward ChalonerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
Transfered ADM 6/14/168
ADM 6/14
2.3.1733/34 - 1.8.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Transfered ADM 6/14/171
ADM 6/14
23.3.1733/34 - 19.7.1736First Lieutenant
Edward ChalonerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
ADM 6/15/178
ADM 6/14
23.3.1733/34 - 1.8.1734Second Lieutenant
Christopher DaltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1734
ADM 6/14/178
ADM 6/14
2.8.1734 - 19.7.1736Second Lieutenant
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
ADM 6/15/193
ADM 6/14
16.5.1738 - 4.12.1738First Lieutenant
Thomas LimeburnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1750
ADM 6/15/118
ADM 6/15
16.5.1738 - 4.12.1738Second Lieutenant
Thomas PhilpottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1746
ADM 6/15/118
ADM 6/15
14.6.1739 - 17.8.1739First Lieutenant
Thomas ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1759
ADM 6/15/187
ADM 6/15
17.8.1739 - 11.3.1739/40First Lieutenant
James NewnamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1744
ADM 6/15/212
ADM 6/15
31.8.1739 - 12.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1741
ADM 6/15/218
ADM 6/15
12.3.1739/40 - 9.8.1741Second Lieutenant
John MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1741
ADM 6/15/260
ADM 6/15
12.3.1739/40 - 25.6.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1747
ADM 6/15/260
ADM 6/15
26.6.1741 - 23.10.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John NealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1747
ADM 6/15/21
Confirmed 27.2.1741/42
ADM 6/15
10.8.1741 - 23.10.1741Second Lieutenant
Hugh LytteltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
ADM 6/15/22
Confirmed 1.3.1741/42
ADM 6/15
24.10.1741 - 19.4.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Coll McDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1754
ADM 6/16/22
Confirmed 1.3.1741/42
ADM 6/15
24.11.1741 - 13.12.1743First Lieutenant
Hugh LytteltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/22
Confirmed 1.3.1741/42
ADM 6/15
20.4.1742 - 13.12.1744Second Lieutenant
Coll McDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1754
Transfered ADM 6/16/46
ADM 6/16
14.12.1743 - 17.4.1744First Lieutenant
William BulleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
Transfered ADM 6/16/249
ADM 6/16
14.12.1743 - 17.4.1744Second Lieutenant
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/249
ADM 6/16
14.12.1743 - 17.4.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Jeremiah HarmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1758
Transfered ADM 6/16/249
ADM 6/16
18.4.1744 - 25.2.1744/45First Lieutenant
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1747
ADM 6/16/295
ADM 6/16
18.4.1744 - 21.7.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Nathaniel StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1748
ADM 6/16/295
ADM 6/16
26.2.1744/45 - 21.7.1745First Lieutenant
Peter CoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1758
Superannuated ADM 6/17/503
Issued by
Curtis BarnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1756
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 10.11.1749
ADM 6/17
21.7.1745 - 1.2.1745/46Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Wheeler HoultBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1749
Transfered ADM 6/17/407
Issued by
Curtis BarnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1756
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 15.11.1748
ADM 6/17
20.12.1745 - 25.9.1746First Lieutenant
Thomas Woolley PickeringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1746
ADM 6/17/160
Confirmed 4.10.1746
ADM 6/17
1.2.1745/46 - 25.9.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert CarkettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1767
ADM 6/17/157
Confirmed 24.9.1746
ADM 6/17
12.6.1747 - 9.10.1747First Lieutenant
Matthew WhitwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1779
ADM 6/17/236
ADM 6/19
9.10.1747 - 14.7.1749First Lieutenant
George IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1749
ADM 6/17/273
ADM 6/17
5.4.1749 - 14.7.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William BayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1782
ADM 6/17/539
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 13.12.1750
ADM 6/17
3.6.1752 - 7.10.1756Second Lieutenant
Henry John PhillipsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1756
ADM 6/18/36
ADM 6/18
21.8.1761 - 9.1761Second Lieutenant
Peter DebatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1761
Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/344
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1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.9.1740 - 12.1.1744/45Master
James ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1762
Transfered ADM 107/4/86
ADM 107/4

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.11.1738 - 25.2.1738/39Midshipman
Robert FarmarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1758
Transfered ADM 107/3/482
ADM 107/3
23.2.1742/43 - 28.11.1743Midshipman
Thomas RiggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1754
Transfered ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
1764Midshipman
John WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1798
ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
23.9.1732Completed Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £12985.0.4dBWAS-1714
26.9.1732Began Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
7.1736Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1736Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1523.16.0dBWAS-1714
1738In home watersBWAS-1714
4.12.1738Paid offBWAS-1714
1740Off UshantBWAS-1714
23.5.1740Took the Brig
San Sebastian y las Animas (12) 1740-1740
Spanish 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
off Ushant
BG
26.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
28.9.1742Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora del Carmen 1742-1742
Spanish Privateer

1743Cruise to the AzoresBWAS-1714
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
30.4.1744Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
26.5.1744Took the Privateer
L'Aimable Maria 1744-1744
French Privateer

24.1.1744/45Straits of Banca
4.1746Returned homeBWAS-1714
25.9.1746Paid offADM 51
10.1746Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1747Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £13410.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1748At Port St DavidBWAS-1714
17.4.1750

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 106
10.10.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1751Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1752Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth RateBWAS-1714
7.1752Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £17872.2.4dBWAS-1714
5.9.1752Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
12.1757Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1758Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10995.10.6dBWAS-1714
6.1758At St Malom then Cherbourg and St CasBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
1759In the ChannelBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
3.7.1759Took the Privateer
La Madame Barail (14) 1759-1759
French 14 Gun
Privateer

3.7.1759Took the Privateer
La Madame Durat (16) 1759-1759
French 16 Gun
Privateer

6.1761Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1761Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6511.13.3dBWAS-1714
28.11.1761Sailed for Jamaica, performing a trial of John Harrison's Naval ChronometerBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
17.5.1764

Paid off

BWAS-1714
14.6.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.4.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Albert Parker on Sunday 18th of April 2021 03:21

The records that Rif Winfield relied on might not have recorded a flag shift thousands of miles and about six months away. Richmond (Navy in War of 1739-48, III, 186), who was probably following Barnett's journal or Phillipson's, says that Barnett sent Winchester to reinforce Medway in the Straits of Malacca and Deptford to protect Cuddalore (Ft. St. Davids), shifting his pendant to Harwich. Deptford and Harwich were both 50s, and Richmond doesn't explain why Barnett didn't just send Harwich to Cuddalore and stay on Deptford. Possibly, he didn't trust the captain of Harwich with a detached mission. Some time later, he sent Deptford home with Dolphin, 20, and the homeward bound trade. Deptford was probably at that point his least well found ship of the line. This all happened before February 1746 but Richmond does not give dates.
On April 25/May 6, 1746, Barnett, in ill health, "sent his ships to cruise without him" (p. 188), shifting his pendant to Lively but going ashore. He died on April 28/May 9.
The July and August 1746 Disposition Report still has Barnett in Deptford and John Moore as her captain. The next one I have, March 1747, has Barnett in Harwich with Philip Carteret as flag captain--11 months after Barnett's death. By June 1747 the DR has Thomas Griffin in command in the East Indies in Princess Mary (I don't have the April and May DRs).


Posted by cy on Saturday 10th of April 2021 07:37

Thanks Albert
I've added the command, however Winfield has im in the Medway in 1746, not the Harwich?


Posted by Albert Parker on Saturday 10th of April 2021 05:08

Deptford was the flagship of Commodore Curtis Barnett from April 1744 (the East Indies squadron sailed from St. Helen's on April 30/May 11) until early 1746, when Barnett shifted his broad pendant to Harwich. Barnett was a regular temporary flag officer, commander-in-chief on a foreign station, with a post captain (Phillipson) for the ship in which he was embarked.

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