Deptford3870
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1726/05/03BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1729/12/12BWAS-1714
Launched1732/08/22BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1734/03
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-Gunner
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sold1767/06/23BWAS-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

1732/08/22Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder
1752/06Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement 

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1734/031734/04CaptainThomas DaversBWAS-1714
1734/041737CaptainJames CornewallBWAS-1714
17381738/12/04CaptainSamuel MeadBWAS-1714
17391739CaptainJohn YeoBWAS-1714
17401741CaptainChristopher PocklingtonBWAS-1714
17411743CaptainSavage MostynBWAS-1714
17441744CaptainEdward PrattenBWAS-1714
17441746/04/30CaptainCurtis BarnetBWAS-1714
17451746/04CaptainJohn MooreBWAS-1714
1747/061750/04/15CaptainThomas LakeBWAS-1714
1752/061755CaptainGeorge EdgcumbeBWAS-1714
17561756/09CaptainJohn AmherstBWAS-1714
1756/091757CaptainJames GilchristBWAS-1714
1758/011760CaptainJohn HollwallBWAS-1714
1761/091763CaptainDudley DiggesBWAS-1714
17641764/05CaptainWilliam PastonBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

FromToRankNameSource
17521756/04/27LieutenantPaul Henry OurryTNC
1752/06/031756/11/10LieutenantThomas BaillieODNB

Petty Officers

FromToRankNameSource
17641764MidshipmanJohn Williamsonref:676

Service History

DateEvent Source
1732/09/23Completed Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £12985.0.4dBWAS-1714
1732/09/26Began Completed at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736/07Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1736/12Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1523.16.0dBWAS-1714
1738In home watersBWAS-1714
1738/12/04Paid offBWAS-1714
1740Off UshantBWAS-1714
1740/05/23Took the Privateer Brig San Sebastian y las Animas off Ushant 
1740/10/26Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1741/03/04Operations against Cartagena 
1742/09/28Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Carmen  
1743Cruise to the AzoresBWAS-1714
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1744/04/30Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1744/05/26Took the Privateer L'Aimable Maria  
1745/01/24Straits of Banca 
1746/04Returned homeBWAS-1714
1746/10Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1747/08Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £13410.0.0dBWAS-1714
1747/11Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1748/07At Port St DavidBWAS-1714
1750/10/10SurveyedBWAS-1714
1751/01Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1752/06Re-classed as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line  
1752/07Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £17872.2.4dBWAS-1714
1752/09/05Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca 
1757/12Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1758/02Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £10995.10.6dBWAS-1714
1758/06At St Malom then Cherbourg and St CasBWAS-1714
1759In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1759/07/03Took the Privateer Madame Barail  
1759/07/03Took the Privateer Madame Durat  
1759/07/03Bombardment of Le Havre 
1761/06Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1761/09Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6511.13.3dBWAS-1714
1761/11/28Sailed for Jamaica, performing a trial of John Harrison's Naval ChronometerBWAS-1714
1762/06/06Operations against Havanna 
1764/05Paid offBWAS-1714
1764/06/14SurveyedBWAS-1714
1767/04/17SurveyedBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:676 More than Nelson Web Site
 
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