Eltham

4082
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.9.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.10.1734BWAS-1714
Launched30.6.1736BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.11.1736
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.6.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Feet10.7086 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen678 894Tons BM 

Armament


11.1736Broadside Weight = 207 Imperial Pound ( 93.8745 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1736250EstablishmentBWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.11.1736 - 27.2.1739/40CaptainLord Augustus Fitzroy (1716-1741) ADM 6/15/41BWAS-171428.2.1739/40 - 13.2.1742/43CaptainEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/15/250ADM 6/1514.2.1742/43 - 1.6.1743CaptainRichard Watkins (d.1770) ADM 6/16/206
Commission confirmed 8.8.1743
BWAS-1714
2.6.1743 - 9.9.1743CaptainEdward Pratten (d.1763) ADM 6/16/206
Commission confirmed 8.8.1743
ADM 6/16
16.1.1743/44 - 23.6.1745CaptainPhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/16/260BWAS-171424.6.1745 - 9.10.1748CaptainRichard Tiddeman (d.1762) ADM 6/17/16
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752)
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
BWAS-1714
9.10.1748 - 12.6.1750CaptainJohn Lloyd (d.1778) ADM 6/17/529
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 2.8.1750
BWAS-1714

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.11.1736 - 14.7.1738First LieutenantRowland Frogmere (d.1744) ADM 6/15/41ADM 6/1512.11.1736 - 24.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRandyll Vane (d.1740) ADM 6/15/43ADM 6/1526.12.1738 - 16.1.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/15/419
Commission confirmed 21.5.1741
ADM 6/15
18.3.1739/40 - 30.3.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Williams ADM 6/15/262ADM 6/1526.3.1740 - 22.6.1743Second LieutenantRichard Matthews (d.1760) ADM 6/15/267ADM 6/157.7.1743 - 9.9.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Hamilton (d.1745) ADM 6/16/206
Commission confirmed 8.8.1743
ADM 6/16
7.7.1744 - 5.6.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Allan ADM 6/16/335ADM 6/166.6.1745 - 23.6.1745Second LieutenantGeorge Allan ADM 6/17/4
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), North America
Commission confirmed 24.9.1745
ADM 6/17
24.6.1745 - 12.6.1750First LieutenantGeorge Allan ADM 6/17/4
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), North America
Commission confirmed 24.9.1745
ADM 6/17
24.6.1745 - 16.7.1749Second LieutenantWilliam Underdown (d.1749) ADM 6/17/4
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), North America
Commission confirmed 24.9.1745
ADM 6/17
21.10.1746 - 18.1.1746/47Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Dalrymple ADM 6/17/165ADM 6/1719.1.1746/47 - 19.10.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Imrie (d.1750) ADM 6/17/191ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.4.1739 - 7.7.1740MidshipmanWilliam Cook (c.1720-?) ADM 107/3/482ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.3.1737/38 - 17.10.1738Captain's ServantWilliam Cook (c.1720-?) ADM 107/3/482ADM107/317.10.1738 - 5.4.1739Able SeamanWilliam Cook (c.1720-?) ADM 107/3/481ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1740Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.4.1742Action of 12.4.1742
18.2.1742/43Attack on La Guaira
15.4.1743Attack on Porto Cabello
9.1743Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.9.1743Paid offADM 51
1.1744RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1744Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3180.12.1dBWAS-1714
6.1744Off DunkirkBWAS-1714
20.3.1744/45Expedition against Louisbourg
5.1745Sailed with a New England convoyBWAS-1714
19.5.1745Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Vigilant (64)
2.1746With Byng's squadron in Scottish WatersBWAS-1714
3.1746/47Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
9.1748Seige of Pondicherry
12.6.1750

Paid off

ADM 51
12.6.1763Broken up at Plymouth for £179BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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