Expedition

4163
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1.1745/46BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1746BWAS-1714
Named6.6.1747BWAS-1714
Launched11.7.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn OkillBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 3"Imperial Feet40.5407 
Length of Keel108' 10"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth37' 6 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen815 8494Tons BM 

Armament


11.7.1747Broadside 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
1745280Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.6.1747 - 15.6.1747CaptainJohn Cockburne (d.1753) ADM 6/17/233ADM 6/1919.6.1747 - 3.1.1748/49CaptainThomas Somers ADM 6/17/239BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.6.1747 - 2.9.1747First LieutenantGeorge Sellers (d.1748) ADM 6/17/234ADM 6/198.6.1747 - 15.6.1747Second LieutenantJohn West (c.1714-1759) ADM 6/17/234ADM 6/1915.6.1747 - 2.9.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Young (c.1718-?) ADM 6/17/238ADM 6/192.9.1747 - 3.1.1748/49Second LieutenantJohn Young (c.1718-?) ADM 6/17/264ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1.1748/49Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
10.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1750Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1750Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2242.17.0dBWAS-1714
28.10.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1764Broken up at Plymouth, for £199.6.8bBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
 

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