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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered3.9.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down21.9.1739BWAS-1714
Launched18.4.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1806
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Henry BirdBritish
Designer
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1758-1759
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold15.3.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 7"Imperial Feet32.3384 
Length of Keel87' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet26.5271 
Breadth30' 11"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold9' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet2.7496 
Burthen445 394Tons BM 

Armament


18.4.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1746Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.4.1740 - 3.6.1741Captain
James RentoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1748
Transfered
BWAS-1714
6.6.1741 - 3.3.1744/45Captain
Henry DennisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1757
Transfered ADM 6/17/70
BWAS-1714
4.3.1744/45 - 8.7.1745Captain
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
ADM 6/16/527
Confirmed 13.8.1745
BWAS-1714
12.7.1746 - 14.1.1746/47Captain
Henry HuishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1747
ADM 6/17/127
ADM 6/17
15.1.1746/47 - 1.11.1748Captain
The Hon. William FarmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1749
Transfered ADM 6/17/191
BWAS-1714
4.12.1753 - 18.7.1755Captain
John EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1793
Transfered ADM 6/18/83
BWAS-1714
18.7.1755 - 26.6.1756Captain
James GilchristBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1759
ADM 6/18/180
BWAS-1714
26.6.1756 - 4.7.1756Captain
William GoughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1756
ADM 6/18/357
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 15.2.1757
BWAS-1714
4.7.1756 - 9.9.1756Captain
John Bladen TinkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1765
ADM 6/18/381
Issued by
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 5.4.1757
BWAS-1714
9.9.1756 - 29.11.1756Captain
John StrachanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1772
ADM 6/18/479
Issued by
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 30.1.1758
BWAS-1714
29.11.1756 - 21.3.1758Captain
John StrachanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1772
Transfered ADM 6/19/24
Issued by
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 22.1.1759
ADM 6/19
21.3.1758 - 23.5.1759Captain
John Carter AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
ADM 6/18/496
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.4.1740 - 25.7.1744Lieutenant
Thomas ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
ADM 6/15/278
ADM 6/15
16.7.1746 - 31.5.1748Lieutenant
John BoydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1762
ADM 6/17/129
ADM 6/17
31.5.1748 - 28.10.1748Lieutenant
William SkyesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1752
Transfered ADM 3/17/359
ADM 6/17
28.10.1748 - 1.11.1748Lieutenant
James StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
Transfered ADM 6/17/395
ADM 6/17
4.7.1756 - 17.7.1758Lieutenant
William LockerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
Transfered ADM 6/18/489
Issued by
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 23.2.1758
ODNB

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.12.1757 - 23.5.1759Master
John IrwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1762
ADM 107/5/386
ADM 107/5

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
27.9.1743 - 16.12.1745Midshipman
James ChadsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1776
Transfered ADM 107/4/11
ADM 107/4
6.3.1756 - 30.3.1756Midshipman
Thomas PorterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1771
ADM 107/4/409
ADM 107/4
31.3.1756 - 14.2.1757Master's Mate
Thomas PorterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1771
ADM 107/4/409
ADM 107/4

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.9.1755 - 5.3.1756Able Seaman
Thomas PorterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1771
ADM 107/4/409
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
18.4.1740building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3771.5.0dBWAS-1714
18.4.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
14.6.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3052.13.0dBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
7.1741Operations against Santiago
20.10.1744Stranded in a hurricane but savedBWAS-1714
8.7.1745

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1745Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1746Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
7.1746RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1746Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6514.19.1dBWAS-1714
1748Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.11.1748

Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard

ADM 6/18
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1753Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1753Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3423.8.8dBWAS-1714
12.1753RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1755Stationed in the Bristol ChannelBWAS-1714
3.12.1755Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
1757In action against a Barbary roverBWAS-1714
19.6.1757Took the Frigate
Le Télémaque (20) 1756-1757
French 20 Gun
Privateer Frigate

14.7.1757Took the Sloop
Hazard (8) 1749-1783
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop

29.12.1758Capture of Goree
23.5.1759Paid offADM 51
8.12.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.12.1762Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
15.3.1763Sold at Portsmouth for £400BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
20.10.1744-21.10.1744Jamaica Hurricane, 1744  
16.10.1758-1.3.1759Expedition against Île de Gorée
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 25th of October 2018 10:12

16 Mar 1757 Experiment20 temporary commander lieutenant John Jervis after an indecisive engagement with a large French privateer returned to the Culloden,

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