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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.10.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.1.1739/40BWAS-1714
Acquired8.1.1740/41BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1.1740/41
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorElias BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold1.8.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 4 ½"Imperial Feet37.8079 
Length of Keel101' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet30.788 
Breadth35' 11 ⅜"Imperial Feet10.6775 
Depth in Hold14' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet4.2863 
Burthen697 7394Tons BM 

Armament


8.1.1740/41Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733250Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1740/41 - 25.11.1744CaptainGeorge Balchen (1717-1745) ADM 6/15/368BWAS-17141.7.1745 - 7.2.1745/46CaptainPeter Denis (c.1713-1778) ADM 6/16/503BWAS-17148.2.1745/46 - 25.1.1747/48CaptainThomas Gregory (d.1747/48)† ADM 6/17/59BWAS-171429.1.1747/48 - 30.6.1748CaptainSamuel Scott (c.1718-1774) ADM 6/17/316ADM 6/17

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1748 - 6.1748CommodoreThe Hon. George Townshend (1716-1769)ODNB

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1740/41 - 1.2.1740/41Second LieutenantHenry Davidson ADM 6/15/368ADM 6/1510.1.1740/41 - 1.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Christie ADM 6/15/368ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 14.12.1744Second LieutenantFrancis Christie ADM 6/15/377ADM 6/1512.6.1741 - 1.7.1745First LieutenantWilliam Powlett (c.1714-?) ADM 6/15/427ADM 6/151.10.1741 - 18.9.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Smith ADM 6/16/423
Commission confirmed 14.1.1743/44
ADM 6/16
2.7.1745 - 2.7.1746First LieutenantWilliam Tell ADM 6/16/503ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
29.3.1748 - 30.6.1748Midshipman ExtraBellen Tatton ADM 6/17/339ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1741In the StraitsBWAS-1714
24.7.1741Action of 1741-07-24
1742In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.1744Returned homeBWAS-1714
2.1745Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1745RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1745Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5438.16.8dBWAS-1714
5.1746Sailed with a convoy for LisbonBWAS-1714
8.1746Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1746Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £3956.4.2dBWAS-1714
8.8.1747Took the Privateer Le Jerusalem
1748

Off the Scheldt in the spring

ODNB
30.6.1748

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
18.11.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.12.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1.1748/49Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
1.8.1749Sold at Cheerness for £657BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
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 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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