Fowey -> 1744 Queenborough

Nominal Guns40B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.12.1709B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
ConstructorRichard StaceyB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel97' 0"Imperial Feet29.5656 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen528 3294Tons BM 


7.12.1709Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

23.2.1709/10 - 11.12.1714CaptainRobert Chadwick (d.1719) ADM 6/11/29BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 12.4.1716CaptainRobert Chadwick (d.1719) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/122.2.1740/41 - 1.7.1741CaptainJames Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/152.7.1741 - 16.7.1741CaptainWilliam Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/15/432ADM 6/1517.7.1741 - 1.5.1743CaptainThomas Tucker (d.1766) ADM 6/15/437BWAS-16032.5.1743 - 23.6.1743CaptainPolycarpus Taylor (d.1780) ADM 6/16/343
Commission confirmed 20.7.1744

10 Commissioned Officers

2.11.1709 - 22.2.1709/10LieutenantRichard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/10/98ADM 6/1023.2.1709/10 - 13.12.1714First LieutenantRichard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/11/29ADM 6/1123.5.1710 - 4.12.1711Second LieutenantThomas Penhallow ADM 6/11/47ADM 6/115.12.1711 - 18.9.1712Second LieutenantThomas Gadsen (d.c.1742) ADM 6/11/208
Commission confirmed 7.5.1712
ADM 6/11
14.12.1714 - 12.4.1716Second LieutenantRichard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/121.3.1715/16 - 12.4.1716First LieutenantHenry Curle ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/122.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Second LieutenantHenry Davidson ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 19.11.1742First LieutenantHenry Davidson ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/155.2.1741/42 - 17.7.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Bowyer (d.1746) ADM 6/16/345ADM 6/165.11.1742 - 17.7.1744Second LieutenantRobert Middleton (d.1753) ADM 6/16/344
Commission confirmed 23.7.1744
ADM 6/16

Service History

24.2.1710/11Took the privateer César on the coast of GuineaBWAS-1603
7.8.1711Capture of the San Joaquín
1712In the ChannelBWAS-1603
31.3.1712In company with the Anglesea recaptured the ScarboroughBWAS-1603
31.3.1712Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie) Le Scarborough (32)
7.1715Norway convoyBWAS-1603

Paid off

6.1718Began middling repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
1.1719Completed middling repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £5033.16.5dBWAS-1603
9.1740Began small repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
2.1741Recommissioned for the Bristol Channel and Irish SeaBWAS-1603
4.1741Completed small repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £6154.2.7dBWAS-1603
1743At JamaicaBWAS-1603
3.9.1743Admiralty ordered a new ship to be built to replace herBWAS-1603
12.7.1744Ordered laid upBWAS-1603

Paid off

3.11.1744Ordered to be reduced to a 24-gun Sixth RateBWAS-1603
5.11.1744Renamed QueenboroughBWAS-1603
16.1.1744/45Reported as "not fit for conversion"BWAS-1603
8.1746Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1603


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive

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