Fowey -> 1744 Queenborough

Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.12.1709B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
Constructor Richard 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 Ship Commanders

23.2.1709/10 - 11.12.1714Captain Robert Chadwick (c.1675-1719) ADM 6/11/29BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 12.4.1716Captain Robert Chadwick (c.1675-1719) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/122.2.1740/41 - 1.7.1741Captain James Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/152.7.1741 - 16.7.1741Captain William Knight (d.1744) Transfered ADM 6/15/432ADM 6/1517.7.1741 - 1.5.1743Captain Thomas Tucker (d.1766) Transfered ADM 6/15/437BWAS-16032.5.1743 - 23.6.1743Captain Polycarpus Taylor (d.1780) Transfered ADM 6/16/343
Confirmed 20.7.1744

10 Commissioned Officers

2.11.1709 - 22.2.1709/10Lieutenant Richard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/10/98ADM 6/1023.2.1709/10 - 13.12.1714First Lieutenant Richard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/11/29ADM 6/1123.5.1710 - 4.12.1711Second Lieutenant Thomas Penhallow ADM 6/11/47ADM 6/115.12.1711 - 18.9.1712Second Lieutenant Thomas Gadsen (d.c.1742) Transfered ADM 6/11/208
Confirmed 7.5.1712
ADM 6/11
14.12.1714 - 12.4.1716Second Lieutenant Richard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/121.3.1715/16 - 12.4.1716First Lieutenant Henry Curle ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/122.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Second Lieutenant Henry Davidson (c.1711-?) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 19.11.1742First Lieutenant Henry Davidson (c.1711-?) Transfered ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/155.2.1741/42 - 17.7.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Bowyer (d.1746) ADM 6/16/345ADM 6/165.11.1742 - 17.7.1744Second Lieutenant Robert Middleton (c.1718-1753) ADM 6/16/344
Confirmed 23.7.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Crewman

17.12.1715 - 25.4.1716Purser's Servant John Pocock (d.c.1732) Transfered ADM 107/3/143ADM 107/3

Service History

24.2.1711Took the Frégate Légère Le César (22) on the coast of GuineaBWAS-1603
7.8.1711Capture of the San Joaquín
1712In the ChannelBWAS-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


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