Fowey

4352
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.9.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1743BWAS-1714
Acquired14.8.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.8.1744BWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked27.6.1748BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 9"Imperial Feet38.4136 
Length of Keel102' 6"Imperial Feet31.1658 
Breadth36' 1"Imperial Feet10.977 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen709 8294Tons BM 

Armament


14.8.1744Broadside 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
1741250Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1744 - 3.11.1747Captain Polycarpus Taylor (d.1780) Transfered ADM 6/16/356BWAS-17143.11.1747 - 29.1.1747/48Captain Thomas Innes (c.1708-1749/50) Transfered ADM 6/17/449
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 14.3.1748/49
ADM 6/17
29.1.1747/48 - 27.6.1748Captain Francis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/17/446
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 7.3.1748/49
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1744 - 19.4.1745Second Lieutenant Robert Middleton (c.1718-1753) ADM 6/16/358ADM 6/1629.8.1744 - 27.6.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Kirkpatrick (c.1720-1753) ADM 6/16/357ADM 6/1620.4.1745 - 27.6.1748First Lieutenant Robert Middleton (c.1718-1753) ADM 6/16/467ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
12.6.1745

Run ashore the privateer Griffon in the Bay of Fecamp

BG
11.1745Convoy to AmericaBWAS-1714
1746At LouisburgBWAS-1714
1747At LouisburgBWAS-1714
1748Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
27.6.1748Wrecked near Cape FloridaBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1746-1746British Fleet at Louisbourg Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) 
 

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