Gibraltar

4447
Nominal Guns42BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1710/11BWAS-1714
Launched18.10.1711BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.10.1711
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar Group
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1.1725BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 1"Imperial Feet28.6576 
Length of Keel76' 7"Imperial Feet23.1944 
Breadth26' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet7.9439 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen280 2394Tons BM 

Armament


10.1711Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

1714Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1710115Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.10.1711 - 16.6.1713CommanderJohn Shorter (d.1723) ADM 6/11/166BWAS-171417.6.1713 - 23.12.1714Captain and MasterJohn Shorter (d.1723) ADM 6/11/263BWAS-171417.2.1714/15 - 3.1.1716/17Captain and MasterEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/12/27BWAS-171412.4.1717 - 19.3.1718/19CaptainBeaumont Waldron (d.1719/20) ADM 6/12/97BWAS-171420.3.1718/19 - 29.3.1719CaptainJohn Waldron (d.1721) ADM 6/12/223
Commission confirmed 12.12.1720
ADM 6/12

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.10.1711 - 23.12.1714LieutenantCharles Bignall ADM 6/11/166ADM 6/114.3.1714/15 - 3.1.1716/17LieutenantJoseph Lawes (d.1740/41) ADM 6/12/31ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 16.1.1717/18LieutenantWilliam Elford ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/1217.1.1717/18 - 12.4.1719LieutenantDavid Warren (d.c.1730) ADM 6/12/110ADM 6/1213.4.1719 - 8.2.1719/20LieutenantJames Robinson (d.c.1730) ADM 6/12/171
Commission confirmed 23.5.1719
ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
15.10.1711Registered on the Navy ListBWAS-1714
1712Commissioned for IrelandB066
1714Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate
23.12.1714Paid offADM 51
1715Commissioned for convoy to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1717Commissioned for the ChannelB066
3.1.1716/17Paid offADM 51
12.2.1719/20

Paid Off

B066
3.1719/20Began refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1720Completed refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1993.19.8dBWAS-1714
13.11.1724SurveyedB066
1.1725Started rebuildB066


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
B066The Ship of the Line - Volume IIBrian LaveryBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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