Gibraltar

4448
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.8.1753BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.9.1753BWAS-1714
Launched9.5.1754BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.6.1754BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up18.11.1773BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck107' 8 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Length of Keel88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth30' 4"Imperial Feet9.2456 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen430 6494Tons BM 

Armament


9.5.1754Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1753160Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1754 - 25.3.1755CaptainRichard Spry (1715-1775) ADM 6/18/103BWAS-171426.3.1755 - 5.11.1756CaptainJohn Hollwall (c.1723-1775) ADM 6/18/149BWAS-17145.11.1756 - 17.8.1757CaptainArchibald Cleveland (d.1766) ADM 6/18/319BWAS-171417.8.1757 - 1.11.1757CaptainWilliam Hotham (1736-1813) ADM 6/18/429BWAS-17141.11.1757 - 5.3.1760CaptainWilliam McCleverty (1725-1779) ADM 6/18/450ADM 6/185.9.1759 - 11.12.1759CommanderWalter Griffith (1727-1779)BWAS-171411.12.1759 - 26.9.1763CaptainWalter Griffith (1727-1779) ADM 6/19/118BWAS-171413.2.1766 - 3.3.1767CaptainRichard Brathwaite (c.1728-1805) ADM 6/20/107BWAS-17143.3.1767 - 13.8.1767CaptainLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/20/158BWAS-171413.8.1767 - 31.3.1769CaptainWilliam Long (c.1704-1778) ADM 6/20/177BWAS-171420.6.1770 - 14.2.1771CaptainRobert Bond (c.1722-1772) ADM 6/20/281BWAS-171414.2.1771 - 20.9.1773CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich) (1733-1803) ADM 6/20/416
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1754 - 5.4.1755LieutenantCharles Spendelow (c.1727-1755) ADM 6/18/103ADM 6/18

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.3.1757 - 2.10.1757MasterPeter Taite (c.1733-1830) ADM 107/5/47ADM 107/5

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.2.1766 - 27.3.1767MidshipmanCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
11.9.1753Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.9.1753Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.5.1754Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9506.11.4dBWAS-1714
10.8.1754Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.5.1755Sailed for America with Boscawen's squadronBWAS-1714
1756Off Ile BasBWAS-1714
16.8.1756Took the East Indiaman Le Saint Louis (54)
10.12.1756Took the Privateer Le Glaneur
10.12.1757Took the Brig Glaneur (14)
19.6.1758Sailed with Viceroy for Gibraltar and on to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
25.4.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.4.1762Took the Privateer La Belle Etoile
26.9.1763Paid offADM 51
10.1763Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1764Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2611.7.2dBWAS-1714
2.1766Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1766Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2355.4.8dBWAS-1714
2.6.1766Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
3.1769Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.3.1769Surveyed, "to discover what damage she received by being driven on the rocks"BWAS-1714
31.3.1769Paid offADM 51
7.1769Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4464.12.11dBWAS-1714
7.1770Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1770Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2112.6.0dBWAS-1714
23.8.1770Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
20.9.1773Paid offADM 51
18.11.1773Completed breaking up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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