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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 by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Peirson LockBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1754 - 25.3.1755Captain
Richard SpryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1775
Transfered ADM 6/18/103
BWAS-1714
26.3.1755 - 5.11.1756Captain
John HollwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
Transfered ADM 6/18/149
BWAS-1714
5.11.1756 - 17.8.1757Captain
Archibald ClevelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1756
Transfered ADM 6/18/319
BWAS-1714
17.8.1757 - 1.11.1757Captain
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1805
ADM 6/18/429
BWAS-1714
1.11.1757 - 5.3.1760Captain
William McClevertyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1773
Transfered ADM 6/18/450
ADM 6/18
5.9.1759 - 11.12.1759Commander
Walter GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1755
BWAS-1714
11.12.1759 - 26.9.1763Captain
Walter GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1755
ADM 6/19/118
BWAS-1714
13.2.1766 - 3.3.1767Captain
Richard BrathwaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1801
Transfered ADM 6/20/107
BWAS-1714
3.3.1767 - 13.8.1767Captain
Lucius O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1770
Transfered ADM 6/20/158
BWAS-1714
13.8.1767 - 31.3.1769Captain
William LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1770
ADM 6/20/177
BWAS-1714
20.6.1770 - 14.2.1771Captain
Robert BondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
ADM 6/20/281
BWAS-1714
14.2.1771 - 20.9.1773Captain
Sir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1801
ADM 6/20/416
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1754 - 5.4.1755Lieutenant
Charles SpendelowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1755
ADM 6/18/103
ADM 6/18

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1757 - 2.10.1757Master
Peter TaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1800
Transfered ADM 107/5/47
ADM 107/5

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.2.1766 - 27.3.1767Midshipman
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
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) 1752-1770
French 54 Gun
4th Rate East Indiaman

10.12.1756Took the Privateer
Le Glaneur 1756-1756
French Privateer

10.12.1757Took the Brig
Le Glaneur (14) 1757-1757
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig

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 1762-1762
French Privateer

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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