Gibraltar

4448
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.8.1753BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.9.1753BWAS-1714
Launched9.5.1754BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.6.1754
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 (d.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 - 13.5.1758CaptainWilliam 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 Braithwaite (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 (d.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 (d.1755) ADM 6/18/103ADM 6/18

1 Petty Officer


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

Service History


DateEventSource
11.9.1753Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.9.1753Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.5.1754Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £9506.11.4dBWAS-1714
10.8.1754Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.5.1755Sailed for America with Boscawen's squadronBWAS-1714
1756Off Ile BasBWAS-1714
16.8.1756Took the Fourth Rate East Indiaman Le Saint Louis (54)
10.12.1756Took the Privateer Le Glaneur
10.12.1757Took the Privateer 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 BWAS-1714
7.1764Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2611.7.2dBWAS-1714
2.1766Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1766Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2355.4.8dBWAS-1714
2.6.1766Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
3.1769Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard 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 at a cost of £4464.12.11dBWAS-1714
7.1770Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1770Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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