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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.12.1724BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1725BWAS-1714
Launched8.8.1727BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold16.3.1748/49BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen374 4994Tons BM 

Armament


8.8.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.8.1727 - 29.7.1728Captain
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
Transfered ADM 6/13/148
ODNB
26.7.1728 - 11.5.1732Captain
John StanleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1740
ADM 6/14/211
BWAS-1714
12.5.1732 - 7.11.1734Captain
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
Transfered ADM 6/14/107
BWAS-1714
8.11.1734 - 16.10.1735Captain
John DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/197
B051
17.10.1735 - 22.5.1739Captain
Richard NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/65
Confirmed 11.5.1737
BWAS-1714
18.7.1740 - 10.6.1741Captain
Charles Wager PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1756
ADM 6/15/312
BWAS-1714
11.6.1741 - 23.5.1742Captain
George CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1756
Transfered ADM 6/16/246
BWAS-1714
24.5.1742 - 3.10.1742Captain
Thorpe FowkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1760
Transfered ADM 6/16/57
BWAS-1714
16.1.1743/44 - 6.7.1744Captain
Richard ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1739
Transfered ADM 6/16/260
BWAS-1714
7.7.1744 - 1.10.1744Captain
Richard CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1763
Transfered ADM 6/16/355
ADM 6/16
17.11.1744 - 19.9.1745Captain
Coningsby NorburyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761
Transfered ADM 6/13/375
BWAS-1714
19.9.1745 - 10.11.1746Captain
John BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1754
Transfered ADM 6/17/1
BWAS-1714
11.11.1746 - 1.9.1748Captain
Frederick HydeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1748
ADM 6/17/172
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.8.1727 - 29.7.1728Lieutenant
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
Transfered ADM 6/13/148
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 11.5.1732Lieutenant
Edward PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
ADM 6/14/211
ADM 6/13
12.5.1732 - 22.11.1733Lieutenant
Humphrey HaycockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/107
ADM 6/14
23.11.1733 - 17.6.1734Lieutenant
Edward PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
Transfered ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
18.6.1734 - 17.4.1735Lieutenant
Franklyn LushingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1735
Transfered ADM 6/14/191
ADM 6/14
18.4.1735 - 11.6.1735Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1739
Transfered ADM 6/14/208
ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
31.8.1742 - 24.2.1743Master
Robert LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1767
Transfered ADM 107/4/50
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
8.8.1727building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1732Secret service dutyBWAS-1714
1733Sailed to MarylandBWAS-1714
1734Sailed to the Barbary coastBWAS-1714
1735Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
3.1734/35Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1735Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1181.10.4dBWAS-1714
1736Commissioned for the TagusBWAS-1714
1737At The Mediterranean Sea BWAS-1714
1738At The Mediterranean Sea BWAS-1714
30.5.1739Paid offADM 51
5.1740Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1740Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4296.5.5dBWAS-1714
12.1743Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1744Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2371.1.5dBWAS-1714
10.1747Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1748Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2167.18.8dBWAS-1714
1.9.1748Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
13.12.1748

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
23.12.1748

Ordered to be sold

BWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Gregorio Alburquerque Ros on Saturday 20th of April 2019 18:56

This frigate, under the command of Captain Thorpe Fowke, was sent in 1742 to bring Admiral Edward Vernon back to England.

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