Glasgow

4467
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.4.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.6.1756BWAS-1714
Launched31.8.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.3.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSeaford ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn ReedBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt1.6.1779BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck109' 4"Imperial Feet33.2345 
Length of Keel91' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet27.7432 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold9' 7 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen451 2994Tons BM 

Armament


31.8.1757Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1753160Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1757 - 21.8.1759CaptainAndrew Wilkinson (d.1787) ADM 6/18/373BWAS-171421.8.1759 - 4.5.1761CaptainRichard Bickerton (1727-1792) ADM 6/19/96
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 21.9.1759
BWAS-1714
11.5.1761 - 2.7.1762CaptainRichard Carteret (c.1716-1780) ADM 6/19/477BWAS-171429.6.1762 - 3.4.1763CaptainStair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/20/41
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 30.7.1764
BWAS-1714
3.4.1763 - 2.7.1763CaptainCharles Napier (c.1730-1831) ADM 6/19/544
Issued by Augustus Keppel (1725-1786), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 13.10.1763
ADM 6/19
25.8.1766 - 14.5.1767CaptainNicholas Vincent (c.1723-1809) ADM 6/20/134ADM 6/2014.5.1767 - 12.5.1771CaptainWilliam Allen (1728-1804) ADM 6/20/168BWAS-171412.8.1771 - 10.1.1775CaptainWilliam Maltby (c.1725-1793) ADM 6/20/394BWAS-171411.1.1775 - 15.7.1776CaptainTyringham Howe ADM 6/21/201
Issued by Samuel Graves (1713-1787), North America
Commission confirmed 19.7.1776
BWAS-1714
6.9.1776 - 30.10.1778CaptainThomas Pasley (1734-1808) ADM 6/21/212BWAS-171430.10.1778 - 1.6.1779CaptainThomas Lloyd ADM 6/21/467BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
5.6.1756Began building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
31.8.1757Completed building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £3462.13.8dBWAS-1714
31.8.1757Began fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
9.1757Completed fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £1836.0.1dBWAS-1714
31.3.1758

Sailed for the The Mediterranean Sea

BWAS-1714
25.4.1760

Sailed for the West Indies

BWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
2.7.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1765Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.10.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1766

Recommissioned

BWAS-1714
10.1766Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7581.13.5dBWAS-1714
12.7.1767

Sailed for North America

BWAS-1714
12.5.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1771Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
8.1771

Recommissioned

BWAS-1714
10.1771Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3281.19.5dBWAS-1714
27.11.1771

Sailed for North America

BWAS-1714
1772In South CarolinaBWAS-1714
10.12.1774Ran onto a rock, but salvagedBWAS-1714
1775

At Boston

BWAS-1714
17.6.1775Present at the Battle of Bunker HillBWAS-1714
9.1776

At Rhode Island

BWAS-1714
4.12.1776

Sailed for Jamaica

BWAS-1714
10.1778

Recommissioned

BWAS-1714
11.1778Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3234.1.9dBWAS-1714
27.3.1779

Sailed for Jamaica

BWAS-1714
1.6.1779

Burnt by accident in Montego Bay

BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787) 

Notes on Ship


Letter reporting groundingNDARI

CAPTAIN WILLIAM MALTBY R.N., TO VICE ADMIRAL SAMUEL GRAVES


(COPY) Glasgow at Cohasset 11th Decr 1774


Sir, His Majesty's Ship under my Command ran on the Rocks at this Place Yesterday Morning at 5 O'clock. She is now at an Anchor in a very narrow Place environ'd with Rocks and about half her Length from some of them, her Rudder is lost and she has received very considerable damage, if timely Assistance arrives, I hope She will be saved, She now makes as much Water as all the Pumps can free, I am taking every Method for her Preservation, but want Craft for Her Guns &ca. as there is a little more Water than She draws at Low Water, but it would be very dangerous to throw her Guns Overboard here as She would strike on them at Low Water; for other particulars I refer You to the Bearer who seems to be a very communicative and civil Person. I am Sir [&c.]


Willm Maltby


Letter concerning rescue of shipNDARI

CAPTAIN WILLIAM MALTBY R.N., TO VICE ADMIRAL SAMUEL GRAVES


(COPY) Glasgow at Cohasset 12th 1. PM. Decr 1774


Sir, I have your favor by Mr [Ebenezer] Dickinson, Lieutenant [Alexander] Gr[a]eme is arrived in the Sloop; Lieutenant [Joseph] Nunn in the Halifax; Mr [William] Lechmere by Land; You may be assured I shall lose no time or Opportunity in doing everything in my power for the Preservation of the Ship, an able Carpenter with two or three of that Profession would be of great Service in constructing a Rudder of this Plan.' I purpose to get the Ship in safety to Night if possible, until I can get. her in a Condition to come to Boston; If the 40 Men are completed to a 100. it will vastly contribute to forward the Ship as her Men are much fatigued already; I must refer You to Lt Lechmere for particulars of which he has heard and seen, and am Sir, [&c.]


Willm Maltby


PS. the reason I mention the Men after what You have said in your Letter, the Officers are of Opinion that the King's Men are more to be depended on than Others.



 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 25th of June 2012 22:13

1779 Jun. 19 Glasgow 20 cap Thomas Loyd lost through fire at Jamaica, captain and crew saved by brig Badger cap Nelson

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