Jersey

4942
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.4.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1733BWAS-1714
Launched14.6.1736BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.8.1737
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-Gunner
Designed byPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Abandoned27.11.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 4"Imperial Feet35.3632 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Draught Forward10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Draught Aft13' 10"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen1,065 3594Tons BM 

Armament


14.6.1736Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

6.1743Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733400Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.8.1737 - 14.6.1739CaptainJohn Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/15/77BWAS-171414.6.1739 - 26.9.1740CaptainEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/15/186BWAS-171427.9.1740 - 19.11.1741CaptainPeter Lawrence (d.1758) ADM 6/15/338BWAS-171420.11.1741 - 15.7.1742CaptainDigby Dent (1710-1761) ADM 6/16/163
Commission confirmed 29.3.1743
ADM 6/16
14.3.1742/43 - 29.4.1744CaptainHarry Norris (d.1764) ADM 6/16/155BWAS-171430.4.1744 - 31.5.1748CaptainCharles Hardy (1716-1780) ADM 6/16/303BWAS-171415.10.1755 - 20.8.1756CaptainSir William Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/18/213ODNB3.8.1757 - 20.8.1759CaptainJohn Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 6/18/425BWAS-171420.8.1759 - 12.5.1763CaptainAndrew Wilkinson (d.1787) ADM 6/19/159
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 21.4.1760
BWAS-1714
2.4.1766 - 2.5.1766CaptainRichard Spry (1715-1775) ADM 6/20/113ADM 6/202.5.1766 - 20.12.1769CaptainWilliam Dickson (c.1728-1803) ADM 6/20/117BWAS-171422.11.1775 - 16.5.1778CommanderWilliam Anthony Halstead (1730-1778)† ADM 6/21/138BWAS-171418.5.1778 - 29.4.1782CommanderDavid Laird (1739-1815) ADM 6/22/199
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 21.11.1780
BWAS-1714
29.4.1782 - 27.11.1783CommanderWalter Gwennap (d.1798) ADM 6/23/150
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 8.10.1783
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1741Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)BWAS-17142.4.1766 - 20.12.1769CommodoreRichard Spry (1715-1775)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.8.1737 - 14.3.1737/38Second LieutenantAlexander A'Court (d.1742) ADM 6/15/77ADM 6/1515.3.1737/38 - 12.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander A'Court (d.1742) ADM 6/15/101ADM 6/1519.6.1739 - 15.1.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Kerr (d.1764) ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/1523.1.1741/42 - 15.7.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsStephen Pollington ADM 6/16/90
Commission confirmed 23.8.1742
ADM 6/16
22.3.1742/43 - 7.2.1743/44Second LieutenantRobert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/158ADM 6/168.2.1743/44 - 29.4.1744First LieutenantRobert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/271ADM 6/165.5.1744 - 21.2.1744/45Second LieutenantWilliam Mawman (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/305ADM 6/168.6.1744 - 16.7.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Gardner (c.1707-1755) ADM 6/16/318ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1737Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £15310.18.3dBWAS-1714
5.1738Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1739In home watersBWAS-1714
26.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
1742Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.1742Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
15.7.1742Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth ADM 6/18
6.1743Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £14309.3.7dBWAS-1714
11.1744Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1744Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7178.17.6dBWAS-1714
1745Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
26.7.1745Jersey v St Esprit
1746Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
31.5.1748

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham

ADM 106
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1752Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
26.11.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1753Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £20635.3.9dBWAS-1714
8.9.1757

Sailed for the Mediterranean

BWAS-1714
7.5.1759Attack on French frigates at ToulonBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
28.5.1760

Sailed for the Mediterranean

BWAS-1714
12.5.1763

Sailed home and paid off

BWAS-1714
1.11.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1764Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1764Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5125.5.5dBWAS-1714
5.8.1766Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
20.12.1769

Paid off

BWAS-1714
14.2.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1771Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1771Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Hospital Ship
3.1771Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1818.18.3dBWAS-1714
10.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8064.13.1dBWAS-1714
6.5.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1780Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
 

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