Launceston

5042
Nominal Guns42BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.7.1710BWAS-1603
Named2.10.1711BWAS-1603
Acquired17.10.1711B028
First Commissioned2.10.1711B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild16.7.1728B028
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Princess Louisa' (1728) (40)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 4"Imperial Feet35.972 
Length of Keel97' 0"Imperial Feet29.5656 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen528 3294Tons BM 

Armament


17.10.1711Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1711 - 8.7.1715CaptainJohn Pulley (d.1715) ADM 6/11/164ADM 6/119.7.1715 - 21.7.1716CaptainThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/12/74
Commission confirmed 17.7.1716
BWAS-1603
12.4.1717 - 4.11.1718CaptainRobert Chadwick (c.1675-1719) ADM 6/12/97BWAS-16035.11.1718 - 27.1.1719/20CaptainThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/12/143BWAS-160323.12.1720 - 22.10.1722CaptainBartholomew Candler (d.1722)† ADM 6/12/226BWAS-160328.10.1722 - 1.7.1725CaptainDigby Dent (d.1737) ADM 6/13/91
Commission confirmed 10.8.1725
BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.10.1711 - 8.7.1715LieutenantHabbakuk Wyley ADM 6/11/164ADM 6/119.7.1715 - 21.7.1716LieutenantEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/12/74ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 27.1.1719/20First LieutenantAlexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 12.4.1719Second LieutenantJames Robinson (d.c.1730) ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/1223.12.1720 - 1.7.1725First LieutenantThomas Bridges ADM 6/12/226ADM 6/1223.12.1720 - 1.7.1725Second LieutenantJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/12/226ADM 6/1223.12.1720 - 5.10.1722Third LieutenantJohn Durell (d.1748) ADM 6/12/226ADM 6/126.10.1722 - 26.3.1723Third LieutenantPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/13/72ADM 6/1327.3.1723 - 1.7.1725Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBrace Mills (d.c.1728) ADM 6/13/90
Commission confirmed 22.6.1725
ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1.1713/14 - 20.11.1714Midshipman ExtraRichard Smith ADM 6/11/280ADM 6/11

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1711Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
21.7.1716

Paid off

BWAS-1603
10.1716Began small repair at Woolwich - London BWAS-1603
12.1716Completed small repair at Woolwich - London at a cost of £1507.12.4dBWAS-1603
12.4.1717

Recommissioned

BWAS-1603
1718In the BalticBWAS-1603
27.1.1720

Paid off

BWAS-1603
12.1720Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1.7.1725

Paid off at Woolwich Dockyard

ADM 106
8.4.1826Docked at Woolwich to be breaken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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