Launceston -> 1752 Launceston Hulk -> 1758 Launceston

5044
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.12.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.1.1740/41BWAS-1714
Launched29.12.1741BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn BuxtonBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold25.3.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 7"Imperial Feet37.8026 
Length of Keel100' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet30.4864 
Breadth35' 10 ⅜"Imperial Feet10.6775 
Depth in Hold14' 4 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen701 4194Tons BM 

Armament


29.12.1741Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733250Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1741/42 - 25.12.1743CaptainPeter Warren (1703-1752) ADM 6/16/4BWAS-171426.12.1743 - 4.9.1744CaptainRichard Tyrrell (1691-1766) ADM 6/17/143
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 18.8.1746
BWAS-1714
20.2.1744/45 - 21.6.1745CaptainWarwick Calmady (1711-1788) ADM 6/17/167
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 27.10.1746
BWAS-1714
22.6.1745 - 3.6.1746CaptainRobert Man (1721-1783) ADM 6/17/90BWAS-17143.6.1746 - 12.7.1748CaptainHenry Swaysland (d.1757) ADM 6/17/110BWAS-17149.7.1759 - 13.11.1762CaptainEdmund Affleck (1725-1788) ADM 6/19/76BWAS-171413.11.1762 - 12.5.1763CaptainJames Hackman (c.1714-1764) ADM 6/19/450BWAS-171418.1.1766 - 2.4.1766CaptainPhilip Tufton Perceval (1740/41-1795) ADM 6/20/102ADM 6/202.4.1766 - 6.5.1766CaptainJames Chads (c.1724-1781) ADM 6/20/113ADM 6/206.5.1766 - 6.11.1769CaptainJohn Gell (d.1806) ADM 6/20/119BWAS-171410.1.1771 - 25.8.1773CaptainGeorge Farmer (c.1732-1779) ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/20

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.1.1766 - 6.11.1769Vice-Admiral of the BluePhilip Durell (1707-1766)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1741/42 - 10.3.1741/42Second LieutenantEdmund Horne (d.1764) ADM 6/15/4ADM 6/1516.1.1741/42 - 10.3.1741/42Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Tyrrell (1691-1766) ADM 6/15/4ADM 6/1514.2.1744/45 - 12.3.1744/45Second LieutenantRichard Manley (d.1759) ADM 6/17/94
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.4.1746
ADM 6/17
13.3.1744/45 - 26.6.1745First LieutenantRichard Manley (d.1759) ADM 6/17/94
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.4.1746
ADM 6/17
14.3.1744/45 - 13.4.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Riggs (d.1754) ADM 6/16/522
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 3.8.1745
ADM 6/16
4.6.1746 - bef.11.12.1747First LieutenantBowles Seymour (d.1747) ADM 6/17/111ADM 6/1820.8.1746 - 12.7.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPeter Brown (d.1752) ADM 6/17/144
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
29.12.1741building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £6949.10.0dBWAS-1714
29.12.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.3.1741/42Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4125.11.2dBWAS-1714
10.5.1742Took the Privateer Brig Peregrina
7.1742In the ChannelBWAS-1714
12.1743In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
23.2.1743/44Took the Privateer San Antonio
3.3.1743/44Took the Privateer Santisima Trinidad
10.11.1744Took the Privateer La Marie Charlotte
7.1.1744/45Took the Privateer Le Lévrier BWAS-1714
5.1745At LouisburgBWAS-1714
5.1746Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1747Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8720.16.6dBWAS-1714
12.7.1748Paid off at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham ADM 106
18.11.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
30.1.1752Renamed Launceston HulkBWAS-1714
30.1.1752Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
28.2.1752Moved to Stangate creek as a quarantine shipBWAS-1714
6.9.1757Removed to ChathamBWAS-1714
4.1758Renamed LauncestonBWAS-1714
4.1758Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate Ship of the Line BWAS-1714
4.1758Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.1759RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1759Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £9786.14.11dBWAS-1714
6.4.1760Took the Privateer Le Chevalier de Grossole (2) off PortlandBG
17.8.1760Took the Privateer Le Saint Antoine
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
7.1762Convoy escort to the New England mast shipsBWAS-1714
17.11.1762Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
12.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
19.8.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1765Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.1765Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £889.7.11dBWAS-1714
1.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
25.6.1766Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.11.1769Paid offBWAS-1714
25.3.1784Sold at Portsmouth for £210BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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