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5111
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.9.1735BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.2.1735/36BWAS-1714
Launched8.8.1738BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.7.1738BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1702-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold14.3.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,067 1794Tons BM 

Armament


8.8.1738Broadside 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

4.1745Broadside 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

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.7.1738 - 4.12.1738Captain
John HildesleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1747
ADM 6/15/131
BWAS-1714
12.6.1739 - 26.8.1740Captain
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1713-1747
ADM 6/15/184
BWAS-1714
26.8.1740 - 24.10.1743Captain
Charles CotterelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1747
ADM 6/15/325
BWAS-1714
22.4.1745 - 10.8.1746Captain
Piercy BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1723-1778
Transfered ADM 6/16/467
BWAS-1714
11.8.1746 - 25.1.1747/48Captain
Arthur ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1750
ADM 6/17/139
ADM 6/17
25.1.1747/48 - 5.3.1747/48Captain
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758
ADM 6/17/314
ADM 6/17
5.3.1747/48 - 23.12.1748Captain
Edward JekyllBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1774
ADM 6/17/328
BWAS-1714
25.7.1758 - 23.7.1759Captain
Sir William TrelawnyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1767
Transfered ADM 6/18/528
BWAS-1714
23.7.1759 - 31.8.1762Captain
Sir Edward Le CrasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1778
Transfered ADM 6/19/209
Issued by
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 19.11.1760
BWAS-1714
31.8.1762 - 15.12.1762Captain
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1766
ADM 6/19/434
ADM 6/19

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1748 - 23.12.1748Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758
BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.7.1738 - 4.12.1738First Lieutenant
William Henry BruceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1741
ADM 6/15/131
ADM 6/15
14.7.1738 - 4.12.1738Second Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1742
ADM 6/15/131
ADM 6/15
12.6.1739 - 3.3.1739/40First Lieutenant
William Henry BruceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1741
ADM 6/15/184
ADM 6/15
13.1.1739/40 - 5.10.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Wagden WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1741
ADM 6/15/314
Confirmed 22.7.1740
ADM 6/15
28.8.1742 - 24.10.1743Second Lieutenant
Charles GrahamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
ADM 6/16/259
Confirmed 14.1.1742/43
ADM 6/16
22.4.1745 - 5.8.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Archibald SeatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1749
ADM 6/16/467
ADM 6/16
6.8.1745 - 20.8.1746Second Lieutenant
Archibald SeatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1749
Transfered ADM 6/16/523
ADM 6/16
2.1.1747/48 - 1.2.1747/48Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Benjamin NeilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1758
Transfered ADM 6/17/306
ADM 6/17
13.8.1748 - 23.12.1748First Lieutenant
Peter RawlingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1748
ADM 6/17/420
Issued by
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758

Confirmed 6.12.1748
ADM 6/17
13.8.1748 - 23.12.1748Second Lieutenant
John SkinnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1762
ADM 6/17/418
Issued by
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758

Confirmed 3.12.1748
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1738

Commissioned for home waters

BWAS-1714
8.8.1738Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £18761.13.8dBWAS-1714
4.12.1738

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.6.1739

Recommissioned for home waters

BWAS-1714
16.7.1740

In collision with <IDShip=14=ID>

BWAS-1714
26.10.1740

Sailed for the West Indies

BWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
1742At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1743At JamaicaBWAS-1714
24.10.1743Paid offADM 51
1.1744Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1745Refitted as a 58 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line BWAS-1714
23.4.1745

Handed out of the dock

Woolwich Dockyard
ADM 51
5.1745Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £30146.5.3dBWAS-1714
29.6.1745Took the Corvette
La Naiade (12) 1745-1745
French 12 Gun
Privateer Corvette
about 7 leagues to the Southward of the Isle of Wight and carried in Plymouth
BG
9.7.1745Lion v L'Elizabeth
9.9.1745Took the Corvette
La Maligne (6) 1745-1745
French 6 Gun
Unrated Corvette

1746In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
1748In North AmericaBWAS-1714
23.12.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
8.1.1748/49

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
10.1757Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
28.10.1757SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1758Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £13200.3.8dBWAS-1714
13.11.1758

Sailed for the Leeward Islands

BWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
1760In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
20.7.1760Took the Privateer
Le Bon Laron 1760-1760
French Privateer

1761Off BrestBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
1762Troop convoy to LisbonBWAS-1714
25.2.1762Took the Privateer
L'Ecureuil (10) 1762-1762
French 10 Gun
Privateer

12.8.1762Took the Privateer
Le Sans Souci 1762-1762
French Privateer

1.9.1762Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie)
Le Zéphyr (28) 1728-1762
French 28 Gun
5th Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie)

15.12.1762Paid offADM 51
3.2.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.2.1765Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
14.3.1765Sold at Chatham for £850BWAS-1714

 

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