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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.9.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.9.1739BWAS-1714
Launched10.6.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.5.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn QuallettBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold17.7.1750BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 10"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet26.5367 
Breadth30' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet9.1599 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen439 5094Tons BM 

Armament


16.6.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1740 - 17.7.1740CaptainThomas Coates (1712-1767) ADM 6/15/290BWAS-171418.7.1740 - 21.1.1740/41CaptainRowland Frogmere (d.1744) ADM 6/15/312BWAS-171422.1.1740/41 - 10.5.1742CaptainHenry Swaysland (d.1757) ADM 6/15/372BWAS-171410.5.1742 - 24.10.1742CommanderHenry Stewart (d.1746)BWAS-171424.10.1742 - 14.2.1742/43CommanderRichard Watkins (d.1770)BWAS-171428.3.1743 - 2.8.1743CaptainJohn Gage (d.1743)BWAS-171430.9.1743 - 9.6.1744CaptainWarwick Calmady (1711-1788) ADM 6/16/222ADM 6/165.10.1744 - 26.6.1745CaptainElliott Elliott (d.1745)† ADM 6/16/369BWAS-171421.7.1745 - 1.2.1745/46CaptainHenry Rosewell (c.1716-1771) ADM 6/17/147
Commission confirmed 29.8.1746
BWAS-1714
1.2.1745/46 - 24.3.1747/48CaptainNathaniel Stephens (d.1747/48) ADM 6/17/532
Issued by Curtis Barnet (d.1746), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 20.9.1750
BWAS-1714
24.3.1747/48 - 22.8.1749CaptainHyde Parker (1713/14-1783) ADM 6/17/488BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1.1740/41 - 4.1741LieutenantDavid Hall (d.1741)† ADM 6/15/368ADM 6/156.1742 - 19.2.1742/43Acting LieutenantJohn Christian (c.1711-1758)ADM35421.7.1745 - 21.8.1749LieutenantThomas Skone ADM 6/17/288
Issued by Curtis Barnet (d.1746), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 30.11.1747
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.6.1740 - 6.1742PurserJohn Christian (c.1711-1758)ADM354

Service History


DateEventSource
10.6.1740building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3771.5.0dBWAS-1714
10.6.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
18.7.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2996.12.0dBWAS-1714
1.1741Commissioned for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1742Action of 12th April 1742
18.2.1742/43Attack on La Guaira
15.4.1743Attack on Porto Cabello
6.1744Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.6.1744

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1744RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1744Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
10.1744Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4530.15.7dBWAS-1714
1745Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
25.6.17461st Battle of Negapatam
7.1749Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
22.8.1749

Paid off

ADM 51
6.9.1749

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
23.10.1749

Ordered to be sold

BWAS-1714
17.7.1750

Sold at Deptford for £288

BWAS-1714


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
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM354ADM 354 - Navy Board: Bound Out-letters 1738-1809 Document
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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