Looe -> 1750 Looe Hulk

Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.4.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn GorillBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater12.1759BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 3"Imperial Feet38.4077 
Length of Keel102' 5"Imperial Feet31.1531 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen715 8194Tons BM 


17.8.1745Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

20.7.1745 - 18.9.1745CaptainWilliam Gordon (1705-1769)BWAS-171419.9.1745 - 20.5.1749CaptainConingsby Norbury (d.1786) ADM 6/17/1BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

13.7.1745 - 20.5.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Watson ADM 6/16/511ADM 6/167.4.1748 - 23.1.1748/49Second LieutenantJames Wilson (d.c.1751) ADM 6/17/485
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 26.7.1749
ADM 6/17
23.1.1748/49 - 20.5.1749Second LieutenantJohn Mitchell ADM 6/17/496
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17

Service History

8.3.1745/46fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2058.17.2dBWAS-1714
27.5.1748Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de Misericordia off the coast of North America
27.5.1748Took the Privateer San Francisco off the coast of North America
23.6.1748Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de Regla off the coast of North America
20.5.1749Paid off at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 106
8.10.1750The Navy Board order her hulked as a quarantine ship for Stangate CreekBWAS-1714
15.10.1750Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
15.10.1750Renamed Looe HulkBWAS-1714
25.9.1759The Admiralty ordered her sunk as a breakwater at HarwichBWAS-1714


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