Lowestoffe

5175
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.8.1741BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down28.10.1741BWAS-1714
Launched17.5.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.5.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassLowestoffe Class - 24 guns
ConstructorJohn GreavesBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked19.5.1760BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 3"Imperial Feet35.9706 
Length of Keel97' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet29.5751 
Breadth33' 10"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen594 3394Tons BM 

Armament


17.5.1756Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder

22.9.1756Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

11.11.1756Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1755160Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1756 - 8.4.1757CaptainRichard Dorrill (d.1762) ADM 6/18/263BWAS-17148.4.1757 - 15.4.1757CaptainJames Gambier (1723-1789) ADM 6/18/383ADM 6/1815.4.1757 - 10.1.1759CaptainRobert Haldane (d.1761) ADM 6/18/386BWAS-171410.1.1759 - 19.5.1760CaptainJoseph Deane (c.1731-1779) ADM 6/19/21BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
17.5.1756building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £5073.6.0dBWAS-1714
17.5.1756Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.6.1756Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3430.4.11dBWAS-1714
22.9.1756Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
15.12.1756Took the Privateer La Bretagne (12)
4.4.1757Took the Privateer Le Rubis (22) off St Malo
3.5.1757Took the Privateer L'Ardencourt (14)
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
8.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.5.1760Anchored in the St Lawrence BasinTRN4
19.5.1760Wrecked at Pointe-aux-Trembles while raising the seige of QuebecBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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