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Lowestoffe

5176
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.2.1760BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.5.1760BWAS-1714
Launched5.6.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.6.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas WestBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1757-1758
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked11.8.1801BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 6"Imperial Feet39.6291 
Length of Keel108' 1 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Breadth35' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Forward9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Draught Aft12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen717 1694Tons BM 

Armament


5.6.1761Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
24.4.1760220Design Complement

18 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.6.1761 - 11.4.1763Captain
Walter StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1785
ADM 6/19/323
BWAS-1714
11.4.1763 - 31.3.1765Captain
James BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1760
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/481
BWAS-1714
2.11.1764 - 31.3.1765Lieutenant
Abraham DuaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1767
Transfered ADM 354/177/166
ADM354
1.4.1765 - 25.1.1766Captain
Thomas KnowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1775
ADM 6/20/120
Issued by
Richard TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1760
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 13.5.1766
ADM 12/27B
25.1.1766 - 7.8.1766Captain
Joseph NorwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1777
ADM 6/20/133
Issued by
Richard TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1760
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 19.8.1766
BWAS-1714
15.6.1769 - 12.5.1773Captain
Robert CarkettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1767
ADM 6/20/243
BWAS-1714
1.3.1777 - 2.5.1779Captain
William LockerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
ADM 6/21/262
BWAS-1714
2.5.1779 - 1.11.1781Captain
Christopher ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1804
ADM 6/22/426
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 16.3.1782
BWAS-1714
1.11.1780 - 20.5.1781Captain
Thomas HaynesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
Transfered ADM 6/22/404
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 28.1.1782
BWAS-1714
20.5.1781 - 1.2.1782Captain
George StoneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1786
Transfered ADM 6/22/504
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 15.8.1782
BWAS-1714
1.2.1782 - 26.7.1782Captain
The Hon. Thomas WindsorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1795
ADM 6/22/543
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 23.11.1782
BWAS-1714
6.10.1787 - 15.10.1790Captain
Edmund DoddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
Transfered ADM 6/23/424
BWAS-1714
15.10.1790 - 26.11.1790Captain
Robert StopfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
: on board from 3.11.1790 ADM 6/24/78
BWAS-1714
11.12.1792 - 3.1794Captain
William WolseleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
ADM 6/24/184
BWAS-1714
3.1794 - 4.1794Captain
Benjamin HallowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1818
BWAS-1714
4.1794 - 9.1794Captain
Charles CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1829
BWAS-1714
9.1794 - 12.1795Captain
Robert Gambier MiddletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
BWAS-1714
12.1795 - 11.8.1801Captain
Robert PlampinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1777 - 7.1777Second Lieutenant
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
ADM 6/21/276
NAO
2.7.1778 - 25.12.1778Second Lieutenant
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
NAO

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1787 - 8.1793Midshipman
James John Charles AgassizBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1840
NBD1849
1795Midshipman
Edward LibbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1797
ADM 171/8
1795Sailmaker's Mate
Thomas KempBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
16.1.1796 - 1797Midshipman
George BarnardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1840
NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able Seaman
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
1795Able Seaman
George SalvadoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8
17952nd Class Boy
W GibsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
5.6.1761building at Deptford - London at a cost of £7715.1.10dBWAS-1714
1.8.1761fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4281.7.8dBWAS-1714
7.8.1766

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1766Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1767Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3703.4.10dBWAS-1714
1.10.1769Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
12.5.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1776Began large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1777Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
26.3.1777Took the Schooner
Resolution (14) 1776-1777
American 14 Gun
Unrated Schooner

4.1777Completed large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £12016.4.10dBWAS-1714
7.1779coppering at Jamaica - Greater Antilles BWAS-1714
15.9.1779Capture of Omoa
26.7.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1783Began great repair at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
3.1786Completed great repair at Limehouse - London at a cost of £15526.5.3dBWAS-1714
10.1787fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2672.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.5.1788Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
26.11.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1792Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7940.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.5.1793

Sailed for the Mediterranean

BWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
24.6.1795Action of 1795-06-24
24.6.1795Took the Frigate
La Minerve (42) 1794-1795
French 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Minorca

29.11.1796

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1798Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1799Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9188.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.3.1799Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.8.1801Wrecked off Little Inagua Island losing 5 men drownedBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


CommanderADM354

Captain Baker was absent sick from Nov 1764 until his death, Lieut. Duane of the Princess Louisa acting as captain.


Payment requestADM354

Henry Cort has applied for an order for the payment of the late Captain Baker's wages for the Lowestoffe to the time of his death, as his absence from his duty between the 2nd November 1764 to the 31st March 1765, when Lieutenant Abraham Duane is borne on her books, was caused by sickness. How he is borne on the books. As Captain Baker is mustered with leave from Admiral Tyrrell the whole time but 1 month, at sick quarters and the acting Captain has been paid as Lieutenant of his proper ship, the Princess Louisa, opine Captain Baker should be paid for the whole time



 

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Posted by Rob Jones on Sunday 28th of December 2014 17:53

I have building an exact copy of Lowestoffe from admiralty plans for many years, on 1/4 scale using pear wood. i am very happy to find this info on your site, thank you.

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