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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.8.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.9.1739BWAS-1714
Launched17.5.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.5.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1806
BWAS-1714
Constructor
James TaylorBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1746
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered15.9.1747BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 6 ½"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Length of Keel87' 5 ⅞"Imperial Feet26.5398 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Burthen447 1794Tons BM 

Armament


17.5.1740Broadside 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
1745160 BWAS-1714

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1740 - 17.7.1740Captain
Thomas JolleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
ADM 6/15/290
BWAS-1714
18.7.1740 - 9.2.1741/42Captain
Lord Montague BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1742
ADM 6/15/312
BWAS-1714
5.2.1741/42 - 28.12.1742Captain
John PritchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1758
Transfered ADM 6/16/10
BWAS-1714
29.12.1742 - 11.10.1743Captain
George DawnayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1743
ADM 6/16/130
BWAS-1714
12.10.1743 - 7.6.1745Captain
Charles CatfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1756
ADM 6/16/229
BWAS-1714
7.6.1745 - 28.4.1747Captain
Richard TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1760
Transfered ADM 6/17/512
Issued by
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 27.2.1749/50
BWAS-1714
28.4.1747 - 15.9.1747Commander
James BuchanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.10.1743 - 15.9.1747Lieutenant
Charles HawkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1742
† ADM 6/16/224
ADM 6/16

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.7.1740 - 22.1.1741/42Master's Mate
Probert MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1754
Transfered ADM 107/4/40
ADM 107/4
4.8.1742 - 14.9.1743Master's Mate
Probert MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1754
Transfered ADM 107/4/40
ADM 107/4

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
9.10.1751 - 4.11.1752Able Seaman
John BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1767
ADM 107/4/408
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
17.5.1740building at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe at a cost of £3771.5.0dBWAS-1714
17.5.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.7.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3173.0.2dBWAS-1714
1741In the Western ApproachesBWAS-1714
2.1742In the North SeaBWAS-1714
3.1741/42In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
4.7.1742Took the Privateer
Aguila 1742-1742
Spanish Privateer Unknown

10.1743Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
13.4.1746Took the Corvette
La Saxonne (16) 1744-1746
French 16 Gun
Privateer Corvette
in the leeward Islands?

15.9.1747Lost en-route home from AntiguaBWAS-1714

 

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