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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.3.1745/46BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1746BWAS-1714
Named12.6.1747BWAS-1714
Launched13.7.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.6.1747
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-Gunner
Designed byJames TaylorBWAS-1714
ConstructorJames TaylorBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known17.7.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 7 ½"Imperial Feet40.5511 
Length of Keel110' 3"Imperial Feet33.5356 
Breadth37' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet11.284 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen840 3094Tons BM 

Armament


6.1747Broadside 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

1762Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1747280ComplementBWAS-1714
9.1757100as a storeshipBWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.6.1747 - 26.5.1749CaptainJohn Cockburne (d.1753) ADM 6/17/238BWAS-17143.4.1753 - 20.8.1754CaptainThe Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800) ADM 6/18/65BWAS-171416.2.1757 - 8.3.1757CommanderThe Hon. Robert Boyle (1736-1780) ADM 6/18/357ADM 6/185.4.1757 - 7.7.1761CommanderJoseph Mead (c.1710-1799) ADM 6/18/380BWAS-17147.7.1761 - 31.12.1763CommanderJames Feattus (c.1728-1784) ADM 6/19/327BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 16.9.1765CommanderEdward Michael Pakenham (1743-1792)BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 10.3.1769CommanderJohn Chapman (c.1734-1778) ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
13.7.1747building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £10175.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.7.1747Began Completed at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
16.8.1747Completed Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4817.15.2dBWAS-1714
1748Sailed fotthe MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.8.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
26.5.1749

Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard

ADM 6/18
8.1750Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1750Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £381.13.4dBWAS-1714
1.1754To West IndiesBWAS-1714
20.8.1754Paid offADM 51
21.10.1756Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Storeship
1.1757Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1757Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £8325.11.1dBWAS-1714
1759Sailed to QuebecBWAS-1714
1761Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Hospital Ship
7.1761Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Storeship
1763In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
31.12.1763Paid offADM 51
3.7.1764Sailed for the West Indies and North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.1765Sailed for the West Indies and North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.9.1765Paid offADM 51
13.6.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.7.1770Sold at Woolwich for £715BWAS-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
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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