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Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.3.1715/16BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.7.1716BWAS-1714
Launched1.8.1718BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.2.1718/19BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-Gunner (1706)BWAS-1714
Designed by
J BattBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen914 294Tons BM 

Armament


1719Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365 BWAS-1714
1719240Complement in peaceBWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1718/19 - 16.11.1721Captain
Robert TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1741
ADM 6/12/154
BWAS-1714
12.2.1726/27 - 22.11.1733Captain
Francis PercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1739
Transfered ADM 6/14/133
BWAS-1714
22.2.1733/34 - 8.2.1735/36Captain
Samuel BraithwaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1739
ADM 6/14/166
BWAS-1714

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1718/19 - 16.11.1721First Lieutenant
Thomas BillopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1732
ADM 6/12/154
ADM 6/12
28.2.1718/19 - 16.11.1721Second Lieutenant
Francis FarndaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1734
ADM 6/12/154
ADM 6/12
4.4.1720 - 16.11.1721Third Lieutenant
George RawlingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1739
ADM 6/12/201
ADM 6/12
14.2.1726/27 - 10.1.1727/28First Lieutenant
William CoulseaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1737
Transfered ADM 6/13/134
ADM 6/13
14.2.1726/27 - 15.1.1727/28Second Lieutenant
James WitterongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1734
ADM 6/13/134
ADM 6/13
14.2.1726/27 - 16.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1734
ADM 6/13/134
ADM 6/13
16.1.1727/28 - 22.2.1733/34First Lieutenant
James WitterongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/188
ADM 6/13
16.1.1727/28 - 22.2.1733/34Second Lieutenant
William BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/188
ADM 6/13
16.1.1727/28 - 13.6.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George DawnayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1743
Transfered ADM 6/14/188
ADM 6/13
23.2.1733/34 - 8.2.1735/36First Lieutenant
Henry HemmingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1744
ADM 6/14/168
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 12.4.1734Second Lieutenant
James HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1734
ADM 6/14/168
ADM 6/14
2.3.1733/34 - 29.3.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John GageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1743
ADM 6/14/171
ADM 6/14
30.3.1734 - 19.5.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James MackyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1744
Transfered ADM 6/14/180
ADM 6/14
13.4.1734 - 8.2.1735/36Second Lieutenant
John GageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1743
ADM 6/15/182
ADM 6/14
20.5.1735 - 8.2.1735/36Third Lieutenant
William DandridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1744
ADM 6/15/212
ADM 6/14

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1718Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9483.13.6d
1719Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1720Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.11.1721Paid offADM 51
12.2.1726/27

Commissioned for the Baltic

BWAS-1714
22.8.1727

The captain, Francis Percy, and all commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
1734In home watersBWAS-1714
8.2.1736

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1740SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1740Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Receiving ShipBWAS-1714
25.6.17461st Battle of Negapatam
19.6.1747Ordered to be cut down abaftBWAS-1714
29.12.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1749Completed breaking up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.1719-11.1719British Baltic Fleet 1719
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
 
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
 
 

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