Milford

5403
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.9.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1757BWAS-1714
Named30.7.1759BWAS-1714
Launched20.9.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.7.1759
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMilford Haven BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard ChittyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured17.5.1785BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 3"Imperial Feet35.9706 
Length of Keel97' 5"Imperial Feet29.5837 
Breadth33' 9"Imperial Feet10.1346 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen588 7294Tons BM 

Armament


20.9.1759Broadside 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
1756200Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1759 - 7.4.1762CaptainRobert Man (1720-1762) ADM 6/19/82BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 23.3.1763CaptainJohn Reynolds (d.1788) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-17149.4.1763 - 1.4.1765CaptainThomas Knowler (d.1783) ADM 6/19/480BWAS-17141.4.1765 - 3.11.1766CaptainBenjamin Caldwell (1739-1820) ADM 6/20/122
Issued by Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766)
Commission confirmed 5.6.1766
BWAS-1714
26.5.1768 - 5.1768CaptainJohn Urry (d.1801) ADM 6/20/206TNC23.4.1773 - 20.6.1775CaptainWilliam Abdy (1732-1803) ADM 6/20/490ADM 6/2020.6.1775 - 14.7.1775CaptainRichard Braithwaite (c.1728-1805) ADM 6/21/98BWAS-17146.10.1775 - 6.1776CaptainJohn Burr (d.1776) ADM 6/21/124BWAS-17147.1776 - 1778CommanderHenry Mowat (d.1798)BWAS-171416.1.1777 - 28.11.1780CaptainSir William Chaloner Burnaby (2nd Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall) (1746-1794) ADM 6/21/378
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 12.3.1778
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
20.9.1759building at Milford Haven at a cost of £5130.5.10dBWAS-1714
20.9.1759Began fitting at Milford Haven BWAS-1714
28.12.1759Completed fitting at Milford Haven BWAS-1714
9.4.1761Took the Privateer La Fidèle
25.4.1761Took the Privateer L'Amiral (12)
8.3.1762Took the Privateer La Gloire (16)
22.9.1762Took the Privateer Le Content
23.3.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
24.9.1763Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.11.1766

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.2.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1770Began great repair at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
10.1772Completed great repair at Rotherhithe at a cost of £12157.16.5dBWAS-1714
5.1773fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £322.10.0dBWAS-1714
7.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4752.6.7dBWAS-1714
20.1.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1776Milford vs Yankee Hero
6.6.1776Took the Privateer Sloop Yankee Hero (14)
30.9.1776Took the Privateer Sloop Retrieve (10)
26.3.1777Took the Unrated Brigantine Cabot (14) Nova Scotia
3.10.1777Took the Unrated Cutter Dolphin (10)
3.1778Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4595.14.8dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
15.3.1779Took the Unrated Cutter Le Tapageur (14)
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
10.5.1780Took the Privateer Ship Le Duc de Coigny (28)
28.11.1780

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1783SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.5.1785Sold at Woolwich for £260BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
 

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