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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 Commissioned30.7.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMilford Haven - Pembrokeshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry Class (1756)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard ChittyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold17.5.1785BWAS-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

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1759 - 7.4.1762Captain
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1762
ADM 6/19/82
BWAS-1714
7.4.1762 - 23.3.1763Captain
John ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
ADM 6/19/396
BWAS-1714
9.4.1763 - 1.4.1765Captain
Thomas KnowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1775
ADM 6/19/480
BWAS-1714
1.4.1765 - 3.11.1766Captain
Benjamin CaldwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1805
ADM 6/20/122
Issued by
Richard TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1760
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 5.6.1766
BWAS-1714
26.5.1768 - 23.4.1773Captain
John UrryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1794
ADM 6/20/206
TNC
23.4.1773 - 20.6.1775Captain
William AbdyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1775
ADM 6/20/490
ADM 6/20
20.6.1775 - 14.7.1775Captain
Richard BrathwaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1801
Transfered ADM 6/21/98
BWAS-1714
6.10.1775 - 16.1.1777Captain
John BurrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1777
ADM 6/21/124
BWAS-1714
7.1776 - 16.1.1777Commander
Henry MowatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1781
BWAS-1714
16.1.1777 - 12.7.1780Captain Transfered ADM 6/21/378
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 12.3.1778
BWAS-1714
12.7.1780 - 28.11.1780Captain
Philip PattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1814
ADM 6/22/150
ADM 6/22

Service History


DateEventSource
20.9.1759building at Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire at a cost of £5130.5.10dBWAS-1714
20.9.1759Began fitting at Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire BWAS-1714
28.12.1759Completed fitting at Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire BWAS-1714
9.4.1761Took the Privateer
La Fidèle 1761-1761
French Privateer

25.4.1761Took the Privateer
L'Amiral (12) 1761-1761
French 12 Gun
Privateer

8.3.1762Took the Privateer
La Gloire (16) 1762-1762
French 16 Gun
Privateer
BG
22.9.1762Took the Privateer
Le Content 1762-1762
French Privateer

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 - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
10.1772Completed great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £12157.16.5dBWAS-1714
5.1773fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £322.10.0dBWAS-1714
7.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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 Sloop
Yankee Hero (14) 1776-1776
American 14 Gun
Privateer Sloop

30.9.1776Took the Sloop
Retrieve (10) 1776-1776
American 10 Gun
Privateer Sloop

26.3.1777Took the Brigantine
Cabot (14) 1775-1777
American 14 Gun
Unrated Brigantine
Nova Scotia

3.10.1777Took the Cutter
Dolphin (10) 1777-1777
American 10 Gun
Unrated Cutter

3.1778Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4595.14.8dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
15.3.1779Took the Cutter
Le Tapageur (14) 1778-1779
French 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter

9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
10.5.1780Took the Ship
Le Duc de Coligny (28) 1780-1780
French 28 Gun
Privateer Ship

28.11.1780

Paid off

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

 

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