Gloucester

543
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.7.1710BWAS-1603
Launched4.10.1711BWAS-1603
First Commissioned22.9.1711B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-GunnerB028
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild20.1.1723/24B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 8"Imperial Feet39.6308 
Length of Keel108' 1"Imperial Feet32.9216 
Breadth35' 3"Imperial Feet10.6832 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen714' 3494"Tons BM 

Armament


4.10.1711Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.9.1711 - 10.11.1713Captain John Carlton (d.1713)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/11/162BWAS-16034.2.1714/15 - 2.2.1716/17Captain William Passenger (d.1729): on board from 5.2.1714/15 ADM 6/12/24BWAS-16032.2.1716/17 - 26.11.1717Captain John Furzer (d.1721): on board from 23.3.1716/17BWAS-16031.2.1719/20 - 31.10.1721Captain Edward Holland (d.1735/36) ADM 6/12/191BWAS-1603

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.9.1711 - 15.12.1713First Lieutenant Samuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/11/163ADM 6/1127.9.1711 - 15.12.1713Second Lieutenant Edward Wye ADM 6/11/163ADM 6/118.2.1714/15 - 19.3.1716/17First Lieutenant John Price (d.1727) ADM 6/12/26ADM 6/128.2.1714/15 - 26.11.1717Second Lieutenant James Scott ADM 6/12/26ADM 6/1219.3.1716/17 - 26.11.1717First Lieutenant Luke Richardson (c.1678-1739) ADM 6/12/96ADM 6/1219.1.1719/20 - 13.11.1721First Lieutenant James Fellows (d.1742) ADM 6/12/191ADM 6/1219.1.1719/20 - 13.11.1721Second Lieutenant Ralph Archbold ADM 6/12/191ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 31.10.1721Third Lieutenant Mathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/121.11.1721 - 13.11.1721Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Isaac Barnard (d.1758) ADM 6/12/21ADM 6/13

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.6.1712 - 17.2.1712/13Midshipman Extra Mathew Davis (d.1729) Transfered ADM 6/11/212ADM 6/1125.6.1712 - 15.12.1713Midshipman Extra William Carey (d.1741) ADM 6/11/214ADM 6/1118.2.1712/13 - 15.12.1713Midshipman Extra Robert Gifford ADM 6/11/244ADM 6/111720 - 17.5.1720Boatswain David Getteridge (bef.1736-?) ADM 6/12/203ADM 6/1218.5.1720 - 13.11.1721Boatswain James Beach ADM 6/12/203ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
1711in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1715Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
26.11.1717Paid offADM 51
5.1718Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1603
12.1718Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2485.17.3dBWAS-1603
1720Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
31.10.1721Paid offADM 51
6.11.1724Ordered to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603
20.1.1724/25Completed breaking upto be rebuilt at SheernessBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
 

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