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
ConstructorJoseph 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 Commanding Officers


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

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.9.1711 - 8.2.1714/15First LieutenantSamuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/11/163ADM 6/1127.9.1711 - 8.2.1714/15Second LieutenantEdward Wye ADM 6/11/163ADM 6/118.2.1714/15 - 19.3.1716/17First LieutenantJohn Price (d.1727) ADM 6/12/26ADM 6/128.2.1714/15 - 26.11.1717Second LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/12/26ADM 6/1219.3.1716/17 - 26.11.1717First LieutenantLuke Richardson (d.1739) ADM 6/12/96ADM 6/1219.1.1719/20 - 31.10.1721First LieutenantJames Fellows (d.1742) ADM 6/12/191ADM 6/1219.1.1719/20 - 31.10.1721Second LieutenantRalph Archbold ADM 6/12/191ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 30.10.1721Third LieutenantMathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/121.11.1721 - 1.5.1722Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsIsaac Barnard (d.1758) ADM 6/12/21ADM 6/13

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.6.1712 - 17.2.1712/13Midshipman ExtraMathew Davis (d.1729) ADM 6/11/212ADM 6/1125.6.1712 - 1712Midshipman ExtraWilliam Carey (d.1742) ADM 6/11/214ADM 6/1118.2.1712/13 - 1713Midshipman ExtraRobert Gifford ADM 6/11/244ADM 6/111720 - 17.5.1720BoatswainDavid Getteridge (bef.1736-?) ADM 6/12/203ADM 6/1218.5.1720 - 1720BoatswainJames 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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1721/04/131721/10/20British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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