Bristol

544
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.4.1709BWAS-1603
Launched8.5.1711BWAS-1603
First Commissioned17.5.1711
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-Gunner
ConstructorJohn LockBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild2.2.1742/43B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen703 6894Tons BM 

Armament


8.5.1711Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.5.1711 - 14.12.1714CaptainJohn Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/11/138BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 12.1.1714/15CaptainJohn Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1230.8.1739 - 27.7.1740CaptainWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/15/216BWAS-160329.7.1740 - 26.9.1740CaptainThomas Trefusis (1687-1754) ADM 6/15/316ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 7.6.1741CaptainBenjamin Young (d.1754) ADM 6/16/336BWAS-16038.6.1741 - 16.7.1742CaptainBenjamin Fenwick (d.1757) ADM 6/16/58
Commission confirmed 24.5.1742
ADM 6/16

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1711 - 13.12.1714First LieutenantSilvester Kennedy (d.1756) ADM 6/11/139ADM 6/1126.5.1711 - 4.2.1713/14Second LieutenantWilliam Elford ADM 6/11/142ADM 6/115.2.1713/14 - 19.4.1714Second LieutenantDavid Aubin (d.1735) ADM 6/11/283ADM 6/1120.4.1714 - 13.12.1714Second LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/11/288ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 12.1.1714/15First LieutenantSilvester Kennedy (d.1756) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1214.12.1714 - 12.1.1714/15Second LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1230.8.1739 - 21.8.1741First LieutenantHenry Rossington ADM 6/16/217ADM 6/1514.9.1739 - 20.2.1740/41Second LieutenantEdward Bradston (1708-1742) ADM 6/15/221ADM 6/1520.1.1740/41 - 20.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Fitzgerald (d.1742) ADM 6/15/371ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 27.5.1741Second LieutenantRichard Fitzgerald (d.1742) ADM 6/16/389ADM 6/1524.2.1740/41 - 24.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Carey (d.1741) ADM 6/16/390ADM 6/1528.5.1741 - 21.8.1741Second LieutenantRichard Farish ADM 6/16/281
Commission confirmed 22.3.1743/44
ADM 6/16
22.8.1741 - 2.12.1741First LieutenantRichard Farish ADM 6/16/281
Commission confirmed 22.3.1743/44
ADM 6/16
6.1.1741/42 - 16.7.1742Second LieutenantJohn Goodall (d.1746) ADM 6/16/58
Commission confirmed 24.5.1742
ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
1711In the Downs squadronBWAS-1603
1712Sailed to GibraltarBWAS-1603
1713Sailed to SaleeBWAS-1603
12.1.1714/15Paid offADM 51
8.1716Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
4.1717Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6825.14.10dBWAS-1603
8.1738RecommissionedBWAS-1603
8.1738Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
10.1738Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1435.8.9dBWAS-1603
1741Sailed to the West Indies with a convoyBWAS-1603
16.7.1742

Paid off

ADM 51
22.11.1742Ordered to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603
2.2.1742/43Break up completed at WoolwichBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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