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Bristol

544
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.4.1709BWAS-1603
Launched8.5.1711BWAS-1603
First Commissioned17.5.1711B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-Gunner (1706)B028
Constructor
John LockBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1711
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.5.1711 - 14.12.1714Captain
John HemmingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1747
ADM 6/11/138
BWAS-1603
14.12.1714 - 12.1.1714/15Captain
John HemmingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1747
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
30.8.1739 - 27.7.1740Captain
William ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/216
BWAS-1603
29.7.1740 - 26.9.1740Captain
Thomas TrefusisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/316
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 7.6.1741Captain
Benjamin YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1742
Transfered ADM 6/16/336
BWAS-1603
8.6.1741 - 16.7.1742Captain
Benjamin FenwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1742
ADM 6/16/58
Confirmed 24.5.1742
ADM 6/16

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1711 - 13.12.1714First Lieutenant
Silvester KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1742
Transfered ADM 6/11/139
ADM 6/11
26.5.1711 - 4.2.1713/14Second Lieutenant
William ElfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1728
Transfered ADM 6/11/142
ADM 6/11
5.2.1713/14 - 19.4.1714Second Lieutenant
David AubinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1735
ADM 6/11/283
ADM 6/11
20.4.1714 - 13.12.1714Second Lieutenant
Edmund WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1750
ADM 6/11/288
ADM 6/11
14.12.1714 - 12.1.1714/15First Lieutenant
Silvester KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1742
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
14.12.1714 - 12.1.1714/15Second Lieutenant
Edmund WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1750
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
30.8.1739 - 21.8.1741First Lieutenant
Henry RossingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/16/217
ADM 6/15
14.9.1739 - 20.2.1740/41Second Lieutenant
Edward BradstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1742
ADM 6/15/221
ADM 6/15
20.1.1740/41 - 20.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1741
ADM 6/15/371
ADM 6/15
21.2.1740/41 - 27.5.1741Second Lieutenant
Richard FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1741
ADM 6/16/389
ADM 6/15
24.2.1740/41 - 24.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William CareyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1740
ADM 6/16/390
ADM 6/15
28.5.1741 - 21.8.1741Second Lieutenant
Richard FarishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
ADM 6/16/281
Confirmed 22.3.1743/44
ADM 6/16
22.8.1741 - 2.12.1741First Lieutenant
Richard FarishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/281
Confirmed 22.3.1743/44
ADM 6/16
6.1.1741/42 - 16.7.1742Second Lieutenant
John GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1745
ADM 6/16/58
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

 

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