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Advice -> 1744 Milford

547
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.7.1711BWAS-1603
Launched8.7.1712B028
First Commissioned26.9.1712B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-Gunner (1706)B028
Constructor
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1700-1705
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold11.5.1749B028

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 3494Tons BM 

Armament


8.7.1712Broadside 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

5.1745Broadside Weight = 252 Imperial Pound ( 114.282 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
26.9.1712 - 20.11.1714Captain
Lord Kenneth SutherlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1722
ADM 6/11/224
ADM 6/11
21.11.1714 - 4.4.1716Captain
Thomas GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1680-1734
ADM 6/12/42
Confirmed 6.5.1715
BWAS-1603
16.5.1719 - 19.8.1720Captain
William OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1722
ADM 6/12/169
BWAS-1603
25.1.1725/26 - 12.2.1726/27Captain
Charles BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1740
Transfered ADM 6/13/99
BWAS-1603
13.2.1726/27 - 11.8.1727Captain
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1747
ADM 6/13/133
BWAS-1603
11.8.1727 - 23.5.1728Captain
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1747
ADM 6/13/149
ADM 6/13
24.5.1728 - 1.4.1729Captain
William MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1729
ADM 6/14/207
ADM 6/13
2.4.1729 - 29.11.1733Captain
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1747
Transfered ADM 6/14/20
ADM 6/14
28.7.1738 - 11.6.1739Captain
Thomas TrefusisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/134
BWAS-1603
10.8.1739 - 14.2.1740/41Captain
Christopher OatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1741
ADM 6/15/210
BWAS-1603
28.4.1741 - 26.2.1741/42Captain
Charles BargraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1742
: on board from 2.5.1741 ADM 6/15/413
BWAS-1603
25.2.1741/42 - 18.4.1744Captain
Elliott SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1769
ADM 6/16/18
ref:559
18.6.1745 - 9.1.1745/46Captain
Thomas HanwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1759
ADM 6/16/495
ADM 6/16
10.1.1745/46 - 11.9.1747Captain
Edward RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1747
ADM 6/17/41
BWAS-1603
11.9.1747 - 1.8.1748Captain
Edward ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1778
Transfered ADM 6/17/266
BWAS-1603
1.8.1748 - 19.1.1748/49Captain
Robert ErskineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1762
ADM 6/17/445
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 28.12.1749
ADM 6/17

30 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.9.1712 - 29.9.1712First Lieutenant
John CrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1717
Transfered ADM 6/11/224
ADM 6/11
26.9.1712 - 29.9.1712Second Lieutenant
Thomas KnightleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1719
ADM 6/11/224
ADM 6/11
30.9.1712 - 19.11.1714First Lieutenant
Thomas KnightleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1719
ADM 6/11/225
ADM 6/11
30.9.1712 - 20.11.1714Second Lieutenant
John TollerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1743
ADM 6/11/225
ADM 6/11
21.11.1714 - 31.5.1715First Lieutenant
John TollerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1743
Transfered ADM 6/12/40
Confirmed 27.4.1715
ADM 6/12
21.11.1714 - 31.5.1715Second Lieutenant
Robert MilneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1715
ADM 6/12/42
Confirmed 5.5.1715
ADM 6/12
1.6.1715 - 4.4.1716Second Lieutenant
William BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1734
ADM 6/12/54
Confirmed 22.10.1715
ADM 6/12
16.5.1719 - 9.4.1720First Lieutenant
Samuel TilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1726
ADM 6/12/169
ADM 6/12
16.5.1719 - 19.8.1720Second Lieutenant
William BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1734
ADM 6/12/169
ADM 6/12
30.6.1720 - 19.8.1720Third Lieutenant
John Arnold LangleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1737
ADM 6/12/208
ADM 6/12
25.1.1725/26 - 11.8.1727Second Lieutenant
Edward ChalonerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
Transfered ADM 6/13/99
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 10.8.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1740
ADM 6/13/99
ADM 6/13
4.3.1725/26 - 10.8.1727First Lieutenant
Pelham WinnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1729
ADM 6/13/106
ADM 6/13
11.8.1727 - 1.4.1729First Lieutenant
Pelham WinnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1729
ADM 6/14/149
ADM 6/13
11.8.1727 - 10.4.1729Second Lieutenant
Edward ChalonerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
ADM 6/14/149
ADM 6/13
11.8.1727 - 21.2.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1740
ADM 6/13/149
ADM 6/13
2.4.1729 - 20.2.1733/34First Lieutenant
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1756
Transfered ADM 6/14/20
ADM 6/14
11.4.1729 - 24.4.1732Second Lieutenant
Christopher DaltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/22
ADM 6/14
11.4.1729 - 18.5.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Matthew MichelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
Transfered ADM 6/14/22
ADM 6/14
19.5.1731 - 14.6.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1742
Transfered ADM 6/14/79
ADM 6/14
28.7.1738 - 11.6.1739First Lieutenant
Lachlan LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1761
Transfered ADM 6/15/134
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 18.6.1739Second Lieutenant
Samuel LoftingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/134
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 11.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Jacob EltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/134
ADM 6/15
14.8.1739 - 28.6.1741Second Lieutenant
John WillsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1749
ADM 6/15/211
ADM 6/15
15.2.1740/41 - 10.8.1741Lieutenant
Daniel CannonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741
ADM/L
29.6.1741 - 10.2.1741/42First Lieutenant
John WillsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1749
ADM 6/16/432
ADM 6/15
29.6.1741 - 10.8.1741Second Lieutenant
Henry DyveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1770
ADM 6/15/432
ADM 6/15
19.6.1745 - 20.10.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William LowfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1745
ADM 6/16/495
ADM 6/16
21.10.1745 - 14.2.1745/46Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William HaymanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
ADM 6/17/11
ADM 6/17
15.2.1745/46 - 21.1.1747/48Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Alexander BrednerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/64
ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.10.1712 - 17.2.1712/13Midshipman Extra
Robert GiffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1713
ADM 6/11/226
ADM 6/11
18.2.1712/13 - 4.4.1716Midshipman Extra
Mathew DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1728
ADM 6/11/244
ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.10.1739 - 23.7.1740Quartermaster's Mate
Robert RitchieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1760
ADM 107/3/542
ADM 107/3
24.7.1740 - 18.4.1744Midshipman
Robert RitchieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1760
ADM 107/3/542
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1712Commissioned for the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
3.1713/14Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.1715Returned home and then to the BalticBWAS-1603
4.4.1716

Paid off at Chatham

BWAS-1603
5.1719Recommissioned for Lisbon and GibraltarBWAS-1603
19.8.1720

Paid off

BWAS-1603
1.1726Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
2.1727Returned home and paid offBWAS-1603
2.1727Recommissioned for the coast of SpainBWAS-1603
4.1728Returned home and served in the ChannelBWAS-1603
9.1731Paid offBWAS-1603
7.1738Fitted for seaBWAS-1603
8.1738Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1603
9.1740Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.1741Returned homeBWAS-1603
3.1741/42Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
2.1743Present at the attack on La GuairaBWAS-1603
1.1744Returned homeBWAS-1603
18.4.1744

Paid off

BWAS-1603
23.5.1744Renamed MilfordBWAS-1603
5.1745Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate
7.1745Recommissioned for the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1603
3.8.1746Action of August 3 1746
25.3.1747Present at the encounter with Dubois de la Motte's convoyBWAS-1603
17.1.1748/49

Paid off at Woolwich Dockyard

ADM 6/18


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
 
 

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