Union

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Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Union' (1704) (96)
Ordered5.2.1717/18BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.3.1717/18BWAS-1714
Acquired8.2.1725/26BWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 6"Imperial Feet49.9896 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,577 6394Tons BM 

Armament


1726Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1726750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1725/26 - 23.11.1726CaptainPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/13/103BWAS-171424.11.1726 - 1.12.1726CaptainSalmon Morrice (d.1741) ADM 6/13/125ADM 6/1314.9.1745 - 19.1.1745/46CaptainWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1726 - 17.10.1726AdmiralSir John Jennings (1664-1743)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726First LieutenantIsrael Sparkes (d.1753) ADM 6/13/103ADM 6/139.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Second LieutenantHenry Dodson (d.bef.1737) ADM 6/13/103ADM 6/139.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Third LieutenantRobert Callis (d.1733) ADM 6/13/103ADM 6/139.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Fourth LieutenantWilliam Parry (d.1753) ADM 6/13/103ADM 6/139.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Fifth LieutenantJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/13/103ADM 6/139.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Sixth LieutenantRoger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/13/103ADM 6/13

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1734 - 30.12.1734CarpenterSamuel Gore (d.bef.1735/36) ADM 6/14/201ADM 6/141751 - 9.10.1751CarpenterWilliam Wallace (d.1771) ADM 6/18/14ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
23.3.1725/26Completed at a cost of £27,580.1.8dBWAS-1714
10.1726Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
17.10.1726Paid off, seeing no further serviceBWAS-1714
1734Underwnet a small repair at Chatham at a cost of £3,666.6.11dBWAS-1714
9.9.1740SurveyedBWAS-1714
1748Surveyed twiceBWAS-1714
1749Surveyed twiceBWAS-1714
14.9.1749Ordered to be broken up by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
11.1749Break up completed at Chatham for £614.1.4dBWAS-1714

 

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