Panther

553
Nominal Guns54
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.1.1713/14
Keel Laid Down11.12.1713
Launched26.4.1716
First Commissioned29.1.1716/17
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-Gunner
ConstructorJohn Hayward
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold26.4.1768

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 1 ½"Imperial Feet39.9415 
Length of Keel108' 3 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Breadth35' 3"Imperial Feet10.6832 
Depth in Hold14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2926 
Burthen715 7094Tons BM 

Armament


1717Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
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
1717280EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1716/17 - 9.12.1717CaptainRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/12/85BWAS-160321.6.1720 - 15.5.1723CaptainSamuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/12/205BWAS-160310.8.1739 - 6.9.1740CaptainJames Rycault (d.1758) ADM 6/15/210BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1716/17 - 19.12.1717First LieutenantHumphrey Haycocke ADM 6/12/85ADM 6/1229.1.1716/17 - 19.12.1717Second LieutenantJohn Stepney ADM 6/12/85ADM 6/127.7.1720 - 15.5.1723Second LieutenantRandolph Barker ADM 6/15/209ADM 6/124.12.1721 - 15.5.1723Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMathew Norris (1705-1738) ADM 6/15/23ADM 6/1331.8.1739 - 16.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Bermingham (d.1746) ADM 6/15/218ADM 6/1517.3.1739/40 - 26.9.1740Second LieutenantJohn Bermingham (d.1746) ADM 6/15/263ADM 6/1520.8.1740 - 26.9.1740First LieutenantAshby Utting (d.1745/46) ADM 6/15/323ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 10.4.1741First LieutenantJohn Mallett ADM 6/15/338ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 13.4.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWheeler Hoult (d.1749) ADM 6/15/385ADM 6/1514.4.1741 - 20.2.1743/44Second LieutenantWheeler Hoult (d.1749) ADM 6/15/410ADM 6/1514.4.1741 - 8.6.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Blyth (d.c.1753) ADM 6/15/410ADM 6/159.6.1741 - 10.11.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAugustus Lafiter (c.1715-1746) ADM 6/16/231
Commission confirmed 19.10.1743
ADM 6/16

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.3.1714/15 - 1715PurserAmity Clutterbuck ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/121728 - 23.2.1727/28CarpenterRichard Sharpe ADM 6/13/196ADM 6/13

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
21.8.1727 - 29.8.1728Midshipman OrdinaryRichard Mansell ADM 107/3/209ADM107/31.9.1740 - 20.9.1743MidshipmanThomas Cook (c.1698-?) ADM 107/3/509ADM107/3

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.6.1723 - 13.9.1724Able SeamanJohn Jennings (d.bef.1733) ADM 107/3/187ADM107/319.3.1726/27 - 20.8.1727Volunteer-per-orderRichard Mansell ADM 107/3/209ADM107/324.10.1739 - 1.9.1740Able SeamanThomas Cook (c.1698-?) ADM 107/3/509ADM107/320.9.1743 - 17.11.1743Able SeamanThomas Cook (c.1698-?) ADM 107/3/509ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
22.2.1716/17Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £9230.9.4dBWAS-1603
9.12.1717Paid offADM 51
9.1720small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3613.3.0dBWAS-1603
1721In the BalticBWAS-1603
1722

Sailed to Newfoundland with a convoy

BWAS-1603
15.5.1723Paid offADM 51
4.1733Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1603
8.1733Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2311.8.8dBWAS-1603
12.9.1739

Recommissioned for the Western Approaches

BWAS-1603
6.1741Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.1742At NaplesBWAS-1603
18.10.1743Paid offADM 51
9.1.1743/44Ordered converted to a hulk "in the room of the Success"BWAS-1603
11.1744Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1603
5.1745Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
5.1745Completed refitting at a cost of £3032.8.8dBWAS-1603
25.11.1756Surveyed, no repair recordedBWAS-1603
19.4.1766Ordered to be sold for £235BWAS-1603
26.4.1768Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1603

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1721/04/131721/10/20British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
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 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
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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