Winchester

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Winchester Hulk
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.3.1715/16BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.7.1716BWAS-1714
Launched12.11.1717BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 50-gunner Later Group
ConstructorJohn Phillips (d.1720)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.7.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 4"Imperial Feet39.9321 
Length of Keel108' 7"Imperial Feet32.9406 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen710 3494Tons BM 

Armament


12.11.1717Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1716280Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1.1717/18 - 2.11.1718CaptainJames Campbell (d.1718)† ADM 6/12/109BWAS-17145.11.1718 - 16.4.1723CaptainJames Stewart (c.1678-1757) ADM 6/12/143BWAS-171425.1.1725/26 - 25.7.1728CaptainJames Luck (d.1730) ADM 6/13/96BWAS-171426.7.1728 - 9.10.1729CaptainJames Luck (d.1730) ADM 6/13/212ADM 6/1330.8.1739 - 12.9.1742CaptainJames Lloyd (d.1761) ADM 6/15/216BWAS-171413.9.1742 - 4.3.1742/43CaptainWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/16/154
Commission confirmed 3.3.1742/43
ADM 6/16

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1717/18 - 15.1.1717/18First LieutenantJames Rycault (d.1758) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 14.1.1717/18Second LieutenantRichard Smith ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1215.1.1717/18 - 16.4.1723First LieutenantRichard Smith ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1215.1.1717/18 - 16.4.1723Second LieutenantEdward Wells (d.1728) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/126.9.1720 - 16.4.1723Third LieutenantJohn Arnold Langley (d.1737) ADM 6/12/213ADM 6/1225.1.1725/26 - 26.7.1728Third LieutenantThomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1331.1.1725/26 - 9.10.1729First LieutenantJames Smith ADM 6/15/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 26.7.1728Second LieutenantThomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 9.10.1729Second LieutenantRobert Pett (d.c.1775) ADM 6/15/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 9.10.1729Third LieutenantWilliam Drake ADM 6/15/11ADM 6/1430.8.1739 - 17.9.1739First LieutenantRobert Claxton ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 13.8.1741Second LieutenantThomas Bury (d.1748) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1531.8.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Langdon (d.1741) ADM 6/15/218ADM 6/1518.9.1739 - 26.9.1740First LieutenantThomas Philpott ADM 6/15/222ADM 6/1514.8.1741 - 4.3.1742/43Second LieutenantBenjamin Almes (c.1715-1746) ADM 6/15/443ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1771 - 1.7.1771BoatswainRobert Elliot ADM 6/20/388ADM 6/20

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.4.1719 - 20.5.1720MidshipmanHenry German ADM 107/3/121ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1718Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
5.3.1717/18Completed at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
16.9.1719Attack on Ribadeo
1720Carrying stores to PortsmouthBWAS-1714
16.4.1723

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1723Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1.1725Completed refitting at a cost of £4515.4.3dBWAS-1714
2.1726Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1727Off the Spanish coastBWAS-1714
11.1728Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
9.10.1729

Paid off

ADM 51
7.1730small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £739.5.5dBWAS-1714
30.8.1739Recommissioned for Home watersBWAS-1714
10.1739In the Western approachesBWAS-1714
1741Convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1714
1742To the Mediterranean then home to pay offBWAS-1714
3.1742/43SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.3.1742/43Paid offADM 51
6.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.6.1744Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
2.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £5184.18.0dBWAS-1714
16.3.1744/45Arrived at Harwich and laid up at SheernessBWAS-1714
20.9.1748Ordered to be transported to ChathamBWAS-1714
8.6.1781Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
5.7.1781Break up completedBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1718/04/281718/10British Baltic Fleet 1718Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
1726/12/241728/04/09British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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