Nightingale

5553
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named2.10.1746BWAS-1714
Purchased6.10.1746BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater8.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 3"Imperial Feet34.4483 
Length of Keel94' 5"Imperial Feet28.683 
Breadth32' 2 3 /4"Imperial Feet9.7727 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Draught Forward8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen521 6294Tons BM 

Armament


10.1746Broadside Weight = 93 Imperial Pound ( 42.1755 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.10.1746 - 5.10.1748CaptainJohn Fergusone (d.1767) ADM 6/17/160BWAS-17141.11.1748 - 12.10.1749CaptainWilliam Farmor (d.1758) ADM 6/17/398BWAS-171412.10.1749 - 7.12.1752CaptainMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 6/17/499BWAS-17142.10.1754 - 27.3.1756CaptainDudley Digges (d.1779) ADM 6/18/111BWAS-171429.4.1756 - 7.2.1762CaptainJames Campbell ADM 6/18/260BWAS-17147.2.1762 - 20.8.1762CaptainJohn Brisbane (d.1807) ADM 6/19/401
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 14.4.1762
BWAS-1714
20.8.1762 - 8.1763CaptainLord William Campbell (1730-1778)BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 30.7.1765CaptainJames O'Hara (d.1790) ADM 6/20/78ADM 6/2026.5.1768 - 21.2.1769CaptainGeorge Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/20/203ADM 6/208.11.1776 - 27.6.1777LieutenantAlexander Brown (c.1716-1794) ADM 6/21/229ADM 6/2127.6.1777 - 30.10.1777LieutenantSmith Child (1729-1813) ADM 6/21/296BWAS-171431.10.1777 - 1782LieutenantThomas Herbert (d.1793) ADM 6/21/331BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1748 - 22.11.1752LieutenantJames Stevens ADM 6/17/398ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1746

Purchased on the stocks

BWAS-1714
6.10.1746building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £4445.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.10.1746Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
19.12.1746Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3293.5.2dBWAS-1714
5.10.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
11.1748Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1749Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2851.7.11dBWAS-1714
2.1749Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.12.1752Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18
6.4.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1754Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1754RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1754Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4528.12.3dBWAS-1714
1.1755Sailed for VirginiaBWAS-1714
1756At New YorkBWAS-1714
3.9.1756

Arrived at Portsmouth from Virginia

TGM
29.12.1756

Arrived at Charleston from cruise, careened at Hobcaw

ref:1229
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
2.1758

Arrived at Charleston from New York

ref:1227
6.1758

Arrived at Philadelphia from Charleston, covying 10 troop transports with HMS Port Mahon

ref:1228
11.1758

Arrived at Boston from Halifax

ref:1226
12.7.1759Surveyed at SpitheadBWAS-1714
9.1759At PortsmouthBWAS-1714
24.4.1760Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1761In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
7.1762Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1762Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £4573.10.6dBWAS-1714
15.12.1762Sailed with a convoy to South CarolinaBWAS-1714
8.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.9.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1770Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1770Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £800.19.1dBWAS-1714
4.1776Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1776Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
11.1776Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1783Sunk as breakwater at HarwichBWAS-1714
8.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook
ref:1229New-York Gazette Newspaper
ref:1227The New-Hampshire Gazette Newspaper
ref:1228Boston Evening Post Newspaper
ref:1226The Boston-Gazette Newspaper
 

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