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Guernsey

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.5.1716BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.9.1716BWAS-1714
Launched24.10.1717BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.1.1717/18BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 50-gunner Later Group (1716)BWAS-1714
Constructor
John HaywardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1701-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1736/37BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel107' 4"Imperial Feet32.6281 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold14' 1"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Burthen706 594Tons BM 

Armament


24.10.1717Broadside 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1717/18 - 4.11.1718Captain
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1744
Transfered ADM 6/12/110
BWAS-1714
5.11.1718 - 10.7.1719Captain
Robert ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1719
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/12/143
BWAS-1714
14.7.1719 - 12.12.1720Captain
Covill MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1741
Transfered ADM 6/12/175
BWAS-1714
13.12.1720 - 1.11.1721Captain
William HouldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1685-1723
ADM 6/12/224
BWAS-1714
15.3.1722/23 - 9.10.1723Captain
Francis PercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1739
ADM 6/13/31
BWAS-1714
26.7.1728 - 4.1.1729/30Captain
John CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1731
ADM 6/14/211
BWAS-1714

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1717/18 - 9.10.1718First Lieutenant
Benjamin FenwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1742
ADM 6/12/110
ADM 6/12
17.1.1717/18 - 8.10.1718Second Lieutenant
Power WickhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1739
ADM 6/12/110
ADM 6/12
9.10.1718 - 1.11.1721First Lieutenant
William ElfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1728
ADM 6/12/146
Confirmed 5.12.1718
ADM 6/12
9.10.1718 - 1.11.1721Second Lieutenant
Charles RedmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1722
ADM 6/12/144
Confirmed 20.11.1718
ADM 6/12
15.3.1721/22 - 9.10.1723First Lieutenant
Thomas WilcocksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1723
ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
15.3.1721/22 - 20.7.1722Second Lieutenant
Sir Roger Butler (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1739
Transfered ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
15.3.1721/22 - 23.1.1722/23Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
The Hon. James HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1719
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
21.7.1722 - 9.10.1723Second Lieutenant
James SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1723
ADM 6/13/42
ADM 6/13
23.1.1722/23 - 9.10.1723Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
ADM 6/13/61
Confirmed 10.10.1723
ADM 6/13
10.10.1723 - 9.10.1723Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1723
ADM 6/13/61
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 4.1.1729/30First Lieutenant
James ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1744
ADM 6/14/211
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 4.1.1729/30Second Lieutenant
Henry AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1733
ADM 6/14/211
ADM 6/13
19.5.1731 - 17.6.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Peter BurvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1743
Transfered ADM 6/14/77
ADM 6/14

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.6.1719 - 22.7.1720Midshipman
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
ADM 107/3/90
ADM 107/3
26.12.1720 - 1.11.1721Volunteer-per-order
Richard PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1735
ADM 107/3/181
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
7.9.1716Began rebuilding at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
24.10.1717Completed rebuilding at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8501.0.0dBWAS-1714
1718In the BalticBWAS-1714
1719Sailed to TurkeyBWAS-1714
1720Returned homeBWAS-1714
1721In the BalticBWAS-1714
1.11.1721

Paid off

ADM 51
1722Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
5.1722fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1723Left Africa for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
20.9.1723

Captain Francis Percy. Account of attack of his crew in the Guernsey's longboat whilst watering and wooding in Cape Monserado [Cape Mesurado] and the capture of the 3rd Lieutenant James Hay along with 27 crew. Requests bills for the surgeon's neccessaries and to the pilot for piloting the Guernsey into and out of Port Royal Jamaica. The Guernsey required cleaning at Jamaica but having lost a great many men on the coast of Guinea and above 100 being very sick and weak deterred him (at the season of the year).

ADM 106
9.10.1723

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1728Recommissioned as guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
11.1728Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1729Sea duty with Wager's fleetBWAS-1714
4.1.1729/30Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
3.1736/37Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
28.4.1718-10.1718British Baltic Fleet 1718
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
 
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
 
 

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