Nonsuch -> 1740 Nonsuch Hulk

Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1716BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.3.1721/22BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 50-gunner Later GroupBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1745BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 2"Imperial Feet39.9304 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth34' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 7"Imperial Feet4.0217 
Burthen687 1294Tons BM 


29.4.1717Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer

15.3.1721/22 - 17.7.1724CaptainArchibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 6/13/31BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

15.3.1721/22 - 17.7.1724First LieutenantEdward Wye ADM 6/16/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 17.7.1724Second LieutenantThomas Cooper (d.1760) ADM 6/16/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 17.7.1724Third LieutenantCharles Campbell ADM 6/16/31ADM 6/1325.8.1740 - 20.8.1741First LieutenantRobert Wilson (d.1749) ADM 6/15/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer

1739 - 26.4.1739CarpenterThomas Allen (d.bef.1757) ADM 6/15/173ADM 6/15

Service History

29.4.1717Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1722Commissioned for the African coastBWAS-1714
5.1722Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6689.3.4dBWAS-1714
5.1722Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4236.1.8dBWAS-1714
1723Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1724Home and paid offBWAS-1714
28.4.1740Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
28.4.1740Renamed Nonsuch HulkBWAS-1714
30.5.1745Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
2.7.1745Breaking up commencedBWAS-1714
8.1745Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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