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Norwich -> 1744 Enterprise

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.2.1716/17BWAS-1714
Launched20.5.1718BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.5.1719BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 50-gunner Later Group (1716)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Benjamin RosewellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1741
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1771BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen703 6894Tons BM 

Armament


20.5.1718Broadside 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

6.1744Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1716280Design Complement
6.1744250As a 44-gun Fifth RateBWAS-1714

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1719 - 26.8.1720Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1734
ADM 6/12/169
BWAS-1714
28.7.1738 - 26.12.1740Captain
Richard HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1718
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/134
BWAS-1714
30.12.1740 - 1.7.1741Captain
William KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/415
Confirmed 9.5.1741
BWAS-1714
7.9.1741 - 15.4.1743Captain
Thomas GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1740
ADM 6/15/451
BWAS-1714
16.4.1743 - 30.9.1743Captain
Henry StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
ADM 6/16/209
Confirmed 16.8.1743
ADM 6/16
30.5.1744 - 13.12.1748Captain
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761
ADM 6/16/313
BWAS-1714
10.11.1756 - 17.3.1758Captain
John DonkleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1748
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/321
ADM 6/18
7.4.1758 - 13.1.1762Captain
Alexander InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1786
Transfered ADM 6/18/500
BWAS-1714
13.1.1762 - 26.1.1764Captain
John HoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1790
ADM 6/19/380
BWAS-1714
10.1.1771 - 8.7.1771Captain
William WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1778
Transfered ADM 6/20/333
ADM 6/20

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1719 - 26.8.1720First Lieutenant
Joshua PaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1748
ADM 6/12/169
ADM 6/12
16.5.1719 - 25.1.1725/26Second Lieutenant
Silvester KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1742
Transfered ADM 6/12/169
ADM 6/12
28.7.1738 - 8.6.1739First Lieutenant
James MasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1739
ADM 6/15/134
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 5.12.1739Second Lieutenant
Peter TomsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1762
Transfered ADM 6/16/134
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 6.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Moses PeadleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1744
ADM 6/15/134
ADM 6/15
7.6.1739 - 4.2.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Moses PeadleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1744
ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/15
9.6.1739 - 18.2.1740/41First Lieutenant
John DraperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1738
ADM 6/15/181
ADM 6/15
5.2.1739/40 - 19.12.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John BestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1743
Transfered ADM 6/16/188
Confirmed 14.6.1743
ADM 6/16
7.9.1741 - 4.2.1742/43Second Lieutenant
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
ADM 6/15/451
ADM 6/15
7.9.1741 - 4.2.1742/43Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
ADM 6/15/451
ADM 6/15
5.2.1741/42 - 30.9.1743First Lieutenant
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
ADM 6/16/210
Confirmed 16.8.1743
ADM 6/16
5.2.1742/43 - 16.4.1743Second Lieutenant
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1747
ADM 6/16/206
Confirmed 8.8.1743
ADM 6/16
1.6.1744 - bef.29.4.1746First Lieutenant
Peregrine BradshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1746
Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/313
ADM 6/16
22.8.1746 - 29.1.1747/48Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1748
ADM 6/17/425
Issued by
Thomas DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1746

Confirmed 23.12.1748
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1757 - 8.3.1757Boatswain
William HobbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1758
Transfered ADM 6/18/354
ADM 6/18

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
29.12.1738 - 1.10.1739Master's Mate
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
ADM 107/3/349
ADM 107/3
6.12.1741 - 9.3.1742/43Midshipman
John YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1757
ADM 107/4/26
ADM 107/4

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
7.8.1740 - 7.7.1742Able Seaman
Thomas RoddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1755
Transfered ADM 107/4/102
ADM 107/4
19.4.1757 - 1757Unknown
Lazarus JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
ADM 36/4799/93
ADM 36
19.4.1757 - 1757Unknown
Francis MehewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
ADM 36/4799/3
ADM 36
20.4.1757 - 1757Unknown
Henry CrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
Transfered ADM 36/4799/3
ADM 36

Service History


DateEventSource
20.5.1718Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8059.0.7dBWAS-1714
5.1719Commissioned for the Spanish and Lisbon stationsBWAS-1714
8.1720Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
1.1730Began small repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
4.1730Completed small repair at a cost of £722.7.1dBWAS-1714
23.7.1739Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1739At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
21.11.1739Attack on Puerto Bello
23.3.1739/40Attack on Chagres
1.1741Sailed for home with a convoyBWAS-1714
30.4.1741

Paid off

BWAS-1714
18.2.1742/43Attack on La Guaira
15.4.1743Attack on Porto Cabello
30.9.1743Paid offADM 51
10.1743Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
23.5.1744Renamed EnterpriseBWAS-1714
7.1744Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate Ship
7.1744Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6925.14.2dBWAS-1714
1745Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1747Still in JamaicaBWAS-1714
1748Paid offBWAS-1714
26.11.1748Surveyed, but no repair reportedBWAS-1714
10.9.1755SurveyedBWAS-1714
16.9.1755Repairs ordered, but no record of them existsBWAS-1714
11.1756RecommissionedBWAS-1714
30.6.1757Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
22.7.1758Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1761Returned homeBWAS-1714
24.1.1762Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
24.2.1762Capture of Saint Lucia
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
1.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
25.8.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.2.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.4.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1771Break up completed at SheernessBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
 
 

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