Weymouth562
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Weymouth' (1693)
Ordered1717/09/06BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1717/06/13BWAS-1714
Launched1719/02/26BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 50-gunner Later Group
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Broken Up1733/01/06BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624
Length of Keel107' 8"Imperial Feet32.6426
Breadth35' 4"Imperial Feet10.6883
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672
Burthen714 9194Tons BM

Armament

1719/02/26Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1716280Design Complement 

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
17191720CommodoreSir Robert JohnsonBWAS-1714
17211722CaptainMungo HerdmanBWAS-1714
17261728CaptainCharles KendalBWAS-1714

Crewmen

FromToRankNameSource
1726/02/041726VolunteerPhilip Saumarezref:833

Service History

DateEvent Source
1719Off San Sebastian, cooperating with the FrenchBWAS-1714
1719/03/10Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £8319.17.5dBWAS-1714
1719/09/15Attack on Rivadeo 
1721Off the African coastBWAS-1714
1726In the BalticBWAS-1714
1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714
1728Home to pay offBWAS-1714
1732/11/21Docked at Plymouth to break upBWAS-1714
1733/01/06Break up completedBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ref:833 The History of GuernseyJonathan DuncanDigital Book
 
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