British Third Rate ship of the line 'Cumberland' (1739)
    

Cumberland

5666
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.9.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.1.1733/34BWAS-1714
Launched11.7.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.8.1739
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Razeed10.1748BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Cumberland' (1748) (66)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel127' 8"Imperial Feet38.7171 
Breadth45' 5"Imperial Feet13.7414 
Depth in Hold18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Burthen1,400 6794Tons BM 

Armament


1740Broadside Weight = 770 Imperial Pound ( 349.195 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

11.1748Broadside Weight = 713 Imperial Pound ( 323.3455 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1740600EstablishmentBWAS-1714
11.1748140As a Guard ShipBWAS-1714
1754540Establishment of a 66-gun shipBWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.8.1739 - 7.5.1741CaptainJames Stewart (d.1757) ADM 6/16/216BWAS-17148.6.1741 - 14.10.1742CaptainHarry Norris (d.1764) ADM 6/16/316
Commission confirmed 2.6.1744
BWAS-1714
15.10.1742 - 10.11.1743CaptainPeter Lawrence (d.1758) ADM 6/16/296
Commission confirmed 18.4.1744
BWAS-1714
11.11.1743 - 13.9.1745CaptainWilliam Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/16/517
Commission confirmed 23.7.1745
BWAS-1714
14.9.1745 - 17.9.1745CaptainJohn Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1741 - 3.1744/45Rear-AdmiralSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)BWAS-1714

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.8.1739 - 9.4.1740First LieutenantJames Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/15/216ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 29.11.1739Third LieutenantRichard Bullivant (d.1740) ADM 6/15/216ADM 6/1514.9.1739 - 29.11.1739Second LieutenantRowland Cotton (d.1739) ADM 6/15/221ADM 6/1530.11.1739 - 18.12.1739Second LieutenantRichard Bullivant (d.1740) ADM 6/15/237ADM 6/1530.11.1739 - 5.8.1740Third LieutenantJohn Brown (d.1755) ADM 6/15/237ADM 6/1519.12.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Second LieutenantPatrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/15/241ADM 6/1510.4.1740 - 26.9.1740First LieutenantCrosby Westfield ADM 6/15/274ADM 6/156.8.1740 - 12.10.1741Third LieutenantJames Roots ADM 6/15/319ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 14.10.1741First LieutenantEdmund Beavor (d.1745) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1519.7.1743 - 20.12.1743First LieutenantSamuel Graves (1713-1787) ADM 6/17/432
Issued by Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816)
Commission confirmed 17.1.1748/49
ADM 6/17
28.12.1743 - 17.4.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSamuel Faulknor (d.1759) ADM 6/17/140
Issued by Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816) at Jamaica
Commission confirmed 12.8.1746
ADM 6/17
18.4.1744 - 11.5.1744Third LieutenantSamuel Faulknor (d.1759) ADM 6/17/140
Issued by Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816) at Jamaica
Commission confirmed 12.8.1746
ADM 6/17
12.5.1744 - 30.3.1745Second LieutenantSamuel Faulknor (d.1759) ADM 6/17/140
Issued by Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816) at Jamaica
Commission confirmed 12.8.1746
ADM 6/17
12.5.1744 - 14.6.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Walsh ADM 6/16/541
Commission confirmed 6.9.1745
ADM 6/16
31.3.1745 - 2.9.1745First LieutenantSamuel Faulknor (d.1759) ADM 6/17/140
Issued by Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816) at Jamaica
Commission confirmed 12.8.1746
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
2.12.1739Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £30944.0.1dBWAS-1714
26.10.1740Sailed for the West Indies with Ogle. Disabled in a Gale but repaired at Lisbon.BWAS-1714
3.1740/41At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
7.1741Start of the operations around SantiagoBWAS-1714
10.1741End of the operations around SantiagoBWAS-1714
7.1745Left Jamaica for home and to pay offBWAS-1714
6.1746Started repair and reduction to a 2 1/2 deck 66-gun third rateBWAS-1714
6.1746Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1748Refitted as a 66 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
10.1748Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £27351.17.3dBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



Cost of rebuild was £30,966.0.1d including fitting

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17 ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
 

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