Argyll

567
Argyle
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.1.1719/20BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down20.10.1719BWAS-1714
Launched5.7.1722BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.3.1723/24
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater23.11.1748BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 2"Imperial Feet40.8447 
Length of Keel110' 4"Imperial Feet33.5382 
Breadth36' 1"Imperial Feet10.977 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen764 1094Tons BM 

Armament


5.7.1722Broadside 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
1719280Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1723/24 - 20.2.1728/29CaptainRobert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/14/65BWAS-171421.2.1728/29 - 29.3.1731CaptainJohn Roberts (d.1744/45) ADM 6/14/15B05122.2.1733/34 - 24.5.1734CaptainDuncomb Drake (d.1734) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-171425.7.1734 - 25.9.1736CaptainGeorge Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/14/192BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 27.11.1738CaptainCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/15/134BWAS-171425.6.1739 - 24.3.1740/41CaptainJoseph Lingen (d.1752) ADM 6/15/191BWAS-171425.3.1741 - 24.12.1742CaptainHenry Harrison (d.1759) ADM 6/16/403BWAS-171425.6.1743 - 5.12.1745CaptainFrancis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/16/194BWAS-17146.12.1745 - 12.3.1745/46CaptainThomas Fincher (d.1749) ADM 6/17/186
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 3.1.1746/47
BWAS-1714
13.3.1745/46 - 12.8.1746CaptainFrancis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/17/162
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17

31 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1723/24 - 20.2.1728/29First LieutenantEdy Rumsey (d.1736) ADM 6/14/65ADM 6/1327.4.1725 - 1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Howe (d.1729)† ADM 6/14/88ADM 6/1321.11.1727 - 25.7.1728Second LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/13/198
Commission confirmed 13.3.1727/28
ADM 6/13
21.2.1728/29 - 29.3.1731First LieutenantRobert Pysing (d.1748) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 29.3.1731Second LieutenantThomas Pellatt ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 29.7.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBradwarden Thompson (d.1756) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1430.7.1730 - 29.3.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard West ADM 6/14/68
Commission confirmed 17.2.1730/31
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 19.12.1734First LieutenantIsrael Stafford (d.c.1755) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 1.3.1733/34Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Mogg (d.1756) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 29.3.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Hubbard (d.1737) ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/1430.3.1734 - 23.12.1734Second LieutenantJames Hubbard (d.1737) ADM 6/14/180ADM 6/1430.3.1734 - 29.4.1736Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdmond Arguis ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1420.12.1734 - 6.5.1736First LieutenantJames Blakeway ADM 6/15/200ADM 6/1424.12.1734 - 25.9.1736Second LieutenantCharles Brown ADM 6/15/200ADM 6/1430.4.1736 - 25.9.1736Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsElliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/15/33
Commission confirmed 14.9.1736
ADM 6/15
7.5.1736 - 25.9.1736First LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/15/33
Commission confirmed 14.9.1736
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 27.11.1738First LieutenantPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 27.11.1738Second LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1530.7.1738 - 27.11.1738Acting LieutenantMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 6/15/344ADM107/32.7.1739 - 15.7.1739First LieutenantWilliam Clarke ADM 6/15/193ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 18.12.1739First LieutenantPatrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/152.4.1740 - 26.9.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPeregrine Bradshaw (d.1746) ADM 6/15/270ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 19.10.1740Second LieutenantPeregrine Bradshaw (d.1746) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1520.10.1740 - 2.3.1741/42First LieutenantPeregrine Bradshaw (d.1746) ADM 6/15/354ADM 6/153.3.1741/42 - 17.9.1742First LieutenantHenry Bassett (d.c.1749) ADM 6/16/23ADM 6/1518.9.1742 - 1.2.1742/43Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Dillon (d.1744) ADM 6/16/100ADM 6/1625.6.1743 - 26.12.1745First LieutenantJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 6/16/194ADM 6/164.9.1744 - 15.12.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPaulett Logan (d.1745) ADM 6/17/171
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.11.1746
ADM 6/17
16.12.1744 - bef.4.7.1745Second LieutenantPaulett Logan (d.1745) ADM 6/17/171
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.11.1746
ADM 6/17
5.7.1745 - 12.8.1746Second LieutenantPatrick Drummond (d.1792) ADM 6/17/137
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 4.8.1746
ADM 6/17
5.7.1746 - 12.8.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Imrie (d.1750) ADM 6/17/137
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 4.8.1746
ADM 6/17

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
15.2.1729/30 - 29.4.1731Volunteer-per-orderSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/38.1.1734/35 - 30.9.1735MidshipmanBartholomew Gidley (c.1715-?) ADM 107/3/223ADM107/39.9.1737 - 29.7.1738MidshipmanMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 107/3/344ADM107/320.12.1738 - 29.5.1739MidshipmanMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 107/3/344ADM107/317.2.1745/46 - 12.8.1746MidshipmanRobert Carre (c.1724-1778) ADM 107/4/92ADM 107/4

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
30.12.1729 - 14.2.1729/30Able SeamanSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/317.11.1735 - 1.1.1735/36Ordinary SeamanWilliam Cook (c.1720-?) ADM 107/3/482ADM107/31.1.1735/36 - 3.3.1737/38Able SeamanWilliam Cook (c.1720-?) ADM 107/3/482ADM107/322.8.1737 - 8.9.1737Able SeamanMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 107/3/344ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
4.3.1723/24

Commissioned for the Newfoundland convoys

BWAS-1714
1725fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1726fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1727fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
21.2.1728/29

Commissioned for the Mediterranean

BWAS-1714
1.1733Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1733Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5392.18.5dBWAS-1714
1734To North America and then to JamaicaBWAS-1714
25.9.1736

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1736Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1737RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1737Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £780.1.0dBWAS-1714
27.11.1738

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.8.1741Took the Privateer Roboam
1742Convoy to Rio and BarbadosBWAS-1714
4.1743Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
6.1743

Recommissioned, and sailed to Africa

BWAS-1714
8.1743Completed middling repair at a cost of £5854.19.3dBWAS-1714
1745Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.8.1746Paid offADM 51
21.9.1748

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
10.1748fitting at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich BWAS-1714
1762Remains raised and broken upBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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