Pearl

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Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1722BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1723BWAS-1714
Acquired17.10.1726BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.5.1727BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold28.6.1744BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Privateer ship 'Pearl' (1744) (40)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 2"Imperial Feet10.0753 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen594 5594Ton 

Armament


17.10.1726Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1727 - 10.8.1727CaptainSir Hugh Middleton (5th Baronet Middleton of Ruthin) (d.1756) ADM 6/13/143BWAS-171410.10.1727 - 5.10.1728CaptainSamuel Pitman (d.1728)† ADM 6/13/170BWAS-171420.11.1728 - 3.2.1730/31CaptainJohn Toller (d.1747) ADM 6/14/8ADM 6/144.2.1730/31 - 20.5.1733CaptainThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751) ADM 6/14/66BWAS-171421.5.1733 - 21.7.1736CaptainJohn Toller (d.1747) ADM 6/15/144ADM 6/1422.7.1736 - 8.12.1737CaptainJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/15/28ADM 6/1514.6.1739 - 29.6.1740CaptainEdward Legge (d.1747) ADM 6/15/187BWAS-171430.6.1740 - 2.11.1740CaptainMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/15/302BWAS-17143.11.1740 - 31.1.1740/41CaptainDandy Kidd (d.1740/41)BWAS-171419.2.1740/41 - 5.10.1743CaptainGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/16/142
Commission confirmed 1.2.1742/43
BWAS-1714

19 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1727 - 16.10.1727First LieutenantPeter Anderson (d.1738) ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/1316.5.1727 - 6.9.1727Second LieutenantWright Morrice (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/1316.5.1727 - 13.10.1727Third LieutenantWilliam Moses ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/1314.10.1727 - 3.2.1730/31Second LieutenantWilliam Moses ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1314.10.1727 - 3.2.1730/31Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1317.10.1727 - 3.2.1730/31First LieutenantWilliam Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/134.2.1730/31 - 20.5.1733First LieutenantJames Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/14/66ADM 6/144.2.1730/31 - 20.5.1733Second LieutenantGriffith Dearing (d.1741) ADM 6/14/66ADM 6/144.2.1730/31 - 30.6.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Swanton (d.1744) ADM 6/12/66ADM 6/141.7.1732 - 20.5.1733Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Drake ADM 6/14/123
Commission confirmed 29.9.1732
ADM 6/14
21.5.1733 - 8.12.1737First LieutenantWilliam Hay ADM 6/15/144ADM 6/1421.5.1733 - 27.4.1738Second LieutenantSmith Callis (1709-1761) ADM 6/15/144ADM 6/1421.5.1733 - 10.4.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBlumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 6/15/144ADM 6/1414.6.1739 - 20.4.1740First LieutenantPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/15/187ADM 6/1514.6.1739 - 15.11.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord Alexander Ogilvy (bef.1718-1746) ADM 6/15/187ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 20.4.1740Second LieutenantHenry Stewart (d.1746) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1521.4.1740 - 24.7.1740First LieutenantHenry Stewart (d.1746) ADM 6/15/279ADM 6/1521.4.1740 - 24.7.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Wager (d.c.1748) ADM 6/15/279ADM 6/1525.7.1740 - 2.5.1743Second LieutenantJames Wager (d.c.1748) ADM 6/15/315ADM 6/15

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.9.1733 - 12.1.1734/35MidshipmanJohn Cumberland (c.1705-?) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/314.7.1739 - 29.6.1740MidshipmanRichard Howe (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/86/61ADM 6/86

Service History


DateEventSource
1727Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6376.1.7dBWAS-1714
11.1727Commissioned for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1729In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1731Sailed to GuineaBWAS-1714
1732Sailed homeBWAS-1714
1733Commissioned for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1733Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1733Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2133.1.9dBWAS-1714
10.1737Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1738Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3113.5.9dBWAS-1714
7.1738RecommissionedBWAS-1714
23.7.1739Sailed with Vernon's squadron to LisbonBWAS-1714
7.1742At BarbadosBWAS-1714
22.4.1743Ordered to be broken up, but was sold insteadBWAS-1714
28.6.1744Sold for £266BWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1740/06/191744/06/14Anson's CircumnavigationGeorge Anson (1697-1762)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 6/86ADM 6/86 Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1744-1747 Archive
 

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