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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
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold28.6.1744BWAS-1714
Becomes
British Privateer ship 'Pearl' (1744) (40) 1744-1746
British 40 Gun
Privateer Ship

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

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1727 - 10.8.1727Captain
Sir Hugh Middleton (5th Baronet Middleton of Ruthin)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1727
ADM 6/13/143
BWAS-1714
11.8.1727 - 6.10.1727Captain
Sir Hugh Middleton (5th Baronet Middleton of Ruthin)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1727
Dismissed ADM 6/13/149
ADM 6/13
10.10.1727 - 5.10.1728Captain
Samuel PitmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1718
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/13/170
BWAS-1714
20.11.1728 - 3.2.1730/31Captain
John TollerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1743
ADM 6/14/8
ADM 6/14
4.2.1730/31 - 28.9.1732Captain
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
ADM 6/14/66
BWAS-1714
21.5.1733 - 21.7.1736Captain
John TollerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/144
ADM 6/14
22.7.1736 - 2.8.1736Captain
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1740
ADM 6/15/28
ADM 6/15
14.6.1739 - 29.6.1740Captain
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/187
BWAS-1714
30.6.1740 - 2.11.1740Captain
Matthew MichelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/302
BWAS-1714
3.11.1740 - 31.1.1740/41Captain
Dandy KiddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1717
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714
19.2.1740/41 - 14.2.1742/43Captain
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1756
ADM 6/16/142
Confirmed 1.2.1742/43
BWAS-1714

19 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1727 - 6.10.1727First Lieutenant
Peter AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1686-1727
Dismissed ADM 6/13/143
ADM 6/13
16.5.1727 - 6.9.1727Second Lieutenant
Wright MorriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1732
Transfered ADM 6/13/143
ADM 6/13
16.5.1727 - 13.10.1727Third Lieutenant
William MosesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1743
ADM 6/13/143
ADM 6/13
14.10.1727 - 3.2.1730/31Second Lieutenant
William MosesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1743
ADM 6/14/171
ADM 6/13
14.10.1727 - 3.2.1730/31Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Ormond ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/14/171
ADM 6/13
17.10.1727 - 3.2.1730/31First Lieutenant
William KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1741
ADM 6/14/171
ADM 6/13
4.2.1730/31 - 28.9.1732First Lieutenant
James HodsollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1748
ADM 6/14/66
ADM 6/14
4.2.1730/31 - 28.9.1732Second Lieutenant
Griffith DearingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1738
ADM 6/14/66
ADM 6/14
4.2.1730/31 - 30.6.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas SwantonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1744
ADM 6/12/66
ADM 6/14
1.7.1732 - 28.9.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1744
ADM 6/14/123
Confirmed 29.9.1732
ADM 6/14
21.5.1733 - 2.8.1736First Lieutenant
William HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1742
ADM 6/15/144
ADM 6/14
21.5.1733 - 2.8.1736Second Lieutenant
Smith CallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1760
ADM 6/15/144
ADM 6/14
21.5.1733 - 2.8.1736Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Blumfield BarradallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1747
ADM 6/15/144
ADM 6/14
14.6.1739 - 20.4.1740First Lieutenant
Peter BurvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/187
ADM 6/15
14.6.1739 - 15.11.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Lord Alexander OgilvyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
Transfered ADM 6/15/187
ADM 6/15
16.7.1739 - 20.4.1740Second Lieutenant
Henry StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
ADM 6/15/204
ADM 6/15
21.4.1740 - 24.7.1740First Lieutenant
Henry StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/279
ADM 6/15
21.4.1740 - 24.7.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
ADM 6/15/279
ADM 6/15
25.7.1740 - 25.2.1742/43Second Lieutenant
James WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
ADM 6/15/315
ADM 6/15

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.5.1733 - 7.9.1734Midshipman
John CumberlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1738
Transfered ADM 107/3/320
ADM 107/3
14.7.1739 - 29.6.1740Midshipman
Richard HoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
Transfered ADM 6/86/61
ADM 6/86
10.9.1740 - 14.2.1742/43Midshipman
John RawlinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ADM 107/3/494
ADM 107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
24.7.1740 - 9.9.1740Able Seaman
John RawlinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ADM 107/3/494
ADM 107/3

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

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
19.6.1740-14.6.1744Anson's Circumnavigation
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
 
 

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