Lichfield

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Litchfield
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.12.1718BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1727BWAS-1714
Launched25.3.1730BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1733/34BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 2"Imperial Feet40.8447 
Length of Keel109' 8"Imperial Feet33.2458 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Draught Forward8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen755 8994Tons BM 

Armament


25.3.1730Broadside 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

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1733/34 - 16.7.1736CaptainSir Yelverton Peyton (5th Baronet Peyton, of Isleham) (d.1748) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-171430.8.1739 - 11.7.1740CaptainJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/15/216BWAS-171411.7.1740 - 31.7.1740CaptainWilliam Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/15/307BWAS-17141.8.1740 - 5.8.1740CaptainPeter Osborn (d.1753) ADM 6/15/317BWAS-17146.8.1740 - 15.9.1740CaptainCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/15/318ADM 6/1516.9.1740 - 23.9.1740CaptainPeter Osborn (d.1753) ADM 6/15/331ADM 6/1524.9.1740 - 26.9.1740CaptainRoger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/15/335ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 15.4.1741CaptainWilliam Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/15/336ADM 6/1517.4.1741 - 19.7.1743CaptainJames Cusack (d.1743)† ADM 6/16/297
Commission confirmed 20.4.1744
BWAS-1714
19.7.1743 - 10.11.1743CaptainWilliam Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/16/282
Commission confirmed 28.3.1744
BWAS-1714
11.11.1743 - 9.12.1744CaptainPeter Lawrence (d.1758) ADM 6/16/296
Commission confirmed 18.4.1744
ADM 6/16

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 29.12.1734First LieutenantThomas Kitchin (d.1737) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 29.12.1734Second LieutenantHenry Rossington ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 16.7.1736Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Ryves ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1430.12.1734 - 16.7.1736First LieutenantHenry Rossington ADM 6/15/200ADM 6/1430.8.1739 - 11.11.1739First LieutenantJeffery Thomas Saunders ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1512.11.1739 - 5.8.1740Second LieutenantJohn Cockburne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/234ADM 6/1510.10.1740 - 21.10.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Walsh ADM 6/15/349ADM 6/1531.10.1740 - 29.6.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSamuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 6/16/285
Commission confirmed 4.4.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.3.1736/37 - 27.7.1737MidshipmanMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 107/3/344ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
28.7.1737 - 21.8.1737Able SeamanMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 107/3/344ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
25.3.1730building at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11342.3.2dBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
16.7.1736

Home to pay off

BWAS-1714
1740In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
1742At JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1742Expedition to Roatan Island in the Bay of HondurasBWAS-1714
10.1743Took the Privateer San Raphael (14)
10.1743Took the Privateer San Antonio de las Animas (22)
1.6.1744Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate Ship
11.6.1744Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
7.1744Breaking up completedBWAS-1714
9.12.1744Paid offADM 51


Sources


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

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