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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
Constructor
Peirson LockBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1733/34 - 16.7.1736Captain
Sir Yelverton Peyton (5th Baronet Peyton, of Isleham)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1742
ADM 6/14/166
BWAS-1714
30.8.1739 - 11.7.1740Captain
John TowryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1749
Transfered ADM 6/15/216
BWAS-1714
11.7.1740 - 31.7.1740Captain
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/307
BWAS-1714
1.8.1740 - 5.8.1740Captain
Peter OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/317
BWAS-1714
6.8.1740 - 15.9.1740Captain
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
Transfered ADM 6/15/318
ADM 6/15
16.9.1740 - 23.9.1740Captain
Peter OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/331
ADM 6/15
24.9.1740 - 26.9.1740Captain
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1756
Transfered ADM 6/15/335
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 15.4.1741Captain
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/336
ADM 6/15
17.4.1741 - 19.7.1743Captain
James CusackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/297
Confirmed 20.4.1744
BWAS-1714
19.7.1743 - 10.11.1743Captain
William BurnabyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1770
Transfered ADM 6/16/282
Confirmed 28.3.1744
BWAS-1714
11.11.1743 - 9.12.1744Captain
Peter LawrenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1755
ADM 6/16/296
Confirmed 18.4.1744
ADM 6/16

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 29.12.1734First Lieutenant
Thomas KitchinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1734
ADM 6/14/169
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 29.12.1734Second Lieutenant
Henry RossingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/14/169
ADM 6/14
2.3.1733/34 - 16.7.1736Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas RyvesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1740
ADM 6/15/171
ADM 6/14
30.12.1734 - 16.7.1736First Lieutenant
Henry RossingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/15/200
ADM 6/14
30.8.1739 - 11.11.1739First Lieutenant
Jeffery Thomas SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1739
ADM 6/15/217
ADM 6/15
12.11.1739 - 5.8.1740Second Lieutenant
John CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1736
ADM 6/15/234
ADM 6/15
10.10.1740 - 21.10.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas WalshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1745
ADM 6/15/349
ADM 6/15
31.10.1740 - 29.6.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Samuel CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/285
Confirmed 4.4.1744
ADM 6/16

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.3.1736/37 - 27.7.1737Midshipman
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
Transfered ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
29.9.1740 - 17.8.1741Midshipman
Thomas RiggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1754
Transfered ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
28.7.1737 - 21.8.1737Able Seaman
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
Transfered ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3

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 Sloop
San Raphael (14) 1743-1743
Spanish 14 Gun
Privateer Sloop

10.1743Took the Sloop
San Antonio de Las Animas (8) 1743-1743
Spanish 8 Gun
Privateer Sloop

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

 

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