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
Constructor Peirson 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 - 11.7.1740Captain John Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/15/216BWAS-171411.7.1740 - 31.7.1740Captain William Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/15/307BWAS-17141.8.1740 - 5.8.1740Captain Peter Osborn (d.1753) ADM 6/15/317BWAS-17146.8.1740 - 15.9.1740Captain Charles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/15/318ADM 6/1516.9.1740 - 23.9.1740Captain Peter Osborn (d.1753) ADM 6/15/331ADM 6/1524.9.1740 - 26.9.1740Captain Roger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/15/335ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 15.4.1741Captain William Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/15/336ADM 6/1517.4.1741 - 19.7.1743Captain James Cusack (d.1743)† ADM 6/16/297
Commission confirmed 20.4.1744
BWAS-1714
19.7.1743 - 10.11.1743Captain William Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/16/282
Commission confirmed 28.3.1744
BWAS-1714
11.11.1743 - 9.12.1744Captain Peter 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 Lieutenant Thomas Kitchin (d.1737) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 29.12.1734Second Lieutenant Henry Rossington ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 16.7.1736Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Ryves ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1430.12.1734 - 16.7.1736First Lieutenant Henry Rossington ADM 6/15/200ADM 6/1430.8.1739 - 11.11.1739First Lieutenant Jeffery Thomas Saunders ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1512.11.1739 - 5.8.1740Second Lieutenant John Cockburne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/234ADM 6/1510.10.1740 - 21.10.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Walsh ADM 6/15/349ADM 6/1531.10.1740 - 29.6.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Samuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 6/16/285
Commission confirmed 4.4.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


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

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
28.7.1737 - 21.8.1737Able Seaman Marriot 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 Sloop San Raphael (14)
10.1743Took the Sloop San Antonio de Las Animas (8)
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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