Pembroke

5739
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.9.1726BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1729BWAS-1714
Acquired27.11.1733BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1733/34BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked13.4.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 2"Imperial Feet43.8924 
Length of Keel117' 8"Imperial Feet35.6736 
Breadth39' 1"Imperial Feet11.89 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen956 494Tons BM 

Armament


27.11.1733Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1733/34 - 5.5.1737CaptainThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/14/166BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 15.1.1743/44CaptainThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751) ADM 6/15/133BWAS-171426.11.1744 - 5.12.1745Captain George Balchen (1717-1745) ADM 6/16/394BWAS-17146.12.1745 - 12.3.1745/46Captain Francis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/17/162BWAS-171413.3.1745/46 - 13.4.1749Captain Thomas Fincher (c.1717-1749)† ADM 6/17/186
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 3.1.1746/47
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1746Vice-Admiral of the White Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) ADM 107/3/58BWAS-1714

25 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 11.3.1736/37First Lieutenant John Strutt ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 12.4.1734Second Lieutenant John Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1413.4.1734 - 28.5.1736Second Lieutenant Savage Mostyn (1713-1757) ADM 6/15/182ADM 6/1413.4.1734 - 3.8.1736Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/15/182ADM 6/144.8.1736 - 11.3.1736/37Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Tocketts ADM 6/15/64ADM 6/1512.3.1736/37 - 6.5.1737Second Lieutenant George Tocketts ADM 6/15/62
Commission confirmed 10.5.1737
ADM 6/15
12.3.1736/37 - 6.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Ridge ADM 6/15/65
Commission confirmed 10.5.1737
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 1.9.1740First Lieutenant James Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 24.5.1739Second Lieutenant Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 13.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Francis Parry (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1514.6.1739 - 30.10.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Henry Godsalve (c.1713-1765) ADM 6/16/186ADM 6/1517.1.1739/40 - 31.10.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/16/211
Commission confirmed 20.11.1743
ADM 6/16
2.9.1740 - 30.9.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Smith ADM 6/16/105
Commission confirmed 5.10.1742
ADM 6/16
1.11.1740 - 17.5.1741Second Lieutenant James Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/16/211
Commission confirmed 20.8.1743
ADM 6/16
1.10.1741 - 6.12.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Crosse (d.1747) ADM 6/16/203
Commission confirmed 4.8.1743
ADM 6/16
25.10.1741 - 8.8.1742First Lieutenant James Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/16/211
Commission confirmed 20.8.1743
ADM 6/16
15.12.1744 - 14.2.1744/45First Lieutenant Francis Christie ADM 6/16/403ADM 6/1614.5.1745 - 14.4.1746First Lieutenant Francis Saunders ADM 6/16/477ADM 6/1626.1.1745/46 - 13.4.1746Second Lieutenant John Hall (d.1791) ADM 6/17/123
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 4.7.1746
ADM 6/17
26.1.1745/46 - 13.4.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Innes (c.1726-1779) ADM 6/17/184
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 26.12.1746
ADM 6/17
14.4.1746 - 24.7.1746Second Lieutenant James Innes (c.1726-1779) ADM 6/17/184
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 26.12.1746
ADM 6/17
14.4.1746 - 7.11.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Griffith Collins (d.1751) ADM 6/17/183
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 24.12.1746
ADM 6/17
15.10.1746 - 13.4.1749First Lieutenant John Green (d.1750) ADM 6/17/179
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 8.12.1746
ADM 6/17
8.11.1746 - 11.11.1746Second Lieutenant Griffith Collins (d.1751) ADM 6/17/183
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 24.12.1746
ADM 6/17
8.11.1746 - 13.4.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Bale (c.1723-1751) ADM 6/17/187
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 6.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1735 - c.5.5.1737Captain's Servant Augustus John Hervey (1724-1779) ADM 107/3/58ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1734Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £15807.5.8dBWAS-1714
3.6.1734Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736In home watersBWAS-1714
6.4.1737Paid offBWAS-1714
30.9.1739Took the Ship of the Line Santiago (60)
10.1739Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1740In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
23.9.1740Took the Brig Santiago (8) off Cadiz
1741In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1743Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1743SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1744Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
22.2.1744/45Capsized at her moorings in the Medway and immediately refloatedBWAS-1714
4.1745Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2120.7.1dBWAS-1714
8.1745Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.8.1746Took the Ship La Ferme (54)
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
9.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
13.4.1749Wrecked in a hurricane off Fort St David, Madras. c.318 drowned with only 12 survivorsBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1746-1746British Fleet at Louisbourg Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) 
 

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Posted by Colorado Ocean on Wednesday 31st of October 2018 14:57

According to his will, proved 15 June 1750, Richard Haddock (mariner,with a sister named Mary Haddock of Southwark) was serving on board the Pembroke (formerly the Buckingham). Was he a relation to Admiral Sir Richard Haddock or Admiral Nicholas Haddock? He was not a son to either one.


Posted by Brian on Sunday 25th of May 2014 18:05

1749/04/13 Wrecked in a hurricane off Fort St David, Madras.
His Majesty's ship Pembroke of 60 guns struck on Colderoon Point, and over-set having parted her cable the 13th, at 6 P.M. she made sail out of Fort St. David road, but could not clear the point. Twelve men only were saved Captain Fincher and about 330 men were drowned and all the officers except a Capt. of the marines.

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