Pembroke

5739
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.9.1726BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1729BWAS-1714
Acquired27.11.1733BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1733/34
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 - 6.4.1737CaptainThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/14/166BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 15.1.1743/44CaptainThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751) ADM 6/15/133BWAS-171426.11.1744 - 5.12.1745CaptainGeorge Balchen (1717-1745) ADM 6/16/394BWAS-17146.12.1745 - 12.3.1745/46CaptainFrancis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/17/162BWAS-171413.3.1745/46 - 13.4.1749CaptainThomas Fincher (d.1749)† ADM 6/17/186
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 3.1.1746/47
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1746Vice-Admiral of the WhiteIsaac Townsend (1684-1765)BWAS-1714

25 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 11.3.1736/37First LieutenantJohn Strutt ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 12.4.1734Second LieutenantJohn Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1413.4.1734 - 28.5.1736Second LieutenantSavage 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 ArmsGeorge Tocketts ADM 6/15/64ADM 6/1512.3.1736/37 - 27.7.1738Second LieutenantGeorge Tocketts ADM 6/15/62
Commission confirmed 10.5.1737
ADM 6/15
12.3.1736/37 - 15.5.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Ridge ADM 6/15/65
Commission confirmed 10.5.1737
ADM 6/15
28.7.1738 - 1.9.1740First LieutenantJames Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 28.5.1739Second LieutenantPiercy Brett (c.1710-1781) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 13.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Parry (d.1742) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1514.6.1739 - 30.10.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Godsalve (d.1765) ADM 6/16/186ADM 6/1517.1.1739/40 - 31.10.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/16/211
Commission confirmed 20.11.1743
ADM 6/16
2.9.1740 - 30.9.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Smith ADM 6/16/105
Commission confirmed 5.10.1742
ADM 6/16
1.11.1740 - 17.5.1741Second LieutenantJames Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/16/211
Commission confirmed 20.8.1743
ADM 6/16
1.10.1741 - 6.12.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Crosse (d.1747) ADM 6/16/203
Commission confirmed 4.8.1743
ADM 6/16
25.10.1741 - 8.8.1742First LieutenantJames Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/16/211
Commission confirmed 20.8.1743
ADM 6/16
15.12.1744 - 14.2.1744/45First LieutenantFrancis Christie ADM 6/16/403ADM 6/1614.5.1745 - 14.4.1746First LieutenantFrancis Saunders ADM 6/16/477ADM 6/1626.1.1745/46 - 13.4.1746Second LieutenantJohn Hall (d.1791) ADM 6/17/123
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 4.7.1746
ADM 6/17
26.1.1745/46 - 13.4.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Innes (d.1779) ADM 6/17/184
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 26.12.1746
ADM 6/17
14.4.1746 - 24.7.1746Second LieutenantJames Innes (d.1779) ADM 6/17/184
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 26.12.1746
ADM 6/17
14.4.1746 - 7.11.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGriffith Collins (d.1751) ADM 6/17/183
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 24.12.1746
ADM 6/17
15.10.1746 - 1746First LieutenantJohn Green (d.1750) ADM 6/17/179
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 8.12.1746
ADM 6/17
8.11.1746 - 11.11.1746Second LieutenantGriffith Collins (d.1751) ADM 6/17/183
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 24.12.1746
ADM 6/17
8.11.1746 - 1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Bale (d.1751) ADM 6/17/187
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 6.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1735 - 1735Captain's ServantAugustus John Hervey (1724-1779)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1734Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £15807.5.8dBWAS-1714
3.6.1734Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736In home watersBWAS-1714
6.4.1737Paid offBWAS-1714
30.9.1739Took the Fourth Rate Ship of the Line Santiago (60)
10.1739Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1740In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
23.9.1740Took the Merchantman Brig Santiago (8) off Cadiz
1741In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1743Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1743SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1744Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.2.1744/45Capsized at her moorings in the Medway and immediately refloatedBWAS-1714
4.1745Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2120.7.1dBWAS-1714
8.1745Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.8.1746Took the Hired Vessel Ship 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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
17461746British Fleet at LouisbourgIsaac Townsend (1684-1765)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
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 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
 

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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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