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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched15.2.1729/30BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.11.1736BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked20.10.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 2"Imperial Feet40.8447 
Length of Keel110' 1"Imperial Feet33.5305 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Laden Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Laden Draught Forward9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen758 8294Tons BM 

Armament


1731Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.11.1736 - 24.6.1739Captain James Cornewall (1698-1743/44) ADM 6/15/43BWAS-171425.6.1739 - 9.10.1740Captain Charles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/15/191BWAS-171410.10.1740 - 12.10.1740Captain Edward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/15/349ADM 6/1525.3.1741 - 15.7.1743Captain William Henry Fleming (d.1771) ADM 6/15/403BWAS-171415.7.1743 - 20.10.1744Captain Edward Allen (d.1744)BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.11.1736 - 18.6.1739First Lieutenant Charles Catford (d.1756) ADM 6/15/43ADM 6/1512.11.1736 - 13.6.1739Second Lieutenant Frederick Cornewall (1706-1786) ADM 6/15/43ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 14.9.1739First Lieutenant Thomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 1.2.1740/41Second Lieutenant Thomas Shelton ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741First Lieutenant Thomas Shelton ADM 6/15/377ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Fincher (c.1717-1749) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 30.5.1744Second Lieutenant Joseph Willis (d.1749) ADM 6/15/409ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 4.11.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Robert Middleton (c.1718-1753) ADM 6/15/409ADM 6/1520.11.1742 - 20.12.1742First Lieutenant Henry Davidson (c.1711-?) ADM 6/16/359ADM 6/165.11.1743 - 30.5.1744Third Lieutenant Henry Davidson (c.1711-?) ADM 6/16/359
Commission confirmed 6.9.1744
ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1738Began Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1739In home watersBWAS-1714
1739Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1739Completed Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11723.2.11dBWAS-1714
7.1739Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4679.2.5dBWAS-1714
15.1.1739/40Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1740Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
12.1740Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1741RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1741Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £10700.11.2dBWAS-1714
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
20.10.1744Capsized and sunk in a Hurricane at Jamaica, 72 crew were drownedBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
20.10.1744-21.10.1744Jamaica Hurricane, 1744  
 

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