Penzance

5753
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1.1745/46BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1746BWAS-1714
Launched7.11.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.12.1747
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChichester BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-Gunner
Constructorand Vernon ChittyBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold13.5.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 9"Imperial Feet40.8499 
Length of Keel109' 4"Imperial Feet33.2345 
Breadth37' 7 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold15' 10 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen823 2694Tons BM 

Armament


7.11.1747Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745280Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.12.1747 - 18.12.1748CaptainJervis Henry Porter (c.1717-1763) ADM 6/17/291BWAS-171418.2.1751/52 - 23.1.1753CommodoreCharles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 6/18/25BWAS-171423.1.1753 - 11.2.1755CaptainHugh Bonfoy (c.1715-1762) ADM 6/18/56BWAS-171411.2.1755 - 13.2.1756CaptainRichard Dorrill (d.1762) ADM 6/18/135BWAS-171418.11.1757 - 13.1.1758CaptainJohn Knight (c.1712-1788) ADM 6/18/453ADM 6/1819.1.1758 - 31.8.1758CaptainThomas Ward (d.1774) ADM 6/18/474BWAS-171431.8.1758 - 5.11.1761CaptainWilliam Gough (c.1722-1760) ADM 6/18/535BWAS-17145.11.1761 - 26.3.1762CaptainJohn Boyd (c.1722-1762)BWAS-171426.3.1762 - 20.9.1764CaptainPhilip Boteler (c.1731-1787) ADM 6/19/453
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 6.12.1762
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.12.1747 - 18.12.1748First LieutenantRobert Taylor (c.1714-?) ADM 6/17/293ADM 6/177.12.1747 - 23.5.1748Second LieutenantWilliam Osborne (c.1714-?) ADM 6/17/293ADM 6/177.12.1747 - 3.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Allwright (c.1722-1803) ADM 6/17/293ADM 6/175.3.1751/52 - 13.2.1755Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Suttie ADM 6/18/27ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
7.11.1747building at Chichester at a cost of £8343.10.0dBWAS-1714
7.11.1747Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1748Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
15.4.1748Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3784.7.0dBWAS-1714
18.12.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1752RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1753On the Newfoundland stationBWAS-1714
20.6.1755Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
9.1757Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
11.1757RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1758Completed fitting at a cost of £3074.12.1dBWAS-1714
10.4.1758Sailed with a Baltic convoyBWAS-1714
11.3.1760Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1761In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
24.2.1762At St LuciaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
13.5.1766Sold at Plymouth for £500BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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