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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1.1745/46BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1746BWAS-1714
Launched7.11.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.12.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChichester - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-Gunner (1745)BWAS-1714
Constructor
and Vernon ChittyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.12.1747 - 18.12.1748Captain
Jervis Henry PorterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1763
ADM 6/17/291
BWAS-1714
18.2.1751/52 - 23.1.1753Commodore
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
ADM 6/18/25
BWAS-1714
23.1.1753 - 11.2.1755Captain
Hugh BonfoyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1740
ADM 6/18/56
BWAS-1714
11.2.1755 - 12.2.1756Captain
Richard DorrillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1759
ADM 6/18/135
BWAS-1714
18.11.1757 - 13.1.1758Captain
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1766
Transfered ADM 6/18/453
ADM 6/18
19.1.1758 - 31.8.1758Captain
Thomas WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1759
ADM 6/18/474
BWAS-1714
31.8.1758 - 2.7.1760Captain
William GoughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1756
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/535
BWAS-1714
5.11.1761 - 26.3.1762Captain
John BoydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1762
BWAS-1714
26.3.1762 - 1.12.1762Captain
Philip BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1780
ADM 6/19/453
Issued by
George Brydges RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 6.12.1762
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.12.1747 - 18.12.1748First Lieutenant
Robert TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1759
ADM 6/17/293
ADM 6/17
7.12.1747 - 23.5.1748Second Lieutenant
William OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1763
ADM 6/17/293
ADM 6/17
7.12.1747 - 3.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas AllwrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1772
ADM 6/17/293
ADM 6/17
5.3.1751/52 - 13.2.1755Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert SuttieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1755
ADM 6/18/27
ADM 6/18

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
22.8.1752 - 28.8.1754Midshipman
John FrodshamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
ADM 107/5/50
ADM 107/5

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
2.7.1752 - 21.8.1752Captain's Servant
John FrodshamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
ADM 107/5/50
ADM 107/5
29.8.1754 - 21.5.1755Able Seaman
John FrodshamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
Transfered ADM 107/5/50
ADM 107/5

Service History


DateEventSource
7.11.1747building at Chichester - Sussex at a cost of £8343.10.0dBWAS-1714
7.11.1747Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1748Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
15.4.1748Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3784.7.0dBWAS-1714
18.12.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
1753On the Newfoundland stationBWAS-1714
20.6.1755Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.2.1756Paid offADM 51
9.1757Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-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
3.6.1761Occupation of Dominica
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
24.2.1762At St LuciaBWAS-1714
24.2.1762Capture of Saint Lucia
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
1.12.1762Paid offADM 51
13.5.1766Sold at Plymouth for £500BWAS-1714

 

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