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Gloucester

577
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.5.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.8.1734BWAS-1714
Launched22.3.1736/37BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.4.1737BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Benjamin RosewellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1741
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Scuttled16.8.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Length of Keel108' 3"Imperial Feet32.9279 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen853 4494Tons BM 

Armament


22.3.1736/37Broadside 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
1733300Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1737 - 28.2.1739/40Captain
The Hon. George ClintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1757
: on board from 9.4.1737 Transfered ADM 6/15/57
BWAS-1714
15.3.1739/40 - 4.2.1740/41Captain
Richard NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/262
BWAS-1714
3.11.1740 - 16.8.1742Captain
Matthew MichelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
ADM 6/16/214
Confirmed 29.8.1743
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1737 - 3.3.1739/40First Lieutenant
Robert AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1751
Transfered ADM 6/15/56
ADM 6/15
7.4.1737 - 3.3.1739/40Second Lieutenant
Edward DoveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/56
ADM 6/15
18.5.1737 - 4.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Lord Montague BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/68
ADM 6/15
15.3.1739/40 - 26.8.1740Second Lieutenant
Robert RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1762
Transfered ADM 6/15/263
ADM 6/15

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1737 - 1738Midshipman
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
Transfered ADM 107/2/163
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2.11.1737 - 4.11.1739Midshipman
Gilbert YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1749
Transfered ADM 107/3/378
ADM 107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1.1740 - 25.2.1740Supernumerary
Gilbert YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1749
ADM 107/3/378
ADM 107/3
26.2.1740 - 15.4.1740Able Seaman
Gilbert YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1749
ADM 107/3/378
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1737Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
16.8.1742Burnt and scuttled off the Ladrone Islands 'because of lack of hands and leaking'BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
19.6.1740-14.6.1744Anson's Circumnavigation
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
 
 

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