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-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1737 - 28.2.1739/40CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761): on board from 9.4.1737 ADM 6/15/57BWAS-171415.3.1739/40 - 4.2.1740/41CaptainRichard Norris ADM 6/15/262BWAS-17143.11.1740 - 16.8.1742CaptainMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/16/214
Commission confirmed 29.8.1743
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1737 - 3.3.1739/40First LieutenantRobert Allen (d.1752) ADM 6/15/56ADM 6/157.4.1737 - 3.3.1739/40Second LieutenantEdward Dovey ADM 6/15/56ADM 6/1518.5.1737 - 4.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMontague Bertie (d.1753) ADM 6/15/68ADM 6/1515.3.1739/40 - 26.8.1740Second LieutenantRobert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/263ADM 6/15

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1737 - 1738MidshipmanJames Young (1717-1789)EWIKI2.11.1737 - 4.11.1739MidshipmanGilbert Young (c.1718-1755) ADM 107/3/378ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1.1740 - 25.2.1740SupernumeraryGilbert Young (c.1718-1755) ADM 107/3/378ADM107/326.2.1740 - 15.4.1740Able SeamanGilbert Young (c.1718-1755) ADM 107/3/378ADM107/3

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
1595-1596Expedition to the West IndiesSir Francis Drake (1540-1596) 
19.6.1740-14.6.1744Anson's CircumnavigationGeorge Anson (1697-1762) 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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