Guernsey -> 1769 Guernsey Hulk

579
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.2.1736/37BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1737/38BWAS-1714
Launched11.8.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.8.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Ward (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold2.2.1786BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Length of Keel108' 6"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Breadth38' 7"Imperial Feet11.6046 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen856 4894Tons BM 

Armament


11.8.1740Broadside 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

1753Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733300Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.8.1740 - 20.9.1742CaptainJohn Forbes (1714-1796) ADM 6/15/319BWAS-171421.9.1742 - 22.8.1748CaptainSamuel Cornish (1715-1770) ADM 6/17/397
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 31.10.1748
BWAS-1714
5.7.1756 - 14.4.1761CaptainMark Milbanke (1724-1805) ADM 6/18/289BWAS-171414.4.1761 - 17.11.1762CaptainJames Smith (c.1725-1786) ADM 6/19/308BWAS-171417.11.1762 - 24.12.1762CaptainWilliam Norton (d.c.1779) ADM 6/19/450ADM 6/1913.3.1764 - 4.3.1766CaptainHugh Palliser (1721/22-1796) ADM 6/20/15BWAS-17144.3.1766 - 6.5.1766CaptainJohn Gell (d.1806) ADM 6/20/109ADM 6/206.5.1766 - 5.1.1769CaptainJames Chads (c.1724-1781) ADM 6/20/119BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.11.1761 - 21.10.1762CommodoreJames Young (1717-1789) ADM 6/19/363BWAS-171421.10.1762 - 24.12.1762Rear-Admiral of the RedJames Young (1717-1789)BWAS-17142.4.1766 - 5.1.1769CommodoreHugh Palliser (1721/22-1796)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.8.1740 - 23.9.1742First LieutenantPhilip Toms ADM 6/15/319ADM 6/154.8.1745 - 22.8.1748Second LieutenantJohn Bernard ADM 6/17/383
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 13.9.1748
ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.6.1758 - 3.6.1761MidshipmanWilliam Abbs (c.1736-1799) ADM 107/5/372ADM 107/51767 - 5.1.1769MidshipmanGeorge Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818)ref:616

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
28.7.1756 - 23.6.1758Able SeamanWilliam Abbs (c.1736-1799) ADM 107/5/372ADM 107/527.3.1766 - 13.4.1767Able SeamanWilliam Richardson (1746-1772)IPC

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1740Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
24.8.1740Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16505.15.3dBWAS-1714
11.2.1744Battle of Toulon
16.6.1745Destroyed the privateer Aquila (22) near Cap de GatteBWAS-1714
19.7.1745Took the Privateer San Christo
9.6.1746Took a barcolongo privateerBWAS-1714
7.1748At homeBWAS-1714
22.8.1748

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1753Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
24.7.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1756Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £15808.12.5dBWAS-1714
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
24.6.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
1761Off Le HavreBWAS-1714
24.12.1762Paid offADM 51
26.1.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1763Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.1763Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2280.19.9dBWAS-1714
3.1764RecommissionedBWAS-1714
24.5.1764Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
5.1.1769

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1.1769Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
4.1769Completed conversion to a hulk at WoolwichBWAS-1714
4.1769Renamed Guernsey HulkBWAS-1714
2.2.1786Sold at Woolwich for £295BWAS-1714

 

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