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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
Constructor
John WardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1711-1752
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.8.1740 - 20.9.1742Captain
John ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1781
Transfered ADM 6/15/319
BWAS-1714
21.9.1742 - 22.8.1748Captain
Samuel CornishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1770
ADM 6/17/397
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 31.10.1748
BWAS-1714
5.7.1756 - 14.4.1761Captain
Mark MilbankeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1802
ADM 6/18/289
BWAS-1714
14.4.1761 - 17.11.1762Captain
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1772
Transfered ADM 6/19/308
BWAS-1714
17.11.1762 - 24.12.1762Captain
William NortonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1779
ADM 6/19/450
ADM 6/19
13.3.1764 - 4.3.1766Captain
Hugh PalliserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1779
ADM 6/20/15
BWAS-1714
4.3.1766 - 6.5.1766Captain
John GellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1805
Transfered ADM 6/20/109
ADM 6/20
6.5.1766 - 5.1.1769Captain
James ChadsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1776
ADM 6/20/119
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.11.1761 - 21.10.1762Commodore
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
ADM 6/19/363
BWAS-1714
21.10.1762 - 24.12.1762Rear-Admiral of the Red
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
BWAS-1714
2.4.1766 - 5.1.1769Commodore
Hugh PalliserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1779
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.8.1740 - 23.9.1742First Lieutenant
Philip TomsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/319
ADM 6/15
4.8.1745 - 22.8.1748Second Lieutenant
John BernardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1785
ADM 6/17/383
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 13.9.1748
ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.6.1758 - 3.6.1761Midshipman
William AbbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1781
ADM 107/5/372
ADM 107/5
1767 - 5.1.1769Midshipman
George Cranfield BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1766-1814
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2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
28.7.1756 - 23.6.1758Able Seaman
William AbbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1781
ADM 107/5/372
ADM 107/5
27.3.1766 - 13.4.1767Able Seaman
William RichardsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1767
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
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
16.6.1745Destroyed the privateer
Aquila (22) 1745-1745
Spanish 22 Gun
Privateer
near Cap de Gatte
BWAS-1714
19.7.1745Took the Privateer
San Christo 1745-1745
Spanish Privateer

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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