Phoenix5794
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1742/11/09BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1742/12/03BWAS-1714
Launched1743/07/27BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed byJacob AcworthBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn GreavesBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sold1762/12/09BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet34.1567
Length of Keel93' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet28.3655
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528
Burthen514 1794Tons BM

Armament

1743/07/27Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20British 9-Pounder
1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741140Design Complement 
1745160BWAS-1714

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1743/071744/03/14CommanderEdmund TollBWAS-1714
1744/03/141745/02/13CaptainThomas BertieBWAS-1714
1745/02/131745/07/05CaptainRichard JasperBWAS-1714
1745/07/051748CaptainHugh ForbesBWAS-1714
1752/011756CaptainAugustus John HerveyBWAS-1714
1756/061756/06CaptainJohn KnightBWAS-1714
1757/03/231759CaptainChristopher BassetBWAS-1714
17591762LieutenantIsaac CrouchBWAS-1714

Service History

DateEvent Source
1745Re-classed as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship  
1749/01/06SurveyedBWAS-1714
1749/04Began small repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
1749/05/30SurveyedBWAS-1714
1749/09Completed small repair at a cost of £1170.4.5dBWAS-1714
1752/01RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1752/03Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca 
1757Re-classed as a Other Vessels Hospital Ship  
1757fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £826.0.0dBWAS-1714
1757/04/15Moored as a hospital ship at Tower WharfBWAS-1714
1762/11/15Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
1762/12/09Sold at Deptford for £400BWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 
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