Phoenix

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal 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 Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741140Design Complement
1745160 BWAS-1714

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1743/07 - 1744/03/14CommanderEdmund TollBWAS-17141744/03/14 - 1745/02/13CaptainThomas BertieBWAS-17141745/02/13 - 1745/07/05CaptainRichard JasperBWAS-17141745/07/05 - 1748CaptainHugh ForbesBWAS-17141752/01 - 1756CaptainAugustus John HerveyBWAS-17141756/06CaptainJohn KnightBWAS-17141757/03/23 - 1759CaptainChristopher BassetBWAS-17141759 - 1762LieutenantIsaac CrouchBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1745Refitted 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
1757Refitted 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
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Sources

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

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