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Phoenix

5795
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.1.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1758BWAS-1714
Named14.6.1759BWAS-1714
Launched25.6.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBatson's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert BatsonBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1735-1806
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered4.10.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 9"Imperial Feet42.6777 
Length of Keel116' 10 ⅞"Imperial Feet35.379 
Breadth36' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet10.9919 
Depth in Hold15' 11 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Draught Forward17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Draught Aft18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen842 6794Tons BM 

Armament


6.1759Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

1763Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1759 - 4.7.1759Captain
HRH Prince Edward Augustus (Prince Edward)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1766
ADM 6/19/71
BWAS-1714
4.7.1759 - 29.11.1762Captain
Christopher CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1763
ADM 6/19/76
BWAS-1714
29.11.1762 - 22.5.1763Captain
Richard OnslowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1805
ADM 6/19/452
BWAS-1714
17.6.1763 - 6.1766Captain
Archibald ClevelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1756
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/513
BWAS-1714
4.9.1766 - 1.10.1766Captain
John MacartneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1781
Superannuated ADM 6/20/136
BWAS-1714
1.10.1766 - 16.9.1767Captain
Robert Alexander LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1780
Transfered ADM 6/20/138
BWAS-1714
16.9.1767 - 7.10.1768Captain
John HollwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
Transfered ADM 6/20/180
BWAS-1714
7.10.1768 - 17.10.1770Captain
George Anthony TonynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1770
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/20/217
BWAS-1714
29.10.1770 - 1.11.1770Captain
John JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1778
ADM 6/20/306
ADM 6/20
1.11.1770 - 3.11.1770Captain
Henry MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1780
ADM 6/20/308
ADM 6/20
3.11.1770 - 9.1.1771Captain
Charles SaxtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1806
Transfered ADM 6/20/308
ADM 6/20
4.7.1775 - 4.10.1780Captain
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ADM 6/21/101
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.7.1759 - 5.9.1759Master
Robert McDougallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1813
ADM 107/5/141
ADM 107/5

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.7.1764 - 6.2.1765Midshipman
Joseph FurserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1765
LPC

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
23.10.1763 - 24.7.1764Able Seaman
Joseph FurserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1765
LPC
27.10.1768 - 13.12.1770Surgeon's Servant
James CanawayBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1768-1822
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
25.6.1759building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £10557.6.6dBWAS-1714
25.6.1759Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.7.1759Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5272.18.7dBWAS-1714
1763In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
22.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
24.9.1763Sailed for the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
19.5.1765Sailed for a mission to AlgiersBWAS-1714
12.9.1766

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.12.1766Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
3.12.1767Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
16.12.1768Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
7.11.1770

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1773Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1774Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15555.15.11dBWAS-1714
7.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1775Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3480.15.4dBWAS-1714
14.9.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.7.1776Staten Island Landings
9.10.1776Action in the Hudson RiverBWAS-1714
9.10.1776Took the Galley
Crane (8) 1776-1776
American 8 Gun
Unrated Galley
in the North River

9.10.1776Took the Galley
Independence (1) 1776-1776
American 1 Gun
Unrated Galley
in the North River

22.7.1778Encounter at Sandy Hook
12.1778At SavannahBWAS-1714
5.1779Began coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1779Completed coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5685.2.5dBWAS-1714
9.1779Relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
25.12.1779Sailed with a convoy for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.10.1780Foundered in a hurricane off CubaBWAS-1714

 

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