Woolwich

581
Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.6.1736B028
Keel Laid Down8.1738B028
Launched6.4.1741B028
First Commissioned25.3.1741
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyB028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1747B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Length of Keel109' 10 ⅞"Imperial Feet33.2454 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen866 4494Tons BM 

Armament


6.4.1741Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733300Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.3.1741 - 19.8.1742CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/403BWAS-171420.8.1742 - 30.12.1742CaptainGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/16/89ADM125.1.1742/43 - 3.9.1744CaptainEdward Herbert (d.1752) ADM 6/16/139BWAS-17144.9.1744 - 4.1.1745/46CaptainThomas Philpott ADM 6/17/129
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 16.7.1746
ADM 6/17
4.1.1745/46 - 20.4.1747CaptainJoseph Lingen (d.1752) ADM 6/17/219
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 18.4.1747
ADM 6/17

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.3.1741 - 15.6.1741First LieutenantJohn Bermingham (d.1746) ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 6.9.1742Second LieutenantThomas Fincher (d.1749) ADM 6/16/404ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 6.9.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Selden ADM 6/16/409ADM 6/157.9.1742 - 25.11.1742Second LieutenantJohn Selden ADM 6/16/96ADM 6/1621.2.1742/43 - 6.3.1742/43Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Prettie (1708-1768) ADM 6/16/151ADM 6/167.7.1745 - 20.4.1747Second LieutenantJohn Clapp (d.1760) ADM 6/17/195
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 31.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1740/41Commissioned for AfricaBWAS-1714
15.5.1741Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £18543.4.3dBWAS-1714
1743Returned homeBWAS-1714
1744Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1714
1746Convoy escort home from the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
10.8.1746Action of 1746-10-18
20.4.1747Paid off at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham ADM 106
6.5.1747Ordered to be broken up by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
6.1747Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM1ADM 1 Admiralty: Correspondence and PapersAuthorityBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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