Plymouth

5849
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.5.1720BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.4.1721BWAS-1714
Launched2.8.1722BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.4.1723BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.4.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 7"Imperial Feet43.8952 
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth39' 0"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen954 3394Tons BM 

Armament


2.8.1722Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1723 - 4.8.1728Captain Robert Man (c.1675-1745) Transfered ADM 6/14/55BWAS-17145.8.1728 - 15.7.1730Captain Timothy Bridge (d.1737) ADM 6/14/55BWAS-171422.2.1733/34 - 24.6.1739Captain Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) Transfered ADM 6/15/166BWAS-171424.6.1739 - c.5.1741CaptainSir Roger Butler (Baronet ) (d.c.1741)† Discharged DeadBWAS-171425.5.1741 - 9.11.1742Captain Charles Watson (1714-1757) TransferedBWAS-17149.11.1742 - 21.9.1743Captain George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792) Transfered ADM 6/16/166BWAS-171429.11.1743 - 19.12.1743Captain Charles Saunders (1713-1775) Transfered ADM 6/16/242ODNB20.12.1743 - 27.7.1748Captain Digby Dent (1710-1761) ADM 6/16/251ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1728/29 - 14.4.1723Rear-Admiral of the Blue Edward St Loe (c.1682-1729)BWAS-1714

22 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1723 - 10.1.1727/28First Lieutenant Edward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/13/55ADM 6/131.5.1723 - 10.1.1727/28Second Lieutenant Russell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/13/55ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 10.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Blakeway (d.1735) ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 21.7.1729First Lieutenant Russell Walker (d.1739) Transfered ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 20.2.1728/29Second Lieutenant James Blakeway (d.1735) Transfered ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 18.3.1728/29Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Bagnall Owen (d.1732) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1319.3.1728/29 - 10.11.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Dalzel (d.1739/40) Transfered ADM 6/14/48
Confirmed 16.3.1729/30
ADM 6/14
11.11.1729 - 6.7.1730Second Lieutenant William Ackworth (d.1734) Transfered ADM 6/14/54
Confirmed 7.7.1730
ADM 6/14
31.12.1729 - 15.7.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Alexander Smith ADM 6/14/55
Confirmed 28.7.1730
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 14.5.1738First Lieutenant Robert Maynard (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 22.3.1733/34Second Lieutenant Robert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 14.3.1737/38Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1423.3.1733/34 - 14.5.1738Second Lieutenant Robert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/15/178ADM 6/1415.3.1737/38 - 28.10.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Gosling (d.1746) ADM 6/15/101ADM 6/1515.5.1738 - bef.24.3.1739/40First Lieutenant Robert Booth (d.1740) Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/116ADM 6/1515.5.1738 - 8.9.1740Second Lieutenant Bartholomew Candler (1707-1740)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/117ADM 6/1529.10.1739 - 2.11.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Couchman (c.1714-1742) Transfered ADM 6/15/249
Confirmed 23.2.1739/40
ADM 6/15
5.10.1742 - 15.8.1743Second Lieutenant Thomas Griffin (d.1748) Transfered ADM 6/16/189
Confirmed 15.6.1743
ADM 6/16
11.11.1743 - 25.7.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Augustus Lafiter (c.1715-1746) ADM 6/16/238ADM 6/1630.5.1746 - 10.5.1747First Lieutenant Edmund Affleck (1725-1788) Transfered ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
30.5.1746 - 28.7.1748Second Lieutenant Henry Moyle (d.1787) ADM 6/17/192
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746)
Confirmed 19.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17
30.5.1746 - 7.4.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Wilson (d.c.1751) Transfered ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746)
Confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1747 - 29.12.1747Carpenter Jonathon Bowden (d.bef.1754) Transfered ADM 6/17/304ADM 6/17

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.1.1720/21 - 27.7.1722Volunteer-per-order George Rosbee (c.1711-c.1742) ADM 107/3/229ADM 107/328.7.1722 - 30.6.1723Midshipman George Rosbee (c.1711-c.1742) Transfered ADM 107/3/229ADM 107/35.4.1736 - 6.1.1736/37Midshipman Thomas Gray (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/313ADM 107/321.11.1739 - 22.10.1741Master's Mate Daniel Rainier (c.1715-?) Transfered ADM 107/3/519ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
13.4.1721Began rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.8.1722Completed rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £12143.5.9dBWAS-1714
22.8.1727

The captain, Robert Mann, and all commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
10.1730Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1732Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12518.12.1dBWAS-1714
1734Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
1736Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1737Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1738In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1743Recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1743Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1743Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12978.7.1dBWAS-1714
3.8.1746Action of August 3 1746
25.3.1747Action of March 25 1747
9.4.1748Battle of Santiago de Cuba
28.7.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.3.1764Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
3.4.1764Break up completed at Portsmouth for £351.11.10dBWAS-1714

 

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