Plymouth

5849
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.5.1720BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.4.1721BWAS-1714
Launched2.8.1722BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.4.1723
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1723 - 4.8.1728CaptainRobert Man (1675-1745) ADM 6/14/55BWAS-17145.8.1728 - 27.11.1733CaptainTimothy Bridge (d.1737) ADM 6/14/55BWAS-171422.2.1733/34 - 24.6.1739CaptainIsaac Townsend (1684-1765) ADM 6/15/166BWAS-17145.1738 - 1741CaptainSir Roger Butler (d.1741)BWAS-171425.5.1741 - 9.11.1742CaptainCharles Watson (1714-1757)BWAS-17149.11.1742 - 21.9.1743CaptainGeorge Brydges Rodney (1719-1792) ADM 6/16/166BWAS-171429.11.1743 - 19.12.1743CaptainCharles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 6/16/242ODNB20.12.1743 - 28.7.1748CaptainDigby Dent (1710-1761) ADM 6/16/251ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer


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

22 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1723 - 10.1.1727/28First LieutenantEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/13/55ADM 6/131.5.1723 - 10.1.1727/28Second LieutenantRussell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/13/55ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 10.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Blakeway ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 21.7.1729First LieutenantRussell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 20.2.1728/29Second LieutenantJames Blakeway ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 18.3.1728/29Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBagnall Owen (d.1732) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1319.3.1728/29 - 10.11.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Dalzel (d.1739/40) ADM 6/14/48
Commission confirmed 16.3.1729/30
ADM 6/14
11.11.1729 - 6.7.1730Second LieutenantWilliam Ackworth (d.1734) ADM 6/14/54
Commission confirmed 7.7.1730
ADM 6/14
31.12.1729 - 18.5.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Smith ADM 6/14/55
Commission confirmed 28.7.1730
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 14.5.1738First LieutenantRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 22.3.1733/34Second LieutenantRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 14.3.1737/38Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1423.3.1733/34 - 14.5.1738Second LieutenantRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/15/178ADM 6/1415.3.1737/38 - 28.10.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Gosling (d.1746) ADM 6/15/101ADM 6/1515.5.1738 - bef.24.3.1739/40First LieutenantRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/15/116ADM 6/1515.5.1738 - 8.9.1740Second LieutenantBartholomew Candler (1707-1740)† ADM 6/15/117ADM 6/1529.10.1739 - 2.11.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/15/249
Commission confirmed 23.2.1739/40
ADM 6/15
5.10.1742 - 15.8.1743Second LieutenantThomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/16/189
Commission confirmed 15.6.1743
ADM 6/16
11.11.1743 - 25.7.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAugustus Lafiter (c.1715-1746) ADM 6/16/238ADM 6/1630.5.1746 - 10.5.1747First LieutenantEdmund Affleck (1725-1788) ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
30.5.1746 - 28.7.1748Second LieutenantHenry Moyle (d.1787) ADM 6/17/192
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746)
Commission confirmed 19.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17
30.5.1746 - 7.4.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Wilson (d.c.1751) ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746)
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1747 - 29.12.1747CarpenterJonathon Bowden (d.bef.1754) ADM 6/17/304ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.4.1736 - 6.1.1736/37MidshipmanThomas Gray (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/313ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
13.4.1721Began rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.8.1722Completed rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
11.1732Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
11.1743Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £12978.7.1dBWAS-1714
3.8.1746Action of 1746-08-03
25.3.1747Action of 25 March 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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