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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.5.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1739BWAS-1714
Launched18.9.1742BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.9.1742BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas FellowesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1753
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Scuttled23.11.1749ADM 33

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 1"Imperial Feet40.8439 
Length of Keel108' 7"Imperial Feet32.9406 
Breadth38' 7"Imperial Feet11.6046 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen859 6094Tons BM 

Armament


18.9.1742Broadside 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

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.9.1742 - 5.4.1747Captain
Lord George Carnegie (6th Earl of Northesk)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
ADM 6/16/96
BWAS-1714
5.4.1747 - 23.11.1749Captain
John AmherstBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1778
ADM 6/17/493
Issued by
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 5.9.1749
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.9.1742 - 1745First Lieutenant
Henry ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1745
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/98
ADM 6/16
26.2.1744/45 - 19.12.1745First Lieutenant
Thomas Woolley PickeringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1746
Transfered ADM 6/17/160
Confirmed 4.10.1746
ADM 6/17
24.3.1747/48 - 23.11.1749First Lieutenant
The Hon. James WemyssBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1756
ADM 6/17/493
Issued by
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 29.8.1749
ADM 6/17
24.3.1747/48 - 23.11.1749Second Lieutenant
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1805
ADM 6/17/487
Issued by
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17
3.8.1748 - 23.11.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Wheeler HoultBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1749
ADM 6/17/517
Issued by
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 19.4.1750
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
30.12.1742Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £16939.10.4dBWAS-1714
1743In the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1744Sailed to Lisbon with a convoyBWAS-1714
30.4.1744Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1714
24.1.1744/45In the Straits of BancaBWAS-1714
24.1.1744/45Straits of Banca
4.2.1745Took the Ship
Le Dauphin (24) 1743-1745
French 24 Gun
Merchant Ship
Straights of Banka
ref:935
25.6.17461st Battle of Negapatam
23.9.1748Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
11.1749Sunk at Trincomalee as being unfit for serviceBWAS-1714

 

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