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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1742/43BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1743BWAS-1714
Launched18.2.1743/44BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.2.1743/44
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner
Constructor Wells & BronsdonBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold28.7.1767BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck139' 11"Imperial Feet42.3679 
Length of Keel113' 5 ⅞"Imperial Feet34.4646 
Breadth40' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet12.2111 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen976 9194Tons BM 

Armament


18.2.1743/44Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741300Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.2.1743/44 - 13.9.1745CaptainFrancis Geary (1709-1796) ADM 6/16/273BWAS-17149.1745 - 1748CaptainRichard Spry (1715-1775)BWAS-171412.4.1762 - 4.1763CaptainWilliam Hay (d.1801)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1743/44 - 13.3.1743/44Second LieutenantWheeler Hoult (d.1749) ADM 6/16/273ADM 6/1614.3.1743/44 - 1744Second LieutenantSir William Johnston (d.1772) ADM 6/16/279ADM 6/1610.12.1744 - 1744First LieutenantNicholas Cooper (d.1750) ADM 6/16/400ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
18.2.1743/44Completed at Deptford at a cost of £13189.0.0dBWAS-1714
18.2.1743/44Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
29.6.1744Sailed from Portsmouth for the East indies in company with Hampton Court (64) and a five ship convoy of East Indiamenref:555
20.2.1744/45Took the Unrated Flûte L'Elephant (16)
24.4.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6086.19.3dBWAS-1714
6.1745At LouisbourgBWAS-1714
20.6.1747Encounter with a French convoyBWAS-1714
20.6.1747Action of 1747-06-20
9.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1748Paid offBWAS-1714
17.6.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.6.1750Admiralty order for repairs, but the work not doneBWAS-1714
12.1757fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £2288.17.8dBWAS-1714
30.5.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1762RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1762Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1762Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £7015.8.9dBWAS-1714
4.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
13.5.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.5.1767Ordered to by sold by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
28.7.1767Sold as Woolwich for £515BWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ref:555 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan PaşaAli Rıza İşipekBook
 

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