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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 Commissioned17.2.1743/44BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner (1741)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Wells & BronsdonBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.2.1743/44 - 5.7.1745Captain
Francis GearyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1780
ADM 6/16/273
BWAS-1714
6.7.1745 - 23.9.1745Captain
Philip DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1769
ADM 6/17/155
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 23.9.1746
ADM 6/17
23.9.1745 - 14.5.1750Captain
Richard SpryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1775
ADM 6/17/197
BWAS-1714
14.4.1762 - 4.4.1763Captain
William HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1793
: on board from 25.5.1762 ADM 6/19/401
BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1743/44 - 13.3.1743/44Second Lieutenant
Wheeler HoultBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1749
ADM 6/16/273
ADM 6/16
14.3.1743/44 - 27.6.1745Second Lieutenant
Sir William JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
ADM 6/16/279
ADM 6/16
10.12.1744 - 30.9.1745First Lieutenant
Nicholas CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1746
Transfered ADM 6/16/400
ADM 6/16
27.6.1745 - 29.9.1745Second Lieutenant
Richard ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1759
Transfered ADM 6/17/95
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 25.4.1746
ADM 6/17
30.3.1746 - 4.4.1747First Lieutenant
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
Transfered ADM 6/17/183
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 26.12.1746
ADM 6/17
9.2.1746/47 - 2.7.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1757
ADM 6/17/198
ADM 6/17
4.4.1747 - 14.5.1750First Lieutenant
William Ley RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1750
ADM 6/17/215
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.3.1751/52 - 30.8.1755Master
Francis OrchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1762
Transfered ADM 107/4/346
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
18.2.1743/44Completed at Deptford - London at a cost of £13189.0.0dBWAS-1714
18.2.1743/44Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
29.6.1744Sailed from Portsmouth for the East indies in company with
Hampton Court (64) 1744-1774
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
and a five ship convoy of East Indiamen
ref:555
20.2.1744/45Took the Flûte
L'Elephant (16) 1740-1745
French 16 Gun
Unrated Flûte

24.4.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6086.19.3dBWAS-1714
6.1745At LouisbourgBWAS-1714
20.6.1747Encounter with a French convoyBWAS-1714
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
9.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
14.5.1750

Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard

ADM 106
17.6.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.6.1750Admiralty order for repairs, but the work not doneBWAS-1714
12.1757fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2288.17.8dBWAS-1714
30.5.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1762Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1762Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7015.8.9dBWAS-1714
4.4.1763

Paid off

ADM 51
13.5.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.5.1767Ordered to by sold by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
28.7.1767Sold as Woolwich for £515BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1746-1746British Fleet at Louisbourg
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1746
 
 

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