Port Mahon

5883
Nominal Guns42BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1710/11BWAS-1714
Launched18.10.1711BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.10.1711BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar GroupBWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1740BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 4 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Length of Keel76' 10"Imperial Feet23.1648 
Breadth26' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet7.9312 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen282 594Tons BM 

Armament


18.10.1711Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1710115Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.10.1711 - 31.12.1712Commander William Haddock (d.1726) ADM 6/11/166BWAS-17141.1.1712/13 - 13.12.1714Captain William Haddock (d.1726)BWAS-171414.12.1714 - 20.9.1716Captain and Master William Haddock (d.1726) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/121.1716 - 9.5.1716CaptainThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41)TRN310.5.1716 - 29.5.1720Captain and Master William Smith (c.1674-1756) ADM 6/12/69BWAS-171429.5.1720 - 29.9.1720Captain James Luck (d.1730) ADM 6/12/223
Commission confirmed 29.11.1720
BWAS-1714
30.9.1720 - 11.1.1726/27Captain Daniel Morris (d.1728) ADM 6/13/4
Commission confirmed 20.2.1720/21
BWAS-1714
19.9.1727 - 13.11.1727Captain Thomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/13/164ADM 6/1314.11.1727 - 12.11.1730Captain Christopher Pocklington (d.1766) ADM 6/14/175BWAS-171424.1.1731/32 - 1.2.1731/32Captain Clempson Cave ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/141.2.1731/32 - 30.6.1738Captain Samuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/15/100BWAS-171430.6.1738 - 3.10.1738Captain Gilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/15/127BWAS-17143.10.1738 - 10.8.1739Captain John Forbes (1714-1796) ADM 6/15/147ODNB

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.10.1711 - 13.12.1714Lieutenant William Dewell ADM 6/11/166ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 15.5.1716Lieutenant William Dewell ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1216.5.1716 - 13.9.1716Lieutenant Thomas Gardner ADM 6/12/70ADM 6/1214.9.1716 - 12.1718Lieutenant Nathaniel Cooper (c.1667-?) ADM 6/12/77ADM 6/1220.9.1727 - 17.11.1727Lieutenant William Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/13/167ADM 6/1318.11.1727 - 10.1.1727/28Lieutenant Bagnall Owen (d.1732) ADM 6/13/175ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 12.11.1730Lieutenant Andrew Stevens (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1324.1.1731/32 - 30.5.1735Lieutenant Leonard Bellamy (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/1431.5.1735 - 1.8.1738Lieutenant John Watkins (d.1757) ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/141.8.1738 - 14.8.1739Lieutenant Ambrose Seccombe (d.1758) ADM 6/15/137ADM 6/15

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.6.1737 - 20.10.1738Midshipman Peter Rattenbury (c.1710-1745) ADM 107/3/356ADM 107/320.10.1738 - 22.8.1739Master's Mate Peter Rattenbury (c.1710-1745) ADM 107/3/356ADM 107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
2.6.1737 - 16.6.1737Able Seaman Peter Rattenbury (c.1710-1745) ADM 107/3/356ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
15.10.1711Registered on the Navy ListBWAS-1714
1713Off SaleeBWAS-1714
1714Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate
10.1714Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1715In the North SeaBWAS-1714
12.1715Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £524.0.4dBWAS-1714
1.1716

Part of Sir John Jennings squadorn off the East coast of Scotland during the rebellion.

TRN3
1717In the BalticBWAS-1714
1718In the BalticBWAS-1714
12.1718Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1719In the BalticBWAS-1714
3.1718/19Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1181.11.11dBWAS-1714
1720In the BalticBWAS-1714
1722Quarantine GuardBWAS-1714
1724Anti-smuggler operations in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1725Anti-smuggler operations in the ChannelBWAS-1714
9.1727Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1727Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1408.6.10dBWAS-1714
1728Ireland stationBWAS-1714
12.11.1730

Paid off

ADM 51
22.8.1739Paid offADM 51
4.10.1739Admiralty order to be broken upBWAS-1714
5.1740Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714

 

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