Colchester

590
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched14.8.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked21.10.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 1"Imperial Feet42.6726 
Length of Keel113' 9"Imperial Feet34.46 
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.2428 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen976 1694Tons BM 

Armament


1744Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.7.1744 - 21.10.1744CaptainFrederick Cornewall (1706-1786) ADM 6/16/343BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.7.1744 - 21.10.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Moon (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/343ADM 6/164.8.1744 - 21.10.1744Second LieutenantGeorge Carpenter (d.1746) ADM 6/16/350ADM 6/1610.8.1744 - 7.9.1744First LieutenantWilliam Bowyer (d.1746) ADM 6/16/351ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
30.9.1744Completed at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1714
6.10.1744Sailed from HarwichBWAS-1714
21.10.1744Wrecked on the Longsands sandbank, 29 men drowned when a boat capsizedBWAS-1714

 

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