Portsmouth

5904
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.11.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1740/41BWAS-1714
Acquired12.1.1741/42BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.3.1741/42
ShipyardSouthampton BWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge RowcliffeBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeStoreship
Foundered3.12.1747BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel100' 5"Imperial Feet30.607 
Breadth36' 0 ½"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold14' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Burthen693 7894Tons BM 

Armament


1742Broadside Weight = 116 Imperial Pound ( 52.6068 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Lower Gun Deck4 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1742120 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.2.1741/42 - 13.3.1742/43CommanderGeorge Gosling (d.1746) ADM 6/16/11BWAS-171414.3.1742/43 - 17.10.1743CommanderFrancis Scott ADM 6/16/155BWAS-171418.10.1743 - 19.3.1743/44CommanderWilliam Drake ADM 6/16/231ADM 6/1620.3.1743/44 - 30.3.1744CommanderEdmund Toll (d.1767) ADM 6/16/280ADM 6/1631.3.1744 - 2.12.1745CommanderLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/16/284BWAS-17149.12.1745 - 3.12.1747CommanderJoseph Soanes ADM 6/17/29BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.8.1742 - 1.2.1742/43LieutenantJames Beranger (1720-1744) ADM 6/16/179
Commission confirmed 12.5.1743
ADM 6/16
2.2.1742/43 - 23.8.1743LieutenantJohn Rankin ADM 6/16/145ADM 6/1631.3.1743 - 27.10.1743LieutenantWilliam Bulley (d.1746) ADM 6/16/236
Commission confirmed 5.11.1743
ADM 6/16
29.8.1745 - 2.11.1746LieutenantHilton Christopher Wybergh (1720-1747) ADM 6/16/537ADM 6/162.11.1746 - 3.6.1747LieutenantJames Jones (d.1780) ADM 6/17/229
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 28.5.1747
ADM 6/19
3.6.1747 - 1747LieutenantWilliam Thompson ADM 6/17/231ADM 6/19

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1742Began fitting at Southampton BWAS-1714
16.4.1742Completed at Southampton at a cost of £6949.10.0dBWAS-1714
16.4.1742Completed fitting at Southampton at a cost of £5877.3.6dBWAS-1714
7.1742Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1743/44At LisbonBWAS-1714
3.12.1747Foundered off the North ForelandBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
 

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